Tablet or Laptop???

  • bmw0

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    Aug 29, 2012 12:00 AM GMT
    Just ordered a new tablet, but im wondering if a small laptop is a better choice. Any advice?
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    Aug 29, 2012 12:09 AM GMT
    I've got a small Asus netbook and a fucking gigantic Asus G74SX XA-1 (17.3" monitor)...and an Asus desktop which never gets used except for Photoshop and Flight Simulator.

    I'll eventually get a tablet as well, to compliment my collection of computers.
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    Aug 29, 2012 12:49 AM GMT
    I recently switched from laptop to tablet. I use my device mostly to browse the web, store my pics and music. I'm still getting used to the tablet, I miss the ability to move the cursor precisely and the right and left-click functions on the mouse most. It's a lot of trial and error.
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    Aug 29, 2012 12:50 AM GMT
    Tablets are not laptops or netbooks. If you want something that's remotely close to a laptop, I hope you ordered an Android tablet and not an iPad.
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    Aug 29, 2012 12:50 AM GMT
    It depends very much on what you want to use it for. Tablets are small and more convenient, but their functionality is more limited.
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    Aug 29, 2012 12:52 AM GMT
    I have both and use both. If I'm going to be looking at pictures or just browsing while watching tv, I prefer my tablet. But for checking email, blogging, typing, I gotta have my laptop. The screen is just too sensitive to the slightest touch/finger drag.
  • O5vx

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    Aug 29, 2012 12:55 AM GMT
    Asus is the best tablet for a multifunction use. If you want to use it has a laptop, you can, if you want a tablet, you can.
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    Aug 29, 2012 1:02 AM GMT
    O5vx saidAsus is the best tablet for a multifunction use. If you want to use it has a laptop, you can, if you want a tablet, you can.


    True. And I'm far from being a techno geek too!

    My BF is a techno geek and he just got an Asus tablet and loves it...along with his Asis laptop and the countless other tech toys he has! I do like the tablet though as one can get the apps for Nook and/or Kindle on that.
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    Aug 29, 2012 1:09 AM GMT
    O5vx saidAsus is the best tablet for a multifunction use. If you want to use it has a laptop, you can, if you want a tablet, you can.
    Asus makes tablets now? (yeah, I'm that far behind)

    And, I just googled. Now I know which tablet I'll be getting. icon_biggrin.gif

    34-230-483-TS?$S300$

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834230483
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    Aug 29, 2012 1:34 AM GMT
    I think it all depends on what you plan on using it for. If you have a decent computer, a tablet can be handy. I use mine mostly for reading things that are more interactive (flipboard is an awesome app for that). But in my experience, a lot of the appeal of a tablet can be satisfied by a good smartphone. But who am I kidding? I have all three.

    It's geared toward consumption. If you need something for productivity, I find laptops to be much more versatile.
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    Aug 29, 2012 1:47 AM GMT
    Tablet is quite a joke. I never able to get anything done on it. Even videos on YouTube are limited, not all are available. It good for mini games while waiting at the doctor office or to take to the restroom ...
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    Aug 29, 2012 2:02 AM GMT
    BlueJeans90 saidTablet is quite a joke. I never able to get anything done on it. Even videos on YouTube are limited, not all are available. It good for mini games while waiting at the doctor office or to take to the restroom ...
    What kind of tablet do you have?
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    Aug 29, 2012 2:41 AM GMT
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    BlueJeans90 saidTablet is quite a joke. I never able to get anything done on it. Even videos on YouTube are limited, not all are available. It good for mini games while waiting at the doctor office or to take to the restroom ...
    What kind of tablet do you have?
    I'm guessing ipad. icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 29, 2012 3:24 AM GMT
    Tablets are okay for very simple uses, such as browsing online, sending/writing short emails, and creating brief documents. While most of the high-end tablets (priced at around 500 dollars) come with very powerful processors, they don't have the apps nor the multitasking ability that laptops are capable of. However, if all you need it is for taking notes and occasional browsing and gaming, then tablets certainly are more affordable and portable options, even next to some of the smaller laptops such as netbooks and ultrabooks

    I would highly recommend against getting a netbook. If money isn't too much of a concern for you, investing approximately 1000 dollars to get an ultrabook is only slightly less, yet much more practical option. Ultrabooks are basically "ultra" portable notebooks that can range in terms of the size of its screen from 11 to 14 inches. The best ultrabook available, in my opinion , is Macbook Air (2012 model), but there are still very good competitors out there. If you prefer Windows over Mac OS, then Asus Zenbook Prime and Samsung Series 9 make for pretty good choices among other Ultrabooks.

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    Aug 29, 2012 4:40 AM GMT
    BlueJeans90 saidTablet is quite a joke. I never able to get anything done on it. Even videos on YouTube are limited, not all are available. It good for mini games while waiting at the doctor office or to take to the restroom ...


    My playbook is 200 Canadian dollars and I can watch anything and do anything on it. I had to return my Android because it does not support flash. It all depends on what you want your tablet to do.
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    Aug 29, 2012 4:41 AM GMT
    Still waiting on Windows 8 tablets. MS set the bar with the Surface tablets, particularly the Surface Pro. Full desktop OS running on a thin tablet. If this thing is priced under $1000, I think it will do very well. And netbooks can finally go away. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 29, 2012 4:57 AM GMT
    xrichx saidStill waiting on Windows 8 tablets. MS set the bar with the Surface tablets, particularly the Surface Pro. Full desktop OS running on a thin tablet. If this thing is priced under $1000, I think it will do very well. And netbooks can finally go away. icon_biggrin.gif


    When it comes to making tablet, Ms is really behind. They could use some revolutionary ideas.
  • aiko14

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    Aug 29, 2012 5:00 AM GMT
    i barely use my tablet...
    maybe ill get the lenovo yoga though...
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    Aug 29, 2012 5:02 AM GMT
    O5vx said
    BlueJeans90 saidTablet is quite a joke. I never able to get anything done on it. Even videos on YouTube are limited, not all are available. It good for mini games while waiting at the doctor office or to take to the restroom ...


    My playbook is 200 Canadian dollars and I can watch anything and do anything on it. I had to return my Android because it does not support flash. It all depends on what you want your tablet to do.


    um what kind of android device do you have? All androids support flash except for the newer OS, like the jellybean. I have ICS on my tablet and gingerbread on my phone, and they both have flash support.
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    Aug 29, 2012 5:10 AM GMT
    Brands aside, it really depends on what your computing habits are. I used to have a desktop and a laptop, with the desktop being mainly my archive machine. I then got a tablet with the intention of ditching my laptop. Once I ditched the laptop, I quickly realized it was needed more than the desktop. So I sold my desktop, and now I have a laptop with docking stations at home and work, and a tablet.

    I use my laptop for content creation. The print and web materials I create for work (invoices, event tickets, posters, etc.) are created on my laptop, and my e-mail is archived on my laptop. My lighting and audio diagnostics programs only run on a laptop. I have external hard drives for media storage.

    I use my tablet for content consumption. My tablet newsreaders are far more user friendly than anything I have for my laptop. I have some great games on my tablet that aren't available anywhere else. It's a lot easier to take my tablet into a coffee shop than my laptop, but I don't expect to actually create anything on it.

    My biggest complaint about using a bluetooth keyboard with my tablet is that there's no mouse function, so you still need to reach forward and poke the screen to move around, which to me is counter-intuitive to how the tablet was designed to be used.
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    Aug 29, 2012 5:16 AM GMT
    bmw0 saidJust ordered a new tablet, but im wondering if a small laptop is a better choice. Any advice?
    Don't tablets have keyboard attachments? Then it would be like having both. icon_biggrin.gif
  • O5vx

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    Aug 29, 2012 5:19 AM GMT
    aiko14 saidi barely use my tablet...
    maybe ill get the lenovo yoga though...


    That is roughly a thousand dollars. Pretty expensive if you as me. Considering you can't take it apart. What tablet do you have?
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    Aug 29, 2012 5:21 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidI've got a small Asus netbook and a fucking gigantic Asus G74SX XA-1 (17.3" monitor)...and an Asus desktop which never gets used except for Photoshop and Flight Simulator.

    I'll eventually get a tablet as well, to compliment my collection of computers.


    icon_cool.gif see an Asus freak here...good taste
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    Aug 29, 2012 5:21 AM GMT
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    O5vx said
    BlueJeans90 saidTablet is quite a joke. I never able to get anything done on it. Even videos on YouTube are limited, not all are available. It good for mini games while waiting at the doctor office or to take to the restroom ...


    My playbook is 200 Canadian dollars and I can watch anything and do anything on it. I had to return my Android because it does not support flash. It all depends on what you want your tablet to do.


    um what kind of android device do you have? All androids support flash except for the newer OS, like the jellybean. I have ICS on my tablet and gingerbread on my phone, and they both have flash support.


    I think it was the one with jellybean.
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    Aug 29, 2012 5:25 AM GMT
    har19 said
    paulflexes saidI've got a small Asus netbook and a fucking gigantic Asus G74SX XA-1 (17.3" monitor)...and an Asus desktop which never gets used except for Photoshop and Flight Simulator.

    I'll eventually get a tablet as well, to compliment my collection of computers.


    icon_cool.gif see an Asus freak here...good taste
    Ex-gamer. Used to build my own PC's when it was more economically practical. Been an Asus fan since my first motherboard. icon_cool.gif