Alternatives to iPad?

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  1. Catsel

    Catsel Well-Known Dismember

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    as i refuse to buy Apple, what are the alternative to the iPad?

    i saw a similar device in China called the 'CoolPad' but it looked a lil cheap and nasty.. had something to do with Andriod? is that Google? iunno...
     
  2. rysk

    rysk Part-time waster

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    samsung galaxy tab. Pretty nifty, but i'm not a fan of the new tablet craze, what's wrong with a laptop?
     
  3. Catsel

    Catsel Well-Known Dismember

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    imagine your on a packed bus in thailand and u wanna watch a film or sum porn. its alot of hasstle to get the laptop out n goin.. where as these lil pad things are small n easy to just grab n go.

    plus laptop is alot heavier than pad. plus pad takes up less room. starts up quicker & seems to have longer battery power.

    there are a few advantages.
     
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    When it comes to music and using a controller such as an ipad, Just get a lemur. :jay:
     
  5. dirty breaks

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    well if you don't want the iPad then there is the iPad 2. also the iPad 3.
     
  6. IV4

    IV4 Currently a newt.

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    Don't want to jump on the apple band wagon hun?????
     
  7. greddie

    greddie Super Sir Loin

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    you could get a microsoft slate :teeth:
     
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    Motorola Xoom?
     
  9. Teddy

    Teddy 60% Staff Member

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    honestly i would go to a physical shop and try them all out.
    see which one suits you best / price
    then process of elimination

    dont write off the apple before you have tried it.
     
  10. JamesZero

    JamesZero aka Zero Beats

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    Whatever you get, don't get some cheap £200 alternative. I know people who have an they tend to be rubbish (poor touch screen and stuff).
    I think your missing out by "not jumping on the apple bandwagon". I'm not a huge Apple person or anything (I have a HTC phone) but iPad is probably the best tablet I have seen. I would at least go try one in the apple store.

    If not then I would just go for one of the higher end ones running Android.
     
  11. Catsel

    Catsel Well-Known Dismember

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    ive seen people using them. looks pretty tough (touch screen won't break easy) and reliable.

    but if you have an ipod, your forced to used itunes right? is it the same with the ipad? do you have to use other apple software for it to work. would it plug into my microsoft laptop?


    what is the big problem with this slate? i know microsoft are shit blah blah.. but is there a major flaw with this 'slate'?
     
  12. JamesZero

    JamesZero aka Zero Beats

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    You have to use iTunes if you want to sync music onto it and stuff, but that's about all I can think of. Oh and movies, I got an app for playing Avi files, all I do is load up itunes go to the apps bit, click on that app and then select the films I wanna put on.
     
  13. Catsel

    Catsel Well-Known Dismember

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    this is what i don't like and why i don't like apple.

    its like in windows 8 (whatever the new one will be called), u'll only be able to use IE. there is no option to use firefox or chrome.

    still i'll go and try one out at the store for a laugh
     
  14. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    its important to rememeber, i dont know if you knew this, but none of the tablets are proper windows or macintosh, its got its own OS called tablet blah blah OS and there are very few apps developed for tablet OS so far. i had this idea that i was gay for, for a while, and that was a tablet, then plug in a mouse and a keyboard and get fruityloops and cooledit on there and voila, a portable music production doohickey, but nooo. no sir. it doesnt work like that.
     
  15. JamesZero

    JamesZero aka Zero Beats

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    Windows 8 for tablet or Windows 8 for PC?

    I'm 100% sure on the PC you will be able to install whatever you want. There is no way they would scale it back so you can't start installing other programs. They even got in a lot of legal trouble over Windows shipping with IE, thats why they had to start doing that "Browser Choice" thing where you got a pop up saying what browser would you like to install...
     
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  16. kenyon

    kenyon @ The Crack Spot

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    Google have a new one coming out for really cheap soon like £128 quid or sumting, i have been using a sony tablet at work this week and it's shit and it runs on android so i would just say get a and iPad you wont regret it like buying the others
     
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    nope...

    i havn't used itunes in ages, such a CPU hog.
     
  18. Catsel

    Catsel Well-Known Dismember

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    obv is you buy one for 130 its gunna be cheap n nasty!
     
  19. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    i dont know james, what about that tablet OS? its not normal windows from what i understand
     
  20. Catsel

    Catsel Well-Known Dismember

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    i know everyone prob hates HP and microsoft, but this does look pretty sleek...

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