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Pilsbury



Joined: 13 Dec 2004
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 16 9:55 pm    Post subject: Tablet suggestions  Reply with quote    

Im looking at getting a new tablet, I currently have a 1st gen Tesco hudl thst has never really worked thst well, the screen seems to have random hissy fits of self typing when trying to write and strange glitches.
I would like something to play a few memory games, internet surf and do some writing so the ability for open office or similar would be good and if it can take a Bluetooth keyboard or similer so much the better.
I'm open to any suggestions thst don't involve Apple.
No real budget in mind but I'm not loaded lol.
I currently have a Samsung phone and get on with that rather well so let the suggestions commence.

johnc



Joined: 16 May 2005
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Location: Hay on Wye
PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 16 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Has to be I pad in one form or another, just can't be bettered

Hairyloon



Joined: 20 Nov 2008
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Location: Today I are mostly being in Yorkshire.
PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 16 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

johnc wrote:
Has to be I pad in one form or another, just can't be bettered

Which is the best model of non-apple iPad?

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 16 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

johnc wrote:
Has to be I pad in one form or another, just can't be bettered

Which is the best model of non-apple iPad?

Behemoth



Joined: 01 Dec 2004
Posts: 18963
Location: Leeds
PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 16 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Which Best Buy = galaxy tab s2 8 at 369.

Cheapest Best Buy = Lenovo tab2 a10 169

I've used neither.

jema
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 16 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I think its still the case that a premium brand like Samsung is a better bet than the cheapo tablets.

GrahamH



Joined: 23 May 2015
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 16 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The wife has had the Samsung for 18 months now, no problems so far.
In the shop we were offered a choice of two, one a Chinese. Same packaging and looks. Very difficult to see the difference .Less than half the price.
Take care if buying from dubious sellers including ebay.

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
Posts: 33600
Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 16 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

What's the problem with Apple? Would this be overcome with a second hand one?

If it would, just beware of battery life on used ones. Otherwise, I've seen nothing to touch them, really.

cir3ngirl



Joined: 13 Aug 2006
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Location: Cirencester
PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 16 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Me and my iPad are approaching our 6 anniversary together

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
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Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 16 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

cir3ngirl wrote:
Me and my iPad are approaching our 6 anniversary together


Is it running like treacle? My original iPad is, and my iPad 2 was before I lost it.

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: Essex
PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 16 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You lost it before iPads were invented

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
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Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 16 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tahir wrote:
You lost it before iPads were invented


Cheeky sod. I meant I lost my iPad. Left it on a plane in Amsterdam. Of all the 'things people lost in Amsterdam', my story is the dullest.

Pilsbury



Joined: 13 Dec 2004
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 16 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

My wife has an iPad and iPhone and I would rather not get sucked into the Apple world, they are fine and all but I'm happy with Android and for what I'm looking to do I really dont need an ipad level tablet.
My preferance is for a non Apple device and if thst means I'm missing out then so be it.
I have my free 15gig cloud with Android and all my apps are compatible with what ever Android phone I get when it's time to upgrade and I really don't want to become locked into apple.
Just my choice, just like some people dont want to use Windows as their operating system so download Linux I guess.

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 16 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

No, absolutely fine. Just if it was a cost thing, there are options available.

I think the real answer to choosing a brand is usually people stick with a brand because it's what their chargers/software/accounts/habits are with, and they're the best 'arguments' there are.

wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
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Location: East Midlands
PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 16 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The iPad 2 was getting slow before we all went up one.

I'm very pro-Apple. I know they are expensive, but I feel they are far better devices, and the support is amazing. Not out to convert anyone, just what works for us. I think it does simplify things if all your devices are easily compatible. That's why we went all Apple and it works seamlessly and flawlessly for us.

Unless I want to post pics on here...

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