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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?

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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

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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.

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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.

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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 :)

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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.

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

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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.

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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?

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[quote name='ultimate99' timestamp='1359955775' post='595500106']
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?
[/quote]

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!

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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.

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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.

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should I get him iPad 2 or 3?

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[quote name='ultimate99' timestamp='1360686451' post='595517170']
should I get him iPad 2 or 3?
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iPad 4 now :)
amazingly fast compared to 3, and with retina compared to 2... massive difference.

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

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ahh...i'm torn again....

should it be iPad 3 or iPad mini?

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I'd say iPad since he's got an iPhone. Would be more familiar to him.

[quote name='ultimate99' timestamp='1360737485' post='595518676']
ahh...i'm torn again....

should it be iPad 3 or iPad mini?
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iPad mini is probably pretty cool, probably what I'd get myself if I went that route, but seeing is that he already has an iPhone, it would make more sence for him to have something bigger.

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iPad. Android tablets are no match when it comes to quality and selection of apps. The hardware may be very good on Android tablets, but that isn't enough.

Also, jailbreak it and get ProTube HD from Cydia; way way better than the stock YouTube app. :D

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I finally got an ipad 4 w retina display
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[quote name='ultimate99' timestamp='1360769144' post='595519284']
I finally got an ipad 4 w retina display
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Good choice. (Y)

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I bought an iPad2, sold it, bought a Galaxy Tab 10.1, sold that, bought a Asus Transformer, sold that, and bought a iPad 4.. I like how the iPad works and most of the apps I use, work better on the iPad.. Also, the screen on the iPad, is better on my eyes from some reason.
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[quote name='Fus10n' timestamp='1360769628' post='595519308']
I bought an iPad2, sold it, bought a Galaxy Tab 10.1, sold that, bought a Asus Transformer, sold that, and bought a iPad 4.. I like how the iPad works and most of the apps I use, work better on the iPad.. Also, the screen on the iPad, is better on my eyes from some reason.
[/quote]the clarity difference is HUGE for my eyes. after having the ipad 3 with the retina screen, everything else now is blurry and gives me a headache after 10-15 mins on an ipad2 and nexus 7 when reading text.

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I love the full sized iPad but find it to be a bit on the heavy side. I hope that the next couple of revisions make it light so that it is more comfortable to hold for long periods.

Assuming there was a Retina iPad Mini, I'd go with that because of the weight. If weight wasn't an issue I'd definitely want the full sized iPad. Right now it seems like you have to compromise between weight and display resolution.

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