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Windows 7: New Microsoft VP consigns the PC to irrelevance

03 May 2014   #71
mjf

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I'm still thinking of a hi res 10" Samsung (2014) tablet. But specifically for use such as a photo album and an e-book reader. This complements a desktop IMO.


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03 May 2014   #72
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

For reading e-books it is probably nice. But for that there are $99 options.
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03 May 2014   #73
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

If all one is going to use a tablet for reading books, a good e-ink e-book reader is far superior than a tablet. E-ink is easier on the eyes than an LCD screen. LCD screens get washed out in daylight. For reading in dim lighting, there are e-book readers that have front illuminated screens. Those are also easier on the eyes than LCD screens. The biggest difference, though, is battery life. Tablet battery life is measured in hours; e-book readers, in days or weeks.

If you don't mind two devices, a comparatively inexpensive digital photo frame and a decent e-book reader would meet one's needs far better. If one already has a smart phone, it can also be used for reading e-books and as a photo album.
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03 May 2014   #74
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

True but I'm a keen amateur photographer and an electronic hi res photo album would be my primary interest. I'm sure I'd find other uses and e-books was just an example. I wouldn't shell out $500 if e-books was all I wanted it for.
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04 May 2014   #75
bawldiggle

XP/7x32 & x64/8x64/8.1x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald
I've never had the need to be connected 24/7, no matter where I am, and don't see the point in it now.
Ditto !!
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04 May 2014   #76
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GrayGhost2 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald
I've never had the need to be connected 24/7, no matter where I am, and don't see the point in it now.
Ditto !!
More like 4/5 for me.
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04 May 2014   #77
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

So, 19.2 hours per day Comp304?
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05 May 2014   #78
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
True but I'm a keen amateur photographer and an electronic hi res photo album would be my primary interest. I'm sure I'd find other uses and e-books was just an example. I wouldn't shell out $500 if e-books was all I wanted it for.

Hi there.

if you are a keen amateur photographer a digital frame is LOUSY -- NOTHING beats a really nice produced print of your best "keepers" -- also you'll really enjoy making it too from composing the original print, post processing it and printing it out.

Use HIGH quality printers / papers and inks though -- cheap printers are OK for "Snaps" or pics taken with mobile phones. For the ultimate you can use a Lab (Pro one) -- honestly these aren't as expensive as you think -- and a beautiful A3 or even A2 (large !!) size print just puts any of those digital photo frames straight back in to the garbage can. - I hate them anyway --they just look "tacky" -- OK for a "rolling presentation" at a Sales event or trade exhibition -- but for a HOME. Ugh !!!!

If you just want to BROWSE your pics from time to time then simply stream them from your device to a decent TV or even a smart phone with a proper screen (Samsung S4/S5,Iphone etc). Some newer TV's / DVD players can play straight from USB HDD plugged in or even the SDHC/CF or other camera card itself.

I still like also to make 4 X 6's also in an old fashioned album for quick looking at too -- you can use cheaper printers for this and IMO is far better than the digital photo frame which won't be much larger than a paper back book size.

Again a few stunning A3 prints decently framed on your walls will look FAR FAR superior and get a lot more admiration than a tacky gimmicky digital photo frame.

(BTW the best accessory you can have is a LIGHT tripod -- believe me with a decent Lens the tripod makes ALL the difference between a perfect pic and a near perfect pic -- even with the "IS / Anti-shake" facilities built in to modern cameras).

Cheers
jimbo
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05 May 2014   #79
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

While physical portfolios have far superior resolution when displaying photo quality, they are also incredibly bulky and heavy. However, a digital photo frame is much, much more portable. Keep in mind resolution is not the only criteria for judging photography; things such as composition, lighting effects, etc. can be well demonstrated on a digital photo frame. Think of a digital photo frame as proofs.
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05 May 2014   #80
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there

No way does a tiny digital frame look BETTER than a decent print -- even if it has a much higher DPI -- things like viewing distance also count a lot.

Just think of Advertising hoardings -- these are HUGE but at probably something like 35 - 45 D.P.I which would look horrible with your nose pressed right up against them but from a car on a Freeway can look great.

Exhibition prints also look stunning - but you are usually at some sort of distance away. A Digital photoframe is only a bit better than some of the latest mobile phone screens and from a distance - who even notices it. Some of my prints really make me really GLAD when I get back into the house -- and also other people like them too.

(If I had my life over again -- I wouldn't have done too much differently apart from choosing some different Horses when down at the Bookies !! - and who can say that honestly -- but I probably would have liked to have had a go at being a Professional Photographer - so I do have some sort of idea about Pro photography and decent prints !! I have done a few FREE LANCE gigs though in my time and still do the odd one or two).

Cheers
jimbo
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