recomend / help me decide on a new device.

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by boneskid1, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

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    alright so i have the following computers / devices
    macbook 1,1
    powerbook g4 5,9
    nexus 7
    galaxy nexus
    raspberry pi
    amd desktop pc

    and what i have noticed recently is that all i ever do is sit on the internet, occasionally i will play a game but that is either on my phone or the desktop pc.
    so i got to thinking if i got rid of everything that i didn't use i could get me something new just to browse the web, make the occasional text document, and send/ check email.

    these are the devices i have considered

    $249 samsung chromebook 16gb
    pros: Cheap, Light, trackpad, sd card slot
    cons: not very many apps, no real os just a web browser

    full size ipad 32gb with clamcase for a built in keyboard.....................$749
    pros: so many apps, a little more capable
    cons: price, no trackpad but can be added with a bluetooth trackpad

    ipad mini 64gb..................................................$678
    pros: smaller and same as above
    cons:price but not so much as above



    i also considered one of the transformer pads from asus but the haven't been updated in a while

    i you could give some thoughts and opinions i would really appreciate it.

    i do understand it is me not you but i would like to here some points from others instead of myself
    Thanks,
    Boneskid1

    P.S. if i end up going the ipad route i will probably hold out until the next hardware update
     
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    stonyc

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    If you stay with Apple products, go for an iPad and one of these:

    http://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/ultrathin-keyboard-cover

    There are other options out there for more stationary input, but what I linked is what I have for more extensive on-the-go typing.

    My parents actually have transitioned from a Dell PC, to IBM laptops... then they go iPhones... fell in love with the iOS interface... and for the holidays got the Retina iPads (64gb) with the keyboard cover that I linked. I installed Pages, etc. on their iPads and now they don't use their laptops anymore. My mom's next device on her wishlist is now the Apple TV. :)
     
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    glenthompson

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    I would go with the full sized iPad. I think you wil find the mini too small for what you want to do. I use mine for the majority of media consumption - web browsing, reading email, books, and games.

    Asking on a Apple targeted forum will get you opinions weighted towards Apple products.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors member

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    yeah i know that, but i didnt hurt to ask. i will probably go for the fullsize my parents have one and the screen is awesome but it is a bit large compared to my nexus 7 and the ipad mini. first though i got to sell my laptops and nexus 7
     
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    xShane

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    If you're going to spend that kind of money on an iPad, you might as well snag a refurb MacBook Air for $800. A MacBook Air will deliver much better power and performance, and also be more flexible and less constricted.
     
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    glenthompson

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    While waiting for my wife to pick out something in a store today I got the chance to play with an iPad mini for a little. Due to my short fingers I found it no easier to hold than my full sized iPad. Trying to palm it in one hand was very uncomfortable. Those that can palm a basketball may find it nice but the size does nothing for me.
     

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