TABLETS???

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

  1. Steve

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    Cool you're enjoying it, Cari! :up: What kind of life are you seeing from the replaceable battery?

    RE: the iPad2 pricing, you may be looking at the 64gb 3G iPad2 pricing. The 16gb/32gb wifi iPad2s are only $20 more than the 16gb/32gb wifi Thrives, at least at Best Buy.
     
  2. CoriBright

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    It did about eleven hours yesterday, but I wasn't using it nonstop. I really did consider the iPad but the lack of Flash is a real issue. There are so many websites I visit that use it, Speed being one of them for their internet only coverage of practise sessions for F1.

    And I previously had a Fujitsu Windows Tablet but was unimpressed, thankfully I won it because it's price retail was well over two thousand dollars. I got tired of using the special pen and sold it on eBay.

    This one is just like a giant iPad, but without the phone capability and with Flash & I can almost touch type on its keyboard!
     
  3. Steve

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    From today's Gizmo's:
     
  4. elaclair

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    Keep in mind that just because a web site uses Flash doesn't mean it requires Flash. I go to the Speed web site all the time and have yet to find a video that won't play on my iPad2.....
     
  5. Steve

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    Could be a nice little offering by Vizio, especially if it has a lower street price than $349. Looks like it's "only" a single-core processor, however, which could explain how they lowered the price. I personally prefer the 4:3 aspect ratio for general tablet use, and especially for web browsing. Just me, tho.

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  6. Cholly

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    I updated my ViewSonic gTablet (purchased from Woot last month for $275) the other day to Honeycomb (Android 3.0.2) using the GtabComb beta 3.2 ROM from Slatedroid.com. The gTablet is a Tegra 2 based tablet with 16G internal storage, and I have a 32 Gig MicroSD card installed. With this ROM, I've upgraded from Android 2.2 (Froyo), which is really a Smart Phone OS, and now have access to the Android Marketplace. I've downloaded several free apps so far, including Angry Birds (of course:grin:), local news and weather and Words With Friends, which I can now play with my three kids. I'm still learning how to use the new apps available by default on the new ROM. Great improvement over the stock gTablet; much faster, and the stock unit didn't have Android Market access, only Handango.
     
  7. Steve

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    From Reuters news. Aside from the Win 7 tablet, not much new here, IMHO, except a model with an optional pen. I've always been a Thinkpad fan, tho. Kudos to Lenovo for continuing to build them as well as IBM did.

     
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    They had a $50 off up till last week. Double or nothing.

    Played with a Tosh Thrive today. Screen is poor compared to all the others (side by side) and the thing is so heavy/clunky/thick that you may as well just get a netbook.
     
  11. Cholly

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    According to next week's flyer locally, the Acer Iconia is $399 - take $100 off that and just $299 and change for a tablet with Tegra 2 processor and Android Honeycomb 3.0. Sweet! :grin:
     
  12. Steve

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    Tempting, assuming they'll apply the coupon to a sale item. And I don't see any language on the coupon that say they won't. Seems too good to be true, tho.

    That said, I don't think I'd like seeing the touch screen "grid" all the time, as this review points out. I'd have to see it for myself, I guess.
     
  13. Rich

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    I don't remember seeing a grid, but I didn't like the Acer. Much rather have a Xoom.

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  14. Steve

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    I'm interested in seeing the Vizio, because I like 4:3 better, at least for my use. HP is also 4:3. So's the iPad.
     
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    8" is why I'm curious. I want to see how legible web browsing is at that size and 768p. I actually don't think it's that cheap at $349, tho, because only single core and 8".

    RE: 4:3, no contest for me. Many of the things my tablet replaces are ~ 4:3, like 8.5 x 11 docs, 8x10 photos, books, magazines, and the design of most websites, because they can't afford to ignore PC's with 4:3 displays. Most 16:9 movies I blow up to 4:3 and only lose a little of the sides, where nothing much goes on. Or if I think the movie will benefit from 16:9, I just watch 'em with black strips top and bottom. Naturally for old movies and TV shows, which I also watch a lot of, 4:3 is ideal.
     
  17. Steve

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    Speaking of small screens...

     
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    Well if there's one thing RIM does well, it's security (<grumble> except PDF </grumble>). No one else comes close without third party software.
     
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    I think you'd be surprised. 8.5 x 11 docs and 8 x 10 photos look great on my 16:9 transformer. Books and magazines also look great. I've been using a 16:9 monitor for years, so websites seem fine too. I also have all 16:9 TV's, so any video format is equally great.

    I guess if I still had 4:3 displays and monitors, I'd lean toward a 4:3 tablet, but more than likely I'd just upgrade those too.
     

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