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  1. maggot_ff

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    Now, here's the deal with this thread. There will be some reading to be done, so bear with me.

    For a long time i have been strongly against tablets as I only saw them as over-sized phones (and I still do to some degree), but lately, after playing around with the iPad2 a little and the announcement of the Galaxy tab 10.1, they have sort of caught my interest, as the gadget freak I am. I can also see them being practical combined with work, school and of course while burrowing into the couch. Carrying a tab to and from work just seems like much less of a hassle than dragging my 17" laptop around, and the instant start up, easy connection and so on is really quite appealing to me. And from my experience, taking notes on a tab will eventually get almost as easy as on a PC (bear in mind that everything is relative).

    I also have a Samsung Galaxy S2, that i can easily connect to various screens and so on, but it seems kind of dorky showing off a presentation while fiddling around with my phone, no matter how sexy the phone is. (Yes, I just called my phone sexy)

    Now, to the part where i want your opinions!
    My mind is pretty much set on what to do (not gonna tell you guys yet! :p), but what do you see as pros and cons of owning a tab? Just let me know what you think about tabs as i really haven't heard a lot of people's opinions on it. Well... I have heard some apple fanboys ranting on about how epic the iPad2 is and that Android tabs suck, even though the iPad runs an "outdated" 4:3 screen format compared to most tabs' 16:9... Explain it to me those who can...
    Don't get me wrong though, not "hatin'" on the iPad2. (Bothers me a bit that i have to defend every slightly negative thing i say about a product these days, as it'll otherwise bring on a flamewar of unknown proportions)

    So, get going with the discussion already!
     

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  2. A.Nonymous

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    Tablets are a specialized content consumption device. They're not really anything more than that.
     
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    Hmmm.. Can't say I totally agree with you there. I see a lot of uses for a tablet.
     
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    I've got a tablet. You can't really work on one. Content consumption is about all you can do really well and the tablet far excels over a phone in that regard.
     
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    Working on one isn't as easy as on a PC, of course, but using it for presentations, taking notes, conference calls, viewing/sending e-mails and so on, that's quite useful for work. I do get your point, but have you ever tried using it in a job situation?
     
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    For the price, a $500 laptop does the same things much better.
     
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    I have a laptop, and they're bigger and bulkier. I mentioned it in my post.
     
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    tablets have their place and use. I love mine.
     
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    Not any more they're not.
     

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