What are your main uses on your tablet?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Billy95Tech, Oct 29, 2014.

  1. Billy95Tech Suspended

    Apr 18, 2014
    Hey everyone I thought i create this thread because it has been around 6/8 months since i last created this thread and most likely some of you have changed your uses on your tablet since then..

    I have 2 tablets 1 Android tablet Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 and a 11.6 inch Windows 8 tablet Acer Iconia W700(I5 Core)

    I say my top 3 uses on my Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 is:

    Web surfing(Facebook, Twitter)
    Watching videos(including Youtube)
    And some light gaming(Thumb Car Racing, Temple Run 1, 2, Basketball Kings)

    And my top 3 uses for my Acer Iconia W700 is:

    Web surfing(Facebook, Twitter)
    Watching videos(including Youtube)
    And video editing, making Youtube videos

    Just wondering what are your main uses on your tablet? And do you still use your tablet as much since you 1st bought your tablet?

    I still use my Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 and my Acer Iconia W700 just as much(every day) since i 1st bought them and by the way they are great tablets. :)
  2. theapplefanboyj macrumors 6502a

    Mar 1, 2014
    If I had a working tablet (my galaxy tab 2 is too crap for me to use on a daily basis) I'd use it for Web browsing and games and media. Already have my eye on the hudl 2.
  3. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    surfing the web, watching videos every now and then, and fantasy football.
  4. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020


    Mar 19, 2012
    Netflix, YouTube, web browsing on the couch, email, and other misc stuff that I don't feel like getting my laptop out. Casual use mostly.
  5. Sodner macrumors 68020


    Jan 12, 2011
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Since I got my iiPhone 6 for whatever reason my iPad Air now just gathers dust.
  6. gotluck macrumors 603


    Dec 8, 2011
    East Central Florida
    At home my iPad is my primary computer.

    For work stuff not so much, or for extended typing / filling out forms.
  7. pdqgp macrumors 68020


    Mar 23, 2010
    iPad Air - Consumption Device

    Mainly for work but also for personal web use.

    I drive presentations from mine
    Web Surfing

    Pretty much anything that's content consumption related. I can see us eventually moving to a more Surface Like tablet as our storage is moving to cloud based systems and it would also give us the ability to carry one tablet/PC vs both.

    IMO that's what is and likely will continue to hurt the tablet market as we know it. Even my wife who was looking for and thought she wanted an iPad/Similar went with a Tablet PC and sacrificed just a little bit in size for a fully functioning PC that is also a tablet.
  8. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 604


    Jan 17, 2013
    Wales, United Kingdom
    My iPad Air is used for Social media, youtube, tapatalk, and safari. That is about it as I keep it clean with very few apps.
  9. jamezr macrumors G4


    Aug 7, 2011
    My iPad is mainly an entertainment device. My 6 year old son uses it more than i do for Skylander games. :)
    Since I got my Note 4 i find i use my iPad less and less......


    I am waiting for the Surface platform to evolve and mature a little. Then I will be getting one. But i need at least a 13 inch screen. :)
  10. alex2792 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 13, 2009
    I haven't found any use for tablets since I started using bigger phones.
  11. Shanghaichica macrumors G3


    Apr 8, 2013
    I have a Samsung galaxy tab pro 10.1, an ipad mini retina and a nexus 7 2013. I use them all pretty much for the same things:

    Web browsing
    checking emails
    watching videos
    Online banking
    Reading the news
    Listening to music
    Reading comics.

    I use the tab pro more for watching videos and reading comics as it's a much more comfortable and enjoyable due to the size of the screen.
  12. Wrathwitch macrumors 65816

    Dec 4, 2009
    I use mine very lightly tbh. Flipboard, reading books, the occasional anime video through netflix.

    My mom uses hers daily for email, banking, surfing etc. It is like a computer replacement for her.

    My fiancee uses his ipad for some apps when we are gaming (Pathfinder etc) as well as surfing, reading and the occasional email.
  13. lyunmac macrumors member

    Aug 22, 2011
    Nexus 7 2012 and Galaxy Tab 3 10.1

    I bought the Nexus 7 2012 when it came out and still like it. It has slowed down over time so now I use it for social media, magazines, and chromecasting my music from Google Play Music.

    I won the Galaxy Tab 3 and really like the big screen size. Use it for web browsing, chromecasting, occasional games, and watching movies when travelling.

    I use a work Surface RT whenever I need Office 2013 on the go.
  14. Stuntman06 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 19, 2011
    Metro Vancouver, B.C, Canada
    I use it for web surfing as long as it doesn't involve too much typing. I used to type more when I was using the Eee Pad Transformer with a keyboard dock. I'm using an iPad Mini now and the typing experience isn't as good as using a physical keyboard. I also use it to watch videos.
  15. RickTaylor macrumors 6502a

    Nov 9, 2013
    The main reason I got an iPad mini was I had some technical books in pdf format I wanted to read. Reading them on a laptop didn't feel natural. I tried printing the out and putting them in three ring binders, but that was a pain. Now most of my library travels with me in my suit jacket pocket wherever I go.

    I also use the device for gps (it's much nicer than a phone because of the size of the maps) and for email, taking notes, and web surfing on the go. But my primary usage is for reading.
  16. jrswizzle macrumors 603


    Aug 23, 2012
    McKinney, TX
    iPad Air 2 - my use case includes:

    -Social Media
    -Photography (taking and editing pictures)
    -Web surfing
    -Managing finances
    -Communication (iMessage/FaceTime)
    -Document creation and editing
    -Speadsheet creation and editing
    -Presentation creation and editing
    -Reading (personal and school)
    -Watching movies, TV Shows, sports
    -Listening to music
    -Managing my home network
    -Occasionally logging into my home desktop while out of the house to manage my media library

    I'm sure there are other, more specific tasks that I'm forgetting. But these are the general things I do regularly on my iPad.
  17. I7guy macrumors P6


    Nov 30, 2013
    Gotta be in it to win it
    I use my iPad 2 for:

    - light surfing
    - customer support
    - streaming videos: such as Netflix and food channel
    - on wifi enabled aircraft due to battery life
  18. Fireblade macrumors 65816


    Jan 25, 2011
    Since I use bigger smartphones, my tablet became just a WiFi hotspot...
  19. apolloa macrumors G4

    Oct 21, 2008
    Time, because it rules EVERYTHING!
    Well, still the same really? Although it's also now made me more sociable because you can be in the same room as the rest of the family and do everything you would sat at a desk in the room with the computer on a tablet.

    So You Tube, email, internet surfing, film streaming, photo and video viewing and when I get my new Sony tablet I'll use it to play my PS4 sometimes too :) as well as games on tablets like Real Racing 3 and Modern Combat.

    Oh currently got an iPad Mini Retina which I will be changing to a Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact at Christmas, will give the Mini to my mum and see how she gets on with it.
  20. laserfox macrumors 6502


    Jan 21, 2008
    new york
    I have a surface pro 3. As you may have suspected it has replaced my desktop and other tablets for everything from casual web browsing, movies, games to coding in visual studio, office, outlook, Citrix apps etc
    Love the pen I note everything down in onenote and my productivity has been better for it.
  21. mrex macrumors 68030


    Jul 16, 2014
    i have note 10.1 and main uses are work and fun. it is so much easier to write formulae (chemistry/math/physics) with a pen than using a mouse. of course i could always use e.g. latex and chemsketch, but i write those things just in seconds with a pen... because note tablet has a multiwindow feature, i can easily use three windows to write a code and testing it.. one for searching help from net, one for the app called droidedit to write the code and the last one for testing the code. and fun of course, anything from surfing to watching movies..

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