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Tablet without a PC?

Discussion in 'Mobile Devices' started by NotSoFast, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. NotSoFast

    NotSoFast Registered User

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    I have an older aunt that doesn't have PC in her house. She'd like an iPad to surf the net with and do other mundane tasks with. Since she doesn't have a PC to manage her iTunes on and sync it to, I know that the iPad wouldn't do her any good. Would a Windows or Android tablet be any better for her? Or should I just suggest a cheaper laptop? I was hoping a tablet without having to link it to a PC would be better for her since it'd be lighter and easier for her to interact with (touch screen vs. tiny touch pad or mouse on a laptop).
     
  2. Buds Spuckley

    Buds Spuckley Registered User

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    Ipad will work without syncing to itunes now.
     
  3. MayrMeninoCrash

    MayrMeninoCrash Liberal Psycopath

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    IOS now allows direct syncing to update it. If she buys books from Kindle or the ibooks store, apps, music and movies from itunes, she doesn't need a computer, just a wireless connection.

    What types of activities would she use a tablet for?
     
  4. Jef Leppard

    Jef Leppard 4/5 ths

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    Other then to root i have yet to connect my Asus tf300 to my computer and I really have no reason to what so ever. And I believe they will be about $300 or less very soon. And the best part is no iTunes
     
  5. JoeyDVDZ

    JoeyDVDZ That's MR. MOJO, Motherfucker!

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    My acer iconia android tablet gets connected to my PC to transfer movies, tv shows, and books to it, but it can just as easily stream the movies & tv shows, and books & music can easily be downloaded and synced from the sites themselves. I love my tablet; for a lot of day to day uses it def. beats out my main PC or my laptops.
     
  6. NotSoFast

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    My aunt came over on Thanksgiving. She ended up going for an Acer 17.6" laptop for about $500 on HSN. She wanted their 4 flex pay plan.
     
  7. Dicktator

    Dicktator Frozen Meatbals 4life

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    Thanks for wasting our fucking time!

    :action-sm
     
  8. Ballbuster1

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    Nobody can resist the flex pay!
     
  9. jakubr

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    I think just iPad would be enough. But small laptop might also be a good idea. I would personally go for the iPod though.
     
  10. Jef Leppard

    Jef Leppard 4/5 ths

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    i really think the OP should listen to Dan Soder here
     

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