Login or Join Now

Upload your photos, chat, win prizes and much more

Username:
Password:
Remember Me

Can't Access your Account?

New to ePHOTOzine? Join ePHOTOzine for free!

Like 0

Tablet Computers

Join Now

Join ePHOTOzine, the friendliest photography community.

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free!

technician25
4 Mar 2013 - 8:04 PM

At the moment GoClever tablet pc selling a lot in the UK but I prefer Asus windoes 8 RT tablets

Sponsored Links
Sponsored Links 
4 Mar 2013 - 8:04 PM

Join ePHOTOzine for free and remove these adverts.

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139392 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2013 - 10:49 PM

Do any of you tablet users read ebooks on your device?

There looks to be a good deal on for the Nexus 7 at present, and I'm sorely tempted. Especially if it means I can retire my Kindle. Smile

StrayCat
StrayCat  1014462 forum posts Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2013 - 10:55 PM

CB, I just purchased a Nexus 7 less than a week ago, and it's an amazing little tablet for the money. I've been downloading free games for my grandchildren, and me, of course, and wouldn't be without one. I have a fairly new KoboGlo which I use for reading, and haven't tried ebooks on the N7 yet, but I will, and I'll give you a report. I've been reading news articles and other stuff on it, but what I'll do is download a reading program. I see Calibre is $3.99 for it.Smile

Fyi, the resolution is perfect for viewing your pictures, they show very crisp and clear, amazing. All you need is a cloud storage site, and access it from the tablet.

Last Modified By StrayCat at 6 Apr 2013 - 10:58 PM
strawman
strawman  1022002 forum posts United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2013 - 10:55 PM

Yes I read E books, but to be honest I prefer to use my kobo as the non-lit screen is a bit more restful. Plus the battery life is a lot better if you are travelling a lot. Yes the Nexus 7 is good, is there a particular deal you have seen you like? I was thinking of getting one as getting my current tablet out of my wife's hands is difficult.

StrayCat
StrayCat  1014462 forum posts Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2013 - 10:59 PM

I paid $229.00 CDN at Best Buy. I know where to get a fabulous deal on the Sony S, 9.4" 32gb with keyboard, stand, case, and cables, if you're interested.

Last Modified By StrayCat at 6 Apr 2013 - 11:01 PM
StrayCat
StrayCat  1014462 forum posts Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2013 - 11:05 PM

This is my alltime fav Canadian seller. Highly reliable.

strawman
strawman  1022002 forum posts United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2013 - 11:06 PM

I would take care before buying one of those Sony's I did and it died after 3/4 of a year, well the charger did. that should not be a deal, but neither the retailer or Sony themselves could replace the charger, so the retailer gave me a Samsung Tab2 plus cash back instead. the Samsung is a lot better and at least it charges via the usb cable.

It was a surprise, but sony changed the charger and power cable a bit back and were unable to provide a replacement part. A surprising lack of support from Sony as normally they are good at that. The sony was good while it lasted, but the Samsung is just a bit quicker and smoother plus the screen is better. No Crash bandicoot game though :-(

Last Modified By strawman at 6 Apr 2013 - 11:08 PM
Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139392 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2013 - 11:09 PM


Quote: Yes the Nexus 7 is good, is there a particular deal you have seen you like?

179 (+ 5.10) postage for the 32GB version available from one of the Amazon associates. About a 35 saving. I have exchanged emails with the seller to ensure it's covered by a proper Asus UK warranty


Quote: haven't tried ebooks on the N7 yet, but I will, and I'll give you a report

That would be good Denny. Smile


Quote: I know where to get a fabulous deal on the Sony S, 9.4" 32gb with keyboard, stand, case, and cables, if you're interested.

Ok, PM me - that would be nice. Kinda set my heart on the Nexus 7 but willing to look at something else.

StrayCat
StrayCat  1014462 forum posts Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2013 - 11:09 PM

For the money though John, it's almost a disposable.Grin

StrayCat
StrayCat  1014462 forum posts Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2013 - 11:20 PM

The Nexus 7 is fast, with a quad core processor, and the new Jelly Bean 4.2.2 downloads as soon as you connect to wifi. We have been playing some very intricate games, and have never seen a blip, it works great. I disconnect wifi via the "settings>apps" route, and we don't see all the advertising while playing free games. To reconnect wifi, simply touch the button, and it's back.

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139392 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2013 - 11:26 PM

I'm thinking that for what I mainly use my (elderly) PC for - the web and email - I could just as easily do in the comfort of my armchair (or bed Grin) with a Nexus 7. I already use my Nokia smartphone to do this, to some extent, but the 3.5" screen is a bit limiting.

This would might make any need to replace the computer less essential. Obviously I will still use the PC for photo and video processing... but that's fine.

The only games I play are Hearts on the PC and Bridge on the phone.

StrayCat
StrayCat  1014462 forum posts Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2013 - 4:02 AM

I enjoy Baseball (9 Innings), Yahtzee, Backgammon, Pool, Bowling, Golf, Chess, and all kinds of card games on the Nexus 7 so far, that's after about a week. I don't get to touch it except to recharge it at the weekends because the grandchildren have it. I like to listen to, or read, documentary, or news type programs late at night.

I play Hearts and Bridge on the PC.

Last Modified By StrayCat at 7 Apr 2013 - 4:03 AM
Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139392 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2013 - 12:15 PM

Amazon UK sell the Nexus 7 with Android 4.1. I am assuming that it is straightforward to upgrade to 4.2.2?

Although I see Android 5.0 "Key Lime Pie" (why do they use these daft names? Grin) is due out in May. So could be worth waiting for that perhaps?

cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 103999 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland24 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2013 - 1:09 PM


Quote: Amazon UK sell the Nexus 7 with Android 4.1. I am assuming that it is straightforward to upgrade to 4.2.2?

I upgraded my Android recently - be warned it wipes all your apps out (unless you have the stored on an external sd card)Sad

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139392 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2013 - 1:15 PM


Quote: be warned it wipes all your apps out

Really? That's rather poor!

I guess, if buying new, it's better to upgrade before adding any apps.

Add a Comment

You must be a member to leave a comment

Username:
Password:
Remember me:
Un-tick this box if you want to login each time you visit.