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Quite simply price. My £205 Nexus 7 2013 does everything I need. It has decent battery, I can watch TV, play BF4 commander mode... browse the net etc...

No need to pay for an iPad unless you have your digitlal libraries built into that ecosystem.

but what if you could get a lightweight tablet like touch screen with a keyboard with a plethora of USB?

introducing: The Laptop !

revolutionary wink.gif

in your case i get its cheap 'computing'

tablets are customised HTPC UI's with nothing much more than casual in mind or very task specific. This is fine choice is good. Something about paying for less functionality than a laptop irks, im not sure why its just everytime i use one im very bored with it in a matter of minuets and it doesn't do what i need aswell as a laptop like playing HD video on a decent sized screen that others can share and watch too, typing is a lot worse,the sound is worse, the options to play a real decent games aren't there, everything costs. Just seems like a slightly more portable laptop without a physical keyboard and less of everything that i find useful, of course this is how things are.. each to their own, they made sense when laptops were as big as a house but now a laptop can come close in real terms to a tablet.

but then again, i don't use tablets for two reasons .. one is i have a decent enough smart phone for on the go and the other is all your data is at risk you literally have no idea what half the apps people are banging on their andriod devices can scavenge perhaps even banking information or what attack could happen on the wifi/bluetooth (yes same can be said for a phone but i use it as a phone )

so yea 2014 and a tablet still isn't for me, don't think it ever will be but i can see the initial attraction.
Edited by Pip Boy - 3/4/14 at 5:03am
post #22 of 53
ipad: Things are simple, easy to use and it looks clean
Android: Things can be complicated, vastly more open for apps and customizing and hardware choices, practicality over design
Windows 8: Not as mobile friendly, but its basically limitless in terms of usage.

I have owned all three, and currently am using a surface pro/GS4, while my family has ipads/iphones. I would say apple ios products are more for people who just want to buy a device and use it for general usage. Android caters more to power users and tinkerers, and windows 8 is for your hardcore power user or someone just wnats full PC capability for whatever reason.

All 3 have their pros and cons.
post #23 of 53
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ipad: Things are simple, easy to use and it looks clean
Android: Things can be complicated, vastly more open for apps and customizing and hardware choices, practicality over design
Windows 8: Not as mobile friendly, but its basically limitless in terms of usage.

I have owned all three, and currently am using a surface pro/GS4, while my family has ipads/iphones. I would say apple ios products are more for people who just want to buy a device and use it for general usage. Android caters more to power users and tinkerers, and windows 8 is for your hardcore power user or someone just wnats full PC capability for whatever reason.

All 3 have their pros and cons.

Andriod is open .. perhaps too open yet without the deeper flexibility to really know what your opening up. IOS is too closed. Win phone seems nice, cant grumble really..
Edited by Pip Boy - 3/4/14 at 5:15am
post #24 of 53
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but what if you could get a lightweight tablet like touch screen with a keyboard with a plethora of USB?

introducing: The Laptop !

revolutionary wink.gif

in your case i get its cheap 'computing'

tablets are customised HTPC UI's with nothing much more than casual in mind or very task specific. This is fine choice is good. Something about paying for less functionality than a laptop irks, im not sure why its just everytime i use one im very bored with it in a matter of minuets and it doesn't do what i need aswell as a laptop like playing HD video on a decent sized screen that others can share and watch too, typing is a lot worse,the sound is worse, the options to play a real decent games aren't there, everything costs. Just seems like a slightly more portable laptop without a physical keyboard and less of everything that i find useful, of course this is how things are.. each to their own, they made sense when laptops were as big as a house but now a laptop can come close in real terms to a tablet.

but then again, i don't use tablets for two reasons .. one is i have a decent enough smart phone for on the go and the other is all your data is at risk you literally have no idea what half the apps people are banging on their andriod devices can scavenge perhaps even banking information or what attack could happen on the wifi/bluetooth (yes same can be said for a phone but i use it as a phone )

so yea 2014 and a tablet still isn't for me, don't think it ever will be but i can see the initial attraction.

Don't need a plethora of USB and I don't need something the size of a laptop.

I wanted something on Android, but that was bigger than my S3. Also something that had an alarm clock and I could carry in my pocket.

Couldn't carry a laptop in my pocket...
post #25 of 53
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Don't need a plethora of USB and I don't need something the size of a laptop.

I wanted something on Android, but that was bigger than my S3. Also something that had an alarm clock and I could carry in my pocket.

Couldn't carry a laptop in my pocket...

again, i don't carry round a large tablet for the sake of it. When im outside im with friends not face deep into a tablet, when im at work im working. A phone can do some quick news updates or casual browsing and txt/phone.. a cellular phablet phone like the note is about as big and functional as is needed.

thats the distinction. A phablet can do everything needed at 5" for real 'mobile'. Do you carry round two screens?
Edited by Pip Boy - 3/4/14 at 5:20am
post #26 of 53
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again, i don't carry round a large tablet for the sake of it. When im outside im with friends not face deep into a tablet, when im at work im working. A phone can do some quick news updates or casual browsing and txt/phone.. a cellular phablet phone like the note is about as big and functional as is needed.

thats the distinction. A phablet can do everything needed at 5" for real 'mobile'. Do you carry round two screens?

I didn't ask about you... you replied to me hinting that I should have got a laptop wink.gif

For me, it's useful to go on the uBahn, take to my GF's house and I don't need to take a bag that way.

Also, a "phablet" is more expensive as it includes the phone part. I already have a phone and it's just fine. I actually had a laptop before, but I didn't really need it, so I sold it. If I wanted a laptop, I could just take my work one... but my tablet does everything I need at 10% the size smile.gif

To be honest, I didn't think I needed one... I bought one just because I had some cash lying about and was curious. Now I really like it... but i'd never shell out much over £200.
post #27 of 53
We are likely just looking at the reflection of the phone market. Cheap android tablets are out selling the more expensive iPads. Apple is probably making much more money in both the hardware and on their App Store. If I went tablet it would be iPad solely due to the lack of apps for android tablets. Blowing up a phone app does not make it a tablet application. This is my biggest gripe with android. The major apps for the phones are fine, but just being lazy and having the system scale it is annoying. For me, if I ever got a tablet, I would expect a tablet experience. Not an over-sized phone, I have a galaxy note 3 for that.
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The aspect ratio of Ipad(4:3) is good for web browsing, terrible for watching HD video.
Apple should release 4:3 monitor for office use to justify there marketing.
 
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Have to say the little android tablets do hit that price/performance ratio real nice. Messed around with my cousin's iPad, very nice screen, but crap that screen ratio. Even messed with the Kindle Fire my Mom has. Nice and simple, and very snappy. On the other hand, it going to take a while before I give up my first gen Nexus 7. Thing works great for browsing, the offline GPS, watching youtube on occasion, or when I travel back home once and a while.
 
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I didn't ask about you... you replied to me hinting that I should have got a laptop wink.gif

For me, it's useful to go on the uBahn, take to my GF's house and I don't need to take a bag that way.

Also, a "phablet" is more expensive as it includes the phone part. I already have a phone and it's just fine. I actually had a laptop before, but I didn't really need it, so I sold it. If I wanted a laptop, I could just take my work one... but my tablet does everything I need at 10% the size smile.gif

To be honest, I didn't think I needed one... I bought one just because I had some cash lying about and was curious. Now I really like it... but i'd never shell out much over £200.

no i wasnt hinting just pondering, it seems like you got one because you wanted one biggrin.gif

but for me a phablet would cover all bases for mobile and when im out as i said i tend to try avoid spending anymore time on a computer redface.gif


what pisses me off though is that the laptop market has struggled to keep up but now they are here there has been scant advertising by manufacturers to promote ultrabooks. Ultrabooks shouldnt start at $1200 for a decent one, its ridiculous. Laptops have always demanded more of a premium than they should have and its Intels fault for over charging on their mobile (and desktop) parts. In many ways they have brought on the fight from Arm devices themselves.

That said these devices are mainly for home usage 10" tablets that is, so begs the question is it just a 'hipster, cool' thing? I think so, a decent laptop didnt push highly colourful childish games in your face, basically a tablet eco system is just one massive colourful advert that you navigate around and in the process it makes you feel like your smart, its exactly what the mass populace want.. shiny bright colours and easy of use. Again, for me there just a bit too teeny bopper cool or over 60's 'cool dad' show off ..

maybe i have just too much x86 in my blood.
Edited by Pip Boy - 3/4/14 at 5:41am
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