Why I returned my Ipad and why Android tablets might fail

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  1. patfactorx

    patfactorx Member

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    Its been said before but isn't a tablet like a netbook without a keyboard that can't video out and a phone that can't make phone calls? Also most of these tablets have half the resolution and viewing angle of my laptop.

    I just couldn't find a use case for my Ipad and I don't see Android tablets gaining mass adoption unless the price gets under $200 for a nicely built tablet with nice resolution. If it gets around Ipod touch prices then people will treat it like a mp3 player.

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    Well, since the iPad was released it's sold millions......obviously a lot of people feel differently....there is quite a use for them. And sales for the galaxy tab have been good also.

    I think tablet sales will continue to rise and laptop sales will go down....
     
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    Laptops are going to be the VCR of the late 80's early 90's.
     
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    Those who do their homework prior to making purchases, don't run into issues like this.
     
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    cpjr Senior Member

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    I have a 13in MacBook pro and an iPad.

    I use the ipad 99% of the time and only pickup the MacBook for tasks that require a USB connection or DVD rom, etc.
     
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    This. Laptop for USB and Flash. That's it.

    iPad does everything else well.
     
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    The direction of the overall evolution is clear- the devices will grow ever faster, ever easier to carry, more and more cloud connected... like someday it'll be a sheet of paper you unfold and then it stiffens flat, etc... way, way down the road it will all be bio implants that give you a virtual field of vision I spose, connected to the net transponder implants... this is gonna be one wild ride.

    Oh... s'cuse me, my ADD kicked in ;-)
     
  8. steven.rn

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    I'm sure it does but I won't buy one til it has a usb, a front facing camera,
    and let's see... oh, yah, an android OS :rockon:

    (just kidding... no apple hater here.. nothing to see folks... move along :))
     
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    Until tablets come with functions that laptops have like DVD/BD drive, USB, broad software support, I don't see much use for them outside of a toy. I'd love to have a tablet that I could run autoCAD or photoshop or something else like that on it :)

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  10. Malvado

    Malvado DF News Team/Mod Premium Member

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    I personally stick with laptop...why, because its not like tablets have the ability to install software I consider useful in my career. I am a graphics designer and video editor..I see tablets as play toys

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  11. Larry_ThaGr81

    Larry_ThaGr81 Active Member

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    I think that might be too much of a drain on resources like the battery. Sure you can plug up the tablet, but you might as well be using a netbook or laptop if that's the case. :)
     
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    xojunexobugxo New Member

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    My husband got an ipad for Christmas. He's attached and it's useful for him at work. Me on the other hand, I only use it for a quick internet search, quick facebook check, and an app now and then.

    We had a sonic view g tablet and returned it. Very unimpressed.

    I'd rather use my netbook over the ipad for long periods of time, or desktop. I only see buying another tablet when it's more capable of what my netbook/laptop/pc can do, which I don't see coming anytime soon.

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    I bought an ipad thinking I would use it more than I did, I took mine back. Its deff not for everyone but tons of people like it and have a million uses for it.
     
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    Love my iPad.
     
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    I bought a ipad and returned it also. I have a 13 inch macbook and once I started using the ipad I couldn't put it down. Problem was I couldn't justify having a $1000 laptop sitting around collecting dust. If I could sell my macbook I may get a ipad 2.
     
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