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Alright, I asked for my vacation pay last week, so hopefully I will get a check soon or get it in my next pay check... It is around 600$...

So, here are the possible plans for the money.

A new phone. I would probably get either the iPhone 4, Nexus One, or something else which you could suggest (I prefer not to get Motorola because I have found with previous Motorola products I have had, that the quality was not very good). I am quite happy with my iPhone 3G though, I use it for occasional text message, a couple phone calls, occasional internet on the go, and tethering to my laptop.

Or, I can get a tablet. iPad is an option, although Flash is my only gripe with it (as multitasking is coming soon). I could hold onto the money and possibly get the ASUS EEE Pad, or see what the future has to hold.

My final option would be to possibly get a gaming laptop. I really want the Alienware M11x, as size and battery life is important to me from a laptop. However, it is obvious that the 600$ would not be enough for this option, and I would have to add some more to it (I would only get it near the end of summer anyways -- there are back to school specials which could help reduce the price of laptops). My choice for the M11x is to get the Core i5 option, with Bluetooth, and 4GB RAM (would probably upgrade the RAM myself to save some money though).

Or, I can take the boring route and save the money... I have zero monthly expenses and I make decent wage for my age and skill level, so money is not really a problem for me...
     
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I would go with laptop or tablet.

If you have the iPhone 3g its a great phone.
No need to rush to upgrade, unless its messed up.
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I would go with laptop or tablet.

If you have the iPhone 3g its a great phone.
No need to rush to upgrade, unless its messed up.
Yea, that is what I am thinking. I barely use any of the features on my iPhone 3G, so it is still great for my needs.

Now only to decide whether to get a laptop or a tablet. I am not sure which I should get, or what model I should get.

I do have a laptop already, but I do want a little more from it (such as ability to play games). It is an ASUS X83VB-X2. Specs are:

T6400 @ 2GHz (undervolted @ 0.925v at full load)
4GB RAM
9300M GS
14.1" screen (1280x800)

So, basically, it is a tough choice.
     
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Honestly with those $600 you should have gotten one of those specials from dell yesterday...but thats too late now. Lol

Between the two, i personally would prefer a laptop. Unless I need a tablet for certain things. Also depends if you travel alot that might make a difference.
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i would rather just have a nice phone. no iphone or wm phone. something with a large enough screen to not have to squint, have the ability to create/edit office docs, notes, calendar, web, music, video, etc.

tablets are not as powerful as laptops, but have a large enough size to not fit in pocket, so you have to lug around a bag or case for it. laptops are just too bulky for on the go. a nice phone ties it all up, fits in your pocket.

now, if you're talking for school or work, laptop
 
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I just read that before you posted
     
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You should get an HTC Evo.
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