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Primary Reason you want a tablet?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Chrome Cat, Dec 20, 2011.


Primary Reason your want a tablet?

  1. internet

  2. videochat / networking

    0 vote(s)
  3. media (movies/tv/music)

  4. e-reader

  1. Chrome Cat

    Chrome Cat Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I find it difficult to get a large amount of information on what I want in a tablet. The majority seems to want them for other reasons.

    So, out of curiosity, I'd like to know YOUR primary reason for wanting a tablet. What one thing do you want one for most?

    • internet
    • videochat/networking
    • media (movies/tv/music)
    • e-reader

    My apologies if there is something that isn't listed.

    Thanks for your input.

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  2. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    My primary reasons for getting a tablet would be..
    Internet, games, movies, TV shows and e-book reader for when I relax at home and not using the PC.
  3. Chrome Cat

    Chrome Cat Newbie
    Thread Starter

    LOL!! Sorry, I know a lot of people will want to say all of those things. But I'm wondering what one thing is more important than the others.

    Also, you brought up a good point that you want it for home, which probably means you want a 10".
    I want a 7" portable to take with me everywhere. :)
  4. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    OK primary reason is internet. 7inch would probably suit me ok, think 10inch might be too unwieldy for comfortable bedtime surfing...and pr0n. :)
  5. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    My main reason would be portability.

    I often take my laptop to work to watch films on long, boring night shifts. It's a pain lugging it in my rucksack on my bike (especially when the weather over here is terrible at the moment), so a tablet would do the job perfectly for me. I'm looking at a 10", as even at that size, it's smaller and more portable than my 17" laptop.

    I hope my boss doesn't venture in to this section :p
  6. sandcrest

    sandcrest Member

    It's kind of a toss up, but I chose e-reader because one of the main reasons I bought my 7" tablet was to carry a bunch of books and collected comic books in the most portable way possible. Aldiko, ACV and Comic Book Inventory serve me well in that capacity.

    But I also hook my tablet up to my home entertainment center on a daily basis and stream music from Sky.fm and TuneIn Radio.

    And it's nice to have a small tablet next to me while I watch TV, so that if I get curious about something I can check the internet for it instantly.

    So those are the three main things I do with my tablet on a daily basis. I find I don't watch movies as much as short subjects and half-hour TV shows, although I have taken it over to a friend's house and plugged the HDMI into his TV and streamed movies.

    And then there's all the other things I use the tablet for...
  7. Chrome Cat

    Chrome Cat Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I'm like most people, I want one for a few reasons. But my primary reason, I think, is to be able to watch movies/tv shows on it to pass the time. I always seem to be WAITING around places for people or on flights or whatever and it would help to have something to make the hours go by.

    While I may want it for internet, I won't be able to get the tablet I want from my phone provider so it's cheaper for me to keep internet in my phone. Let's face it - Wifi SUCKS, it's like saying NO internet and we all know it. I'm frugal so I feel like the 3G hotspot services are too expensive right now. I just don't feel the prices are fair. I think I will get a prepaid Virgin Mobile hotspot though, that way, at least I can find out just how much internet I actually use before committing to $75 a month.

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