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Tablet or netbook? Which is better?

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jamandposterpaint Tue 18-Oct-11 23:48:25

It would be used for surfing internet, playing games (flash essential) and homework.

The budget is £200 and I can't go a penny over.

My original thought was this netbook but then I saw this tablet

Hmm, thoughts anyone?

VivaLeBeaver Tue 18-Oct-11 23:50:37

If it's for homework as well then the netbook.

BadgersPaws Tue 18-Oct-11 23:52:13

My general rule is that tablets are good for content consumption where as you need a keyboard and mouse to content generation.

So reading stuff online is great with a tablet.

But typing lots of stuff in (e.g. an essay) is a pain.

So it depends on what sort of usage you'll be doing, is homework reading or writing?

jamandposterpaint Tue 18-Oct-11 23:52:49

Yes, homework as well. Mainly for bits of research though.

She has use of my netbook (with windows etc) to write up docs.

jamandposterpaint Tue 18-Oct-11 23:53:47

X-post badgers, mainly for reading.

VivaLeBeaver Tue 18-Oct-11 23:55:51

That tablet doesn't support flash.

jamandposterpaint Wed 19-Oct-11 00:04:12

Ah, missed that, thanks Viva.

Back to the drawing board then ...

niceguy2 Wed 19-Oct-11 12:27:50

Also, Flash games are rubbish in a tablet. Firstly they dont run great, secondly as my 4yr old found out, most flash games like those on miniclip assume you have a keyboard/mouse. So when you have a tablet, there's no way to control the game.

So another one suggesting a netbook is better for your needs.

shopalot Wed 19-Oct-11 12:30:41

An ipad2 doesn't support flash - that shouldn't put you off.

jamandposterpaint Sat 22-Oct-11 16:27:36

Thanks smile

jamandposterpaint Sat 22-Oct-11 16:45:25

Ok, I know I said not a penny over £200, but any thoughts on this one?

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