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    • bouicca21
    • By bouicca21 13th Mar 17, 3:29 PM
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    Best tablet?
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    • 13th Mar 17, 3:29 PM
    Best tablet? 13th Mar 17 at 3:29 PM
    My ipad is dead. I will double check with the genius bar in case it can be resuscitated but I'm pretty sure it is as dead as the Monty Python parrot.

    So I need a new tablet. Any recommendations? I just use it for fun.
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    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 13th Mar 17, 4:56 PM
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    Define "fun".
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    • Bedsit Bob
    • By Bedsit Bob 13th Mar 17, 5:19 PM
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    Define "fun".
    Originally posted by DoaM
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    • Tarambor
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    Nexus 9, Samsung Galaxy Tab S2
    • gonzo127
    • By gonzo127 14th Mar 17, 4:40 PM
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    a new ipad would make most sense as it should have all your apps ready and waiting once you sign back in,

    that being said depends on what you are after and your budget, i am personally a fan of the lenovo yoga tablets because of the insane battery life, coupled with the built in stand/grip and awesome sound, but know they are not for everyone
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    • EdwardB
    • By EdwardB 14th Mar 17, 5:01 PM
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    • 14th Mar 17, 5:01 PM
    My ipad is dead. I will double check with the genius bar in case it can be resuscitated but I'm pretty sure it is as dead as the Monty Python parrot.
    Originally posted by bouicca21
    It is not dead it is just pining for the fjords and having a rest!
    Last edited by EdwardB; 14-03-2017 at 7:01 PM.
    Please be nice to all MoneySavers. That’s the forum motto. Remember, the prime aim is to help provide info and resources. If you don’t like someone, their situation, their question or feel they’re intruding on ‘your board’ then please bite the bullet and think of the bigger issue.
    • dggar
    • By dggar 14th Mar 17, 6:23 PM
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    • 14th Mar 17, 6:23 PM
    it is not dead it is just pining for the fields and having a rest!
    Originally posted by edwardb


    fields?????
    • hans 2
    • By hans 2 14th Mar 17, 6:47 PM
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    should be fjords
    • ballyblack
    • By ballyblack 14th Mar 17, 7:35 PM
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    ."....... rung down the curtain and joined the choir invisible. This is an ex-......"
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 14th Mar 17, 7:37 PM
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    Prozac works for me
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    • letsbehonest
    • By letsbehonest 17th Mar 17, 11:33 AM
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    Ignore the nonsense above, I pads have built in redundancy as far as I'm concerned meaning after appox 3-4 years from new the ios updates slow down these older units so much they are useless (personal experience) So try another brand as recommended above
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    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 17th Mar 17, 2:20 PM
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    I have the Samsung Tab S2 , works fine for my needs.
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    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 17th Mar 17, 3:10 PM
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    I pads have built in redundancy as far as I'm concerned meaning after appox 3-4 years from new the ios updates slow down these older units so much they are useless (personal experience)
    Originally posted by letsbehonest
    I suspect you mean obsolescence. Redundancy (in electronic terms) generally means a backup option/plan - a means to keep working if one part fails.
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    • rabbitred
    • By rabbitred 20th Mar 17, 7:05 AM
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    Google Pixel C
    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 20th Mar 17, 8:27 AM
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    Google Pixel C
    Originally posted by rabbitred
    Why do you say the Pixel C ?

    OP what kind of budget are you wanting to spend ?
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    • Brand_X
    • By Brand_X 1st Apr 17, 9:11 PM
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    I'd go for either Lenovo or Galaxy. IMO the Galaxy Tab 10 is a winner; I've got the 8" version which was a lot cheaper (and I got it on special offer) but I rather miss the BIG screen and proper speakers - the 8" having just one puny speaker and having low volume even with ear-buds.

    The Apple iPad is poor quality and grossly expensive, the only reason people buy it is vanity. The case is flimsy and the screen breaks easily, and if you want to connect it to anything you have to buy some expensive accessory from Apple, whereas with any other tablet it just WORKS. you can't even add a micro SD card!

    Yes it's thin, and yes the new ones have that amusing novelty of vibrating when you touch them (and tbh I think that is cool) but have you ever noticed how many broken iPads there are for sale on eBay? iPads are fragile and why do you even want them to be so thin anyway? They are TOO thin, they're not comfortable to hold and they're not safe to put down in case they break. Also, Apple glue the components and screen into place VERY thoroughly to discourage people from trying to repair them - which is easy except for the glue.

    My Galaxy Tab is tried and tested and it's pretty tough. It's a good design.
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