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Just save yourself the trouble and buy a Nook Color. Slap CM7 boot on a cheapo SDcard and you got 1200mhz built in with voltage control, bluetooth and every other goody you can think of. Warranty is intact. The only bad thing about the Nook is the charging cable it comes with is kind of junky.
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you know....this really isnt that terrible of a tablet, especially for the price....i mean i wouldnt compare it to a iPad or the Transformer but....not too bad. i might consider it once i see more reviews, i was thinking about getting one to mess around with....
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I think they are cramming to much into tablets. Honestly I have a tablet and hardly ever use it. Mostly when I want music or if someone else is on the computer. I work at starbucks, dont even use it there.
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I think they are cramming to much into tablets. Honestly I have a tablet and hardly ever use it. Mostly when I want music or if someone else is on the computer. I work at starbucks, dont even use it there.
I think it comes down to a person-by-person basis. Personally, I was skeptical of the use of tablets before. But then I bought one, and I use it as my primary web-surfing instrument (unless I want to do something like game, or watch a streaming movie/show while I browse). I also end up using mine while I'm on the train commuting to/from work to watch movies, or some light web-browsing.

I still view them as entertainment-only devices, and don't offer a whole lot in terms of productivity (as opposed to netbooks and the like).

But I can see the viewpoint on tablets going either way, depending on whether someone has use for it in their day-to-day life.
    
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I kinda want one, would be better for media and web browsing than my good ole PSP-1000 that I bought at week of release
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post #26 of 32
Love the name lol. In short...the aPad
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post #27 of 32
I was opposed to tablets myself, until I won an iPad v1 from work in a raffle. Since then I've used the device quite frequently.

It's great for travel purposes, and lounging around the house. But definitely not for production uses.
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post #28 of 32
My first tablet was the Viewsonic G Tablet and I will say that i used it for as a go between a laptop (when i need the power) and my android phone for apps etc. I use my android phone when I am on the go.

I have upgraded since then to an Asus Transformer and I will say that I can see some production value with the Transformer. The biggest thing that keeps tablets from being super useful in a production sense is the lack of a physical keyboard. Typing out long messages/emails or anything else makes it a pain in the butt. However with the Laptop Dock of the Transformer you are able to readily do things such as emails, word processing, spreadsheets, power point presentations etc with relative ease.

Tablets wont replace laptops for roadwarriors that need the processing power of a true laptop. But it can act as a go between a laptop and a smartphone in a lot of situations.
post #29 of 32
Tablet would be better for work/study if it came with a stylus. Then you can draw diagrams and notes. Only the HTC Flyer and ThinkPad have a stylus.
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Tablet would be better for work/study if it came with a stylus. Then you can draw diagrams and notes. Only the HTC Flyer and ThinkPad have a stylus.
Here's a neat trick (tried it on my Transformer). A regular stylus won't register on the screen, but try using a piece of an electrostatic bag. I took a little piece of es material and rolled it into a point, then inserted into a pen (where the ink insert 'used to be').

Voila, instant (and free) stylus. Try it out and let me know how it works out for you.

EDIT: Just tried it again, with less than great results, lol. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't - trick is to use the flat part of the material not the this side.
Wierd.
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