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Offline ChuckJ

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Tablet suggestions?
« on: December 07, 2015, 07:25:02 PM »
My dad's computer is in his office. His office is a room on their carport so he has to go outside to get to his office. Mom asked me about a computer tablet for him on the days when he is too sick to go to his office. He checks his email, reads news and watches youtube some, but I think mostly what he does is play spider solitaire.

She's wanting something that's not too costly. I have an iPad, but I don't have a clue about all of the other tablets that are out there now. Since he is basically computer illiterate I assume something Windows based might be best, but since I've never had any experience with the other operating systems I'm not sure.

Any suggestions?
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Re: Tablet suggestions?
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2015, 10:09:28 PM »
The other major tablet OS is Android. There are Windows tablets out there, but the ones I've seen are pricey. I've a gen 1 Samsung Galaxy 10.1. It's 3 or 4 years old and still doing fine. I think Samsung has 3 sizes of tablets.
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Re: Tablet suggestions?
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2015, 10:38:27 PM »
I have a Windows tablet but it is clunky as hell, even when upgraded to Windows 10.

I prefer my Samsung 8" tablet.  Android, has external storage and very smooth and responsive.

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Re: Tablet suggestions?
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2015, 08:11:27 AM »
BTW, I strongly recommend getting a Bluetooth keyboard. The touch-screen "keyboard" on my Galaxy Tab is very good, but I prefer a "real" keyboard. I got one that is part of a protective case.
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Re: Tablet suggestions?
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2015, 09:16:19 AM »
Some of the high end tablets cost more than a cheap laptop would.  :rant:

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Re: Tablet suggestions?
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2015, 04:25:13 PM »
Thanks for the responses.

I guess I should have mentioned that when I talked to her she mentioned one she had seen on the Home Shopping Network. I don't have a lot of trust in HSN, but I don't know enough about tablets to say one way or the other.

Below is the one mom asked about.

http://www.hsn.com/products/polaroid-101-ips-quad-core-16gb-tablet-keyboard-case/7868687
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