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#1 ultimate99

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:51

I would like to get my dad a tablet for his birthday. He has an iphone and a laptop. He's a simple user, generally MS Office, browsing, facebook, youtube; nothing hardcore.
I wanted to know if an ipad would best fit or an android based tablet. How's youtube with the ipad, heard it doesn't work?
Any suggestions?


#2 Astra.Xtreme

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:59

Youtube works fine on the iPad.

Does price matter at all? If so, the Nexus 7 is the way to go. If not, the iPad is a great choice

#3 einsteinbqat

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 04:19

I'd go for the iPad. Your dad already has an iPhone, so he would probably like to have the same apps on his tablet. YouTube app works fine on the iPad like Astra said. I am using Jasmine for YouTube because I think it's better than Google's YouTube app. From the iPad mini to the iPad with retina, you have choice. You can even go for a refurnished iPad from the Apple Store. It's just like a new one at a fraction of the price, and you still get the standard guarantee and AppleCare, too.

I only have used a Galaxy tablet for a whole 2 hours, so I can't really tell about the real use of an Android tablet.

#4 Secular Humanist

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 04:33

I would say an iPad too, the clarity/color difference alone makes up any price difference for my eyes if you go with the 3 version or higher.

#5 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 04:35

My vote (for what it's worth) go for the android, you'll be surprised how easy it is to get used to if he already has apple devices already, and it'll make a change :)

#6 Slammers

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 04:45

Ipad - easier to use, much better selection of quality apps and much better screen. This is coming from an android fanboy, I can't deny that there is no reason to choose an android tablet over an ipad apart from price.

#7 AlexMagik

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 04:50

if a requirement is office, then maybe surface rt? but has no 3g/lte, only wifi.
else ipad...

#8 Ryoken

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 04:57

iPad, full or mini.. He's already in the ecosystem, no reason to change.

Simple to use and understand, excellent app selection, great customer support should there be an issue.

I have an iPad Mini, and a Nexus 7, the Mini wins hands down.

#9 OP ultimate99

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 05:29

Price is not an issue.
He has a laptop with Vista, then I installed Win7 and hated it. He asked me to install Win XP instead. :|
So maybe an ipad the best choice?

#10 einsteinbqat

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 15:19

Price is not an issue.
He has a laptop with Vista, then I installed Win7 and hated it. He asked me to install Win XP instead. :|
So maybe an ipad the best choice?


Yes. I believe so. You don't want to be faced with the possibility that he does not like an Android-based tablet.

He really prefer XP over 7? Really? Even I, who use OS X, can see that 7 is way better than XP!

#11 +techbeck

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 15:22

Your dad already has an iPhone...so get him an iPad. Would be the easiest for him. I would of recommended Android if he didnt alreay have an iPhone.

#12 alphamale

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 07:55

i can say that the nexus tablet would not frustrate anyone. and with google drive widget bar its easy to start a google doc. it works really well and can be saved as a .docx. don't make it more apple unless he thinks his iphone is the bees knees. older people tend to have apple pushed on them. i know a guy his kids insisted he have a iphone and the guy has had headache after headache doing normal thinks like sync with outlook. today he ordered a nexus 4.

#13 OP ultimate99

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 16:27

should I get him iPad 2 or 3?

#14 AlexMagik

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 16:41

should I get him iPad 2 or 3?


iPad 4 now :)
amazingly fast compared to 3, and with retina compared to 2... massive difference.

#15 Astra.Xtreme

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 16:43

The 2 doesn't have a retina display, so definitely get at least the 3.