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Old 12-16-2012, 02:09 PM   #106
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If I actually turn my cell phone off (as opposed to letting it go to sleep) it takes about 18 seconds to turn on and "boot up." Also, turning it off takes about 6 seconds.

I think people are gradually becoming accustomed to these delays.
But "people" aren't doing that. Even your first-person reference ("If I") is stated hypothetically.

For non-nerds, turning the screen off is turning the phone off, unless they're trying to block calls or save battery.

I see the opposite trend. For non-production tasks, people reach for their mobile device before their PC, even if both are in arm's reach, because for most of those tasks, mobile provides more instant gratification. It's easy to argue that a 18-45 second boot time shouldn't matter—and it is a blink in the scheme of things—but consumers will always gravitate to the faster user experience (which can be a PC in some cases, like editing a spreadsheet or writing a long email).
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Old 12-16-2012, 02:30 PM   #107
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For me, it depends on what I'm going to be doing. Both the PC and Mac are always on, so there's no delay regardless.

If I need a keyboard, it's a computer, if I'm just looking for something with minimal input it's the tablet.
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Old 12-16-2012, 03:16 PM   #108
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Its about as simple as they can make it.. does she do email? If so then probably ok. May need help getting starting.

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Old 12-16-2012, 03:21 PM   #109
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:54 PM   #110
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:03 AM   #111
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Most people never needed a computer. They only wanted a Television that worked on the Internet so they could look at stuff.

A computer would do that, but a tablet will too and is cheaper and much more convenient.

The final step from a computer and its keyboard was when people started texting on their phones, and it was just another step and in fact easier to text on a tablet. So the keyboard is not necessary any more for most people, therefore the tablet now has taken over 2/3s of the computer market.
Agreed. Also, those who do need a computer for various tasks often have "downtime" when they want to browse the net or catch up on some tasks but not sitting at their computer or even with their laptop out. That's where the tablet hits the spot. They're not useful for everyone nor for everything, but I do think they fit for many.

I'm not surprised so many people want/have one.
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:22 AM   #112
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Never leave home without one!

With the addition of tablets, smartphones and laptops, one never needs to be without the ability to carry their personal entertainment/communications (social and business) where ever they go. In a easy form factor depending on what one wants to do or go.
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:47 AM   #113
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:59 AM   #114
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Yes soon our credit cards will BE tablets.
That is here now with the tablets that have NFC (near field communications). My nexus 7 has it. Pay by swiping just like they do with some smart phones.

Now I am debating with myself if that is a good thing or not!

One trend that I have seen coming is one day cash will be a thing of the past! And all money in time will be electronic. And that scares the dodo out of me! But the government (local/national) and some bushiness are moving that way.

Sorry for the slight bend going.




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Old 12-17-2012, 10:03 AM   #115
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:06 AM   #116
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My bad!

I was trying to be nice and polite! And was thinking of the stinky type and not the feathered ones. (happens when caffeine levels are still low in my mornings)
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:08 AM   #117
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My bad!

I was trying to be nice and polite! And was thinking of the stinky type and not the feathered ones. (happens when caffeine levels are still low in my mornings)
I know, I know, I'm just a kid at heart and couldn't help it....

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Old 12-17-2012, 10:13 AM   #118
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:17 AM   #119
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I have multiple tablets and don't know how I lived without them.

Love my iPad (just upgraded to a 4) and use it for almost everything. If I could plug in a thumb drive - I probably would use it for even more.

I think the Nook HD and HD+ are great - except for the cheap plug covering the SD Card.

Kindle Fire HD has the best sound on any tablet.

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