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If You Were Going to Buy a Tablet RIGHT NOW...Which One Would You Get?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Nalapombu, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Tewwowist

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    I'm gonna look again. I have an iPad 2 but want something smaller and lighter for in flight movies and quick document reference.

    How does it compare to the Samsung in you opinion?
     
  2. coastal4974

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    Do you have to use the S pen? That would be a PITA to have to fumble for the pen every time you use the tablet.
     

  3. ClydeG19

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    Apple invented the tablet market. If we're looking at strictly market share, Apple had no where to go but down as soon as there was any competition. Tablets are one of the fastest growing consumer products. The numbers sold are only going up (both Apple and whatever flavor of Android).

    OP, the Ipad mini is going to be unveiled on 10/17 and is rumored to hit the stores in early November. Personally, I'd wait to see what the Ipad mini is packing before choosing.
     
  4. syntaxerrorsix

    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    Not really.

    That would be Microsoft in 1999-2000 with the Microsoft Tablet PC.

    [​IMG]

    10 years later after the technology advanced and components shrank in weight and cost did the iPad came out.
     
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  5. Dragoon44

    Dragoon44 Unfair Facist Lifetime Member

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    Hey! it was a ROCK SOLID tablet!!!

    :tongueout::rofl:
     
  6. Dragoon44

    Dragoon44 Unfair Facist Lifetime Member

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    Apple pretty much invented the personal PC. But Microsoft ended up dominating int he personal PC market.

    It is seldom the originator that ends up dominating the market.

    History will repeat itself but instead of Apple Vs. Windows it is going to be Apple vs. Android. Like Windows android is going to win the largest market share.
     
  7. syntaxerrorsix

    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    Actually Roberts is credit with the inventing the Altair PC in 1975. Woz and Jobs collaborated on the first Apple in 1976
     
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    Here we go….:upeyes:


    :rofl:
     
  9. G29Reload

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    Someone has to fill the cheap seats in the upper bleachers.


    Apple seems to come along with quality and perfection, then every "me too!" in the trailer park who can't afford one waits for the cheap knockoffs. Then that crap sells like hotcakes.

    Which for the frustrated who save up eventually turn into IPAD sales.:rofl:
     
  10. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Tewwowist

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    The interesting thing is that despite market share numbers, apple is the most profitable in every space it plays.
     
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    I wonder what that thing weighs.

    And why I never saw a one. I heard something, vaguely…maybe a article or two, don't know that it ever got out there.
    What did it do, or do well?
     
  12. syntaxerrorsix

    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    Once again, nothing to add to the conversation.

    Go be a dick elsewhere.
     
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  13. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Tewwowist

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    That has an HP logo on it
     
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    Ah, clears that up. :supergrin:

    I do give them credit for style. Considering the time frame that was pretty forward looking. But most HP stuff does double as a boat anchor.

    Would have been the era incompetent Carly Fiorina. No wonder it couldn't make waves.
     
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    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    I don't know why you never heard of them, maybe your elementary school didn't have the funding to pick them up when they came out?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Tablet_PC
     
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    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    Microsoft created the software and specifications but had others build the units.
     
  17. G29Reload

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    Who pissed in your cheerios this morning?
     
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    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    This is the second thread you've walked into in a week and made a smart ass remark in regards to one of my posts that added absolutely nothing to the conversation.

    In both cases what I stated was factual. I don't know why you take that personally but it appears you do. If you disagree with anything I have to say I'd be glad to address your points but at least have one.
     
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    Dragoon44 Unfair Facist Lifetime Member

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    That is generally because Apple does it better than the others.

    But that "better" comes at the cost of premium prices which everyone is not willing to pay.

    Hence Apple OS lost market share to second rate windows. because windows had features people wanted and was cheaper.
     
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    I don't recall addressing you personally about anything. Nor would I care or have written it down.

    You really need to switch to decaf. Metamucil might work too.

    You know this is the lounge, right?
     
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