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Old December 27th, 2012 (6:13 PM).
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Do you own or want to own a tablet? Which one do you have or wish you had? Or do you think they are completely pointless?

I own an Asus Nexus 7 32gb wifi edition and I absolutely adore it for its superior specs and low cost.
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Old December 27th, 2012 (8:18 PM).
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I too have a Nexus 7. I have the 16GB WiFi variant. I love mine. I though they where a waste of money until I got one. Now I hardly use anything else unless I have a lot of typing to do. They are great for browsing the net or just being a general time killer. I recently got a Windows 8 laptop and I find myself using my tablet less and less. Probably will pick the tablet up more once the newness of the laptop wares off.

I still use the Nexus more than I use my old school Kindle though.

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Old December 27th, 2012 (8:30 PM).
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I don't currently own a tablet, however, if I had the money to buy one, I would also certainly get a Nexus 7. It's good for what it can do and has rather good reviews online by those who have used it.
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Old December 27th, 2012 (9:40 PM).
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I technically share a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with my sister, even though I've used the thing maybe 3 times since we got it last year (it's a nice device, but I'd rather use my iPod). Personally, I find that tablets don't have much advantage over smartphones or even iPod Touches other than screen size. If someone has the extra money, I guess it's cool to have one, but I just think they're pretty pointless when you could get a laptop for almost the same price.
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Old December 27th, 2012 (11:59 PM).
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We have 3 tablets in our household (not a single one is mine, though). We have a 1st generation iPad, the 9" Nook HD+ and the 7" Nook HD.

If I were to get any tablet, it would probably be one of the Android-based tablets like the Nook.

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Old December 28th, 2012 (5:19 PM).
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I've never really been one for tablets. I bought a really cheap one once to use as an e-reader but since it was cheap, it didn't last long. In my household though we have three tablets, one iPad 2 owned by my brother and two android tablets which I can't remember the model of, owned by my two sisters. They seem content with them but I've always preferred something like a notebook that has actual keys and such.
I am however, becoming more intrigued by these laptop/tablet hybrid type things that are coming into the market now. I'd never buy one, but damn that microsoft surface is sexy looking.


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Old December 28th, 2012 (6:23 PM).
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I've got a first Gen iPad, which is used by my mum mostly, and I'm borrowing the Nook Color my dad has, I run Jelly bean from an SD card on it. (I'm mostly seeing how the smaller form factor works for me, I've been tempted by the iPad Mini)
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Old December 29th, 2012 (1:13 PM).
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My dad bought me one of those "starter tablets" on ebay for Christmas (that I *still* can't figure out the brand >_>), running ICS 4.0.4. It's an okay tablet, though I expect more. Later on next year I am going to look into getting the Nexus 7 tab, which I heard it's such an amaaaaaazing tablet. (Though I kinda want the Surface more, it looks pretty and it has everything I need for school. :D)
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Old December 29th, 2012 (11:29 PM).
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When the iPad came out, I was like trying to revive a dead market? Oh well. But Tablets have caught my interested. Inbetween the want for the Nexus 7 or the Nexus 10. Or maybe wait till the next Nexus Tablet.

My dad has the current iPad 4 (Work purposes), and my mom got the Surface for christmas. I'm so jelly. But I got the Wii U, Nintendo Tablet ftw.
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Old December 29th, 2012 (11:47 PM).
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My entire family have major hard-on's for iPads at the moment.

Me? I personally don't want a tablet. I hear their performance is usually inferior to a laptop you can get for a fraction of the price. Even if that wasn't the case, with the exception of Nintendo handhelds, I absolutely hate touchscreens.

So, no. I'm not interested in getting a tablet.
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Old December 30th, 2012 (12:33 AM).
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Old December 30th, 2012 (12:34 AM).
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My entire family have major hard-on's for iPads at the moment.

Me? I personally don't want a tablet. I hear their performance is usually inferior to a laptop you can get for a fraction of the price. Even if that wasn't the case, with the exception of Nintendo handhelds, I absolutely hate touchscreens.

So, no. I'm not interested in getting a tablet.
Really? I think tablets have gotten a lot better. I had a 'fraction of the price" (compared to iPad/Surface not the 7inches+N10) and it ran horrible. I would suggest you convince you family to the android side. #antiapple
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Old December 30th, 2012 (11:31 AM).
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I have an Asus Transformer (16GB) and I really do like it. I mainly use it to take to college because my laptop is a desktop replacement.
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Old January 4th, 2013 (2:02 PM).
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I have an Asus Nexus 7 32GB and I love it. :D It's so cute and there for me when I want to go online but don't want to sit at my desktop. I will also be taking my new tablet to school since my netbook's battery died.
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Old January 4th, 2013 (3:36 PM).
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I treated myself to a 16GB iPad Mini. I loove it. I mainly got it for FaceTime for when I go to college so I can talk to my parents.

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Old January 4th, 2013 (4:09 PM).
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So yeah. This is probably within the realms of insanity.

One isn't mine.
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There is no 2nd generation iPad there.

Given that I'm required to do programming at uni, an iPad isn't suited to the task most of the time. But for most of the things I do besides video editing, I've got my iPad. Loads useful.
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Old January 4th, 2013 (4:44 PM).
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I have one of those budget tablets, and it's not too bad, but in order to get any decent performance out of it, I had to root it and install a clocking application because it lagged too much for me.

However, when I get a decent tablet, I want to get the ARCHOS Gamepad.
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Old January 5th, 2013 (2:14 PM).
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In satiating insane gamers' interests, it works, but ultimately I'm sure it goes below "decent" simply for the lack of games that work properly with controls. (Although it'd make a nice emulation station.)
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Old January 5th, 2013 (3:32 PM).
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In satiating insane gamers' interests, it works, but ultimately I'm sure it goes below "decent" simply for the lack of games that work properly with controls. (Although it'd make a nice emulation station.)
I wouldn't mind seeing how well it runs PS1 or PSP, to be honest. My budget tablet can run NES and GB rather well, and it can run PS1, although with a bit too much lag for my likes. But all I'd really use a tablet for is an emulation station and for general use, like music and internet browsing.

Games like Final Fantasy 3 might run with them, but I'd have to see a list of games that are compatible with it's controls.
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