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Would you buy an Android tablet?

I'm increasingly tempted to buy a tablet but can't imagine buying anything other than an iPad 2! I'm far from being an Apple fanboy. Maybe the Asus Transformer Prime will change my mind...

Most Useful Answer MDrX  Nov. 30, 2011 at 14:33

Got a Touchpad. I tried Android with it but a few years of iOS must have dumbed me down as I could not bear to use such a rough, sloppy, ugly piece of crap. I can (just about) see why people like it on phone but on a tablet it fails miserably. I went back to webOS. A dead, unsupported black-hole of an OS got the nod over Android.

That might all change with ICS but I don't see it being the Holy Grail people seem to think.

I wouldn't spend £400 of my own money on any tablet but if I won a competition where I could pick any tablet then it'll be an iPad without a moment's hesitation.

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JanSt / MOD  Nov. 30, 2011 at 11:15

Been in temptation a few times, but I still cannot see any must-have apps for Android tabs in the market.
App-wise the iPad is the only choice imho. If you just want a large screen for vids and leisurly browsing, I s'pose an Android tab does the job better.

blizzard7  Nov. 30, 2011 at 11:46

Waiting for a Windows 8 tablet to replace my MacBook Pro personally.

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 30, 2011 at 12:39

Without a KB tablets are f*ck all useless for work anyway, to put it blunty.

I want a 15" Ultrabook with one of next year's Ivy Bridge processors, running W8, now that'll be the perfect work machine.

As for Android tabs, they're a bit pointless, I got an HP Touchpad in the firesale, which is now running CM7.1 Alpha 3, rarely ever use it, it just fills a non-existent middle ground between my laptop and my smartphone.

blizzard7  Nov. 30, 2011 at 13:06

Without a KB tablets are f*ck all useless for work anyway, to put it blunty.

I want a 15" Ultrabook with one of next year's Ivy Bridge processors, running W8, now that'll be the perfect work machine.

As for Android tabs, they're a bit pointless, I got an HP Touchpad in the firesale, which is now running CM7.1 Alpha 3, rarely ever use it, it just fills a non-existent middle ground between my laptop and my smartphone.


That's why you buy... A wireless keyboard. :p

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 30, 2011 at 13:23

Sooooo.... you might as well just carry an Ultrabook/MacBook Air around with you ;).

blizzard7  Nov. 30, 2011 at 14:31

Neither of them have touch. With an Ultrabook you're always carrying around a keyboard (which is often substandard and missing keys), whereas you only really need a keyboard for typing documents.

MDrX  Nov. 30, 2011 at 14:33

Got a Touchpad. I tried Android with it but a few years of iOS must have dumbed me down as I could not bear to use such a rough, sloppy, ugly piece of crap. I can (just about) see why people like it on phone but on a tablet it fails miserably. I went back to webOS. A dead, unsupported black-hole of an OS got the nod over Android.

That might all change with ICS but I don't see it being the Holy Grail people seem to think.

I wouldn't spend £400 of my own money on any tablet but if I won a competition where I could pick any tablet then it'll be an iPad without a moment's hesitation.

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