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Alrighty, so for work I will be getting a tablet so I can have access to software that I use. I can access the softwhere via mobile phones so I would imagine that I can do so via a tablet that's online through a network. Or at least I hope so. So which is better for the money? Also I tried finding the Nexus apps store but instead I found like 3 google stores and no idea what works on it. It seems as though itunes is where all the apps are found for the ipad. I really don't know anything about tablets other than I will be using it for work, (lots of emailing), browsing the web, skype, and potentially a few games while I'm traveling. Would appreciate your input.
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Best value for you money would be Nexus 7 2013 over Ipad Mini if you are looking for a small tablet. It have a better screen, newer hardware & is cheaper(16GB version: $229 vs $329). The app store for android is the Google Play store, here is the link :https://play.google.com/store , You can find most of the android apps on there.

If you are looking for a 10" tablet I'd recommend the Ipad 4 over the Nexus 10 unless you really want to watch HD videos(Ipad/Ipad mini are all 4:3 aspect ratio, not good for 16:9 videos). The Ipad 4 have significantly better battery life and a brighter screen, the prices are comparable.

If you are looking for detailed information on Nexus vs Ipad, I recommend this Anandtech review of Nexus 7: http://www.anandtech.com/show/7231/the-nexus-7-2013-review/ it presents a lot of data on Nexus 7, Nexus 10, Ipad 4 & Ipad mini.


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I really don't know anything about tablets other than I will be using it for work, (lots of emailing), browsing the web, skype, and potentially a few games while I'm traveling. Would appreciate your input.

The default email app on Android tablets handles Exchange just fine, I use it to sync with my Microsoft Exchange email account I use for my Work emails & calenders. I used my Nexus 7 for weekly teleconference both for business and with my family and the camera/speakers/mics all perform very well in these sessions. The Nexus 7's Web Browsing experience is excellent & Android have a fairly large collection of games .
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Thanks, which one is better for typing on? I would hate to have to write emails and it be all jumbled cause I don't have little fingers. Also does one make copying and pasting easy that's actually important.
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Thanks, which one is better for typing on? I would hate to have to write emails and it be all jumbled cause I don't have little fingers. Also does one make copying and pasting easy that's actually important.

Typing with the stock Android keyboard is quite comfortable, you can also get the Swiftkey Tablet app which offer text prediction based on your Twitter/Gmail/SMS/Facebook posts, offer a split keyboard for better typing experience in Landscape. Copying and pasting is also quite easy to do on Android, I found a video here to explain it:



I have only typed on Ipads that are display at Bestbuys, the typing experience is about the same as the default Android keyboard, but it couldn't match Swiftkey. Here is a youtube video explaining copy and pasting on Ipad:



Some of my Nexus7 screenshot showing Swiftkey & the Copy and Paste function



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