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Old 11-01-2011, 09:09 AM
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computor is slow and doing what it wants -- I have done maint. no virus showed-- defraged -- compressed files--- it is over 6 years old and is a HP Mini with no hard drive--- thinking about new I Pad Don't play game only email and online stuff Thanks
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I was in a similar situation....

I went with one of these.......and love it now.

http://us.toshiba.com/tablets/thrive/10-inch/


I picked this one so you can add external hard drives for Movies & pics......etc..
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:23 AM
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I think my ipad is great, but not necessarily as a PC replacment unless you're really willing to adjust what and how you do things. It is close but not quite there.

On the other hand I think with some minor tweaks apple could and should go after that market and release a "desktop" ipad, larger with a keyboard and mouse - but as it stands today... I'd be hard pressed to make that recommendation to someone.
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If you don't need the 'power' of a PC or even a laptop. Just basic day to day functions, surfing the web, message boards, email, etc, tablets are the way to go.
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Originally Posted by SCSaltwater View Post
If you don't need the 'power' of a PC or even a laptop. Just basic day to day functions, surfing the web, message boards, email, etc, tablets are the way to go.
you hit the nail right on the head thats all I need-- my desk top has not been turned on in a year How have to figure out which tablet
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:42 AM
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If you don't need the 'power' of a PC or even a laptop. Just basic day to day functions, surfing the web, message boards, email, etc, tablets are the way to go.
Tablets are the way to go if you do not need actual computing power. If you are simply surfing the web, watching videos, streaming music, or accessing THT you really only need a tablet.

Tablets have alot of cool features and are really sleak and portable.
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:46 AM
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you hit the nail right on the head thats all I need-- my desk top has not been turned on in a year How have to figure out which tablet
The Galaxy Tablet from Samusng is one of the best if you go with the Android Platform. If you prefer the Apple platform, then there is only one choice the Ipad 2.

I prefer the Android platform for ease of use and I love the Android Market for getting applications.
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Among others, I have an ipad 2 and a 11" Dell full blown Windows machine for carryiing in my scoots saddle bag initially. The only thing I have had difficulty with is handling photos with the Ipad, by that I mean downloading them, emailing etc. Aside from that I love it.
Some of the real benefits for me; You open the cover it is on, up, whatever you want to call it, nothing has to load, I usually have the info I need and on to whats next long before my Windows machine would even be up. It fits/lives comfortably above the sunvisor in my car. It connects super fast to public WIFI's, the on screen zoom in on photos/or whatever is GREAT, the keyboard can be seen in the dark, no light needed. Apps are very cheap compared to programs for a windows machine, like 10% or less! It takes GREAT photos. I used it exclusively for a month while on a trip when the hard drive blew in my laptop, no issues.
It's not a good storage device for photos, but I got the smallest one 16GB and it is way more than I need. There is a learning curve to go through, but you will find your way.
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This is a no brainer. By a computer.

It goes in this order:

Computer > Notebook > Mini Notebook > Tablet > Cell Phone > Rotary Dial Phone > Mirror Signals > Smoke Signals > Writing in sand
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Originally Posted by Eyehooker View Post
computor is slow and doing what it wants -- I have done maint. no virus showed-- defraged -- compressed files--- it is over 6 years old and is a HP Mini with no hard drive--- thinking about new I Pad Don't play game only email and online stuff Thanks
Have you tried to wipe it and reload the operating system (if you still have the disks)? Could start with a brand new CPU and put your upgrade off for a while.
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If for personal use my a mac ..... for office buy a PC ...

But dont go on the internet with the PC...

Works for me
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If its meant to be a replacement, at least get one that'll support Flash.
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Have you tried to wipe it and reload the operating system (if you still have the disks)? Could start with a brand new CPU and put your upgrade off for a while.
over my head 70 yoa I only paid $ 225 and this Mini has NO hard drive Best Buy want $ 75 to check out -- I said I don't think so when I can buy new PC for less than $400
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The iPad (or equiv) is good for playing, reading email, watching occasional movies. That's it. If you want to surf the web, get a computer.

Where the iPad really shines is when you are on a flight without movies.
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My 80 year old mother - ONLY does email, some web surfing, Scrabble on line
IPAD best solution for her.

My wife: email, photos, music, reading, playing games on line. IPAD for her

I need a computer - so I use both. IPAD on the plane to read, great for email, can vpn into office if I need to, use in the kitchen for on-line reciepies, Honeslty using it more and more... but for real computing, buy a computer.
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Old 11-02-2011, 06:59 AM
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iPads, or iTampons in some circles, don't like to print very well. They only natively print to a limited amount of HP printers. There are kludges you can employ to print to other printers but they require a PC turned on and running software that helps the iPad print.
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Old 11-02-2011, 07:19 AM
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If your working like others have said, buy a pc. For storage issue, I bought a new router the other day that actually plugs an external hard drive into it. Use a program called slash top that logs into the computer at the house and store everything through the external device. I'm not a computer whiz by no means, so anyone can do it in about an hour or so! Forgot to mention, when using the iPad that is.
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