HELP WITH i PADS!

Mar 21, 2010
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My wife would like an ipad, her friend has one which takes brilliant pictures and records where they taken. She only really needs it for emails and keeping an eye on the bank, will NOT need it for games etc

Will the new Tesco Hudl be of any use for her and will it have the same an Apple ipad

Any advice please, I don't want shell out loads of dosh!!

colyboy
 
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If the wife wants an iPad

Then get her an IPad

She will be so dissapointment if you get her a Tesco Hudl.
She obviously has her heart set on an IPad.

Not that I know anything about the Hudl, but the IPad is great:)

You know it makes sense:)
 

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It is "how long is a bit of string" sort of question. Given the limited envisaged use then something cheap and cheerful would probably do -

Edit - after owning iPads for a few years now, I wouldn't have anything else, but that is because of other Apple stuff. Starting out afresh? Not so sure
 
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Worms................... Can....................Open:rolleyes:

Brace yerself, it's gonna get tough:)

As to the question I would say get the Apple 16gb wifi iPad Air................... best out there I reckon:):):)

I use a 7inch Android (Asus) and to be honest the screen is a bit small. Once you go up to a 10inch screen the gap in price between any of the Android based tablets and an Apple iPad reduces to a more palatable figure.

If you can cough up the £400 for the Apple you will NOT regret it. I'm not so sure it would be the same the other way round.:)
 
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Hmm, just thought.............. the iPad mini starts at £249.00 ..... still expensive, but still an Apple iPad :D and if you compare it to a 7in tablet it does look and feel bigger so don't be put off by the '7.9' inch size
 
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Also................ you just KNOW you will want to 'borrow' it, so buy one YOU like too :rolleyes: (and that is likely to be the Apple:sneaky:)
 
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ipad for me also
just consider what you want it to do
wifi is standard
16 gig is probably enough
big question is online are you happy with just wifi or do you want a 3g version where it would have a sim card and be online away from home
3g costs are not too bad about 18 quid for 3 months and 6 gig of data with ee if you buy sims of ebay
 
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Or you could have the iPad Retina for £329....... a bit old school but money to be saved and still an Apple:D

"now then, where did I leave my wooden spoon?"
 

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Still making mistakes! But they're not as costly.
My 4G WiFi Ipad does everything we need it to do, even got an App for making the coffee.
 

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ipad for me also
just consider what you want it to do
wifi is standard
16 gig is probably enough
big question is online are you happy with just wifi or do you want a 3g version where it would have a sim card and be online away from home
3g costs are not too bad about 18 quid for 3 months and 6 gig of data with ee if you buy sims of ebay
Is this the best machine for being online away from home both here and abroad?
 

Cal54

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Got hooked on I Pad this year and now the laptop just seems to collect dust. Being a bit of a tech dinosaur I find it so easy to use. Always take it with me in the MH with MiFi.

Day begins with a cup of tea in bed and the I Pad for seeing what is on this forum!
 
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(y)buy the wife the iPad then if she moans about it at least you can say it was your choice I wanted to buy you a Tesco special.
 
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Is this the best machine for being online away from home both here and abroad?
in my opinion yes especially when traveling at home in UK
but beware cost of mobile internet can be expensive when abroad but should be coming down shortly

I have tried everything else and if it came to one it would be my ipad also Elaine uses it a lot for talking to kids on facetime or Skype
 
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Have you thought of buying second hand from Ebay, I have just bought my Dad an Ipad 2 for £165, its like brand new, then if your wife likes it you could buy her an Ipad air and you have her one, I would recommend the 3g but if you have a mifi for travelling then no need for 3g as you would use the wifi from the house broadband & mifi when travelling.
I have found the difference between Ipad air and 2 is minimal. We have one of each at home.
 
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Sorry to be so sad! Yes I think an Apple . But what's all this 3G stuff. With my large/heavy lap top I can get wifi etc in McD's , Carrefour etc

colyboy
 

Cal54

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I set off with an I Pad 1 reconditioned from one of the shopping channels. Whenever my sister was with me she hogged it. Gave in eventually and gave her it now have the 4th generation.
 

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I would recommend the 3g but if you have a mifi for travelling then no need for 3g as you would use the wifi from the house broadband & mifi when travelling.
Does this mean mifi is better than 3g?
or
3g is better so don't buy mifi?
For technonobs like me:-
What is the best way to have an internet connection abroad when travelling?
What is the best way to have an internet connection In the UK when travelling?
etc etc
 

dabhand

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I think that what I should probably buy is an Apple IPad Air 32gb with 3g and sim.
Now do I need mifi and/or is there anything better?
Told you I was a technonob!
 
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I would say mifi gives you more latitude if you happen to be in a blind spot for signal, you can move the mifi pod around a bit to search for the best signal, you can also run up to 5 devices from a mifi pod.
 
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