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The "New I-pad' or the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by CliffnMesquite, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. Hopeuhavechange

    Hopeuhavechange New Member

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    Only querstion I have is the Nexus 7 too small for me 42 yo "mature" eyes. Thoughts? I have an Ipad II and it is okay but also have HTC Android phone and love it-- the apps, ecosystem, syncing possibilities... Thus want an android tab and love the value of the Nexus 7...just the readability/potential eye strain that keeps me fr pulling the trigger. True user exp testimonials appreciated.
  2. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Hmm. It's a lot bigger than your phone. If the full size iPad is adequate size and you are happy with that size, then I would go with the Nexus 10" rather than going smaller.

    I'm a few years younger than you, but I don't have any trouble reading on mine. Although, if I was I can always zoom in or make the default font size larger. It has a very nice and shape screen. If you want the smaller foot print and you are worried about reading, I would worry about it too much. Head to a store like Bestbuy or something that sales them and take a look at it.
  3. Hopeuhavechange

    Hopeuhavechange New Member

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    Thanks. I'm torn betwixt the the 10 vs 7. I have read that currently the Nex 7 is better due to most prgms are geared toward the 7" display. I won't be reading books, have older Kindle for that, and will use heavy twitter, apps, and watch videos. Also really like the Currents and Flipboard, etc curation apps and wonder if they will degrade on the smaller tab compared to 9.7 Ipad II. Was recently accosted at mall by Samsung promo outfit and the 7 tab at first blush seemed fine to me-better than I imagined. Leaning===>Nex7. Again value is very high there! Wish it had a pen as the Sammy Note 10.1, which wld seal the deal.
  4. Hopeuhavechange

    Hopeuhavechange New Member

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    Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 now sold out on Google Play. I smell a conspiracy.
  5. Hopeuhavechange

    Hopeuhavechange New Member

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    ASUS TF700T-B1-GR 10.1-Inch Tablet--$480 at Amazon. Thoughts?
  6. Hopeuhavechange

    Hopeuhavechange New Member

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    Ah, you like a lot?
  7. MFWitt63

    MFWitt63 Member

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    sold my ipad 2 + otterbox for $500 ...turned around and bought the 10.1 for $500....i'm as happy as a bodybuilder directing traffic.

    + torrents, expandable memory, widgets, Roms, chrome, s-pen, multi screen..
    - itunes......forever
  8. CliffnMesquite

    CliffnMesquite Active Member

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    Bought a Galaxy Note 10.1 last night. Just set it up as a remote for my TV and cable box.

    Love it!
  9. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    Have you accidentally changed channels while playing a game yet. :p: ;)
  10. Dallas

    Dallas Old bulletproof tiger

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    Do I like it a lot? I love it. It completely replaced my travel laptop. I got the docking station etc.

    I love the damn thing. I don't let anyone near it. :D
  11. CliffnMesquite

    CliffnMesquite Active Member

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    Nope. But I did program it to control my TV and cable box :D
  12. Hopeuhavechange

    Hopeuhavechange New Member

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    Decided on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and expecting delivery Xmas eve per Amazon Prime. Joy to the world/Thanks for the input/I won't let ya'll down/ Go Cowboys. Further, I trust I will be able to upgrade to Jellybean straightaway...
  13. CliffnMesquite

    CliffnMesquite Active Member

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    Did you get it in White?
  14. Hopeuhavechange

    Hopeuhavechange New Member

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    Deep gray. I thought white was a little feminine. Might as well be pink, not that there's anything wrong with that...
  15. Kristi

    Kristi I Rue Everything

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    I have this exact same question. One of these tablets is my Christmas present from my parents. I am leaning towards iPad after reading and watching numerous reviews.

    I am really indecisive about which one to buy. I played with both at Best Buy, both were fun. I have a macbook that I have had since 2005 or 2006. LOVE it. I also work on a PC too. It gets really annoying more often then not.

    iPad had better reviews when it came to screen quality (the newest one) and better apps according to reviews. The Galaxy has a stylus which can be a selling point, but you can buy one for the iPad too. I don't know how much I would use one really.

    Anytime I have asked which tablet to get it's been a 50/50 split on which to get. Even got that when I asked different Best Buy employees.

    I also lean towards the iPad because my Apple products have outlasted any PC we have ever owned. I still use a very old iPod. Runs as good as the day I got it for Christmas back in 2005. It's a little bulky compared to the news ones, but still functional and has a lot of space on it.

    Whichever model I choose my dad says he is already getting me the 32GB. And whichever model I choose will determine my next phone choice too. Currently have a Droid Incredible 2 and I could take it or leave it. Have never loved it.

    Though at this point I am still torn on which one to get. Obviously, I am not getting it by Christmas since I haven't decided yet.

    What made you go with the Galaxy over the iPad?
  16. Hopeuhavechange

    Hopeuhavechange New Member

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    well, I do in fact have an ipad 2. It's fine but I feel confined. I don't need training wheels and after using my android phone I like the possibilities. Just like both the process of personalizing my user experience abt as much as the result itself.

    Important to bear in mind that there is no perfect product. And what's highly valuable to me may not be for you. IPad certainly has edge in display. A 10 vs 9.2 let's say. Not determinative to me.
  17. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed Zone Supporter

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    Does yours lock up? Mine has 3 or 4 times since the upgrade. Also, it quit connecting to the internet for a day. It would connect to my router but nothing else.
  18. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed Zone Supporter

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    I can tell you its been a breeze to get an iPhone/iPad shoutcast player. Android can vary from whoever is making the device. One player can work non the nexus, but not an s3. Sucks when tryingvto develop a single solution.
  19. bigdnlaca

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    I want a tablet that will play all the youtube videos. I hate using youtube on the iphone or ipad because there are many videos that are unable to view.
  20. CliffnMesquite

    CliffnMesquite Active Member

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    "What made you go with the Galaxy over the iPad?"

    1. The OS, Android.
    2. features.
    3. Can expand memory.
    4. it's not an ipad.

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