If the iPad didn't exist, which other tablet would you go for?

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  1. Boob, Oct 13, 2012
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    Assuming you wanted another tablet

    For me, it would be either the Surface, Nexus 7 or Note 10.1.
     
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    Those tablets would not exist in their current form if the iPad didn't exist.
     
  3. orfeas0 macrumors 6502a

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    I can't talk about surface/winRT because I haven't tested it, but from my experience, I'm never buying an android tablet (and probably smartphone) again.
    They are bad iPad replicas. Really bad.
     
  4. Boob thread starter macrumors member

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    Obviously but that's not the point. Just want to know what ppl would consider if they weren't offered.
     
  5. dchao macrumors 6502a

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    But it's the same as asking what you would look like if your parents don't exit. There is no answer!
     
  6. Boob thread starter macrumors member

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    I think the Nexus 7 and Note 10.1 are on par with the iPad. Still prefer my iPad tho.

    The Note 2 also looks like a beast of a phone. Would definitely consider it if I weren't happy with my iPhone.
     
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    Nexus 7 would be my choice from the reviews only.
     
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    Nexus 7...maybe. Surface also looks pretty good...bet its gonna be expensive though.

    I probably wouldn't even own a tablet. lol
     
  9. Orange Crane macrumors 6502

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    I don't remember ever having seen another tablet, aside from kindles. Does an iPhone count?! :p
     
  10. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    And according to Jobs' biography, the iPad wouldn't exist except for a Microsoft employee who annoyed him with talk about MS tablets at a birthday party.

    How far back do we take this ? I mean, sooner or later, we'll have to account for Biff Tannen and his part in all these cause-and-effect time situations.
     
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    But Apple were first to launch a proper tablet, the others are all mimics. As usual, why didn't Microsoft come up with something
     
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    And if that Microsoft employee hadn't annoyed Jobs, we might still be saddled with those "tablet" notebooks with fold-away keyboards and rudimentary touch-screen support that needs a stylus to operate. *shudder*

    God bless the annoying Microsoft employee! I wish I knew his name and address so I could send him flowers! :D
     
  13. Bokes macrumors 6502

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    The Nook HD looks like it will be the best ereader out there besides the iPad mini. IMO- tablets are really only good for reading (and games i guess if you're into that sort of thing)
    If Apple wasn't coming out with a mini I would be selling my ipad3 for the 7 inch NookHD.
    (And the nook can be rooted.)
    That said,
    If the Apple mini is priced right- i'll go with it.
    I'm already invested in ecosystem and I prefer the ibook app vs the others.


    GL
     
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    Without the iPad, it would probably be a combination of a Kindle (for reading) and either a cheap netbook (a few years ago) or a small Air for a computer that I can easily carry.
     
  16. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

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    Not true if you're adopted. :D


    But in response to the question, I'd say my MacBook Air and iPhone... no tablet.
     
  17. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    What I currently have right now. I'm good with the original Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Kindle Fire HD because it gives me seamless access to my free Amazon Prime content. :)

    Nexus 7 would be a definite vote but the shoddy build quality and engineering was a turn off.
     
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    I might go for a Galaxy Nexus 7 since I played with one for a weekend and thought it was okay. Plus I'd probably give the Kindle Fire a try too.
     
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    New windows 8 tablet beats everything else, just a bit complicated
     
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    Kindle Fire HD 8.9 inch version. I won a 7 inch & must say it's pretty impressive.
     
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    If the iPad never existed, I probably would not have purchased a tablet.
     
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    Well I already did choose another tablet, the Galaxy tab, the 1st one that is. Although it basically really was just a big 7" phone. The experience wasn't exactly that good. There were only a few apps taking advantage of the extra screen from samsung, and we never got honeycomb.

    I did buy myself an iPad 3 some months ago, and my 1st tablet is now mostly an alarm clock and sometimes an e-reader.

    Although if I had to choose one of the newer tablets, it would either be the surface or the note. In the end I would probably go for the GNote. The reason being the price, and that I feel like I would need to replace my MBA with a laptop/tablet hybrid with windows 8 if I were to go the W8 route.
     
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    I would go for either the Surface (more likely) or the Note 10.1 (not as likely). In fact, I may even replace my iPad with the Surface if I like it enough. But I'll have to wait until after release and test it myself.
     

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