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post #31 of 48
I have one and I only use it to read on the train or use airvideo to stream movies from my server to wherever I am. Most the time it stays tucked away in my bag lol.
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For most people tablets are just toys that don't do anything really well, but are nice to have if you have the cash.

That being said, I am one of the 10% that have found a tablet to be indispensable for work. I have a Samsung Galaxy 10.1 WiFi. I use my Windows Phone with mobile hot spot to get on-line.

As a project manager/lead designer for a custom home builder I use my tablet extensively. I annotate plans, take notes, update schedules, modify budgets, and send and receive email from my tablet. Our project management software is web based, and I am able to keep all of my various project blueprints in one place. I am generally only in my office for a few hours each day and the tablet has really increased my productivity at work. So far I am the only one in my company using one. It was hard enough to get everyone else to realize the power of their smartphones, so implementing tablet usage has been an upward battle.

The only thing my tablet does when I get home is sit on the charger or serve as a $500 e-reader. If I didn't use it at work I would have no real use for a tablet.
post #33 of 48
My dad bought an ipad for work (he's a Realtor), he can edit contracts on it and then have his clients sign it right on the ipad. There are many uses for it, you just need to get the right apps.

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I mean what you guys are saying here is kind of stupid. I mean of course a tablet is going to be useless if YOU have no use for it. For example I use my iPad for school, digital textbooks, lesson notes, news, etc.

I mean what you guys are saying can basically compare with this:

"Yeah I bought that car. It cost me like 50,000 dollars. But it's so useless. I don't drive it."
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post #35 of 48

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Originally Posted by Malcolm View Post
Tablets are expensive as hell but offer relatively few features compared to a normal laptop computer (that's another thing that annoys me---people calling tablets "tablet computers", they're not computers.) I just couldn't justify dropping the cash on it that could buy a high-end GPU or IPS monitor or something else that I'd get far more use out of.


As I said, it's one of the problems of tablets here in America, thanks to Apple's standard-setting prices that put tablets at price ranges discouragingly high and closer to those of the iPad, bringing them away from people that could actually use them.  This is why I love tablets from other countries, where profit margins are not set so high thus those tablets are affordable.  If more people only knew of those tablets; they can actually offer pretty damn good quality for price.

 

There is one coming out for $215 shipped soon called the A15 that packs the latest Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich into a 9" form factor; with a 1280x800 IPS screen, a 1.2Ghz dual core processor, 1GB DDR3 RAM and 8GB internal storage (alongside Micro SD card slot expansion, mini HDMI, etc. things that some American tablets don't even have unless you want to pay $400).  $215.  After a decent Micro SD card, and a case/keyboard combo you'll probably have spent closer to $275 - but that's still equivalent to what you'd spend on a less capable Intel netbook and less than what you'd spend on a functional AMD APU netbook.  Plus it gives you better options - i.e. you can use it without the keyboard sometimes.

 

Tablets aren't bad, it's just that with what options are available, most of the time they appear to be just not good.


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I mean what you guys are saying here is kind of stupid. I mean of course a tablet is going to be useless if YOU have no use for it. For example I use my iPad for school, digital textbooks, lesson notes, news, etc.

I mean what you guys are saying can basically compare with this:

"Yeah I bought that car. It cost me like 50,000 dollars. But it's so useless. I don't drive it."

Agreed. I saw no reason for me to get a tablet because I already had an iphone4. But since all of my textbooks now are PDF, I got sick of lugging my laptop and the screen on my phone is just to small to view the books effectivly. So I broke down and went on craigslist for a kindlefire.

Even with the kindle, I still do pretty much all my web browsing/email/forum/games on my phone.
 
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post #37 of 48
Like all tablets, their best use are e-readers, web browsing, and light gaming. If you had a transformer, you could set up a controller and do some decent console equivalent gaming.

If you get yourself a keyboard to go with it, you could do some office work on it.
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Originally Posted by xpurpleblob View Post

I mean what you guys are saying here is kind of stupid. I mean of course a tablet is going to be useless if YOU have no use for it. For example I use my iPad for school, digital textbooks, lesson notes, news, etc.

I mean what you guys are saying can basically compare with this:

"Yeah I bought that car. It cost me like 50,000 dollars. But it's so useless. I don't drive it."

Lol I agree with this. Oh hey I won a car but I already have a truck that has a bit more functionality for what I need to do. Thus the car is useless. Then just sell it!
    
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I mean what you guys are saying here is kind of stupid. I mean of course a tablet is going to be useless if YOU have no use for it. For example I use my iPad for school, digital textbooks, lesson notes, news, etc.
I mean what you guys are saying can basically compare with this:
"Yeah I bought that car. It cost me like 50,000 dollars. But it's so useless. I don't drive it."

OP Here.

To clarify I made this post because I have an iPad 2 that my work owns but I have to keep. It is issued to me but not my personal property.

I am trying to figure out what to do with it because I have to keep it, and want to make the best of it.
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IMO, tablets are designed to be mobile media consumption tools more than productivity tools. If you don't really need that, then I'd say a tablet isn't all that useful. As far as media goes, I use my Touchpad a lot for reading digital comics, which, granted, will not be to everyone's taste. Another thing I've enjoyed is ripping blurays to a size that's suitable for the Touchpad. Apart from that, mobility is really key. If I don't really want to lug my laptop around but I still want to browse the internet, etc then I really like the portability of a tablet. Plus it's good for when you need to look something up when you're lying in bed.
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