(Closed) Should I get a Tablet or Netbook?? Help please, tech-savvy bees!!

posted 8 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
1555 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My DH has a tablet & a netbook. The netbook is just a little too small, I don’t think his had a cd-rom drive on it either. The tablet is neat, but I don’t know that they would be the best option for classes & such. I don’t know much about the iPad, though. I’ve seen some tablets that can be used with a keyboard, I think it all depends on the model, though.

Sorry, I’m not much help at all, LOL.

Post # 5
1227 posts
Bumble bee

I have a desktop, Acer netbook and Nexus 7 tablet.  I can’t imagine trying to do much work or writing on my tablet. The Nexus 7 has no expandable storage (though lots of cloud storage apps like Google drive and drop box).  Since I got it though, I hardly use my netbook at all. It fits in my purse, and it’s my go to device now.

I personally think iPad is overrated, and the iPad mini is a disappointment. For $500, you could get a different 7″ tablet (I really do love the Nexus 7, and am considering getting a Nexus 10 as well, though I don’t really know why beyond liking gadgets) and still have money left to cover a big chunk of a netbook.

My tablet is great for fun stuff and productivity, but a netbook is far more practical for work and more versatile.

Post # 6
5398 posts
Bee Keeper

I love love love my iPad. My recommendation would be an iPad with a Bluetooth keyboard. But you won’t be able to do word processing. I’m still waiting for Microsoft to roll out an iPad app for office! If that’s not a concern, I would say iPad all the way. I very rarely use my laptop anymore, but you will portably need one for Microsoft word/excel (if applicable) and other various things. 

Post # 7
156 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My husband just bought me the Asus Transformer tf300 for Christmas. I wanted something portable but something I could use for school. The tablet was $300 and the keyboard was $150. The keyboard plugs into the tablet giving it 5 extra hours of battery life and does not have the lag a Bluetooth one would, like you would have with an iPad. Also if you decided you wanted windows you could load the OEM version of windows on it but I’ve used the app on it already to write a few paper and it’s awesome. I’m a huge fan and we did a lot of research before buying. Don’t get me wrong I’m a die hard iPhone lover but the iPad is just to much for as little as it does. 

Post # 8
5117 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@BlondeMissMolly: My friend said she has a Word app that she downloaded for about $20? Not sure if that’s a thing or not, but I do know there’s a pages app for creating documents.

I’m looking at getting an iPad for work so I don’t need to bring my computer into client meetings or mediations. For OP, I’d look into a tablet with a bluetooth keyboard if you won’t be doing too much doc creation on it. I like iPads (I’m probably getting a mini for it’s size and lower price), but

I’d say to go into a Best Buy or something and get your hands on things to compare. Don’t let them talk you into buying there, but get a feel for the things you like and then do a bit more internet research at home. That way you’ve got all your bases covered 🙂

Post # 9
2874 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

i have a samsung galaxy note 10.1. looked at ipads but they havr a finite amiunt of storage whereas with this i can add a memory card if i need one.  i love it actually but its taking me ages to get used to tyoing with  atouch screen and i make a fair few nistakes haha

thr apps ive downloaded so far are pretty good and it does everything i want it to. im now using it mainly to watch styff on netflix haha

i agree with pp, go to best buy and compare them all in person!

Post # 10
4950 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I have the Samsung Galaxy Note, like the PP and it’s amazing. I can connect it wirelessly to my laptop, and it has word processing programs. I’ve forgotten assignments for school at home and been able to access them from my Cloud storage or just entirely rewrite them. 

Android doesn’t have quite as many apps as Apple does, but it’s a hundred times more useful from my experience.

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