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#1 metro2012

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 21:37

hello

im going to go for the ccna exam (well the first part) and ill have to read some ebooks so im looking for a tablet. not intrested in ereaders as they have no added functionality. i dont want a ipad either.

im looking at either a android device or microsoft's surface. most of you will say the nexus 7 but no sd card and no pen (to hightlight stuff easier for example) is a bit of a turn off.........the htc flyer looked pretty ok but has no support. the galaxy note is weird in the sense it that it doesnt have the size of a phone or a tablet and would be pretty hard to read.

right now the surface is my perfered choice even if it is not on the market.


suggestions?


#2 psionicinversion

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 22:02

if thats what ya want then get it if not itll have a android tablet, but the surface wont come cheap. probably be the same as a ipad or more for mininmum models

#3 Scorbing

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 22:05

Kindle Fire

#4 vetsanctified

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 22:08

Kindle Fire seems your choice.

#5 still1

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 22:09

http://www.amazon.co...ASIN=B007YLUOBI

#6 still1

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 22:10

Kindle Fire

Kindle Fire seems your choice.

Fire dont have an SD card either..

#7 xendrome

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 22:17

OP, what is the need for the SD Card?

#8 .Neo

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 22:20

With its retina screen the new iPad is simply going to be the best bet when you're dealing with huge amounts of text, i.e. when reading a lot. iOS handles both PDF and ePub extremely well. Just bringing it to your attention.

#9 xendrome

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 22:21

With its retina screen the new iPad is simply going to be the best bet when you're dealing with huge amounts of text, i.e. when reading a lot. iOS handles both PDF and ePub extremely well. Just sayin'…


He said non-iOS in the thread title. So that isn't an option.

#10 Lunfai

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 22:26

He said non-iOS in the thread title. So that isn't an option.


He did state some restrictions that I can't even name any tablets except Note and Flyer which comes with
  • Pen
  • SD Card Slot
  • Non-iOS
  • On sale as of right now
The surface will be out in Fall, but it won't be cheap.

#11 .Neo

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 22:29

He said non-iOS in the thread title. So that isn't an option.

Hence the "Just bringing it to your attention"-part… I've seen people saying "no" to whatever product before, but sometimes it's simply the best solution available. In this case it's going to be the new iPad, hands down. Otherwise I'd say wait for the Microsoft Surface, but that could take another four months. Possibly even (much) longer if Microsoft isn't going for a worldwide launch. I'd definitely prepare for the latter if you're not an American/Canadian.

#12 Mr. Constantine

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 23:00

Can't beat the Nexus 7 in my book (pun intended)

#13 siah1214

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 23:03

Can't beat the Nexus 7 in my book (pun intended)

im looking at either a android device or microsoft's surface. most of you will say the nexus 7 but no sd card and no pen (to hightlight stuff easier for example) is a bit of a turn off.........the htc flyer looked pretty ok but has no support. the galaxy note is weird in the sense it that it doesnt have the size of a phone or a tablet and would be pretty hard to read.


:)

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 23:11

http://www.airstash.com/

&

http://store.apple.c...oduct/MC531ZM/A
(FULL control and usage of contents can be achieved via a simple jailbreak & iFile for example)

*cough*

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#15 +goretsky

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 06:52

Hello,

Have you considered a rooted ("nootered") Nook Color or Nook tablet? They both have MicroSDHC cards, and can use a stylus for highlighting.

Regards,

Aryeh Goretsky