So I was considering buying a tablet. Any advice?

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    I bought a nook but it's very limited. I bought a Samsung Galaxy2 at their launch but returned it cause the keyboard didn't function properly.

    It would mainly be used as a portfolio when I do estimates and of course for posting on here and surfing the web.

    Any feedback on tablets you use and their pros and cons would be much appreciated.
     
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    Walmart has some for around $300. Acer or whatever brand.

    If you're just using it for a little play time and to document estimates then how much do you really need out of it?

    I don't get the ipad craze. I think it's more of just a brand favoritism thing. Buy a regular ass tablet for $300 and enjoy it. It's not like it's going to blow up in your hands just because it only cost $300 and not 7 billion like an ipad.

    I'm sure the tech snobs will be along eventually to explain why this is SUUUUUCH a bad idea and how WORTH IT it is to get a really expensive one :rolleyes:
     
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    Most of the accessories, covers and such... are sized for ipads.
     
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    Don't buy an i-pad.
     
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    When it comes to technology I have started shying away from the cheaper stuff. Last year I bought an Acer lap top for this purpose and in about 45 days it was so slow and constantly locked up I was furious. After several trips to Best Buy and no resolution I took matters into my own hands. And it was the most therapeutic thing I can remember in years. I came home after the last attempt to get it resolved and took the thing out in the driveway. I smashed it into as many pieces as I could and put it back in the box. Waited a couple days and walked into Best Buy, asked for the mgr and explained to him why I would no longer be shopping there as I handed him the box. He opened the box and the look on his face was priceless. He started to say he couldn't help me anymore but I just smiled and walked away.
     
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    Oh give me a break. My business partner just bought the cheapo $300 Acer from walmart and got a nice little vinyl cover that doubles as a stand, for $10.
     
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    I did not say they don't have accessories for other tablets... Most of the nicer stuff is only for ipads.
     
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    Electronic accessories fit anything, so if you're only talking about aesthetic accessories, that's just not a big enough reason to spend a million dollars on an ipad. Only women care about their cute little covers anyway. This is just a blue collar guy looking for something practical.
     
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    if you can't transport at least 6 mass beer on it, then don't buy it.
     
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    LOL... the cover case for the kindle fire cost almost as much as the kindle fire...... :tongue:
     

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