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Thread: Are Tablets Obsolete?

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    Are Tablets Obsolete?

    I am late to everything , late getting up , late going to bed and will be late for my own funeral

    Technology wise , I am hopeless

    I have a Samsung Tab A , its great

    I don't run swanky software or programmes , don't download much at all and take hardly any photos

    But I was reading tech radar which said that tablets , particularly android tablets , are slowly going down the toilet ?

    There are several tech geeks on here , tell me the truth you muthas , I like android and I like tablets

    Save my soul

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    Re: Are Tablets Obsolete?

    Xiaomi are launching 2 new tablets this year, which will probably be good.
    they will be a good spec and probably a lot more reasonable than Samsung (or apple)

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    Re: Are Tablets Obsolete?

    I have a Lenovo Duet Chromebook with a detachable keyboard and it definitely does the job.

    Advantage with a chromebook is the consistent updates for the OS, which take place every week or so. I prefer this approach as it keeps the system up to date with small incremental tweaks as opposed to waiting on a version release every year to 18 months, of which you're depending on the manufacturer to support the update when it's rolled out.

    From my experience I could still install the majority of Android applications from the Play Store, but I often settle for setting shortcuts to web pages such as Netflix, Spotify, F1 etc... as app shortcuts on my desktop.

    Hoping more manufacturers start to follow Lenovo's approach with a detachable keyboard, as when it comes to replacing it I would happily get another, but the majority of the chromebook market appear to side with the typical clamshell notebook design with a 360 hinge.

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    Re: Are Tablets Obsolete?

    Quote Originally Posted by SLUDGE FACTORY View Post
    I am late to everything , late getting up , late going to bed and will be late for my own funeral

    Technology wise , I am hopeless

    I have a Samsung Tab A , its great

    I don't run swanky software or programmes , don't download much at all and take hardly any photos

    But I was reading tech radar which said that tablets , particularly android tablets , are slowly going down the toilet ?

    There are several tech geeks on here , tell me the truth you muthas , I like android and I like tablets

    Save my soul
    pornhub streams nowadays eh

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    Re: Are Tablets Obsolete?

    They have been saying that for 5 years. Tablets have had a revival the last 2 years. When i got a tablet 4 years ago, there was almost no choice. Things have improved in terms of choice, but still not back to the peak.

    Depends what you use it for.

    I need a laptop and a tablet. so have both, as tablets have their limitations.

    The way the kids use them, they are not going anywhere in the next 20 years.

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    Re: Are Tablets Obsolete?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rjk View Post
    Xiaomi are launching 2 new tablets this year, which will probably be good.
    they will be a good spec and probably a lot more reasonable than Samsung (or apple)
    I really like my Samsung tab a

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    Re: Are Tablets Obsolete?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Dragon View Post
    They have been saying that for 5 years. Tablets have had a revival the last 2 years. When i got a tablet 4 years ago, there was almost no choice. Things have improved in terms of choice, but still not back to the peak.

    Depends what you use it for.

    I need a laptop and a tablet. so have both, as tablets have their limitations.

    The way the kids use them, they are not going anywhere in the next 20 years.
    thats what I like to hear

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    Re: Are Tablets Obsolete?

    Quote Originally Posted by Feedback View Post
    pornhub streams nowadays eh
    I respect women

    And dwarfs

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    Re: Are Tablets Obsolete?

    Did anyone else predict that tablets would be a complete flop (once computers became “portable” with the development of the laptop, I couldn’t see a place for them in the market) or was it just me?

    I agree with Barry Dragon, they’re going to be around for a long time yet.

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    Re: Are Tablets Obsolete?

    Quote Originally Posted by the other bob wilson View Post
    Did anyone else predict that tablets would be a complete flop (once computers became “portable” with the development of the laptop, I couldn’t see a place for them in the market) or was it just me?

    I agree with Barry Dragon, they’re going to be around for a long time yet.
    I certainly hope so , I couldn't sit at a desk top all day

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    Re: Are Tablets Obsolete?

    Quote Originally Posted by SLUDGE FACTORY View Post
    I really like my Samsung tab a
    yeah they are good tbf. I'm expecting good things from the Xiaomi ones too

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    Re: Are Tablets Obsolete?

    If you want to give your soul away - go Android (Google).
    If you want to give all your money away - go Apple.
    If you want to give a bit of both but not as much - go Microsoft.

    But to be less serious for a moment (!) - depends what you want Sludge. Techradar recommends the Huawei MatePad Pro at number 5 in their totally unbiased paid-for pseudo-journalistic tech reviews. As far as I am aware, Google is still refusing to update the OS on Huawei tablets and phones but that may have changed recently. It's still a gun to the head by a Tech Giant though.

    I use a tablet for sketching and 2D graphics only (3D requires a kick-ass PC and a wind-farm) because of its size and the accessibility options. I personally value speech recognition, touch, and voice commands and, as I can't feel anything in my left hand/arm most of the time these days, mobile tech needs to be light and thin. I prefer Siri (to Google and Cortana) for voice commands - though if I could operate everything via Alexa I would in a heartbeat because that AI is the best. Tablets are light, thin, and very mobile. They're not going down the toilet (unless you drop one). Used with a pen, they are amazing and a lot nicer to use than a laptop and graphics tablet.

    They're easier to edit photos on and certainly more comfortable to watch videos. The Adobe apps are a joy to use on them. Phones, even the biggest ones are still small. For older people and disabled people (or both) Tablets are brilliant and avoid a lot of OS headaches and laptop (Mac or PC) management.

    If you're a pro, then it's the iPad Pro or Surface Pro (neither of which are Google). If it's for everyday use, go for the best spec within your budget whether buying new or pre-owned. If you don't know who pre-owned though, with any tech, it's a risk unless it comes with a 12-month warranty. If you know someone who really looks after and loves their tech and likes to have the latest and greatest, then snaffle something off them because it'll last you and will cut the price by two-thirds

    Finally, the tech press and MSM like the gaming press are bought (via advertising) so word of mouth is a good option.

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    Re: Are Tablets Obsolete?

    Quote Originally Posted by the other bob wilson View Post
    I agree with Barry Dragon, they’re going to be around for a long time yet.
    Well they’ve got them in Star Trek...

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    Re: Are Tablets Obsolete?

    Quote Originally Posted by Citizen's Nephew View Post
    If you want to give your soul away - go Android (Google).
    If you want to give all your money away - go Apple.
    If you want to give a bit of both but not as much - go Microsoft.

    But to be less serious for a moment (!) - depends what you want Sludge. Techradar recommends the Huawei MatePad Pro at number 5 in their totally unbiased paid-for pseudo-journalistic tech reviews. As far as I am aware, Google is still refusing to update the OS on Huawei tablets and phones but that may have changed recently. It's still a gun to the head by a Tech Giant though.

    I use a tablet for sketching and 2D graphics only (3D requires a kick-ass PC and a wind-farm) because of its size and the accessibility options. I personally value speech recognition, touch, and voice commands and, as I can't feel anything in my left hand/arm most of the time these days, mobile tech needs to be light and thin. I prefer Siri (to Google and Cortana) for voice commands - though if I could operate everything via Alexa I would in a heartbeat because that AI is the best. Tablets are light, thin, and very mobile. They're not going down the toilet (unless you drop one). Used with a pen, they are amazing and a lot nicer to use than a laptop and graphics tablet.

    They're easier to edit photos on and certainly more comfortable to watch videos. The Adobe apps are a joy to use on them. Phones, even the biggest ones are still small. For older people and disabled people (or both) Tablets are brilliant and avoid a lot of OS headaches and laptop (Mac or PC) management.

    If you're a pro, then it's the iPad Pro or Surface Pro (neither of which are Google). If it's for everyday use, go for the best spec within your budget whether buying new or pre-owned. If you don't know who pre-owned though, with any tech, it's a risk unless it comes with a 12-month warranty. If you know someone who really looks after and loves their tech and likes to have the latest and greatest, then snaffle something off them because it'll last you and will cut the price by two-thirds

    Finally, the tech press and MSM like the gaming press are bought (via advertising) so word of mouth is a good option.
    Its android for me , not going anywhere near apple

    Don't do any gaming or watch films etc

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    Re: Are Tablets Obsolete?

    Quote Originally Posted by SLUDGE FACTORY View Post
    Its android for me , not going anywhere near apple

    Don't do any gaming or watch films etc
    I'm questioning whether I'm still asleep or have woken up in an alternate universe. What exactly is this thread about and what was the question again?

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    Re: Are Tablets Obsolete?

    I use an iPad a lot, and have had a few over the years. Great when you're on the sofa, or eating your tea! Highly recommended.

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    Re: Are Tablets Obsolete?

    It's perfect for porn Sludge which lets be honest is what you are using it for

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    Re: Are Tablets Obsolete?

    Quote Originally Posted by ToTaL ITK View Post
    It's perfect for porn Sludge which lets be honest is what you are using it for
    I have been done like a kipper here

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    Re: Are Tablets Obsolete?

    Doctors in the NHS use tablets all the time. They receive scan results on them. It would be impractical for them to lug around heavier laptops and more expensive for the NHS to buy. They won't be obsolete any time soon.

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