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#41 Murph

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 1227 PM

I am looking at the Lifetouch cases.  My daughter has one of theirs for her iPhone, and it has saved the phone at least six times (that I know about).....


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#42 Simon Tan

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 1752 PM

Ultrabook mit touchscreen and a fablet.
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Posted 26 October 2013 - 1254 PM

Well Apple did their usual sh*t and over priced the new Mini out of my reach, so I got a Nexus 7 2013 edition (32 gb) after selling some old .357 sig ammo, and added the Google Play reader, the Nook reader, and the Kindle reader app.  I am pretty well set for books, since I can download from Baen to the Nook app or the iPad (gen 1) that I have, and then read those books on any device.  At 323 ppi the Nexus blows away the iPad, and any of the Samsung devices.  I thought about getting a Nook HD, but decided on the pure android experience.  The Kindle app is a bit of a PITA since it has lots of ads which keep intruding, since Amazon wants you to buy, buy, buy from them.  Now if I can just convert the Apple iTunes books to something that can be read on the Nook or Google Play app, I would be happy. 


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Posted 26 October 2013 - 1300 PM

Update on this one the Google tablet is easier on my old eyes with 300 ppi, and makes a better reader.  For entertainment, it is the iPad and Safari is still a more enjoyable browser than Chrome.  I might get a used iPad 3 or iPad 4 if I can find one cheap to update my old gen 1 iPad to a better screen.   Lupe's Nexus 7 2013 has lots of "Mommy apps" such as coupons, movies, shopping, etc.  Hopefully she will like it. 

After having both for a while, I find that I use the Google Nexus 10 to read things like Android Central, CNET, Times of India, the Guardian, Fox News, etc.  For music and entertainment, it is the iPad hands down.  As for eBooks, both are ok, neither seems better, the Apple offerings are cheaper than the Google play/Barnes and Noble offerings.  B&N has a better selection than either iTunes, or Google Play.  Baen actually downloads much easier to the iPad, and the Nook than the Google 10.  If I am grabbing a tablet to go, it seems to be the iPad rather than the Android.  I might grab a Nexus 7 as a dedicated book reader later in the year.  Lupe is getting a Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 as a christmas gift and lots of books on it.  I am waiting for it to come down in price some.


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Posted 26 October 2013 - 1436 PM

thoughts on ice cream sandwich vs jelly bean as an OS?


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Posted 26 October 2013 - 2205 PM

Jelly bean is FAR superior to Ice Cream Sandwich.  It has loads of new features that make things easier, and also conserve power, as well as make the tablet work faster.  Keep you eyes open for an ASUS TF-700 since it is about to be replaced by a new model, or look closely at the Nexus 7 2013 version.  That 1920x1200 screen makes reading easy, and little to no eye strain.  Plus it is so darn light, add a Poetic case from Amazon, is you are set.  Plus it uses the industry standard micro-USB charger. 

 

http://www.androidau...n-video-105805/

 

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 1942 PM

How Microsoft surface, currently $150 off at Staples?


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Posted 29 November 2013 - 1955 PM

It has Windows RT, so it can only run "apps", and there aren't that many good apps.

 

The Pro runs full 8 so it's like a normal Windows computer. http://www.staples.c.../product_147834 this seems to be an amazing deal


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Posted 29 November 2013 - 2005 PM

That's only in US, here the pro is $649 out of my price range, everyone is offering the Samsung 

Galaxy Tab 2 10.1inch Tablet - GT-P5113TSR

 

http://www.londondru...&prefv1=SAMSUNG


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Posted 29 November 2013 - 2008 PM

Look for the nook HD it is $79-$99 this weekend.
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Posted 01 December 2013 - 1126 AM

The Surface prices may drop.Surface 2 is coming soon. 


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Posted 01 December 2013 - 1128 AM

The Surface prices may drop.Surface 2 is coming soon. 

 

It's been out for a while

 

http://holiday.micro...uctID.286866600


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Posted 01 December 2013 - 1134 AM

 

The Surface prices may drop.Surface 2 is coming soon. 

 

It's been out for a while

 

http://holiday.micro...uctID.286866600

 

Thanks. That's really soon.  ;)


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Posted 01 December 2013 - 2116 PM


screw it, can't make media embeds work tonight...
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Posted 04 December 2013 - 1548 PM

The new LG G Pad 8.3 is getting rave reviews all across the net. Looks to be one to consider if getting a tablet.
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Posted 07 December 2013 - 1237 PM

I forked out for a Samsung Tab 2 for $265. It was a good price and London drugs is easy to deal with for returns. No Bestbuys or Costco's in my area. 


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Posted 07 December 2013 - 1926 PM

What size?  Let me know how you like it.

I forked out for a Samsung Tab 2 for $265. It was a good price and London drugs is easy to deal with for returns. No Bestbuys or Costco's in my area. 


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Posted 08 December 2013 - 0104 AM

10" only played with it a tiny bit as It's a Xmas present for the family. I found the font to small on anything at all and even on the 10" my fattish fingers have trouble tapping.


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Posted 15 December 2013 - 1044 AM

Just ordered the Kindle Fire HD from HSN (I know, who'd have thought) for $199, can't beat the price so I'm finally getting into the tablet world.


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Posted 15 December 2013 - 2230 PM

Excellent.  Hope you like it.


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