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What do you use a tablet for?

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#1 +Frank B.

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 08:52

Many of us Neowinians have a tablet by now. The question is - what do you use it for?

 

The main uses the tablet has for me are browsing the web, reading emails, social media, reading e-books and casual gaming. What do you do with yours?




#2 +virtorio

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 08:57

iPad 2.

I very occasionally use it to read things while sitting on the couch, that's pretty much it.



#3 +da00

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 09:43

Surface 2 Pro.

 

Reading, Social Media, Work, Gaming, movies.



#4 HoochieMamma

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 09:48

Mainly for when I can't be bothered to get up and go to my computer. Hahaha



#5 goodbytes

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 09:53

Retina iPad Mini

 

Watching tv shows with Plex

Reading RSS feeds with Reeder

Reading my .Net Magazine subscription



#6 HawkMan

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 09:54

This poll would have much more interest with a poll result where you can see how the different tablets types get used. 

as

 I have a ipad 2 now, it's used for a lot of things in that list, but non of the things includes editing or the creation of anything like programming. this would be the case if I had a newer ipad as well and in most cases android thoguh some android could be used for some light weight editing. if I had a full windows 8 tablet the results would be a lot different as it'd probably tick all the boxes. except alarm clock, I have my phone for that :p



#7 Hum

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 09:54

I am returning mine.

 

It is like trying to run on one leg.

 

Awkward to click on what you want.

 

Does not respond well.



#8 arachnoid

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 10:13

You missed headaches :D
Mostly at work during breaks for reading and keeeping an eye on the trivia podted here

#9 +jamesyfx

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 10:21

I had a Nexus 7 for about a month but I couldn't really find a use for it, since my phone does literally the same things.. so I gave it to a friend. Otherwise it would be collecting dust!



#10 Fahim S.

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 10:30

I use my Nexus 7 for content consumption (web, email, social media and reading documents), as a remote control for media services and basic remote monitoring/management of some servers.



#11 +Majesticmerc

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 10:38

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

Use it mainly for web browsing, Reddit and Facebook. Got a couple of games on there as well, and it's set up with my Chromecast for Netflixing. Don't use it for note taking very often to be honest, the S-Pen largely remains unused.

#12 compl3x

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 10:58

iPad Air

 

Browsing, reading (my reading has increased dramatically since I bought the tablet), a few games, etc.



#13 InsaneNutter

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 11:12

Asus Transformer Prime [Android] - I dont really use it for anything now, i have randomly used it for watching TV shows with Plex and playing a few games in the past.

I would just sooner use a PC / Laptop, my phone does anything i can do on the tablet anyway, with the added benefit of having a 3g connection.

 

I'm glad however my mum is getting a lot of use out of the tablet, shes uses it for email, games and web browsing.



#14 Biohead

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 11:20

iPad 2 - Pretty much it's only use now is The Simpsons Tapped Out now - power user  :rofl:. Work email also is better on there as opposed to my Nexus 5, but thats about it.

 

I'll be getting a work provided iPad soon, and as that has all the corporate stuff on it will probably see much more use than my personal one ever has!



#15 Polarman

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 13:14

Toshiba Thrive (Android) - Initially purchased it for tethered shooting using the dslr controller app and also as a neat portable photo viewer.

 

Since I changed my camera and the app does not support it, I gave it to my wife.

 

So basically, she just plays her little puzzle games on it once in a while.