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What do you use a tablet for?

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  1. 1. What do you use a tablet for?

    • Browsing the web.
      57
    • Reading email.
      49
    • Reading e-books.
      38
    • Gaming.
      30
    • Reading office documents.
      23
    • Editing office documents.
      15
    • Programming.
      3
    • As a remote desktop/TeamViewer/etc client.
      21
    • Listening to music.
      26
    • Watching films.
      37
    • As an alarm clock.
      10
    • Video chatting.
      12
    • Messaging.
      30
    • Taking photos.
      8
    • Editing photos.
      7
    • Social media.
      35
    • It's collecting dust.
      5
    • Other (specify below).
      9
  2. 2. The tablet I own runs on...

    • Android
      28
    • Blackberry OS
      0
    • iOS
      21
    • Windows RT
      6
    • Windows 8.x
      13
    • Other (specify below)
      3

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I don't have tablet but I do have Kindle paperwhite that I use for reading.

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My primary tablet is the original Surface RT these days, which gets used for gaming, Facebook, reading & responding to forums, remote access/support using Teamviewer and RDP, looking up info on the movie I'm watching, or using it to watch the movie itself.

 

I also have 2 Android tablets. My Galaxy tab is mostly for checking Facebook and email and reading e-books on my lunch break, and my old Dell Streak 7 is basically a fancy alarm clock these days.

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I have a Surface Pro, it replaced my desktop and everything I did on my desktop I do on my Surface Pro, I also have a Surface RT, it's handy out and about and general fun, I have a Sumsung 10.1", gave that to my wife to play wee games with with, otherwise it would be collecting dust. Jim

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Nexus 7 2013, used for gaming, email, and forum posting when not on my desktop, bounce between the desktop, tablet and G2 for anything email, G+, and forum related, gaming is on the desktop or tablet, anything calendar related and messaging is done on the phone, lots of randomly grabbing a device and using it, all my youtube and netflix viewing is done on the desktop

 

Yes it seems confusing and random, but it works for me 

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iPad 1. Mainly used for eBooks and Netflix/iPlayer/TVCatchup

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ipad2 

 

i use for reading ebooks, browsing interwebs and watching my youtube/netflix stories while in bed plus a little facebook twitter while i watch tv 

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  • Reading Magazine's, Ebooks, and Documents.
  • Web browsing
  • Watching video's on local storage and on YouTube.
  • Gmail and G+
  • Office stuff
  • Looking at maps and getting directions.
  • Google Now
  • Android development app testing using ADB
  • Playing games
  • Chatting with friends

I do all serious content creation on my desktop PC and 26 inch monitor. Although it's possible to do some on Android as well if you plug/dock it into a screen.

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no one using them to watch porn in bed?? :rofl:

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

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Windows RT

 

Browsing the web, reading emails, watching YouTube.

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Surface Pro 2, so everything on the list and more, except collecting dust.

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Asus Transfomer TF101 - rooted - running Timduru KatKiss ROM - KitKat 4.4.2.  Still runs great.

 

Used for web browsing, casual games and GMail.

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Since we are talking about tablets, can anyone let me know any decent 8-10 inch tablets that run win 8.1  (NOT RT!!!)   and are cheaper then surface??

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Reading books, giving courses (it's my keynote and video machine), gaming on breaks, carrying my work portfolio. Quite an useful and light machine.

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Android 2.2:  Collecting dust.

 

Blackberry Playbook:  Collecting dust.

 

Android 4.1:  Listening to music late at night in bed with headphones on, at most once a week.  Constantly downloading updates, it seems, every freakin' time I happen to turn it on.

 

Surface RT:  Reading the news, reading PDFs, general browsing, playing some simple games, remoting into other computers

 

Surface Pro:  My daily workstation replacement; hooked up to a USB dock and running 3 monitors.

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From what I'm reading, Surface Pro seems the most useful.

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HP Slate 7 2800 for me.

 

Depends on what I am doing.   If I am doing my school work, then for the e-books I can get for the course. 

 

During off time - lately been playing casino games on it, with an occasional regular game.   Then, of course web browsing.  But the major thing I do use it for is when I want to test my site against mobile browsing to ensure scalability or compatibility with tablets. :)

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Dell Venue 11 Pro, this replaced an Acer W500 (upgraded SSD, Win8.1).

 

For me it is a consumption device and sometimes, used for light editing of Office docs. My gaming on this is light, by that I mean Mahjong Tiles, Angry Birds and other games like that. Sometimes I use it for the 2nd screen function of Battlefield 4.


Since we are talking about tablets, can anyone let me know any decent 8-10 inch tablets that run win 8.1  (NOT RT!!!)   and are cheaper then surface??

Take a look at the Dell Venue 11 Pro, I'm very happy with the one I have. It was cheaper than the Surface Pro 2.

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Acer Iconia Tab A500 (running KitKat 4.4.2)

 

Mainly use it for reading (books/magazines etc), checking email, watching videos (movies/youtube etc), surfing the web and the occasional casual game and eBay amongst other things. I predominantly use it on the train/bus while travelling to and from work or just when I'm out. I use it sometimes at home when can't be bothered turning on the PC :P

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Nexus 7 running 4.4.2 KitKat

 

TV/Movie watching when I'm doing overnight site security in places I can't get a wifi signal (which is quite often)

Email and incident reports, FB, youtube, light gaming when I do have a wifi signal  

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I have an iPad Mini (Gen 1) and use it for browsing, socializing, gaming (rarely), and watching movies/TV shows.

 

I also just bought a Dell Venue Pro 8 which I rarely use, but I bought it instead of a laptop. I use a Logitech Ultra Thin mouse and when i do use it which is for work, I just set the iPad up for videos.

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Surface Pro 1... almost everything in the poll, except for collecting dust. But it's mainly used for Neowin, Facebook, and Visual Studio.
 

It's the only computer I use.

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no one using them to watch porn in bed?? :rofl:

 

 

Goes without saying.

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