The old man needs a Tablet. What's the best bang for the buck out there?

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  1. Phan Neepack

    Phan Neepack Well-Known Member

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    The old man needs something to keep him entertained & his mind occupied while in the convalescent hospital. I need a reasonably priced tablet that's not too pricey & easy for him to helm.

    not interested in shelling out $800 for an IPad, as it would be overkill for his needs



    been looking at the Nexus 7, Surface RT, and the Samsung Galaxy-Note so far ... Your thoughts & insight would be much obliged
     
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    8" iPad mini = $329
     
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    the first gen surface keeps dropping in price. personally i think its garbage but i look for business uses. almost any tablet should be ok for the web and watching movies.
     
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    and the ipad is only $800 if you want the LTE, wifi, and 64gb. 16gb & wifi (no LTE) should be much lower.
     
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    chromebook

    all that faggot needs before he croaks
     
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    thats with 16gb of memory though, isn't it?... Wondering if that will be sufficient or of 64gb would be a necessity
     
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    .... A little compassion, sir
     
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    The space is storage. What does he plan to load on it that is not available from the cloud?
     
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    iPad is best for non techno peeps
     
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    He's a thoroughly confused man right now .... I'm just trying to keep it as simplistic as possible
     
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    I didn't know they allowed individuals to own things in Viet Nam.
     
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    i got an ipad mini with 64gb a couple of months ago. i use it to load books and manuals, but lately i have been storing my books on dropbox using calibre and when i need one that isn't on the ipad i just pull it down from dropbox. my next ipad will not have 64 or 128gb since the cloud storage is so easy and cheap wifi is almost everywhere in the nyc/nj areas.
     
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    they've owned cockroaches and dogs for ages. everyone there needs a well stocked larder.
     
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    Kindle fire
     
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    that would be a good choice for him
     
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    Just get him a dry erase board....he'll think he's watching German porn as he smears his shit on it. I just saved you some $$$$$. :toptip:
     
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    16GB should be plenty unless you want to load a bunch of video onto it, but he sounds more like a streaming video kind of guy..

    iPad 5 will be out next month, wifi only $500


    [video=youtube;b3zaFtLChqA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=b3zaFtLChqA#t=19[/video]
     
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    the form factor on the iPad 5 looks bad-ass next to the 4
     
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    Galaxy tablet
     
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    ^^