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What is the Best Tablet or Pad to Get Started With?

 
Sky Pilot
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What is the Best Tablet or Pad to Get Started With?
The wife wants an ipad for wireless internet access and looking at real estate.

We've never used an ipad or iphone before and if you consider the competitors, the choices are overwhelming.

What is a good basic pad or tablet?

What is a good affordable wireless service?

Please share your advice.

Thanks,

Sky

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Re: What is the Best Tablet or Pad to Get Started With?
No one out their has a recommendation?
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I'm also interested since the majority of the internet is going to be banned at work soon. :|
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For a tablet I would try a Bayer Aspirin. For a pad I would give Tampex a try.
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For a tablet I would try a Bayer Aspirin. For a pad I would give Tampex a try.
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Re: What is the Best Tablet or Pad to Get Started With?
start with an ipad
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Come on GLP friends, some of you already have tablets. Please help out us newbies.
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nexus 7
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start with an ipad
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Which one? 4, 5 or whatever they are up to now.
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nexus 7
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Why do you recommend it?
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I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2.0 7 inch, it's wonderful, does everything an Ipad does, no Itunes unfortunately, but does have a Word-esque program and is pretty simple to use and has beautiful picture.

Apple products are good in the sense that a lot of the market is geared towards them, in terms of apps and shit. I don't not recommend the Ipad, but you should go try many tablets out and see what the fuck is up.
All aboard!
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samsung tab isn't bad, and not as dear as the ipad. it's good and fast and very usable. but I wouldn't recommend doing anything that requires privacy on it or similar tablets, as it's completely infested by google. also, if you're used to being the master of your pc, i.e. controlling what apps are running, sorting out your av etc... you'll find yourself quite limited with a tablet. they're mainly made for stupid people who like surfing facebood and twitter, and don't mind their email hacked and personal details intercepted.

btw, tape over the camera.
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I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2.0 7 inch, it's wonderful, does everything an Ipad does, no Itunes unfortunately, but does have a Word-esque program and is pretty simple to use and has beautiful picture.

Apple products are good in the sense that a lot of the market is geared towards them, in terms of apps and shit. I don't not recommend the Ipad, but you should go try many tablets out and see what the fuck is up.
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Thanks! No Apple crap for me.
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I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2.0 7 inch, it's wonderful, does everything an Ipad does, no Itunes unfortunately, but does have a Word-esque program and is pretty simple to use and has beautiful picture.

Apple products are good in the sense that a lot of the market is geared towards them, in terms of apps and shit. I don't not recommend the Ipad, but you should go try many tablets out and see what the fuck is up.
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Thanks. I don't like the idea of Apple censoring the App offering at the app store. Does the Galaxy have more open App access?
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Hey OP, I recommend this protocol for buying most anything:

Go to Amazon, search Tablet, order the results by reviews and ratings. Then decide by the amount of positive reviews.

Good research makes good buys
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Re: What is the Best Tablet or Pad to Get Started With?
I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2.0 7 inch, it's wonderful, does everything an Ipad does, no Itunes unfortunately, but does have a Word-esque program and is pretty simple to use and has beautiful picture.

Apple products are good in the sense that a lot of the market is geared towards them, in terms of apps and shit. I don't not recommend the Ipad, but you should go try many tablets out and see what the fuck is up.
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Thanks. I don't like the idea of Apple censoring the App offering at the app store. Does the Galaxy have more open App access?
 Quoting: Sky Pilot


Samsung has an app store that is a little lackluster so you are forced to use Google Play as an app store which is much more abundant in apps. As that Brit a few posts up said, the Samsung tab is inundated with Google, which can be both good and bad. And a lot of the app market has been cornered by apple which blows nuts.
All aboard!
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I bought something called a "Nextbook" from Walmart, $69.
Runs android, works pretty good for what you're looking to do.
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I bought something called a "Nextbook" from Walmart, $69.
Runs android, works pretty good for what you're looking to do.
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A netbook is a better idea, cos it's got a keyboard. Unless you get a tablet with a keyboard attached.
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I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2.0 7 inch, it's wonderful, does everything an Ipad does, no Itunes unfortunately, but does have a Word-esque program and is pretty simple to use and has beautiful picture.

Apple products are good in the sense that a lot of the market is geared towards them, in terms of apps and shit. I don't not recommend the Ipad, but you should go try many tablets out and see what the fuck is up.
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Thanks. I don't like the idea of Apple censoring the App offering at the app store. Does the Galaxy have more open App access?
 Quoting: Sky Pilot


Samsung has an app store that is a little lackluster so you are forced to use Google Play as an app store which is much more abundant in apps. As that Brit a few posts up said, the Samsung tab is inundated with Google, which can be both good and bad. And a lot of the app market has been cornered by apple which blows nuts.
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What do you mean "inundated with Google"? This sounds scary.
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I bought something called a "Nextbook" from Walmart, $69.
Runs android, works pretty good for what you're looking to do.
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Is it wireless? What service do you use?
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If wifi try the Lenova Yoga 8inch. My wife has one and loves it.
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I bought something called a "Nextbook" from Walmart, $69.
Runs android, works pretty good for what you're looking to do.
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Is it wireless? What service do you use?
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I would wait for the samsung 8.4 inch amoled coming out in 4 months. It uses amoled on the front screen and gives great viewing angles and low current draw plus its going to have a quad processor. To be out in 4 months about.

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Samsung tablets are pretty solid devices. If you look at what an iPad can do, and it's limits don't bother you, it's a great tablet as well... but the lack of customization, memory card support, direct USB ports, etc... I prefer Android.

As stated, the new Nexus 7 isn't bad at all. I have a 32gb one for casual use. Very fast and reliable. I have a 10.1" tab for more serious use.

Try them all and do lots of research. You'll become an expert pretty quick.
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I bought something called a "Nextbook" from Walmart, $69.
Runs android, works pretty good for what you're looking to do.
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Is it wireless? What service do you use?
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I highly recommend you look real closely at that thing before you buy it. I bought one for a friend and by the time it was said and done I had went through 4 just trying to set it up in order to gift it to them in the end I gave up.

I run a nexus 7. I did see the Hisense Sero 7 Pro recommended on here last night and when I looked the reviews look very promising. I prefer Asus or Galaxy myself but this one was just cheap enough to catch my eye.
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I have the Hisense SERO 7 Pro. It's a great tablet that does what I need it to. It's not cellular which limits me to WIFI only but I am usually around hotspots so it's not that big of a deal. Has removable storage which you can use for pics, vids, movies, ect....you can put apps on the sd card...but only after rooting the tablet. it was 149.00 at wally world when i bought mine.

having said that....the nexus 7 is twice the tablet..and if it can be had for 229 or so...i would spend then extra cash on it.
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I bought something called a "Nextbook" from Walmart, $69.
Runs android, works pretty good for what you're looking to do.
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Is it wireless? What service do you use?
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Yep, wireless and it uses google play for apps.
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Why on earth would you want to pay that much for something you cannot repair if it breaks? You're just pissing your money away while making Chinese manufacturers rich.
Please dont be a fool and waste your money on this crap!
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Why on earth would you want to pay that much for something you cannot repair if it breaks? You're just pissing your money away while making Chinese manufacturers rich.
Please dont be a fool and waste your money on this crap!
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I've had 2 Nexus tablets and 2 Acer tablets. None have broken. None have failed. Enjoy your bear-skin rugs and flint tools.
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Kindle Fire works great for surfing the net/ watching netflix etc etc
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tampons i prefer
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If wifi try the Lenova Yoga 8inch. My wife has one and loves it.
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I have a Lenovo tablet and it's been a good one. They are made by IBM.
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