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Windows 7: I HATE Tablet "Computers" -- am I the only one

10 Jan 2011   #1

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
I HATE Tablet "Computers" -- am I the only one

Hi there
it seems the whole electronics industry is going "Tablet mad" this year.

These devices about half the size of an Ipad and double the size of an Iphone just seem to me to be a too bulky piece of kit to be able to carry away nicely in a pocket.

Too small for Internet use for long periods, watching movies, reading e-books and far too large for use as a telephone.

This is one part of the Consumer Electronics revolution that I'll be quite happy to pass on.

In any case I'm not a huge fan of Touch screens either.

To me a Phone is still a Phone that needs to be as SMALL as possible. I don't text or use face book etc so I don't need all those zillions of Apps on Iphones etc etc. either.

Anyway here's ONE person that the marketing Hype won't reach.

I LIKE gadgets etc but Tablets to me seem a totally pointless type of device that doesn't fulfil any real purpose other than to empty your Bank account.

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10 Jan 2011   #2

windows 7 Pro 64Bit

Agreed, the first I heard of the ipad I just shook my head knowing people were going to go ape #### over it just because of the apple logo. I have an ipod touch for music and a separate plain cell phone, I like my gadgets to do one thing and do it well. As far as my computers go, I'll have a real one.
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10 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 10 Pro

I have iPhone 3GS and it's good enough for me as it fulfil my needs like iPod + Internet through WiFi etc and even i don't even planned to jump over 4G as it'll be not so much big difference but yeah iPad and new tablet products are definitely useless for me but everyone have there own choice and taste. Some people might go crazy for them which satisfy and comforts them by emptying there pockets but that's my opinion
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10 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 10 64 bit

All this stuff is too small to be useful to me (and too big to carry around). I have a 10" netbook that I take on trips and even that is too small for an old f@rt like me to be comfortable with.

I have a "smart phone" - an LG Env Touch and it's great for messaging but no other media. Like most phones it's "unuseable" in the daylight since you can't see the screen.
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10 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium

Quote : "Anyway here's ONE person that the marketing Hype won't reach." End Quote.


I have a 7" Mini Netbook from China with Windows CE... ( also I can start Debian Linux from the SD card - but I am no Linux expert and so it is not as usable as Win CE )... AND with A KEYBOARD.

I am happy with this device - though some applications like Skype do not work here in Germany at least.
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10 Jan 2011   #6

Windows 7 Enterprise x64

I have an iPad (which, in Apple speak, ought to be written as "I have iPad", which makes it sound like a disease ). I needed to replace my nice but ageing tiny Sony laptop so took a chance with the iPad. It has proved to be superb for business use - taking notes during meetings, giving presentations, checking and responding to emails on the road, browsing the web. Through its VPN I can access scientific literature in protected databases and read the downloaded manuscripts using the excellent screen.

I'm no Apple fanboi. I dumped Apple 10 years ago when OSX came out and made it impossible to work on a Mac for more than 30 minutes without a crash. Apple software is still poor, IMO - iTunes is really clunky and falls over regularly, for example - so I don't see myself ever going back to the Mac as a main computing platform. However, for business and leisure use requiring portability, the iPad is a terrific piece of kit.
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10 Jan 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium

QUOTE "Through its VPN I can access scientific literature in protected databases and read the downloaded manuscripts using the excellent screen."

My Chinese netbook has also the VPN feature.

Can you by the way give me some information about the connections you use for the access to scientific literature ? I am especially interested in programming literature.
I would like to try whether VPN works with my netbook also outside the home network.
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10 Jan 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I'm not into the tablet computing phase (as it stands) either. I had an iPad for a couple of weeks at work before giving it to somebody else to fool around with.

My complaints against the iPad are as follows: no flash support, no camera, too bulky, I don't like touch screen devices and typing on the device is simply annoying, screen fingerprints way too much, i have to get it working via iTunes, and I don't like surfing the forum sites (which is mostly what I do) via touch screen devices and such as it seems that when I flick on the screen to scroll, I end up clicking on links, posts, etc. Also, it's annoying that there is no USB port or card reader, so I cannot upload pictures to facebook and such using the device.

I looked into getting a Samsung Galaxy Tab from Verizon. It solves some of the issues that I have with the iPad...but I simply cannot justify $499 for the device. I'd say $299 is about the most I would be willing to spend on a device that's just like my phone...only bigger. To me, my money is better spent on laptops or netbooks which offer tremendously more functionality.
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10 Jan 2011   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64

I had a cool little LG slider which I loved but I sent it though the washer and dryer one day (not advisable) I replaced it with a Samsung slider which came with internet access. I tried for 30 days to play around and use this device in a manner which I was interested in accessing the net. What a waste of time and energy! My advice would be to make sure any device that's going to be used for internet must have at least a 6" screen and really be of a high resolution and even then don't forget your reading glasses ! IMHO computing on phones is a joke and a total waste of money. Tablets are interesting as I'm looking for more advancement and prices to fall on quality color screen readers and these could have a nice platform for that and modest computing.
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10 Jan 2011   #10

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit

I bought Hubby an Android Apad Flytouch 2 for Christmas , He absolutely loves it does everything He wants and it's got a 10" screen . I have had a little go on it and I'm really impressed how quick the ARM X220 chip is it only runs at 1Ghz :)
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