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  • Moses: "How much are these tablets anyway?"
    God: "They're free."
    Moses: "Awesome, I'll take two!"

    Pros of the original G*dPad:
    1. Readable in full sunlight
    2. No battery issues
    3. Huge display compared to modern devices
    4. Made from 100% natural environmentally friendly materials
    5. No need for a stylus
    6. Fingerprints didn't smear the display

    Cons of the original G*dPad:
    1. Terrible refresh rate
    2. No firmware updates available
    3. No new content in a compatible format
    4. Not exactly portab

  • color tablets are nice as portable mpeg4 decoding. but i pretty much just read ebooks with my kindle with e-ink display(which is why i got an ereader). tablets are just big toys if you ask me.

    • by snowgirl (978879)

      color tablets are nice as portable mpeg4 decoding. but i pretty much just read ebooks with my kindle with e-ink display(which is why i got an ereader). tablets are just big toys if you ask me.

      Well, you admit that you use your e-ink display as a big collection of books, which makes it a book, not a toy. ;)

      As for me, I widely use my tablet for a lot of things. It's basically replaced my netbook. Except for the one nitpick, that they screwed up javascript execution in the default webkit, and now it runs like molasses (in Honeycomb and ICS both), and since the OS itself does a poor job locking and handling the UI, it can actually pretty much lock up my tablet, and make it a big pain in the ass.

      The o

      • by johndiii (229824) *

        I have a bluetooth keyboard that is pretty much identical to my laptop keyboard. With a stand for the tablet, it is quite usable as a netbook-class machine, at less than half the weight of my 15" laptop. I've done quite a bit of writing on it, as well as watching movies. It works for reading, too, though not so well in full daylight.

        It's all about expectations, though. I never expected the tablet to replace my laptop completely, and it hasn't. But it has done for about 80% of what I want to do, and is

        • Pretty much as soon as you start to spec a tablet to "get work done", it stops having any portability advantage over a netbook, and once it loses portability advantages over a netbook, it starts being inferior to a netbook for obvious reasons.

          I do have two tablets, one I bought because I knew I'd have to get this tablet thing given my profession and all, and one because it actually seemed like a good idea.

          The tablet that's a good idea is a Kindle Fire. It's an iPod for the 2010s. I'm under no illusions

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