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PowerhousePowerhouse Posts: 321 Deckhand
Saturday I went to Best Buy and picked up a Asus 300 tablet since my primary laptop is starting to give me problems from time to time. I picked the 300 because you can attach a keyboard to it and they were out of the 700. After using it yesterday I thought it was kind of finicky, not going to another page when I click the link, lot loading the whole page, ect. So today I went and ordered the Samsung Note 10, but I won't get it until Wednesday. I also brought the Verizon hotspot thing, it was $120 and you pay to add a certain amount of usage on it so there's no monthly charge. Anyone have experience with any of this? Is the Asus a lemon or do all tablets seem to act like this one? And is the hotspot worth it?
Joe

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  • kodiakzachkodiakzach Posts: 6,079 Admiral
    When you get done messing around with the Droids, go get yourself an iPad and be done with it :) kz
  • SouthFloridaAnglerSouthFloridaAngler Posts: 3,164 Captain
    You shoulda axed before buying all that stuff.
  • TriplecleanTripleclean Posts: 6,591 Officer
    I only know of the ipad. It worked well. I want to try some of these cheap-o 's I've seen like the colby or panasonic brands powered by android.

    Good luck.
  • PowerhousePowerhouse Posts: 321 Deckhand
    kodiakzach wrote: »
    When you get done messing around with the Droids, go get yourself an iPad and be done with it :) kz

    No thanks. My wife has a Mac and I hate it. I had a Iphone for about 2 weeks, returned it and went back to Droid. I know they're good products I just can't get used to them.
    You shoulda axed before buying all that stuff.

    Well I did research them and asked on tablet forums, just looking for other folk's opinion.
    I only know of the ipad. It worked well. I want to try some of these cheap-o 's I've seen like the colby or panasonic brands powered by android.

    I didn't see any of those, Best Buy was pushing the new Asus, Samsung and Ipad...I guess they're the top 3 or something.
    Good luck.
    Joe

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  • NSByakNSByak Posts: 424 Officer
    Os-wise android is going to be pretty much the same from one tablet or manufacturer to another. Obviously the newer higher priced might have the lastest version of jellybean. The difference comes in the processors, screens, stuff like that.

    I dont think you can beat a samsung device when it comes to android though. Their touchwhiz based roms are always stable and full of features.

    Im using my andriod-ified hp touchpad right now and like it too. Ipad is too locked down, but then i like to mess with my stuff and customize it
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  • bababouybababouy Posts: 560 Officer
    Samsung has been good for me. I always had palm treo's and when palm went away, I went to the s3. The tablet is awesome too. my wife has apple and likes it, but I like the big screen and speed. I have the hotspot through my phone. The only down side is that you don't get 4g everywhere.
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  • reeljobreeljob Posts: 385 Officer
    I have an iPad and a Samsung galaxy 10.1, so I can provide an unbiased opinion.
    The iPad is junk compared to the Samsung. The Samsung is faster, does not freeze up, overheat, has better speakers, has just as many apps as Apple, a better battery life, and the biggest thing. It has applications that you can use for business and they actually work.
    I cannot see why anyone would pay $200+ for an iPad when they can get a device that will do the same job for much less.
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  • kodiakzachkodiakzach Posts: 6,079 Admiral
    reeljob wrote: »
    I have an iPad and a Samsung galaxy 10.1, so I can provide an unbiased opinion.
    The iPad is junk compared to the Samsung. The Samsung is faster, does not freeze up, overheat, has better speakers, has just as many apps as Apple, a better battery life, and the biggest thing. It has applications that you can use for business and they actually work.
    I cannot see why anyone would pay $200+ for an iPad when they can get a device that will do the same job for much less.

    Lol well I guess that settled that.

    /thread closed I reckon

    PS - how do you get your iPad to overheat and freeze up? Googling leads me to believe only Droids are plagued with that feature repeatedly. I have 2 iPads and can't seem to get mine to freeze, crash or overheat. Do share more of your great tips!
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