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Android Tablet gives iPad run for the Money

Discussion in 'Android Forum' started by lockdownx1x, Feb 27, 2010.

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    not sure i can wait until June...when that Ipad is released i may have to jump on it...HP Slate and Notion better crank up the presses or they'll lose a TON of orders....and that's a pretty old video (saw it last month).
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    Well, Dell has one coming out near the same time as the iPad. Forget it exactly. I think its' name is Dell Mini 500 and it has the android OS on it also.
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    personally looking for a tablet that's big enough to read comics without having to scroll around between panels...probably 9-10 inch one would work.
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    Do you think android tab makers will try and compete on price or features vs Ipad?
    I was considering a netbook for convenient travel use but since having the droid I realize that I can get along without a keyboard.
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    i don't think it will be hard at all to compete on price...considering the max machine you can get for the IPAD is 64gb...shouldn't be hard to get something beefier for under $700
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    That is one sweet tablet. And it gives us a camera for skype which apple of course left out because they dont want you to have one yet.
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    Don't really see the point of a tablet. If I need a big screen or some horsepower, I have my laptop. Otherwise, I've got my Droid.

    The next gen (or two) of phones I expect to have a fold-out or roll-out screen, so that will give us perhaps 2, 3, even 4x the screen size.

    I guess tablets are kind of cool, but I don't see any need to spend money on one.
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    id get a tablet if i didnt have a laptop...
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    When I can get a netbook for half the price the tablet doesn't look as interesting to me. Reading forums or answering emails I can do in the barcolounger with the netbook on my lap with both the screen & keyboard in the correct orientation. A tablet is either going to have the screen parallel with the floor or (with the screen up) the keyboard perpendicular to the floor.

    Be nice to have the larger screen if I was just watching video for a length of time but I think I'd still prefer the netbook for day to day use. It'd be nice to 'just have' one if the price was decent, but I can't really justify it otherwise.
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    Why does anyone use or need a tablet?
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    Color comic readers for the win.....unless Apple shuts down all Android devices in their lawsuit....wonder if Google has any lawyers. Tried reading comics with a netbook, doesn't work, left side is top heavy.
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    I'm really looking forward to the 8" version for my kitchen. It will serve as a digital photo frame when not being actively used, but I think it's a great way to access programming, recipes, etc. when I'm cooking. Plus, in a pinch I can take grocery list notes without having to find my phone, then I can sync it with my phone later while at the store and get what I need.
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    Keeps you from carrying a laptop everywhere....
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    You guys must have a TON of disposable income. 500-700 just to do those menial tasks?
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    When one has a headache of course ...
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    I fail to see how $150-$180 is a ton of disposable income. The Archos 7 inch uses a slower processor as a costdown, but gives it a super low $149 retail. A few bucks more for the larger screen on the 8" is a bargain!
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    The iPad starts at $500 and that doesn't get you anything... you have to spend at least $650 and there is also the matter of a data plan... it's a colossal waste of money.
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    people that already have a data plan won't be signing up for this one...waste of money...however the wifi will work just fine for my needs.
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