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I am taking a new job in which I will be flying a bit. I am trying to travel light, so I don't want a traditional laptop. I need something for email/websurfing/movies/music bigger than a smartphone, with 20+GB of storage, wifi. What tablets do you own and what do you like/dislike about them.
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Not this shit again...
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Wait it out. See if the Microsoft Surface Tablet is worth buying.
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 32 GB.
I have a samsung phone and tv, I like their products, but what stands out for the Galaxy?
Don't be the lone guy in your workplace that gets laughed at when you buy this tablet...its apple or nothing
value and expandable memory
comparing the 10.1 inchas
$350 + $30 for 32GB MicroSD Card
to meet your 20+ GB requirement, the iPad would be $600
I'd get the Galaxy Tab 2 for the 7" and it's only $200 and get the mSD card.
This coming from an iPad owner.
Google Nexus 7 has real strong reviews and good hardware. Is only $200, same for the Kindle Fire HD. They are a little low on storage but you can always use apps like dropbox to store what you need.
At first I was turned off by the Kindle Fire HD but I may grab the 8.9 version. Amazon claims they are sold at cost and the goal is to make money off what you buy with them. There are advertisements on the lock screens but that's not a big deal.
I'm not an apple or android fan but I do think apple is screwing up their pricing. The new touch starts at $299, iPads run around $499, so what do they price the new mini? I imagine more than the touch so possibly $350.
new google nexus 7 coming out soon which will have 32GB storage (not sure exact date but may be worth the wait). I LOVE my 16GB nexus tablet - it is amazing. only gripe is storage space, but I am mostly on wifi so I am following the cloud storage model (google play music, netflix streaming, drop box)
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I agree. From what I've read, the Surface sounds like what you may be looking for--more of a cross between the laptop and a standard tablet.
But...that could be all conjecture until the real reviews start to come out.
If you have the time, I'd wait for the iPad Mini to be released and see what the story is with that, such as available storage capacity and price. I have an iPad 2 and really like it. Sometimes the screen and tablet is too big. It's not real comfortable to use as an e-book reader in my opinion. A 7" tablet would be a lot easier to hold in one hand and read with, but a bigger screen is better for web browsing and watching movies. I have an Android phone, so I'm not a fan boy either way. I don't have any insight into Android tablets other than the fact that they are supposed to come out with a 32 GB Nexus 7 as others have mentioned.
I would wait. There's bound to be something better just around the corner.
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I did a lot of research on tablets as I had some money in my research budget. Decided on the ASUS TF700 Infinity. Cheaper than an iPod, better specs than the Galaxy Note. In your comparison shopping, keep this tablet in mind. I also bought the keyboard/extra battery. Real slick.
My biggest advice on buying a tablet would be to get more than 16GB of storage space, or have some way to expand storage (like an SD card). I store a lot more stuff on my iPad than I ever have on a phone, and every time I travel I have to move stuff off of it to "make room" for more than one movie.
I bought the TF300 a few weeks ago and I've been loving it. Because I have an Android phone, it was really easy to transfer everything over. I would highly recommend the TF700 or the TF300.
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If money is not of a concern to you get an iPad with 32+ gigs. The iPad sets the bar for tablets & for good reason, but their price points can be a turn off to many.
I actually had an ipad 2 with 32 gigs and it died on me two weeks after the one year warranty was up. Luckily I let Best Buy sell me an extended and they swapped me out for the new ipad 3. I certainly like it, but I would say that storing docs in itunes is kind of a pain. point is, they're not any more durable than any other tablet. External storage is key, I'd go a different route if I was getting a new one. Not to down the ipad, they're easy to use. We like it, just think external storage is the play.
Lenovo S2110 with keyboard dock. It's sick. I bought one for a friend with a discount I get through work, after playing with it for a bit, I didn't want to give it to him. I would choose it over my iPad 2.
Buy something other than an iPad and there are a half a dozen posters who will be positively orgasmic about your choice although they don't know you.
Make someone happy. Yourself. 99% of us don't care what you buy.
This post was edited by GRR Spartan 18 months ago
I think it makes sense to buy things on an "ecosystem" basis. I find the ease of moving between an iPhone and iPad to be a real benefit. If you already have an Android phone, an Android tablet would provide similar benefits. Even a year or so ago, I think there was a pretty big gap between the iPad and Android tablets, but I think at this point the Nexus tablet and the Samsung Note are worthy competitors (and it makes sense to make decisions based on things like the convenience of the ecosystem, etc.).
I also agree with the people above who said to wait until the Surface is on the market. If it lives up to the hype, I think it is going to be a very interesting option.
(I have rambled at length in another thread that I think that longer term, laptops are going to be replaced by some sort of tablet that also can have a keyboard -- basically something that is more powerful than current tablets but more modular and versatile than current laptops. I think the Asus Transformer gets part of the way there, and I think the Surface has the potential to really push tablets strongly in that direction. But who knows if MS can produce a product that really lives up to the hype.)
Surface is going to be $630 in the configuration anybody wants (i.e. with a keyboard), and is therefore D.O.A. It doesn't even compete with tablets, it's more of an ultrabook alternative.
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