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Submitted by jerocarson 337d ago | opinion piece

Top 5 Reasons To Buy A Tablet

ThatNaija Blog - Mobile users will overtake traditional PC users in 2015. This is a prediction by NPD but we are only in 2013 and the transition is happening faster than anticipated. (Gadgets, Tablets)

Wintersun616  +   337d ago
I recently purchased a Huawei MediaPad 7 Lite and I agree completely. I know it's not anywhere near the top tier of tablets, but it has it's strengths against both my SGS2 and my laptop and I plan to get a better one in a year or two.

I was glad to notice how the author gave credit to both console gaming (including Vita) and tablets, instead of going full retard with the "tablets are the future of gaming"-mantra.
proudly_X  +   337d ago
I don't think the tablets can replace the traditional handheld games. I mean, they are made specifically for gaming and have physical buttons.

Maybe that would be another debate. To game or Not to game with physical buttons :D
-EvoAnubis-  +   337d ago
I don't think tablet/smartphone gaming can or will replace gaming on a dedicated device, but there ARE compelling experiences on tablets, and in many circumstances one would be far more likely to have their tablet on them than their PSP/Vita/3DS. I think there's more than enough room in the market for all.
blackmanone  +   337d ago
1 Reason Not to Buy a Tablet: You'll get over the fad after a month and go back to using your much more versatile laptop.
Thepro318  +   337d ago
I use my tablet every day I can walk around my job with it more easier an more comfortable to carry
eferreira  +   337d ago
I want to buy one tomorrow for a road trip but don't know which one.

It need to play mkv and flv files
Slappy McGee  +   337d ago
Nexus 10. Stock Android and you can download a player for any file types you need on Android. As far as i know you can't play those files on an iPad.
PiperMCFierceson  +   336d ago
I need PC/tablet for school and don't know exactly what to go for can someone please help me with some helpful advice? Budget $700
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SilentNegotiator  +   336d ago
Details, mah boy. What are you going to be using it for with classes? Any 3D applications? Just email and writing papers? What are you majoring in?
PiperMCFierceson  +   336d ago
Well at the moment liberal art science because my school doesn't provide a physical therapy program but I will be taking Anatomy and Physiology I / Anatomy *
Anatomy and Physiology II / Physiology *
Biology I and II
Advanced Biology (eg, cell, embryology, genetics, histology, immunology, microbiology, molecular)
Chemistry I and II
Physics I and II
Psychology
Advanced Psychology (eg, abnormal, developmental, rehabilitation, sports)
Statistics
English Composition I kinda don't want to skim out on a cheap PC/tablet and have to buy another 2years later I would like one to last me 7years (please don't laugh)
SilentNegotiator  +   336d ago
Oh, well then 3D applications seem unlikely.

All I can really suggest is to get a laptop with an i3 or i5 processor, has at least 4GB of DDR3 RAM, and avoid Dell and HP (I suggest Toshiba, Samsung, Acer, or even Sony if you're willing to spend the extra money). And you're going to want to get Windows because there's a good chance you'll run into a teacher that REQUIRES Microsoft specific files for assignments (I hope I'm not being patronizing, but it sounds like you're a new college student).

Beyond that, you have to do lots of research to find the right fit between screen sizes, number of USB ports, etc.

Since Windows 8 is going to be preinstalled in almost anything you buy, you might want to check out the Windows 8 tablets (But NOOOOOT the "RT" W8 tablets) with a keyboard attachment. But then that will get you less for more with performance for the trade off of the tablet portability when you want it.

As for 7 years....That just isn't likely. But to even attempt that goal, you're going to need to find a really sturdy laptop with good cooling, and then perform good maintenance on it (blow out the dust, keep the battery charged but don't charge it constantly, etc). No laptop battery on the planet earth will last 7 years, however, so plan to pay the obscene price to replace it when it ends up being half of the price of laptops that now outwit your outdated computer....that's what I'm dealing with now (plus a cord that is falling apart, leaving me definitively better off getting an entirely new laptop for the cost).
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PiperMCFierceson  +   335d ago
Hey thank you. I ended up buying a Acer v5 amd came out to 550 with a 5 year protection plan . its pretty good and light weight no optical drive but if I run into a situation where its needed I'll buy a portable one . thanks again for the advice .
proudly_X  +   336d ago
SilentGegotiator, been a while.. Where have you been?
SilentNegotiator  +   336d ago
IDK, I'm really inconsistent when it comes to posting on techspy. I'm hard pressed to go a day without posting on N4G, though.
aviator189  +   336d ago
If you go to class, like I do, then tablets are basically only good for taking notes and surfing the web, checking e-mail.
But, for me, I've always gone with the laptop and I've never experienced any sort of class issues or personal ones.
thebudgetgamer  +   336d ago
I bought a Kindle Fire not too long ago, it's great for walking around the house when doing chores but as far as gaming goes. No buttons, no real games.

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