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What are some reasons you'd use a tablet over a laptop or notebook? Most tablets aren't suitable to use with productivity apps like Office (yet) and are just large smartphones (hopefully with the release of Honeycomb we will start seeing more and more tab-centric development). I know I'd like one because they are more portable and compact and just a lot cooler to look at and hold.
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porn on the GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.


my acer laptop weighs less than 4 lbs and less than 1" thick and runs win 7 with a 13.3" screen. has a i3 2.4GHz and a HD 5650 that can run battlefield BC2 (only when plugged in) on medium settings. has a 120GB SSD that boots into windows within 25 seconds.


i have an HD2 with a 4.3" screen that is more or less my "internet tablet" that runs android 2.2 and acts as a gps. angry birds and some racing games. lasts me a full day with some youtube, some e-mail and some ocn browsing.

they both have thier uses and they both have thier strengths. what would you use it for?

if you need something that has both, then wait for this

http://www.thestar.com/news/sciencetech/technology/ces/article/916412--asus-unveils-laptop-tablet-hybrid-on-eve-of-tech-show
Edited by subliminally incorrect - 1/29/11 at 1:35pm
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Text input on a touch screen it's a right pain. Even the almighty Swype is slower than a keyboard if you are a touch typist. If you aren't going to be writing an essay on it then I'd say a touchscreen tablet would be fine and probably a bit more portable. Otherwise it's hard to get away from the benefits of a proper keyboard.

Someone Swyped my idea.
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If I'm going to be typing an essay Im going to be sitting at my desk using my desktop. I wouldn't even bother typing at that length on a laptop. For posting on message boards, emails, IM and text, and casual gaming it seems a bit easier to pull out a tablet than a laptop or netbook, especially since tablets have better battery life.
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