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Old 10-26-2012, 07:42 PM   #1
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Is a tablet right for me?

I have a Kindle Keyboard which I use every day, including those times when I wait at a Starbucks, Panera or McDonalds for my wife to shop. Sometimes I'd like to check the internet and I've tried using the WiFi on the Kindle but it's not good at all. I don't own a smartphone and I'm really not interested in one due to the small size of the screen and the expense. I have a laptop that's too bulky to carry around with me.

So I'm thinking of buying a 7 inch tablet which would let me get on the internet. Right now I'm considering a Nexus 7 or a Kindle Fire HD since they seem to have the fastest WiFi performance.

Does my plan make sense or should I consider a netbook instead?

I'd appreciate any comments.
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:10 PM   #2
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I'd say that a fondleslab/tablet would work well enough for you if you're just going to be poking around on the internet and such. I think a netbook would be better used if you were going to be using a bunch of major-productive programs like word processing and such since there's a full hardware keyboard handy. Of course, there's plenty of office suites you can find for a tablet, too...
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:31 PM   #3
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I have a Kindle Keyboard which I use every day, including those times when I wait at a Starbucks, Panera or McDonalds for my wife to shop. Sometimes I'd like to check the internet and I've tried using the WiFi on the Kindle but it's not good at all. I don't own a smartphone and I'm really not interested in one due to the small size of the screen and the expense. I have a laptop that's too bulky to carry around with me.

So I'm thinking of buying a 7 inch tablet which would let me get on the internet. Right now I'm considering a Nexus 7 or a Kindle Fire HD since they seem to have the fastest WiFi performance.

Does my plan make sense or should I consider a netbook instead?

I'd appreciate any comments.
I read on a Kindle. It's perfect. It always went to the mall. My dumbphone is an ATT Gophone. Prepay with cards. Also perfect for me. I now have a Nexus 7 and it is my new mall device. I can read kindle books and web browse etc.. Apps are new to me, but I'm learning. At home I still use the kindle for reading. I find my laptop is not used as much except for long sessions.
Kind of a ramble, but in my opinion a tablet is right for you. I could have written your same post 2 months ago.
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Old 10-26-2012, 11:20 PM   #4
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Thanks all. Now I have to decide WHICH tablet. I like the looks, speed and versatility of the Nexus 7 but I'm used to accessing Amazon for my Kindle so I'm thinking that perhaps I should get the Fire HD (or maybe the Fire 2nd edition).
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Old 10-27-2012, 10:31 AM   #5
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Are you firm on a 7" tablet, or will you consider a larger one?
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Old 10-27-2012, 05:21 PM   #6
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Try typing an email or two on a tablet before deciding on that instead of a netbook.

Also if a tablet is it you might consider a 10 inch for more real estate but they are heavier. Lepan.com has some nice ones to consider. I have the older one and love it.
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Old 10-27-2012, 05:23 PM   #7
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Thanks all. Now I have to decide WHICH tablet. I like the looks, speed and versatility of the Nexus 7 but I'm used to accessing Amazon for my Kindle so I'm thinking that perhaps I should get the Fire HD (or maybe the Fire 2nd edition).
Unless you use Amazon video streaming, you can access all of your Amazon content via Android apps, so you can buy a Nexus 7 and then install the Kindle app. I would get a Nexus 7 over a Kindle Fire HD because you would be getting the full Android experience rather than a limited Amazon experience.
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Old 10-27-2012, 09:52 PM   #8
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Try typing an email or two on a tablet before deciding on that instead of a netbook.

Also if a tablet is it you might consider a 10 inch for more real estate but they are heavier. Lepan.com has some nice ones to consider. I have the older one and love it.
Agree. I got one of the larger tablets, although I ended up getting a bluetooth keyboard so I wouldn't have to use the android one.
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Old 10-27-2012, 11:01 PM   #9
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Try typing an email or two on a tablet before deciding on that instead of a netbook.

Also if a tablet is it you might consider a 10 inch for more real estate but they are heavier. Lepan.com has some nice ones to consider. I have the older one and love it.
A 10 inch would give me more room to view the internet but it wouldn't fit into a pocket. I think I'm leaning towards the Nexus 7.
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Old 10-28-2012, 05:56 AM   #10
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I would like to suggest you Samsung Galaxy Note (or Note 2). It's pocketable, large screen (not much different than your kindle @5.3 inch) and you can use it to browse internet anywhere.
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IMO the best tablet in the market is a Galaxy 7 Plus, and there is one for sale at this moment on Kindleboards for a fantastic price. Does everything, comes with Kindle reader installed, is 16gb and has SD slot for an additional card up to 32gb.
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