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Libra
03-25-2012, 07:04 AM
Any members using the elocity tablet? Can be bought for less than half that of an I-Pad, and from what reviews, etc. I can find, it sounds like a decent tablet. Looking for any input/experience....kinda like a boat, I don't "need" one, just "want" one.. Cost isn't really the main consideration here, but when I saw one of these being displayed, it looked like a good I-Pad knock off.


NJFISH
03-25-2012, 07:15 AM
If cost is no consideration then the iPad is what to get...and I'm not as Eyeball would call me "an appleholic";). I have iPad2 and it's great and I have a Kindle Fire (Android based), good for reading, but web browsing lacks.

Androids, whether phones or tabs suck, IMO. Way to choppy to make web browsing a good experience. I also hate the pre-loaded crap on Andriod products that cannot be removed.

Mostly Harmless
03-26-2012, 05:57 AM
A good quality Android tablet is way better then any iPad. The simple fact that you can rending flash sites makes for an excellent web browsing experience.

The eLocity is running 2.2 which is now pretty low on the software side of things. I would look for something with at least 3.0 or better yet Android 4.0. Personally I like the 7"screens better then the 10" (I own an HP Touchpad 10" running Android 4.0), I do a lot of reading and the 7" just feels better in the hand. I would look at the Samsung Galaxy Tab Plus.


Eyeball
03-26-2012, 08:15 AM
I'd like a tablet ... and yes, I will consider an iPad if I can get insurance that guarantees I won't become an Appleholic. :grin:

What I am waiting on is Windows 8 -- wonding what it is all about. It is the first operating system written specifically for tablets and is supposed to be feature-rich in way neither Apple's product or Android products can be. Both Apple and Google took the software from a cell phone and tweaked it for a pad application. I guess that yields a pad that is a cellphone on steroids. The Win 8 product is supposed to take pads to the next level. Win 8 is due out this year.

Sorry, I know that didn't answer your question ... just suggesting maybe it could be worth waiting for Win 8 before purchasing any pad.

Libra
03-26-2012, 08:26 AM
Will Windows 8 only be on the iPad?
I'd never heard of the eLocity until I saw it on one of the TV shopping networks, and it sure looked impressive. Really wanted to know if any members had an eLocity and what thier thoughts were. Personally, to me it seemed super fast, but not sure if it was preloaded with apps that I might want, or if you have to buy the apps. It did have a few but not FB and some others that I'd want.

Eyeball
03-26-2012, 10:10 AM
Will Windows 8 only be on the iPad?




I don't know the other day I stumbled onto a review of a pad running a pre-release of Win 8. Microsoft made them available to a bunch of tech writers and tech product reviewers, I'm guessing to hype Win 8 before its release. The review was very positive. One of the features will be the ability to log onto a pad, like you do with your computer now. That allows for multiple users, each with their own custom pad setup. A whole family can share one pad. Or just a couple/few pads can be shared by a whole office.

The other thing is Microsoft is going to allow the sharing of apps purchased through the MS app store, whatever that is. If you purchase an app and other users of the same pad like that app, they don't have to buy it, it is free for them.

Fwiw, I presumed Win 8 was for computers. The review stated it was designed specifically for a pad platform.



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