All I need is a web browser. Ipad or touchpad???

Discussion in 'iPad' started by kashyap02004, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. kashyap02004 macrumors member

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    Hello guys,

    All I need is the web browser.
    Should I buy a $500+ iPad or should I buy $250 HP Touchpad from ebay???

    I don't care about data plan.

    --Kash.
     
  2. kashyap02004 thread starter macrumors member

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    I already have a laptop 2011 MBP. I need a tablet.
     
  3. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    The iPad is the smoother web experience, but the TouchPad does Flash. If Flash is important to you, TouchPad all the way.

    Also, apparently the BlackBerry Playbook is $250 after $100 rebate at Staples this week. 7" tablet. Something else to consider.
     
  4. kashyap02004 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank You very much. I did not know about BB PlayBook.
     
  5. ditzy macrumors 68000

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    If all you need is a web browser, then the touchpad is the way to go. The price makes it worth it.
     
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    I would say a touchpad for just web, emails, messenger...... However, good luck finding one now for the right price without getting rip off! Or wait for the Amazon tablet and see wazup with the price.
     
  7. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

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    The TouchPad's were selling for $99 not too long ago... I'd not buy one for $250. Perhaps a Galaxy Tab?
     
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    Galaxy tab cost as much as the iPad I think. Rather get something cheaper for just the web.
     
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    Ah, right, I see. I thought the 7" model was around $250.
     
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    Yea I think the 7" cost around that price, but why when u can get a Touchpad for the same price range?
     
  11. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

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    I thought it was more powerful and better than it was. The 7.7" model that's coming out looks pretty good.

    Not really sure what the specs of the TouchPad are though.
     
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    Yea Samsung is coming out with a bunch of galaxy tab 7.7" 8.1" 9.1" and 10.1" something like that, and I have no idea why tho?
     
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    Serious? I guess they want that niche market that thinks 7.7" is too small and 8.1" is just right.
     
  14. Tilpots macrumors 601

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    Chromebook, maybe? Should cost as much as the iPad and it might give you a similar-to-laptop browsing experience. Just thinking different. :)
     
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    I'm getting one of the new ViewSonic tablets when released in approx one week. They have flash, great build quality & all for only $199 & up depending on which of the three models one chooses.

    I do some writing and another choice is a Chromebook. I have the Samsung 13", it's only $499 and the latest Chrome 14 offers Write Space for free. It's a terrific online and offline app that gives you a distraction free full screen writing mode. Far exceeds my expectation along with the very nice keyboard it has.

    Thin, light, incredible battery life it's the one to have for writing, email, web research, etc. Now that so many apps work offline it's far better than when first released. Google docs, calendar & Gmail all work offline as well. The experience is quiet, cool running and super portable. I enjoy it as much as my very nice 13" MBA.
     
  18. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

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    If you opt for a 7" tablet, check the resolution of the screen. Many come with 800 x 480. Not a good web experience. Look for 1024 x 600 or even better if you want a nice trip. I like the Acer Iconia A100 7" tablet. Honeycomb 3.2.
     
  19. Mdifilm macrumors regular

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    I had both touchpad and iPad. iPad always goingo be faster. Touchpad flash does not work well. iPad with Iswifter app plays flash better than touchpad's browser with flash. Although touchpad is good. iPad 2 with ios5 defiantly better experience.
     
  20. Batavian macrumors 6502

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    If you can wait a few days, Amazon might be announcing a tablet.
     
  21. rusty2192 macrumors 6502a

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    I have an iPad 1 and a TouchPad. I grabbed the TouchPad during the first wave of the fire sale. As far as browsing goes, I was actually quite impressed by the touchpad, especially with Flash content.

    Now, for hypothetical sake, I'll ignore the price difference. If flash is important, then the TouchPad wins out, but for an overall browsing experience (albeit with no flash) the iPad wins for me. It is much smoother, and more polished overall.

    However, in the real world, price most certainly is a factor. As just a browser, I am undecided which would be the way to go. I do like my iPad much better, but I don't know if its at least twice as much better (5 times for me).
     
  22. Danoc macrumors 6502

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    iOS 5 will make the iPad better than the Touchpad for web browsing. The iPad is already smoother than the Touchpad in that task.

    If HP device unit wasn't shut down, I could have still recommended a Touchpad. But now life and support of the platform are uncertain.
     
  23. jsh1120 macrumors 65816

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    Amazon is expected to announce their tablet this week. Expectations are that it will be a 7" wifi tablet for about $250.
     
  24. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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    which do you prefer?
    the TP will not have many apps
    The iPad is well, well apple so like yeah
    if you only want a web browser get the cheapest :)
     

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