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Tablets are all the rage, so which one are you looking forward to purchasing

Which recently released tablet is on your buying list?
  • Apple iPad 2 (1,258 votes)
  • Motorola Xoom (337 votes)
  • ASUS Eee Pad Transformer (949 votes)
  • LG G-Slate (64 votes)
  • RIM BlackBerry PlayBook (215 votes)
  • I'm still waiting for new offerings from Samsung, Sony, etc. (956 votes)
  • I have absolutely no interest in tablets (2,341 votes)

  • 6,120 total votes

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Tablets Are The Future
By Chrisria on 5/6/2011 8:39:41 AM , Rating: 3
I was really surprised to see such a large percentage of people not looking at tablets. This product segment, now that the tech has caught up with the practical requirements, seems so well suited for the vast majority of computer users: web surfing and emails. I do believe that the "transformer" idea from Asus will be the answer for many who need a little more once the tech jumps to the next level. I am waiting to see what Amazon offers....

RE: Tablets Are The Future
By Motoman on 5/7/2011 12:55:31 AM , Rating: 1
Tablets will probably be around forever now, if simply because Jobs will still be selling them.

But the fact of the matter is that they're totally redundant if you already have a lptop - which can do everything a tablet can...better...and do everything a tablet can't.

Imagine someone wanting to sell you a 2nd stove, that was just a weency bit smaller than your existing one...but it just has one burner on it, instead of 4 burners and an oven like your existing stove. You know...for those times when you just need one burner.

...duh. winning.

RE: Tablets Are The Future
By acer905 on 5/9/2011 12:55:08 PM , Rating: 3
Its called a portable camp stove:

You know, for those times when you just need one burner... in the middle of the woods.

RE: Tablets Are The Future
By Motoman on 5/10/2011 11:05:06 AM , Rating: 1
That's a horrifically bad example.

A camp stove is, what, 90% smaller than a kitchen stove?, exactly now much smaller is a tablet than a small laptop, or netbook? Answer: almost no difference at all. Effectively, they are the same size. One of them is very limited in use...the other can do essentially anything.

Try to be less ridiculous with your comparisons next time.

RE: Tablets Are The Future
By acer905 on 5/10/2011 5:00:24 PM , Rating: 2
RE: Tablets Are The Future
By Motoman on 5/10/2011 5:27:23 PM , Rating: 1
Ha! I'd like to see you pack one of those on your back for a week-long hiking trip ;)


RE: Tablets Are The Future
By Belard on 5/10/2011 8:28:43 AM , Rating: 2
Duh... you Sheen statement fits you.

As the other poster said about "portable stove", was a good example.

I have an iPad and I have a ThinkPad notebook with Windows7.
They have their functions and abilities.

My quad core desktop and ThinkPad CANNOT power up into the OS in a second. I cannot leave my Thinkpad in sleep mode for 1-2 days at a time. My Thinkpad is about 6lbs... not exactly a FUN thing to handle when kicking it back on the couch watching TV.... Much less my 24" LCD and desktop.

Tablet computers HAVE a place and they *DO* it well.

Try handling your notebook like you would a book... not going to happen.

RE: Tablets Are The Future
By Motoman on 5/10/2011 11:05:49 AM , Rating: 2
As the other poster said about "portable stove", was a good example.

No - it's a catastrophically bad example, as noted above.

RE: Tablets Are The Future
By Chudilo on 5/10/2011 2:17:57 PM , Rating: 2
Your Problem with not being able to leave your PC in sleep mode for 1-2 days and not powering on in a second is a Microsoft problem , not a hardware problem ... Check out Ubuntu Linux, It does Both and is free!!!

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