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TABLETS???

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Rich, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. Jun 4, 2011 #1421 of 2347
    TBlazer07

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    Amazon has had it in stock for the last 48hrs ($399, free shipping, no tax & 30 day refund policy).

    I'd give it an A+ except for the damned annoying keyboard delay while typing ANYWHERE on the web. I tried 3 different tablets at the mall yesterday and none of them seem to have this issue.

    The Samsung looks interesting except the lack of (micro)SD slot is keeping me away from that one.
     
  2. Jun 4, 2011 #1422 of 2347
    RasputinAXP

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    Touch screen and Kinect are nearly the same concept; both use gestures but with better software the Kinect can do a whole hell of a lot:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJox-zQgOBk

    And that's just some kids in their senior year of college...
     
  3. Jun 5, 2011 #1423 of 2347
    Rich

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    Can't see the You Tube content on your post.

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  4. Jun 5, 2011 #1424 of 2347
    RasputinAXP

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    Weird. Pulled the youtube tags off, check it out.
     
  5. Jun 5, 2011 #1425 of 2347
    Rich

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    I got it that time. I would assume that would take a whole lot of refinement. Kinda like using a trackball on an Excel spreadsheet. I used to use only trackballs on my Macs at work, but had a terrible time on Excel spreadsheets with them. Finally went back to using a mouse.

    I'm still waiting for a voice recognition software program that will allow me to use a computer as they do on Star Trek. One that will control the computer and all applications. Inexpensively.

    Rich
     
  6. Jun 5, 2011 #1426 of 2347
    Steve

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    You can do it for $50 with Dragon, PC or Mac. Works best with a headset mic, tho.
     
  7. Jun 5, 2011 #1427 of 2347
    RasputinAXP

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    Or for free built into Windows 7.
     
  8. Jun 6, 2011 #1428 of 2347
    Rich

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    I've read conflicting reviews on the Dragon software. Have you actually used it? I'm getting to the point where I'm seeing conflicting reviews for a lot of stuff. Don't know how to deal with that. You, I'll believe.

    Rich
     
  9. Jun 6, 2011 #1429 of 2347
    Rich

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    I don't think I'll ever make it to Windows 7. Next computer I buy will be a Mac.

    Rich
     
  10. Jun 6, 2011 #1430 of 2347
    Steve

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    It works well after a bit of training... mostly of the user, not the s/w. :p What I don't like is having to use the headset, tho. PITA.
     
  11. Jun 6, 2011 #1431 of 2347
    Rich

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    Yeah, I've never liked headsets either. And I've used very expensive sonar headsets while in the Navy. Very comfortable when you first put them on, but after a bit, even the sonar headsets began to be annoying. Nothing duller than standing a sonar watch. I had to stop because I couldn't stay awake. Boring, ping, ping, ping, ping...:lol:

    Rich
     
  12. Jun 6, 2011 #1432 of 2347
    Steve

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    FWIW, Apple shipped 25 million iPad so far, according to today's announcements.
     
  13. Jun 6, 2011 #1433 of 2347
    Steve

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    Thanks to Draconis, I came across this great iOS 5 preview video. Gonna be tough for the Honeycomb tablets to match some of these features, IMHO. :p

    [YOUTUBEHD]LAhP-yLJJ9s[/YOUTUBEHD]
     
  14. Jun 6, 2011 #1434 of 2347
    Alan Gordon

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    I'm SO jonesin' for some of the features/services announced today that it's not even funny... :D

    ~Alan
     
  15. Jun 6, 2011 #1435 of 2347
    klang

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    Very clever. :lol:

    I too am looking forward to the new features announced today for iOS 5. I'm a bit disappointed the ETA isn't until 'Fall'.
     
  16. Jun 6, 2011 #1436 of 2347
    Steve

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    Apple tends to under-promise and over-deliver, so my guess is 90 days from now, probably right at the start of the new school year.
     
  17. Jun 6, 2011 #1437 of 2347
    RasputinAXP

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    ETA: Real Soon Now.

    Glad to see they thought the Android notification system was so good they took it.
     
  18. Jun 6, 2011 #1438 of 2347
    Cholly

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    Well, I've gotten sucked into the world of tablets, courtesy of Woot!
    I Wooted a Visioneer gTablet today for $269.99 after reading a bunch of reviews on Woot, Amazon and two tablet oriented sites.Generally good reviews with updated software. Quite a few upgrades available to get to latest OS and Android Market for apps. Major downside is viewing angle of the LCD.
     
  19. Jun 6, 2011 #1439 of 2347
    raott

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    Personally, I was underwhelmed (and from the very mixed reaction I'm seeing others feel the same). Still no widgets, really???

    There was some pretty good stuff in there but alot of this is just catching up to android rather than leaping over it, which is what I expected.
     
  20. Jun 8, 2011 #1440 of 2347
    Groundhog45

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    Tiger Direct is advertising the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 for pre-order with shipping on the 17th. Retail price. Honeycomb 3.1.

    16GB for $499.99

    32GB for $599.99
     

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