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#16 aviator189

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 02:16

Out of those two? - ipad.

 

If I had my choice? - surface pro 1/2.  




#17 Joe User

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 00:25

Hard to beat the Dell Venue 8 Pro with full Windows 8.1 for only $229.

http://www.microsoft...uctID.289455200

 

Pair that with an external monitor, mouse, and keyboard when you want to do real work. Saves you from needing to buy a desktop/laptop, comes with a free copy of Office, which separately would cost almost as much as the entire package.

 

Install Linux or Android-x86 on it if you like. You could probably quad boot Windows 8.1, Ubuntu, Android, and OS X on it.

 

That's the tablet (and price) that got me off Android tablets forever. It's an impressive piece of equipment.



#18 suprNOVA

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 00:34

As somebody that has an iPad and Nexus 7,  Android has better value, but iOS is better quality.

For under $200, the Nexus 7 is an amazing deal, but I just can't get passed how much of a steamy pile of inconsistent crap that is Android.

Honestly, I've found rooting and flashing a custom ROM to help with the bloatware that Android has really makes the OS better, but yeah Android's only issue is APPS. 

 



#19 Anibal P

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 14:48

Depends on the end user, if they are the dumb type, iPad, if they can be trusted to not blow it up, then Android will be the better option 

 

As for apps, they are both the same no matter what the haters say, if an app is not optimized for a tablet, that's not an Android problem, it's a lazy developer problem and would be a good idea to find a replacement with a non lazy developer 

 

Surface Pros are for those luddite types the claim they can't work without XX unnecessary Windows app like Office or Outlook 



#20 siah1214

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 15:03

Depends on the end user, if they are the dumb type, iPad, if they can be trusted to not blow it up, then Android will be the better option 

 

As for apps, they are both the same no matter what the haters say, if an app is not optimized for a tablet, that's not an Android problem, it's a lazy developer problem and would be a good idea to find a replacement with a non lazy developer 

 

Surface Pros are for those luddite types the claim they can't work without XX unnecessary Windows app like Office or Outlook 

Are you always that big of an ass when you're giving poorly thought out "advice"?

 

 

You can't think of a use for a tablet (with a Wacom pen) that you can run photoshop on? Talk to the penny arcade guys about how useless that is.  What an awful comment.  And the iPad is for dumb types?  Or is the iPad for people that want the biggest app store?  Or are all professional pilots "dumb types" because they're using the only tablet that foreflight is available for?

 

Your post is so awful I think it gave me cancer.



#21 compl3x

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 11:10

I think for tablet considerations, like most tech purchases, the main issue is the user who will be using it. Are they tech savvy? What will they use it for? How often will they use it, etc.

 

If they are basic browsing, email, reading etc. then I think it is just a simple "which tablet do you like the look of the best" & "which tablet is in your price range?". No tablet I've used seems to beat its competition in the basic use category.



#22 Knive Party

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 13:48

Depends on the end user, if they are the dumb type, iPad, if they can be trusted to not blow it up, then Android will be the better option 

 

As for apps, they are both the same no matter what the haters say, if an app is not optimized for a tablet, that's not an Android problem, it's a lazy developer problem and would be a good idea to find a replacement with a non lazy developer 

 

Surface Pros are for those luddite types the claim they can't work without XX unnecessary Windows app like Office or Outlook 

ding ding ding, we have a winner :D



#23 Xerxes

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 10:12

EDIT: Nevermind, what I said was too contradictory and made no sense :laugh:

 

Long story short, ultimately it's apps and what you plan to use it for that will decide which is best. Both have strengths and weakness to be considered but your needs make the final decision. For me, I try to actually play with the tablets first and check out the state of affairs with the apps I use on it and then research the capabilities of each tablet vs what I need it to do. I've gone from a 10.1" Android tablet to a 7.9" iPad because my needs have changed and the iPad suited them better.