Tablet?

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  1. Munchie

    Munchie Funster Life Member

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    Thinking about a tablet for myself and one for SWMBO.

    I like the look and versatility of the Asus Transfomer Infinity.
    Anyone got one or your views please? :Smile:
     
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    If I had the cash it would be the transformer for definate.....

    I am looking at the Google Nexus though as it is more in my price bracket.
     
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    I have a Transformer 101 with keyboard and wifey has a TF101 without keyboard. In general they're very good but some websites (facebook for one) don't always work as they should. Whether this is an Android issue or web developer issue I don't know but it can be very frustrating.

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    I have the previous model, it's one of the most beautifully made gadgets I've ever bought.

    Go for it.

    Two ? The 10" format is quite big, maybe a 7 and a 10 ? But get 10" first.

    I've only just found the BBC iPlayer app, it's amazing to sit watching TV on it. I must look to see if the other channels have an app.
     
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  5. GJH

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    When I was thinking about tablets in May we did the same as we do for PCs/laptops - went into a few retailers and had a play with the display models to see which suited me best. I ended up with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and Jill got one for herself 3 days later :Smile:

    As with any tool it's a matter thinking about what you want it for and finding the best fit. For me the tablet is definitely a toy, still need a keyboard (and Windows software) for serious work.
     
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    GJH Funster Life Member

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    So you're the one who needs to take four of those at a time are you Hilda? :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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  8. Munchie

    Munchie Funster Life Member

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    Ahh Sundance, most unlike you! You have to monitor ALL the interfaces!!! :Rofl1:
    It comes with a keyboard dock one of the features I like about it. :thumb:
    See here http://www.asus.com/Tablet/Transformer_Pad/ASUS_Transformer_Pad_Infinity_TF700T/

    We will of course keep our big lappies. This is for travelling, it even has built in GPS. :thumb:
     
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    Just bought a samsung Tab 2 10.1 ( on it now ). Best 249.00 ive spent for a long time. You pay 299.00 then register its warranty on line an get 50.00 cash back from Samsung.

    Had it 3 weeks and have used it with mifi when out in the van, cant put it down.:thumb:
     
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    Google Nexus 7

    Sold my netbook on eBay and put it towards a 16Gb Google Nexus 7. Very pleased with it so far - still learning. Does not have capability of expanding memory via SD cards or such, and has to connect to the internet via Wi-Fi, but tethered to Smartphone runs fine.

    Already downloaded CoPilot Live Europe as a Sat Nav app and hoping to find a decent mount for it to become our Sat Nav of choice when on the road.

    Steve
     
  11. GJH

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    So do our Samsungs (and a lot cheaper) :BigGrin: We already have the netbook if we need to do any work :BigGrin:
     
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    We've just got a NATPC M010S 8GB Android 4.4 to see how we got on, very cheap compared to what some people play but for what we want it should do nicely - it only cost us £55 delivered and has gone up a little bit since then.

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    We've had it for a few days now and hubby thinks it is brilliant. We've also ordered a case/keyboard for it:

    [ame]http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B007R1WKOY/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00[/ame]


    We've watched the sample movie on it and it is fantastic quality! The sound is very good too - we did check out some more expensive version 'in the flesh' but found their speakers absolutely abysmal.

    So far very pleased with it indeed.:thumb:
     
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    Well I bought a all singing Chinese tablet and had browser busy problems and problems with seller ------ended up with tablet for free :BigGrin::thumb:Bought a Samsung tab 2 which is working great :thumb: l am well impressed :thumb: still trying to learn a lot of features but overall like both :thumb: but grandson is getting the Chinese tablet for his birthday so that we can get to use the Samsung tab:BigGrin::Smile:
    Anybody want to buy a Ninetedo lite with a G4 card and games?
    Terry
     
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    The only thing which seems to be missing is GPS which is a pity because they make a good navigator.

    Screen is minimum resolution you need.

    But at the price, a real bargain.
     
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    Have been advised to wait and see what Microsoft brings out soon with Windows 8 then all my software would load in. :thumb:
     
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    You are now appointed Early Adopter Nutter to iron out all the bugs in Windows 8 for the rest of us :thumb::Laughing:
     
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    Munchie Funster Life Member

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    Bug off!!! :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Just make sure when you get one you get an X86 one not an ARM one.
    Your software won't run on the ARM ones.

    Also.... Are you CRAZY???? :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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  19. 1_man_and_his_dob(lo)

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    When you say "my software", do you mean existing Windows applications?

    You'd need a Windows 8 tablet running on an Intel or AMD processor for those to work. If it's running an ARM processor (Windows 8 RT....the one that will appear on cheaper tablets) then none of your existing software will work. So make sure you buy the right one.

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    Aaaarghh!!! Too late....Gromett beat me to it :Smile:
     
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    Swiss Finishing School - Glasgow branch..
     
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