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View Poll Results: Do you spend more time with your tablet or your laptop?
Tablet 35 35.35%
Laptop 56 56.57%
About the same 8 8.08%
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Old 12-12-2016, 05:45 AM   #31
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Old 12-12-2016, 11:33 AM   #32
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Based strictly on the poll results, laptops are coming in way ahead of tablets.

I am surprised to see how many people have reported that a desktop is their first choice - I thought I was just old-fashioned.
Some of us will even use a laptop hooked up to a GIANT Monitor which is really more a desktop than a laptop.

I use all the sizes of computers. Analogous to Master Po in Kung Fu teaching "all styles."
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I am surprised to see how many people have reported that a desktop is their first choice - I thought I was just old-fashioned.
In my personal opinion, a laptop is a pointless progression between a desktop and a truly mobile device. I never was comfortable using a computer on my lap. So if I'm going to be sitting at a table anyway, it may as well be in front of a big monitor hooked to a high-end, permanent PC. And when "I'm on the go," and want a a device that's truly mobile, I'll take a 6" tablet that still fits in my back pocket, as opposed to a laptop that needs a carrying bag and accessories.

For my needs, a laptop is a gangly, unwieldy (and underpowered) dinosaur. *shrug*
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In my personal opinion, a laptop is a pointless progression between a desktop and a truly mobile device. I never was comfortable using a computer on my lap. So if I'm going to be sitting at a table anyway, it may as well be in front of a big monitor hooked to a high-end, permanent PC. And when "I'm on the go," and want a a device that's truly mobile, I'll take a 6" tablet that still fits in my back pocket, as opposed to a laptop that needs a carrying bag and accessories.

For my needs, a laptop is a gangly, unwieldy (and underpowered) dinosaur. *shrug*
Hubby has his laptop hooked up to a monitor. Mine has a full keyboard attached.
No reason a laptop can't be used like a desktop.
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Hubby has his laptop hooked up to a monitor. Mine has a full keyboard attached.
No reason a laptop can't be used like a desktop.
No reason at all. But it's still an underpowered (and sometimes more expensive) "mobile" device that doesn't travel very well being used as a desktop.

As I said ... I just personally have no use for anything in between a full-blown, powerhouse, permanent PC and a mobile device that fits in my pocket. I don't have any "almost a PC (but not quite a mobile device)" itches that need scratched right now.
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No reason at all. But it's still an underpowered (and sometimes more expensive) "mobile" device that doesn't travel very well being used as a desktop.

As I said ... I just personally have no use for anything in between a full-blown, powerhouse, permanent PC and a mobile device that fits in my pocket. I don't have any "almost a PC (but not quite a mobile device)" itches that need scratched right now.
My go to device is a tablet. But then I mostly just come here and cookingbites or look stuff up.
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I use a computer so infrequently now that it's more difficult to type. I use Swiftkey keyboard on my tablets and once you use it for a while it can suggest your next word fairly reliably. I also don't have to remember how to spell - after typing some letters I can just tap on the suggestion. I never use auto complete. I'm actually on my desktop now and keep looking up so I don't have to type the rest of the word and then I realize I can't tap on the word I want.

I use my laptop so infrequently that it usually has to be charged to do anything.
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I don't have a tablet or a desktop (neither would suit my needs). My trusty laptop is constantly in use, and so is my smartphone (when outside). For book reading I use my e-ink Kindles.

So I couldn't really participate in the poll.
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Old 12-12-2016, 08:17 PM   #40
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Alpha o, you really need a better picture of your cat. Every time I look at it, I have to stare hard to figure out what I'm looking at!
The first thing I saw was the light-colored streak that runs from above the eye up the inside of the ear - it looked like some amorphous blob to me
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Alpha o, you really need a better picture of your cat. Every time I look at it, I have to stare hard to figure out what I'm looking at!
I never had that problem. We have a cat that looks just like that, and she's terrible!
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No reason at all. But it's still an underpowered (and sometimes more expensive) "mobile" device that doesn't travel very well being used as a desktop.

As I said ... I just personally have no use for anything in between a full-blown, powerhouse, permanent PC and a mobile device that fits in my pocket. I don't have any "almost a PC (but not quite a mobile device)" itches that need scratched right now.
I do have a PC (a powerhouse, made for playing modern games). I also have a laptop. It's a work laptop and it's even called a "Mobile Workstation". I personally would not have bought it: for its price, I could have bought 2 PC's, including monitors. But, my boss thinks (and I agree with him) that if you are detached at a customer, you need to be able to bring your own device, that is able to do everything a normal PC can do. Is it portable: yes. Would you put it on your lap for a longer period of time: no. But it's a perfect device if you don't have a PC at your workplace and need some serious processor power (I'm a developer, building and compiling generally is intensive work).
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