How many of you own more than 1 Tablet?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by SteelBlueTJ, Nov 26, 2014.

  1. SteelBlueTJ macrumors 6502

    Apr 2, 2012
    I currently have an iPad Air and an iPhone 6 which I am happy with both and they suit my needs just fine. iPad is just for at home. I never have owned an Android device and recently found myself playing with them in stores. There are certain things I like about them and have been thinking about picking up a Galaxy Tab S 8.4 or the galaxy tab 4 7.0. I really like the form factor of the 7"-8" tablets, but don't really want to pick up another iOS device. I would like to try out one of the smaller Galaxy Tabs. The iPad Air's large form factor is nice for watching videos and gaming, but I think I actually prefer a smaller tablet for web browsing and other stuff. Holding the iPad Air does get tiring after some time, especially trying to hold it in bed reading or something. How many of you guys own more than 1 tablet? At first, I was thinking I don't need 2 tablets and it would be a waste of money. But the more I think about it, I think I want to do it. I would still keep my iPad Air, but just looking to supplement it with a smaller Android tablet. Thoughts?
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    I've got an iPad mini 3 and a galaxy tab3 7.0
  3. BenTrovato macrumors 68030


    Jun 29, 2012
    If you're talking about waste and money - having 2 tablets is a complete waste of money. If you like technology and want to tinker on an android device, then that's different. I like to sell my devices to help pay for the new one or gift them to a friend or family member who can enjoy it when I buy a new one. A lot of tablets and phones I've given away are still being used by people I know and it's satisfying knowing they are using something quite often that I might have just turned on because I had it.
  4. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Technically I own four tablets :eek:

    Actually I really only have one, as my wife, and two kids have their own but I was the one who purchased them :D

    I see little need for multiple tablets but by the same token, I saw a HP win8 tablet on sale for 99 bucks. I use Office a lot and I like win8, so I'm a little tempted by this. I think it may end up being a waste of money, since I'll probably not use it that much since my rMini can easily run windows.
  5. balamw, Nov 26, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2014

    balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    We have 5 tablets in our household.

    • iPad Air
    • iPad 3
    • iPad Mini
    • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0
    • Dell Venue Pro 8

    The mini and the Air get the most use. I like the "feel" of the mini and use it a lot for Facetime. The Air is better for reading though due to the larger size and better resolution.

    The 3 feels heavy and seems to lag more on iOS 8 than the mini with its weaker iPad 2 guts.

    The Samsung is mainly my 13 year old son's, and has been fine for most purposes, yet he will tend to reach for the Air when my wife isn't using it for web browsing and YouTube, etc... Unlike the others, it has had its share of lockups and crashes. Yet, I'm quite happy with it for < $150 at Costco it has been worth its price.

    The DVP8 is mainly mine and is a very decent travel computer, but it feels heavy and less fluid than any of the other choices. The lack of Metro apps for some of what I want to do with it makes it more of a poor netbook than a great tablet.

    EDIT: I've also got a Kindle Fire 1.0 sitting on my desk here and it's a heavy slow beast, but it's the only Kindle we have in the family....

  6. nightlong macrumors 6502a


    Jun 16, 2012
    Ipad4 wifi and cell, iPad Air wifi, both used every day for work and play.
  7. sracer, Nov 26, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2014

    sracer macrumors 604


    Apr 9, 2010
    iPad 4, nook hd, kindle fire hd, and gtab pro 8.4.. With an 8" insignia windows tab coming as a Christmas gift. Got all of them (but the iPad) on killer deals.

    For "serious" use, it's the iPad, but the gtab pro 8.4 is moving up a close second. With better performance (thanks ios8 for torpedoing my iPad performance), split screen, and support for my Motorola BT keyboard w/trackpoint, and MS Office for Android preview, it is becoming a slick little package.

    Almost forgot... I also have an iPad 1 that serves as the "picture tube" for a vintage TV.
  8. MasterRyu2011 macrumors 65816

    Aug 22, 2014
    I have only one now (Nexus 7 2013) but I am seriously considering in getting one of the below:

    Nexus 9 (HTC boomsound, larger screen real estate, light weight)
    Nokia N1 (mainly because it looks like an iPhone 6..honest)
    an inexpensive light-weight Windows 8 tablet/computer (2 worlds in one, more productivity than tablets)

    The nexus 7 2013 is an awesome device. Still silky smooth and a vast improvement to the already decent 2012 version. Its small form factor allows me to actually pocket it fine in most jackets as well as some pant pockets. Ladies can store it away in a purse quite easily too. The best part of it is that it's a Nexus, so it allows me to me to check out the new Android software updates months earlier than some other Android devices.
  9. maximus96 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 25, 2007
    Tab Pro 12
    Note 10.1 2014
    Note 8 x2
    HP Touchpad running android
    Nexus 7 2012

    The HP and nexus are semi-permanently mounted to the wall and used a monitor for my security cams so we really use just 4 tablets in our family for me, wife, and kids...
  10. Alfuh macrumors regular

    Mar 31, 2009
    Meh, I've got an LG G Pad 8.3 and a Kindle Paperwhite ... not sure if that counts as a second tablet.

    I always sell my current one to help fund the new one so I never run with two at a time
  11. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68030


    Nov 8, 2014
    Land of Flanders and Elsewhere
  12. LSUtigers03 macrumors 68020


    Apr 9, 2008
    I have an iPad Air and a Dell Venue 8 Pro. I've been debating getting a Note tablet.
  13. Ccrew macrumors 68020

    Feb 28, 2011
    Have in the house:
    iPad (original)
    Ipad Air 2 WiFi/LTE
    Galaxy Tab S 10.5 WiFi/LTE
    Surface Pro 3
    Nexus 7
    Kindle Fire 8.9 HDX
    Kindle Voyage
    Kindle Paperwhite (2)
    Kindle Fire HD
    Kindle Keyboard

    Most of the kindle stuff as a result of the wife, she's like a total Amazon Fangirl.
  14. gotluck macrumors 603


    Dec 8, 2011
    East Central Florida
    I have an ipad air and an hp touchpad running android

    the touchpad doesnt really count anymore :p looking for something useful to do with it.
  15. cube macrumors G5

    May 10, 2004
    - iPad 1 3G 64GB
    - Galaxy Tab PRO 12.2 WiFi 32GB

    I had never upgraded until now because I wanted a bigger tablet.
  16. ozaz macrumors 65816

    Feb 27, 2011
    I only have one at the moment: iPad 2, soon to be replaced with iPad Air 2.

    I would like to get a Windows laptop/tablet hybrid in addition to the iPad to use as my primary work computer, but no one has made the right device for me yet.

    I've never really been tempted by an Android tablet: tablet apps not as good as iPad, and functionality not as good as Windows (IMO :))
  17. tbayrgs macrumors 603


    Jul 5, 2009
    In my household..too many. ;) Between myself, my wife, and 3 kids, we have 7 tablets. Kids each have an older iPad (iPad 2 or iPad Mini), my wife has an iPad Air she uses for work and my old LG G Pad 8.3 GPE that's primarily he ereader, and I have an iPad Air and a Nexus 7 (2013).

    For myself, the Air gets used the most, generally only at home. I picked up the Nexus for my wife to use but as her preferred ereader app hasn't been updated for Lollipop yet, I've been playing with it to check out the latest version of Android (so far like most of the changes). Out of the house, I generally use my 6+ for everything.

    If the rumored iPad 'Pro' ever comes out and actually has more productivitly added (i.e. multi-window/multi-tasking), I'll probably move on to that.
  18. Dontazemebro macrumors 68020


    Jul 23, 2010
    I dunno, somewhere in West Texas
    I have an LG G pad 8.3 and Nexus 7 2013 that's just a paperweight but I'm thinking of adding a 10 inch tablet to the mix. Since stepping up from the 7 inch form factor to 8 inch I want to go even bigger.
  19. mi7chy macrumors 601


    Oct 24, 2014
    Retired the iPad and Android tablets and replaced then with Galaxy Note series for pocketability and Surface Pro 3 for productivity. They both have precision pen for paperless environment with apps like OneNote that syncs across both. Only tablet I might consider is the next gen 8.4" Tab S for the AMOLED and couch surfacing. Will buy the Surface Pro 4 if it comes with OLED. Want to standardize on OLED across the board including TV and computer display. Tired of LCD backlight bleed, gray as black, bad pixel, etc. defects.
  20. gotluck macrumors 603


    Dec 8, 2011
    East Central Florida
    Thats how I feel, if money was no object I would have a Surface Pro 3, I could never justify buying a high end storage ipad that gets close in pricing to the SP3

    The only thing I want on my ipad that android tablets have is acestream / torrentstream and native flash support
  21. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

    Clix Pix

    Oct 9, 2005
    8 miles from the Apple Store at Tysons (VA)
    iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 2, iPhone 6 Plus......

    The iPad Mini 2 is the one which often leaves the house with me but I will say that since I've gotten the iPhone 6 Plus I don't always tuck the iPad Mini into a bag any more.....

    I do like having two iPads so that when one runs out of "juice" I can just throw it on the charger and pick up the other device and keep on using it.....
  22. theapplefanboyj macrumors 6502a

    Mar 1, 2014
    IPad air shared with the family
    And either a galaxy tab S or a galaxy tab 4 for my uses (still deciding)
  23. AppleRobert macrumors 603

    Nov 12, 2012
    Got the Pro myself at BB for $249 which is now the current price. I would highly recommend it as it probably is the best bang for buck going for a great tablet. I love watching video with 1440p on YouTube.

    As far as how many tablets I have well there are three different OS so ....

    I may just go ahead and get a SP3 when the price is right.
  24. JackieInCo Suspended

    Jul 18, 2013
    iPad Mini Retina
    Nexus 7
    Surface Pro 3

    Sold my iPad Air a fww months ago.
  25. AppleRobert macrumors 603

    Nov 12, 2012
    Tablets evolve just like smartphones but with one big difference. You cannot sell them (except Ipads) and get as much for it as a smartphone. I just ended up dumping some of my older ones when BB at least lets you get something towards a newer one lately.

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