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  • Started 1 year ago by Mike1030
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Mike1030
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Hi,

I am thinking of buying a tab pc & cell. Have 2 in mind, Samsung tab 10.1 & Galaxay S3 or S4 being released on 15th of March..........

Which would you suggest........

Thanks.

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whs
whs
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Depends what you want to use the tab for. A 10" tab you cannot easily carry around and for serious work it is no good either. That's why I decided for a 7" which fits into my jacket pocket and goes always with me. The most important factor for me is battery life. Mine (Nexus 7) will work for 8 hours. That is OK but not phenomenal.

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Mike1030
Posts: 1021

Thanks whs for your expert geek thoughts. What do you think about Chrome books..... https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/devices/chromebooks.html#ss-550 ?

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doctordeere
doctordeere
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Mike, tell us what your specific needs are... I have a Chromebook and find it acceptable, but your expectations may not match my own.

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whs
whs
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Mike, doctordeere is probably a better judge of what the Chromebook can do because he owns one - I don't. From what I read, it seems to be an acceptable device for the price if your main aim is to communicate on the web - and that is probably what 80% of the current PC users do most of the time.

But it is different than a tablet. You don't have the same portability than with a tablet and not the same capabilities - e.g. GPS. A Chromebook would not suit me because I do either complicated CPU and RAM intensive applications on my desktop or navigation, phone calls, quick checks on my mail with my tablet when I am on the go.

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Mike1030
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Thanks doctordereere & whs.

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Mike1030
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whs does Nexus7 & 10 have the capibilty of installing a SIM card?

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doctordeere
doctordeere
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The Nexus 7 is available with a SIM card for AT&T and T-Mobil service. The Nexus 10 is not yet 3G capable.

https://play.google.com/store/devices/details/Nexus_7_32GB_WiFi_Mobile_data_Unlocked_AT_T_SIM?id=nexus_7_32gb_hspa_att&hl=en

Samsung's Galaxy Tabs are available with SIM/3G in both 7" and 10".
As far as I know, none of the Acer Iconia tablets are yet 3G capable.

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whs
whs
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Mike, I think doctordeere answered your original question.

I have a WiFi only Nexus7 and I am considering a MiFi. That adds up to the same price as buying a 3G capable Nexus7 and is a more flexible solution. http://compare.ebay.com/like/1.....8;var=sbar

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doctordeere
doctordeere
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Those are great... MiFi is surely the best way to go if constant connectivity is a must. I just can't (yet) justify the additional $80 (USD) on my cellular bill (I have no pressing need to be in constant contact with the interwebz).

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whs
whs
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You could go with a 'Pay as you go' deal for $4.99 per month base charge. My problem is that I am only 6 months per year in the US but would have the charge for the whole year. http://store.truconnect.com/mi.....eap%2Bmifi

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