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I've been thinking about getting a small object that I could use to do daily things (checking e-mail, overclock.net, watch videos on hulu, etc.) so I came across the Kindle, a tablet, or a netbook (no tablet or netbook in particular. For the Kindle it's the 3G version). I was wondering which one I should get. I'm aware of the pros and cons but I just need a little help decide. I got stuck because the Kindle provides free 3G.

Kindle-Pros
-Free 3G (and coverage)
-e-Ink (soft on eyes)
-Compact (just like the other two)
-Stupid Long Battery Life
Kindle-Cons
-no backlighting (not a problem. I'm getting a case and light)
-can't play videos (no adobe so I won't be able to watch hulu videos)

Netbook-Pros
-Full Sized Keyboard
-Color Display (too bad colors can't be viewed on an E-Ink display)
-Folding Design (offers screen protection without needing a case)
Netbook-Cons
-Lower battery life (not as long as the Kindle but it's pretty long)
-3G/4G isn't free

Tablet-Pros
-fun touch interface
Tablet-Cons
-Need screen protection (fingerprints )
-Low battery life (compared to the Kindle)

I was fine with the netbook and tablet because they have Kindle for PC. Which one should I get?
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post #2 of 42
I'd suggest an iPad but wait till they refresh to the v2 model in a month or two.
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post #3 of 42
I second the iPad.
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post #4 of 42
ipad or wait another six months for a flood of hopefully cheap android tablets!

I have a ipad and its is much better then a netbook.

I hope to buy an android tablet but all the ones coming in the next month or two are over priced monsterocity's(spelling checker)

I will be getting a android tablet when one comes out in the netbook price range
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post #5 of 42
The kindle is NOT a tablet, it's a ereader, everything else is only bonus, the kindle is made to read book, not other thing.

Wait for the new batch of tablet to come.
    
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post #6 of 42
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I kind of forgot to add that I'm an Apple hater . I'll give them another shot if I can. I also know that the Kindle is an e-reader. It has free 3G and e-ink though which is nice.
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post #7 of 42
no reason to be a apple hater, but the juice is hard to swallow. ;-)

I really don't like apple either(android user here) but they did do a good job on the ipad.

Just can't wait for cheaper android tablets.

500+ is just to much, we need 300-400 for tablets to really take off and completely replace netbooks
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$600 for wifi only Motorola Xoom
    
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post #9 of 42
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iPad is the king of the hill right now. I have to agree it will be hard to swallow the juice. I'll wait for the next generation (or the one after that). I'm hoping for better features and a lower price ( I have to laugh at lower prices. I feel like that will never happen). I have to say though, the juice will be a little easier to swallow because the apps are a little bit addicting.
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post #10 of 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nburnes View Post
$600 for wifi only Motorola Xoom
got a link, because the only price I heard was $800 here

Thanks in advance, really interested in this one

edit: I found it and you were right wifi 600 3g 800
Edited by Hogwasher - 2/16/11 at 3:47pm
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