To buy or not to buy....

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  1. Peterlh

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    Hi folks.

    I've always belonged to the group of people who can't quite see why a tablet is at all useful, but recently something strange happened.

    A week ago (or so) my brother bought a tablet, and I've been unable to keep my hands off it ever since.
    It's just plain great for browsing and really nice and fun to use.
    Since I use my brother's tablet so much, I figured it might be the time for me to buy a tablet.
    The only problem is, that as much as I love using my brother's tablet, I still can't see what I really need it for. My laptop can do whatever a tablet can do and more so.

    One part of me really wants to buy a tablet, since it's great fun and enhances the browsing/couch experience. Another part of me thinks it's a pointless toy since I already have my laptop and I might as well save my money.

    Can any of you guys and gals give me some inputs and perhaps help me decide, 'cause I really don't know if it'd be worth the money in the long run.

    Thanks.
     
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    Your tablet weighs less than the laptop, so you might use it more. I have both a tablet and laptop. I find that I use my tablet more (bring with me to places with wifi) than I do my laptop.

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    I assume that you would bring you 7" tablet with you to a coffee shop or whatever, but if I wanted to buy a 10" tablet, I think it would be too big and too heavy to bring with me when I leave the house, but when looking around, there seems to be only 10.1" honeycomb tablets on the market for now.
     
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    I have a 10.1'' asus Eee PC, bought a 7'' tablet at first the tablet screen was ok but now it is a bit to small the 10 inch is much better, why bother with a phone OS tablet when there is 10'' HC tablet on the market... asus or acer 10.1 is the way to go..
     
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    Isn't the 10.1" too big for real portability? Do you leave it at home, or do is it handy enough for you to take with you when you leave the house?
     
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    I have a 10" and bring it with me if I am going to some place with free wifi. I don't bring it to work unless I am going some place after work because there is no wifi available to me.

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    Hmm, I think I'll get either the Asus Transformer or the Blackberry Playbook then.
    Does anyone know which pro's and con's there are with the two different tablets?

    I know this is a forum for android only, but I hope it's okay to ask questions about which of the two to get. :p
     
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    Hmm, you sure gave me something to think about.
    I guess I really have to consider whether I think I need the tablet or not. I think you're right about the fact that the netbook is just as portable and works better than a tablet, but if I consider the tablet to be as much of a toy as it is a worktool, I't might just justify the various negative sides of the tablet. I don't know, but I guess it's something I can't really decide on before I actually try it myself. Unfortunately.
     
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    Well, larryw4csc seems to have brought an end to this discussion by dumping a harsh load of reality on it. If you need more on this subject you could go to a similar thread here on the forum that ended about a week ago http://www.androidtablets.net/forum/android-tablet-usage-tips-tricks/14896-what-use-tablets.html or just stop and think about it. If you need to ask people why you should get a tablet, you probably don't need a tablet and shouldn't get one. If you think you're going to have another computer when you get your tablet, try to imagine doing your taxes on it. I wouldn't even try to complete a 1040EZ on mine.
     

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