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Tablets

robnybbqrobnybbq Posts: 1,774
Do any of you have a tablet reader? iPad, iPad mini, kindle, nook? Either way what do you like he best?

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  • Chris_WangChris_Wang Posts: 1,253
    iPad IMHO is the best, but forget about outside use. We love our old Kindle for beach/cruise reads and the iPad for couchin' out.

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  • tactical_66tactical_66 Posts: 197
    IPad hands down.
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  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,808
    Original kindle for reading (no question about it) iPad mini for everything else.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
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  • robnybbqrobnybbq Posts: 1,774
    Great. I will need two then...

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  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,422
    iPad here. Have a Kindle as well but never use it.
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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 5,083
    iPad. Had one since they came out. On it every day
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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  • robnybbqrobnybbq Posts: 1,774
    I like the iPad mini but affraid to use it at the beach or on a cruise in the even of someone walking away with it plus direct sunlight(. I heard its hard to see the screen even when I am not drinking in the sun)

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  • fljoemonfljoemon Posts: 539
    I'm in the Android Camp .. have a Nexus 7 and a Nook HD+
    LBGE & Mini
    Orlando, FL
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  • yogi84yogi84 Posts: 145
    +1 for android nexus 10
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  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 4,490
    I use my IPad for everything. On time I use my PC anymore is to use Excel

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  • iPad for browsing and reading using Nook and Kindle apps and we own a Nook reader as well.
    1large BGE and 1 well used mini BGE living in coastal South and North Carolina!
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  • Black_BadgerBlack_Badger Posts: 934
    We have two kindle readers and a kindle fire tablet. Love them all, great products!
    Finally back in the Badger State!

    Middleton, WI
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  • KoskoKosko Posts: 535
    Ipad here! My pc is like an old gasser........collects dust!
    Peachtree City, Ga Large BGE
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  • boatbumboatbum Posts: 1,273
    iPad
    Cookin in Texas
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  • mikeb9550mikeb9550 Posts: 95
    I am a apple gone to android guy. Waiting for new nexus 11 to come out. Apple is a good product they just tick me off on a few things. Way more for ur moneY with non apple.
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  • ZaltydogZaltydog Posts: 63
    Android here too.  Samsung Note 10.1
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  • ShadowNickShadowNick Posts: 519
    Apple Newton, PADD, or GRiDpad. :)
    Chicago, Illinois
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  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,422
    Apple Newton, PADD, or GRiDpad. :)

    No Palm Pilot?
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  • mountaindewbassmountaindewbass Posts: 1,731
    I had a Asia transformer for a loong time. I got it to put nes, snes, n64 emulators on it. Sadly that's all I used it for. Ipad mini is the way to go..especially if you buy tv shows, movies, or digital downloads from blu rays. Now I use a ouya for emulation...gave my transformer to my FIL
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  • I have an iPhone and have messed with iPads a ton of times. They are awesome. That said, I wanted to go econo and ended up buying the Nexus 7. I have a small business that utilizes Gmail and all the Google apps...it integrates perfectly. I'm pretty happy with it and considering I saved a few hundred bucks, all I can do is recommend it. If my whole family was appled up...(apple TV etc) and money wasn't an issue, I'd probably go all Apple...but I have zero bad to say about the Nexus 7.
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    Large BGE,  MiniMax  and a Vision Kub.
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,162
    I bought a Kindle Fire HD for my wife's Mother's Day present. It can do everything an Ipad can do with full widescreen and for half the price of the Ipad. If you want it for reading,get a basic kKindle. Everything else is poo-poo in the sunlight.

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  • U_tardedU_tarded Posts: 1,265
    I have an iPad2 my wife has a kindle fire hd. We both like them, the both have quirks/limitations. It's totally a preference thing. For the money I would do kindles(yes 2for the price of 1 of te most current iPad). But I wouldn't give my iPad up for one ever!
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  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,522
    I have both an I pad and an android tablet. IMHO, the I-pad is dumb. The latest offerings from Android are far superior. Those who have not tried an android tablet have no ideajust how far things have progressed since a stone age tablet with a pretty screen and a lot of koolaid. I have the i-pad just for flying, Android for daily duty.

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  • flemsterflemster Posts: 258
    All apple for me, simplified integration. Use my iPad daily. Do have an old fashioned nook for beach reading, otherwise nook app on the pad.
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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 5,083
    One more thing. Apple TV is amazing for $100
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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  • mountaindewbassmountaindewbass Posts: 1,731
    @chubbs thank god there $100. When they first came out they were $400 with a 160gb hard drive. The dropped the hard drive and now there $100. We had three and watched the one In the living room the most.. Started having issues last fall and we upgraded to apple TV v3. I love that we can stream stuff straight from our Ipad or iPhone. Yay
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  • robnybbqrobnybbq Posts: 1,774
    I have the Iphone, wife has the iphone, daughter has an ipad mini. 

    I think I may wait and get a ipad mini or the Nexus when the new ones come out if they drop the prices. 

    As for reading - I will just go to the store and buy a REAL book.  I do not read that much - just on vacations for the most part.

    Thanks


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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,785
    I recently bought a Nexus 10 and love it. Tried to Kindle Fire HD 8.9 and just wasn't a fan of the carousel. I can stream HDMI Netflix Amazon Prime or anything else on any TV in the house.

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  • fletcherfamfletcherfam Posts: 873

    I have experience on all the platforms (Android, Apple, and Windows) so I will chime in.

     

    here is what I currently have:

    Iphone 5 (me)

    Iphone 4S (wife)

    Nexus 7 (me)

    Lenovo Helix (Work/Me).

    Old Kindle 3G (no longer use)

    Had a Kindle Fire (Key word had)

    - My experience is that in regards to a table it really depends on what you want to do with it, and your personal preferences. Here are my observations below of the different systems (IOS vs Android vs Windows)

     

    1. Apple products are great for people who want ease of use and a "plug and play" type interface. Not much customization at this point. Just install an app, use it, and go.

    2. Android is great if you want to make it look, feel your own: customize your screens, change how the programs load, change which apps you see, etc. Android is great if you like the google platforms (Gmail, YouTube, etc).

    3. Windows is great for doing work. You can't really do "work" on an Apple or an Android Tablet. My helix is what I work on all day long working with documents etc. Windows is way behind in terms of apps and ease of use.

     

    If I had to do it all over again and choose a tablet for all purposes it would be the Nexus 7 version 2 they are releasing at the end of the month. Now adays it really is about the operating system, no matter what hardware you get you will be behind the times within 6 months.

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  • MaskedMarvelMaskedMarvel Posts: 1,266
    I like the Apple mini iPad - large enough for all my uses and runs iPhone apps as well as iPad apps perfectly...
    Large BGE -- Greensboro!


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