is anything really better than the iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by mayhone1, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. mayhone1 macrumors regular

    Mar 12, 2011
    I really wanna know, in a quest to lessen my impact on the Environment, is anything really better than the iPad? I love my iPad, but need it to do a bit more before I can use it by itself, so my question is, are there any other tablets that are any better, ether now, or coming. Because honestly, all I can see is a bunch of almost iPad's that just happen to play flash, but no other new features that compare? I would be interested in some real thoughts...:confused:
  2. jdminpdx macrumors 6502

    Sep 28, 2010
    No. All these android tablets coming out are going to go the way of every android phone out. Loads upon loads of them, loaded down with a bunch of crap that nobody wants.
  3. mikethebigo macrumors 68000

    May 25, 2009
    Thre are no consumer tablets on the market that are more capable. That will probably change as android continues to mature, but right now, if you're looking for a thin, light, good standalone product, your best bet is the MacBook pro or MacBook air as suggested above.
  4. msesha87 macrumors 6502


    Mar 11, 2011
    Decatur, Illinois
    I agree, I absolutely love my MBA.
  5. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    Of course there is something better than the iPad.

    The iPad 2.
  6. bossxii macrumors 68000

    Nov 9, 2008
    Kansas City
    What are the things you are trying to do? I've posted a few times on some basic tasks that Honeycomb does that I have yet to find the iPad equal. Such as being able to use email attachments, ability to download files from the web, a file system you can access as you would on a laptop computer. Maybe actual multiple tasking vs task switching? If you understand the difference it can open up a lot of productive benefits.

    It really depends on the needs of the user. Most people find the iPad more than enough to keep then entertained, and it does a great job at that. Android is not as polished, and does take some thought but I rather enjoy learning how to get the most out of my gadgets than just listen to someone tell me what I can or cannot do.

    With Apple products the masses love it, it's very stable, loads of apps and plenty to keep them busy for countless hours. The snag is when you attempt something out of the "box" and realize it has it's limits and start looking for better options. Email attachments was something that kept me from using the iPad as my primary work computer, Android does what I need and does it well.

    I hope to see iOS 5 bring these types of features to the iPad but for now I use what gets the job done.
  7. AppleScruff1 macrumors G3


    Feb 10, 2011
    That is a nice machine. It is faster for browsing than either iPad. The iPad has it's advantages, especially for reading, but there is a lot that the Air does better, IMHO.

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