1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Tablets

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by shadowwebs, Aug 3, 2012.

  1. shadowwebs

    shadowwebs Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

    841
    10
    76
    Do I or Don't I go ahead and buy the Nexus 7 google tablet 16gb model... hmmmm

    Pro's & Con's people please
     
    Certifications: compTIA A+, Apple Certified Technical Coordinator 10.10 (OS X Yosemite, Server and Support)
  2. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

    3,463
    397
    199
    Or perhaps wait and see if Apple release the anticipated iPad mini in September (rumoured announcement is the 12th with a release on the 21st).
     
    Certifications: CNA | CNE | CCNA | MCP | MCP+I | MCSE NT4 | MCSA 2003 | Security+ | MCSA:S 2003 | MCSE:S 2003 | MCTS:SCCM 2007 | MCTS:Win 7 | MCITP:EDA7 | MCITP:SA | MCITP:EA | MCTS:Hyper-V | VCP 4 | ITIL v3 Foundation | VCP 5 DCV | VCP 5 Cloud | VCP6 NV | VCP6 DCV | VCAP 5.5 DCA
    WIP: VCP6-CMA, VCAP-DCD and Linux + (and possibly VCIX-NV).
  3. shadowwebs

    shadowwebs Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

    841
    10
    76
    i didnt know about a mini ipad, will await further news coming out about that one me thinks
     
    Certifications: compTIA A+, Apple Certified Technical Coordinator 10.10 (OS X Yosemite, Server and Support)
  4. FlashDangerpants

    FlashDangerpants Nibble Poster

    95
    10
    34
    Get it, it's awesome.
     
    Certifications: MCITP Exchange 2010, MCSA Svr 2012
    WIP: Exchange 2013
  5. wagnerk
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    10,831
    357
    341
    Why? And what are you refering to? The Mini iPad or the Nexus?
     
    Certifications: CITP, PGCert, BSc, HNC, LCGI, PTLLS, MCT, MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, MCSA:M, MCSA, MCDST, MCP, MTA, MCAS, MOS (Master), A+, N+, S+, ACA, VCA, etc... & 2nd Degree Black Belt
    WIP: PGDip
  6. FlashDangerpants

    FlashDangerpants Nibble Poster

    95
    10
    34
    I refer to the Nexus, I haven't seen a mini iPad yet. I bought the Nexus and it is a very good tablet, my only problem is that now my nephew wants to take it away from me so I will have to buy him one to shut him up.
     
    Certifications: MCITP Exchange 2010, MCSA Svr 2012
    WIP: Exchange 2013
  7. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

    4,570
    68
    196
    I have the Motorola Xoom and I really like it... a buddy of mine got the Nexus 7 and loves it too... Personally for me, for a tablet, I rather have the 10" inch screen. I am curious to see what the iPad mini is going to look like.
     
    Certifications: A+ | CCA | CCAA | Network+ | MCDST | MCSA | MCP (270, 271, 272, 290, 291) | MCTS (70-662, 70-663) | MCITP:EMA | VCA-DCV/Cloud/WM | VTSP | VCP5-DT | VCP5-DCV
    WIP: VCAP5-DCA/DCD | EMCCA
  8. csx

    csx Megabyte Poster

    511
    6
    81
    I have the HP Touchpad (10") running ICS Android and love it! I have been debating whether to get the Nexus as It may be a little more portable and handy for Kindle Ebooks/Training videos on the move - just need to find the cash. :)
     
    Certifications: A+, Network+, 70-271 & 70-272, CCENT, VCP5-DCV and CCNA
    WIP: Citrix
  9. Shinigami

    Shinigami Megabyte Poster

    896
    40
    84
    I also have a Xoom, bought it about a year ago for a very low price at Heathrow while flying to Orlando. But tbh, I haven't used it that much, it was just curiosity that made me get it I guess (and the free champagne in the airline lounge). It's just last week that it finally received the update to ICS having been running Honeycomb from day 1. Used to be very crash prone, much more stable now. It's alright for quickly checking something on the internet if the computer I'm on is busy with a full-screen app (say a game). But I tend to browse the internet more on my Windows Phone anyway...

    It has some nice games tho', so that's always neat, and I've used it to watch quite a few movies/TV series episodes. IMO, a 7" screen might be just a tad too small to make that comfortable, ~10" or higher just feels more natural with less eye strain.

    I'm definitely looking forward to a Windows 8 tablet, x86/x64 version rather than RT, so that not only can I watch my movies, but I can maybe also play some games (wouldn't be too bad if it had an Intel HD4000 chipset I guess) and of course all my apps for office use. That's one of the main reasons I don't foresee myself using an Android or iPad tablet as much, since Microsoft Office is a toolset I really do rely on quite a lot. Would be absolutely fantastic if they could release a tablet with 256GB (or more) of disk space (on an SSD) and 8GB (or more) of RAM, and supporting a hypervisor. Then I could even carry a mini lab with me wherever I go :)
     
    Certifications: MCSE, MCITP, MCDST, MOS, CIW, Comptia
    WIP: Win7/Lync2010/MCM

Share This Page

Loading...