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Are you buying a Tablet PC?

Yes
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65 (73.9%)
What's a tablet?
10 (11.4%)
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February poll - Are you buying a Tablet PC?
« on: February 01, 2010, 04:17:33 PM »
For the month of February and all the recent news about the Slate PC's and Apples iPad we thought it'd be interesting this month to see if you believe you'll be using one of these devices in the future. Feel free to discuss why you will or will not be using this type of device, what type you plan on buying, what you think you'll be doing on it, why it will or will not be a success, if it'll replace the computer, etc.

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Re: February poll - Are you buying a Tablet PC?
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2010, 04:45:57 PM »
Yes.
I have it narrowed down to 3 models...2 of which are supposed to have brand new releases in the next 2 months...
Actually they are qualified as netbooks...does that count ?
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Re: February poll - Are you buying a Tablet PC?
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2010, 05:20:13 PM »
Netbooks don't really count. Tablets don't fold (or do they?).
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Re: February poll - Are you buying a Tablet PC?
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2010, 05:59:56 AM »
I myself still can't see myself getting any tablet. Out of curiosity Patio, what do you see yourself using the tablet for. I think that's my main struggle is I can't think of anything for me personally I'd use it for.
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Re: February poll - Are you buying a Tablet PC?
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2010, 06:01:40 AM »
Netbooks don't really count. Tablets don't fold (or do they?).
If their screens were made of graphene maybe:D

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Re: February poll - Are you buying a Tablet PC?
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2010, 06:20:38 AM »
I don't think I'll be getting one...   I can't think of anything off the top of my head why I would need one.  However, for the sake of attaining some technical experience in tablet PCs, I wouldn't mind getting one.  I like to have access to as many technological devices as possible (although it's very many right now) so I can reference them (if necessary) when helping someone else, instead of resorting to google searches all the time..  :P       If you can't figure out what some article is saying on the Internet you could always break out the device itself and see, for real.
For example, my dad gave me his old Toshiba Satellite laptop with Win98  w/Pent. 2 MMX...  I don't use it much except for when I need to reference the operating system itself, to help someone or for some other reason.. It beats the heck out of google..  I don't mean only helping people on CH either.  I'm going out job hunting in a few months so, access to as much technology as possible would be a plus..     

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Re: February poll - Are you buying a Tablet PC?
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2010, 09:40:16 AM »
No, I can't think of any use for one.

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Re: February poll - Are you buying a Tablet PC?
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2010, 10:02:53 AM »
Mostly for keeping touch on the road...
But also it would be handy for my residential Customers with a dead machine and only 1 PC on site...
That way i can get online for drivers...updates etc.
Will also probably store backups of all my Utilities even though i have most on thumb drives...
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    Re: February poll - Are you buying a Tablet PC?
    « Reply #8 on: February 03, 2010, 12:35:22 PM »
    I won't be buying a tablet PC.  I'm not a fan of touch screen interfaces or most mobile devices in general, and I just don't have a need for any kind of tablet PC/laptop/netbook.
    Yes.  A female geek.  How surprising.

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    Re: February poll - Are you buying a Tablet PC?
    « Reply #9 on: February 04, 2010, 04:37:00 PM »
    Mostly for keeping touch on the road...
    But also it would be handy for my residential Customers with a dead machine and only 1 PC on site...
    That way i can get online for drivers...updates etc.
    Will also probably store backups of all my Utilities even though i have most on thumb drives...

    That's an interesting thought my only concern though is how would you go about getting the drivers/updates or any file from the Slate / iPad to the PC? Still think a laptop would be more versatile when working on the road. Has everything you'd need, although I'll still admit it can be pretty bulky. Usually though a thumb drive seems to be enough for most issues.

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    Re: February poll - Are you buying a Tablet PC?
    « Reply #10 on: February 04, 2010, 05:29:22 PM »
    It will be a netbook.
    I didn't qualify that in my original post.

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    Re: February poll - Are you buying a Tablet PC?
    « Reply #11 on: February 04, 2010, 05:35:20 PM »
    Never say never, but not for some time until they add some basic features like USB.

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    Re: February poll - Are you buying a Tablet PC?
    « Reply #12 on: February 04, 2010, 05:49:21 PM »
    Why not just wait until they have it down to the size of a wrist watch and you just talk to it? They could call it a walkie talkie PC. Oops, that's already betaken.

    Anyway, if I can't write or spell with a keyboard, how will a tablet help me? Does not writing take more skill? And they don't teach writing anymore. Do they?





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    Re: February poll - Are you buying a Tablet PC?
    « Reply #13 on: February 04, 2010, 05:49:25 PM »
    Or multi-tasking...
    Or Flash support...
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    Re: February poll - Are you buying a Tablet PC?
    « Reply #14 on: February 05, 2010, 05:38:51 AM »
    Or multi-tasking...
    Or Flash support...
    Theres no flash support?.......