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Tablet/ipad/kindle?

Discussion in 'Computers, Smartphones & Tablets' started by Milo Rambaldi, Jun 14, 2013.

  1. Milo Rambaldi

    Milo Rambaldi Is once again the Minister of Muffins! Moderator Premium Member

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    So, I am thinking that I'd like some kind of tablet/ipad/kindle. I go to a fair number of meetings, plus school, and lugging around my laptop is a bit much. I love my laptop, but it is rather large and "heavy" (adding it to your backpack or laptop bag for a meeting is not the easiest). Plus, it's not often that I really need it away from home (unless I have to write a paper).

    I really like my sister's ipad, but I don't want to spend $500 on one. I don't want a mini. I'm NOT an apple person, but I like hers.

    Tablets look nice, and are more reasonably priced. However, I've also heard good things about the Kindle Fire (I don't know if there's a deluxe version or not).

    I'm not looking for something that's going to be able to beat out the next supercomputer, but I don't want something crappy, either. Enough to play some games, go on-line, read stuff, use a calendar feature (this is the most important piece, actually), etc...

    Price is important, but not at the cost of quality. However, quality should not solely outweigh cost- there needs to be a balance.

    Do NOT suggest I get an iphone. I refuse to get one. I want something that's big enough that I can't throw it in my pocket, because all three of my sisters (and actually everyone I know) are addicted to theirs, and I will not become like them. I want something that I won't have on me 24/7.

    Suggestions?

    (I didn't know if it was more suitable for here or the computer forum)
     
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  2. Singin Hobo

    Singin Hobo Did the nasty in the pasty. Moderator

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    I have a mini & it's great. I'm a fan of iOS and the way Apple supports older (see:not really all that "old") models.
    It's got a lot of good software, I do a lot of writing and note-taking on it.... often with a Bluetooth keyboard if I'm going to be writing a lot.

    I don't know much about the Kindle Fire models except that they seem to be the most limited. I don't know anything at all about other Android models.

    It's got loads of games—most significantly I just downloaded Knights of the Old Republic and it plays like a freaking dream.

    The iPad is pricier, but I wouldn't personally go any other way—I'm an Apple fan though and just appreciate the "don't-let-trying-to-get-your-crap-to-work-take-over-your-life" mentality of their products.
     
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