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Offline tennman

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Tablet Or Laptop?
« on: Wed Aug 01, 2012 - 14:29:21 »
I'm asking this honestly, but what is the advantage to having a tablet (iPad, Android Tablet, etc) over a laptop other than tablets being trendy?

As best I can tell, tablets are harder to type and to see the screen when typing I have to bend over. In order to see the tablet screen I have to by something to make it work more like...a laptop.

So please enlighten me so I'll know what purchase I should make next. What is so much better about a tablet, if anything, than a laptop?

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Tablet Or Laptop?
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Re: Tablet Or Laptop?
« Reply #1 on: Wed Aug 01, 2012 - 18:11:38 »
They are light weight and slim. My daughter's father in law is a preacher and uses his for his sermon notes. The music  leader at the church we visited last Sunday used his instead of printed music sheets. He had a special stand for it and a foot switch that turned the pages.

They have no cd drive, no usb port, no card reader. They do not work with Flash.


For me, a tablet just wouldn't do at all.

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Re: Tablet Or Laptop?
« Reply #2 on: Sat Aug 11, 2012 - 14:17:10 »
I'm asking this honestly, but what is the advantage to having a tablet (iPad, Android Tablet, etc) over a laptop other than tablets being trendy?

As best I can tell, tablets are harder to type and to see the screen when typing I have to bend over. In order to see the tablet screen I have to by something to make it work more like...a laptop.

So please enlighten me so I'll know what purchase I should make next. What is so much better about a tablet, if anything, than a laptop?


 ::pondering::

It's definitely a personal choice. I still use a desktop. Have had laptops, but prefer desktops for my uses. I have a BB Playbook I use for when I got to bed and when I want to have a bible with me at church. I also have Bibles on my Windows Phone 7 but it's kind of small for my old eyes.
What buigs me about touch screen is all the cleaning you have to do. If they came up with a touch screen that that worked by simple touch and not body heat, that would be neat. Then again a small industry would be born for making thin gloves for touch screen use.  ::cool::  Hey....?
Oh BTW, BB Playbook HAS flash, and Windows 8 does to. (I'm testing it now)
 
 

 
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