ipad v tablet?

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  1. 2dogs

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    question for those in the know (coz I ain't got a clue)

    what is better about an ipad?

    Cheers
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    In what way because an iPad is a tablet.
     
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    those that have iPads swear by them claiming them to be a superior product

    personally I prefer an android based tablet as you have far more control over what you can use it for and far cheaper.

    like the name and buy into the marketing hype, its got to be an ipad, for everyone else theres a vast choice of tablets at excellent prices with android on
     
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    Thanks, put another way, does an ipad do more for the money or
    would a cheaper tablet do the same?

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    Marketing.

    They both do the same job. If you want to pay double for the Apple logo then go ahead and pay it.
     
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    It really depends what you want one for, I have an iPad, which is great but it does not do everything a computer does. It's good for surfing the net, playing games etc but if you want to do word processing or spreadsheets then you need something else. :thumb:
     
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  7. 2dogs

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    Those are the answers I wanted, thanks

    I still got the feeling I'll get told by her to get an ipad:cry:

    Cheers
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    Tell her she's a stupid bimbo.

    We'll give you a good send-off.
     
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    Can be done on an iPad..........

    I often update Excel spreadsheets through Dropbox on my iPad......:Wink:




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    If you want to pay more, Ipad, if you want to pay less, tablet, depends only on that. If you want to do spreadsheet work or use a word processor get a notebook, cheaper than a tablet.

    Rgds
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  11. Chockswahay

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    I have an Asus tablet................ how I WISH I had bought an Ipad instead :cry:

    Yes they cost more but I think they are so much nicer to use, better quality, nicer operating system, fantastic screen and ......... I could go on here :Wink:

    Pays yer money and takes yer choice :RollEyes:

    (Hard hat on) :Rofl1:
     
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  12. 2dogs

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    Thanks Brian,

    I do value my tackle (not just my fishing kit):Eeek:
    will have to tread carefully I think

    Cheers
     
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    Happy ASUS owner say "Huh".

    Not really, but Jim would not like what I really said.
     
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    I knew this would draw you Brian :Wink:

    :Smile:
     
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    We have two iPads and two Android Tablets (and 2 laptops) whist travelling between the four of us, 2 adults, 2 young boys........

    All of us favour the iPads........:BigGrin:
    That's simply the truth......:thumb::thumb:

    My little lad when 3 could use reading and counting educational Apps and games on the iPad with absolute ease.
    A year later whist using the same Apps on a "good quality" Android tablet, he remarked

    "Dad.........this is so slow and the screen is clumsy"......

    "out of the mouths of babes" and all that.........



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    (1) A two year old iPad is worth decent money; nobody wants a two year old tablet.

    (2) The iPad always has the latest manufacturers updates downloaded automatically to deal swiftly with gremlins; who is going to update your obscure make tablet?

    (3) The nice people in your local Apple store are trained to help you, they know the produces and will exchange right there/then if the problem is hardware related; who else offers this service?

    (4) The Apple product is in many ways 'locked-down' to protect you from dodgy apps creating incompatibility/instability, hacks and inadvertent user meddling. The majority of users don't need to tinker with the innards just as the majority of premium car owners never lift the bonnet of their car.

    (5) Spare parts such as screens and batteries are available for 'old' products; could you still get a replacement screen for that tablet in a years time?

    (6) Apple iPads have machines aluminium chassis that makes them tough and resilient; does that tablets polycarbonate chassis have the same?

    Frankly you get what you pay for. If you really cannot afford a new/secondhand iPad or want to be a nerd delving into the deepest inner workings then buy something else!
     
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    OUCH ! but I do agree with you :thumb:
     
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    Some folks complain about Apples iron hand control of what you can do with their products, the positive side of this is that any third party Apps written for Apple are vetted by Apple before being allowed to be marketed, conversely Apps for Android based Tablets are not controlled and viruses may be introduced.
     
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    Ipad or cheaper imitation

    We have an ipad ok it`s more expensive than some of the cheaper tablets,
    er!!!!! let me think about that statement.
    It`s not the cheapest, I can`t believe some of the people on here saying you can get a cheaper tablet that does the same job, of course it`s not the cheapest but it is the best.
    Now then hands up who has a cheapo camera, or buy their clothes from charity shops.
    How about that budget motorhome, that cheap little tele with useless speakers, a Chinese built motorcycle, a tool kit made of christ knows what material from the pound shop.
    Lets`s be honest you get what you pay for, quality 95% of the time will pay you back over and over.:thumb:
     
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    That for me is the big issue with all PC based products. For all Apple's negatives, the fact is you will still be using the IPad or Macbook in 5yrs time, whilst the tablet will be gathering dust in the corner or your laptop will be clunking and whirring as it struggles to deal with all the add-on programmes etc.

    Having said that, the price is also an issue, you can change that tablet after 2 yrs and still pay less in total than a decent specced iPad.
     
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