Tablet advice IPAD MINI/Samsung note 8.0/other

posted 3 years ago in Technology
Post # 3
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382 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@MrsGarrityToBe:  I have an android phone and have always had android phones, but I have an iPad. Honestly I wish I had a tablet that was android so that it would be a lot easier to transfer things and to sync up.

 

Where you have an iphone I would suggest getting an ipad. so you can sync the two up and not have tons of different software.

 

Good luck tho on what you decide. 🙂

Post # 4
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6407 posts
Bee Keeper

I’ve got the Windows Surface and I love it. It is basically like a very portable computer rather than a very large smartphone (which is how I feel about the ipad). What are you looking to use your tablet for?

 

Post # 6
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10219 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I have an IPad and I love it….

Agree with oxstardust421xo:  being able to sync things would be a bonus for sure.

 

Post # 7
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6407 posts
Bee Keeper

@MrsGarrityToBe:  Do you want the machine to be able to multitask? vs. always only run one program at a time? Do you want the convenience of plugging in a USB key, camera, mouse, printer? Is it valuable to you to have a multi-function desktop, like a laptop would have, which you can use for documents, spreadsheets, powerpoint, full email etc? Split screen apps, like your music library or video on one half of the screen, weddingbee on the other half? The Surface can do these things, but the iPad can’t. (And I don’t know about the Android tablets, sorry).

Post # 8
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641 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I used to have an iPhone but switched to Android and I love it! I also have a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and it is so much more awesome than my FIL’s ipad. In terms of accessibility and freedom, Android is the way to go. If you just want somethibgv user friendlygo with the ipad but it’ll severely limit you to what you can do. Just my pinion though… put it this way, I absolutely loved iPhone and Apple products but now I don’t think I’ll ever go back!

Post # 9
Hostess
15072 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m an android person so my phone and all three of my tablets are android, ones a kindle fire so its basically android. First there’s the cost difference, 3-400 versus 2-300 for the Samsung tab 3 8 inch (I just got one on sale for 200). Then there space and portability of info, iPad has set gb’s whereas the Samsung is expandable with a card. One thing that’s good with the galaxy, I have a bunch of cards that I move movies too. I can just pop in the card and watch it rather than taking up space on my tablet. That does take some know how to take the movies from my DVDs to tablet readable, but once I figured it out I was so thrilled. The backups/syncs for each are very different, I’ll give apple that,theirs is way easier but Samsung’s really isn’t that difficult. Flash player, neither tablet will play any videos that are flash player, but with the Samsung you can side load it (if you go with the Samsung, DM me and I’ll send you the link). I find that there are a lot of links to flash player videos still out there, so this is a must for me, even though flash player is being phased out. You’re going to find almost all the same apps on both, apple is better about keeping garbage apps out but I’ve never found this to be a problem as I download app carefully and read the reviews. For what i use, there are more free apps on Google play, most of my free apps are a dollar or two in the apple store. Another good thing about my phone and tablet is using them with my computer, TV, DVR, and blue ray. Basically I can control all of them from my tablet and phone. I can set up show, change channels, program anything on them even when away from home. We have all samsung smart electronics so its super easy, but most companies have android apps now for the smart stuff. Accessories, your going to find way more available for the apple products, but between amazon and eBay, I find everything I want or need pretty easily. I keep pretty up to date on new android stuff, so if you have any specific questions on the Samsung you can DM me anytime.

Post # 10
Hostess
15072 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@joya_aspera:  I have a keyboard and a mouse, they just have to be Bluetooth. Split screen was the reason I bought the Samsung, wow, what a difference that makes! I already had a Toshiba 10 inch tablet but it doesn’t have the multiple screen open option, sad because the screen on my Toshiba is freaking amazing. I can also do all the functions of Office, I did have to buy a specific app, but I got it on sale and it really does make a huge difference. It works flawlessly with office so far. How are the apps on the surface? Were considering getting the youngest one as he’s going to college next year, its either that or the Samsung 10 inch. Both are comparable in price so it will be up to functionality for college that will make the decision.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I have an iPad mini and I LOVE it.  I used to have an iPad & it took about two seconds to convert to a mini once I had it in my hands (& was able to sell the iPad for about hte same value, win).  It goes everywhere with me – I don’t have a car so spend plenty of time on public transport, my iPad Mini is my baby 🙂

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