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ipad mini v the rest


StrayCat e2
10 15.0k 2 Canada
3 Nov 2012 6:42AM
Every now and then, we get the ad flyers and I get all worked up about these tablet gadgets, and the lower and lower prices. I think; maybe one would be nice as an ereader. Then I start researching, and I always come back to the Sony ereader, nothing beats it as a basic reader. I have bought 5 Sony ereaders to date, including 2 of the latest. Those were mostly gifts, and I'm using a Sony Pocket something or other, with a 5" screen, and nothing else; I've been using it for at least 2 years, and I have been looking for a replacement for about a year. I brought home a Kindle, and it can't hold a candle to Sony, seriously. I realise you don't have the same freedom of choice of books that I have, but I found the Kindle complicated.

Denny

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CaptivePhotons 11 1.6k 2 England
3 Nov 2012 10:11AM
I have the iPad 2 and Kindle Fire HD. I wanted something more portable than the iPad and my choice came down to Kindle Fire, Nexus or mini iPad. I discounted the mini iPad as from the research I did I took it to be a smaller version of my iPad and it was over a hundred quid dearer than the Nexus and Kindle Fire HD. After looking at the iPad mini also, it is bigger than the other two and that hinders the portability factor for me.

After that it was a toss up between the Nexus and the Kindle, my daughter has a Nexus and I found that it was ok and it would suit my needs but ultimately went for the Kindle for no other reason than I wanted something different, I'd have been happy with either product.

The wireless only option is not a problem to me as I find there are numerous coffeee shops, pubs etc that offer a wifi connectivity.
3 Nov 2012 3:10PM
thanks for replies bought nexus7 today
Carabosse e2
11 39.5k 269 England
3 Nov 2012 5:05PM

Quote:Thanks for replies bought nexus7 today


Let us know how you get on with it and what you think. Smile
cats_123 e2
10 4.0k 25 Northern Ireland
23 Dec 2012 5:00PM
rather than starting a new thread, I found this one........

just been considering an ipad (or similar) as a replacement for my netbook (which is great but heavyish for travelling).

So many on the market...will only really use for browsing, email and viewing photos......have been looking at various IPAD2s on ebay but just wonder whether the Kindle range is just as good an option?

Have about 250 to spend....any thoughts would be appreciated.
jeff
KevSB 10 1.4k 5 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2012 7:42PM
Can only speak from experience using the ipad and im happy with that,I use it mainly for web, picture brousing and using Apps sometimes and it does everything I ask, The use of itunes bothered me a little before buying the ipad but have found it so easy to use.

Im finding the idiot proof that is the ipad is a plus for me, The apps avalibilty is great with so much availible both free and paid. Not something I regret buying at all, I also use it as my sat nav when travelling also with all the faciltys of a top range Sat nav and large screen to boot. Ive also used it to download books , lectures and video for reading, Watching at my leasure.

I also keep my Music collection on it, uploaded from CD and use it to also play that music through my car sterio when on long journeys

One of my best buys ever and I have the 64g3 version. altho in hindsight i would not be to bothered buying the phone version as aside from a couple weeks trying it I have had no use for.
cats_123 e2
10 4.0k 25 Northern Ireland
23 Dec 2012 8:10PM
thanks, Kev..that's useful
Coleslaw e2
9 13.4k 28 Wales
23 Dec 2012 8:14PM
I have an iPad 3 and I love it. Use it everyday.
Of course there are others like Samsung Galaxy Tab, Galaxy Note, Asus transformer etc. horses for courses really. As long as you know what they can and can't do.
cats_123 e2
10 4.0k 25 Northern Ireland
23 Dec 2012 9:10PM

Quote:I have an iPad 3 and I love it. Use it everyday.
Of course there are others like Samsung Galaxy Tab, Galaxy Note, Asus transformer etc. horses for courses really. As long as you know what they can and can't do.

that's the problem really...was also not sure about size (of course, size matters!). My netbook is a 10", so would like to replicate that, but the 10" versions are touching 400. Smile
cambirder 10 7.2k England
23 Dec 2012 9:46PM
My Linux netbook has just bitten the dust after a good few years thrashing, and my better half is going to get me a tablet PC as a replacement for my birthday (6 weeks away). I've got until then to decide what to go for and at the moment I'm not sure whether to go down the Apple or Android route. I've had a play with a iPad 4 and was really impressed, but the Nexus 10 looks a good bet too although as these are currently only available from Google there is no option for a hands on trial first. I also like the look of the Asus Transformer Infinity but its a tad expensive at the moment.
Coleslaw e2
9 13.4k 28 Wales
23 Dec 2012 9:51PM
Nick_w e2
7 3.9k 99 England
24 Dec 2012 8:24AM
Like you Cole I use iPad 3 and love it (only use PC now for processing). Mother in Law has bought Nexus 7 and that too looks pretty good.
digicammad 11 22.0k 37 United Kingdom
24 Dec 2012 8:39AM
One word of warning; if you buy a Kindle Fire you are locked into Amazon world, though I have no idea how bad that is.

We have just bought a Samsung Galaxy Tab2 7" at work, as a development tablet for a driver application we are developing. So far it seems really good, plenty of power and the micro SD slot is very handy. We intend to get the 10" version for our workshop technicians.
cats_123 e2
10 4.0k 25 Northern Ireland
24 Dec 2012 11:53AM

Quote:For your budget, Jeff, maybe Samsung Galaxy Tab 2


thanks, Cole...will investigate Smile
cats_123 e2
10 4.0k 25 Northern Ireland
24 Dec 2012 1:29PM
The Samsung looks a good bet...have you heard of the R97..which appears to use the Google Android 4.04 processor and bench testing suggests it is faster than the Samsung....it's also cheaper

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