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Old 04-03-2013, 12:25 AM
Teknikal Teknikal is offline
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Default What do you use a tablet for?

Just pure curiosity on my part I've always been a laptop kind of guy, but I relented a few days ago and bought a 32gb Nexus 7 on an urge.

Now I'm not really sure what to really do with it I've been playing with it a lot of course customising it, testing video playback, gave shadowgun and RiptideGP a try, tried a book reader on it etc

My thoughts are it's pretty cool but it's not as good to read on as my Sony Reader, touch screens a little too large to actually game on in my opinion, videos aren't bad at all but transferring them is a nuisance.

I'm sure I'll use it a lot for browsing in bed etc but I'm still not sure I really see the appeal of tablets.
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:28 AM
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Everything. My iPad that is.

I wouldn't even use a nexus.
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:29 AM
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Everything. My iPad that is.

I wouldn't even use a nexus.
What he said. I like tablets.
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:30 AM
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I use my iPad for most of the things I used to use my MacBook for, which is practically anything internet-related. Facebook, Skype, TouchArcade, email, general browsing, etc. I've started using the Kindle app more than my actual Kindle just because it's at hand, and after decades of reading text on a screen anyway, it's not that big of a deal to me. Plus the retina display reduces any discomfort it might have even more.

On top of that, I obviously use it for games as well as the occasional drawing/music creation, but I'm not exactly a pro at either of the latter, so the fact those apps haven't -quite- caught up to the standards of PC applications doesn't affect me.

I still use my PC for Photoshop and listening to music, because of the better storage.
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:32 AM
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I'm sure I'll use it a lot for browsing in bed etc but I'm still not sure I really see the appeal of tablets.
I kind of agree with you. I don't need a tablet. I have my phone and my laptop.

I lent my Ipad to a friend and haven't even thought of wanting to get it back.
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:51 AM
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I kind of agree with you. I don't need a tablet. I have my phone and my laptop.

I lent my Ipad to a friend and haven't even thought of wanting to get it back.
So your laptop is basically a heavier and clumsier tablet with a worse battery... and you don't see why the tablet is better?
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:57 AM
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So your laptop is basically a heavier and clumsier tablet with a worse battery... and you don't see why the tablet is better?
It's different. Since I'm a student, I use my laptop all the time to write reports and stuff, do presentations etc. I also prefer the notes to be printed out and not read from a tablet.

Since I watch movies before I go to bed, I prefer my laptop since it's sturdy and can be positioned well on the bed. With the iPad you either have to hold it, or risk it moving around the place.

I also play most of my iOS games on the phone as its much more convenient, and I don't have people looking over my shoulder when I play on the train or anywhere public.
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:59 AM
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It's different. Since I'm a student, I use my laptop all the time to write reports and stuff, do presentations etc. I also prefer the notes to be printed out and not read from a tablet.

Since I watch movies before I go to bed, I prefer my laptop since it's sturdy and can be positioned well on the bed. With the iPad you either have to hold it, or risk it moving around the place.

I also play most of my iOS games on the phone as its much more convenient, and I don't have people looking over my shoulder when I play on the train or anywhere public.
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Old 04-03-2013, 01:02 AM
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I can understand students preferring laptops, to be honest. The gap in application quality is getting smaller, but PC programs still have a slight edge. I can also type pretty damn fast on my iPad, but not quite as fast as with a keyboard. Those gaps are gonna continue to shrink though, and I look forward to it. I've also never tried printing anything from a tablet... there must be options by now.

I'd choose my iPad over a laptop for watching movies in bed though. My case would prop it up nicely, or I'd lean it against my legs. Even lightweight laptops are too heavy and I'd rather pass on heating up two of my more valuable glands. That said, I've got a huge-ass HDTV in my bedroom, so I don't actually use either for movies right now.
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Old 04-03-2013, 01:03 AM
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I still use my PC for Photoshop and listening to music, because of the better storage.
I'm curious, how does that work for you? I've got so much music that I've now having to delete some from my itunes library so I can fit more stuff into my phone.

But I rarely ever listen to music on my computer since I don't carry it with me all the time and it's not portable.
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