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Do you own a Tablet PC yet? Do you Plan to buy one soon?

  1. howlermunkey profile image89
    howlermunkeyposted 5 years ago

    Do you own a Tablet PC yet? Do you Plan to buy one soon?

    If so which ones catch your eye? Are they still too expensive?

  2. smga22 profile image76
    smga22posted 5 years ago

    I have a plan. But it is expensive. I will try to buy a non brand Tablet PC instead.

  3. CWanamaker profile image98
    CWanamakerposted 5 years ago

    I own an Acer Iconia A500.  It is a pretty cool device that I use frequently.  Mostly I used it for reading & watching videos, etc.  I still need my PC to write articles, do my budget, etc.

  4. JPathick profile image59
    JPathickposted 5 years ago

    I own a Toshiba Thrive. I use it to mark up lectures at school and read my notes after I've made them on my laptop. It was a good investment, but now I believe it's a little too big for my tastes, and i'm thinking about buying the nexus 7.
    I think the older ones are actually getting a lot cheaper, while newer ones remain a little bit on the pricey side. Although companies are starting to shift to cheaper tablets, the majority are still very pricey.

  5. internpete profile image88
    internpeteposted 5 years ago

    Don't have one, and don't really plan to get one anytime soon either. I find a laptop is much more useful, and although tablets are fun, new and very portable, the are not really useful for everyday tasks like writing articles or updating Excel/Word docs.

    I see them more like a entertainment gadget than anything else. I think you can certainly find reasons to prove their usefulness, but for me, a laptop is better at this time. It is fun to see technology advance, and I am looking forward to the cars that use a tablet pc for the dash.

  6. AlexK2009 profile image92
    AlexK2009posted 5 years ago

    My main uses for a tablet would be email and as an e-reader since e-readers do not provide such a good experience.

    I find tablet screens too small and they are lacking in applications I need. Handwriting recognition would be great. Open office and Skype would be just about a minimum for me.  For the rest I would stick to a laptop.

    I would  hesitate to  buy an IPAD  for a number of reasons. One being Apple'S desire to lock everyone in to their infrastructure

  7. Claudia47 profile image67
    Claudia47posted 5 years ago

    I have a netbook, which serves pretty much all of the needs a tablet PC would, and a little more.  It's hard for me to give up my real keyboard in favor of a virtual one.

    That said, I yearned so much for the "tablet experience" that I bought both a Nook Color and a Kindle (a bargain, refurbished, for $  Obviously these are primarily e-readers but they offer a lot of tablet functionality, especially the Kindle.

    At this point I think my 3 toys equal one table pc so no, I have no plans to spend money on an IPad or any tablet like it.  Interestingly, the cost of all 3 of my devices is still less than one IPad.

  8. Alladream74 profile image75
    Alladream74posted 5 years ago

    I use an ipad to watch movies and sketch on.It is great for checking email on the go and generally surfing the web. I think for below $250 for the first gen ipad is a good investment.

  9. howlermunkey profile image89
    howlermunkeyposted 5 years ago

    I'm Thinking about getting one, but one large enough to where I can comfortably see everything...some of the smaller tablets are barely bigger than my HTC 3D EVO phone. And between the phone and my laptop, a tablet for me is definitely more a "want" than a "need". Thought it would be nice to wake up and have hubpages on my tablet though......Gonna keep my eye on eBay for a deal, If I see one cheap enough maybe. Hmmm, actually, If I could buy a used one, play with it for a few months and resell.......