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Tablet 35 35.35%
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About the same 8 8.08%
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Old 12-13-2016, 03:53 AM   #46
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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).
I do a lot of developing as well. I just never have a need to build/compile out in the field (nor the time to wait for said compilation to complete on a laptop). I'm either working on a PC (with multiple virtual machines simultaneously running/compiling), or playing/reading on a tablet (I don't game). If my workstation were more "mobile," I might actually be expected to work more on the go. That would be awful (as well as painful).
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Old 12-13-2016, 11:59 AM   #47
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I went with "About the same", which at the moment is mostly "Neither".

What I do with each of them does not overlap with the other, so whether I use one or the other is not a preference, but a matter of what I am planning to do.
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Old 12-13-2016, 12:58 PM   #48
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Old 12-13-2016, 08:13 PM   #49
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I intentionally didn't include desktop in my survey because I am curious with people's preferences with their portable devices.
I use my laptop for almost everything, but it's only portable due to its design. The thing has a big screen (I can't remember if it's 17" or 19") and really too big to lug around unless I really have to. It has a permanent place on a computer desk.
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Old 12-14-2016, 03:06 AM   #50
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I do a lot of developing as well. I just never have a need to build/compile out in the field (nor the time to wait for said compilation to complete on a laptop). I'm either working on a PC (with multiple virtual machines simultaneously running/compiling), or playing/reading on a tablet (I don't game). If my workstation were more "mobile," I might actually be expected to work more on the go. That would be awful (as well as painful).
I spend about 90% of my time developing while at work (the rest is spent at various other locations and that includes the internet ). And when the client doesn't supply a workstation (like my current workplace), I'll be able to supply my own. And I don't work on the go, I think the battery would last about an hour, if I really would work on it without a wire... But the laptop isn't designed for that, it's designed as a mobile workstation. It's a beautiful monster, a full-sized keyboard, a 17" screen (1920x1200) and way too large to just use while browsing on the couch
But thankfully, I have my Surface Pro 2 (which is my own) for some semi-serious programming work, my Asus VivoTab Note 8 for some couch-browsing and my Samsung Galaxy Note 8 for the odds and ends (I really never cared for Android...)
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Now that I am retired, I spend a lot less time in front of the computer and more time sitting on the couch with my tablet.

(BTW, I am too young to retire, but it is what it is)
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Old 12-15-2016, 11:39 AM   #52
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Old 12-15-2016, 06:35 PM   #53
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Actually spend most time on my mobile, but as it wasn't an option had to go with the tablet
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Now that I am retired, I spend a lot less time in front of the computer and more time sitting on the couch with my tablet.

(BTW, I am too young to retire, but it is what it is)
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I'll rub it in for her. Being retired doesn't leave you with a lot of time.
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Old 12-16-2016, 05:41 AM   #55
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Old 12-28-2016, 07:04 PM   #56
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I have yet to find an accessible tablet.

I have propriceptive and sensory issues, so I can't use touchscreens, I can't see through blinding lights, and I can't withstand certain types of strobe or animation. I know Android has settings to disable animation; they don't disable animation.

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Old 12-29-2016, 04:46 AM   #57
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I have yet to find an accessible tablet.

I have propriceptive and sensory issues, so I can't use touchscreens, I can't see through blinding lights, and I can't withstand certain types of strobe or animation. I know Android has settings to disable animation; they don't disable animation.
There are tablets where you can work with a pen (active pen, that is, not one of those sausage type things).
Not sure what you mean by animation...
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There are tablets where you can work with a pen (active pen, that is, not one of those sausage type things).
It could help, if the screen isn't too slippery or too sensitive, and if the system doesn't rely on buttons positioned for dynamic grips. I would need to try it out.

Video-game-style controllers could also help, if they can connect during startup, and stay connected, without the hassle of syncing bluetooth all the time, and if they don't disable on-screen keyboards. I tried an Ipega 9023 but couldn't use it for these reasons. I think a usb-based system would work better.

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Uh... animation...? stuff that hurts and blinds and disorients and triggers migraines and sometimes vomiting...? strobing, zooming, parallax, and jitter are the worst. I tried an Android device with the developer settings to disable animation, and software which was supposed to reduce brightness, but I still encountered a lot of zooming animation in the main menu.
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Old 12-29-2016, 05:20 PM   #59
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