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if you were buying a tablet this weekend...

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Skiffen Sat 17-Nov-12 10:14:08

What would it be and why?

Dh has been given some cash and is v keen to get sorted with a tablet as we only have a desktop computer at the moment. He has seen some tabs on offer in Tesco. I know nothing about this stuff! Does anyone else know of gpod models/prices avaulable this weekend?

addictedtolatte Sat 17-Nov-12 10:51:29

am bumping for you i have same dilemma myself. am awful at making decisions

tribpot Sat 17-Nov-12 10:54:58

This recent thread has some info - it started off being about iPhones and turned into a discussion about tablets.

One of the main contenders (depending on your price range) is probably the Kindle Fire. However - I'm assuming your DH wants to take possession of the device this weekend? Kindle Fire is sold in some places on the high street - Waterstones, Argos, etc.

SavoyCabbage Sat 17-Nov-12 11:00:28

Don't get a cheapy one as they are not a patch on the 'proper' ones live nexus7, ipad and kindle fire.

Skiffen Sat 17-Nov-12 12:18:32

Thanks for info. I will read that thread, think i need too as I thought kindles were just e-readers....!

tribpot Sat 17-Nov-12 12:21:37

Skiffen - they were. The Kindle Fire is the start of a new breed of Kindle with built in super-powers grin - they are new on the market so you're not behind the times in the slightest.

orangeandlemons Sat 17-Nov-12 12:22:20

I've just got an iPad this week. It is just so sexy blush. I looked at all the others but this was the best.

I am in love with it.

Skiffen Sat 17-Nov-12 15:23:18

Thank you trib!

Orange - I've resisted the lure of Apple stuff so far, but I'm thinking they've got to be popular for a reaon?!

snozzlemaid Sat 17-Nov-12 15:40:09

We've just bought dd a nexus 7 for Xmas, but if we could have afforded it I would have picked an iPad.

Woodlands Sat 17-Nov-12 15:45:31

I am trying to decide between the Samsung Galaxy Note (10.1") and the new Google Nexus 10, also made by Samsung. Tricky!

tribpot Sat 17-Nov-12 17:43:51

Is the Nexus 10 in stock anywhere, Woodlands?

NotAnotherPackedLunch Sat 17-Nov-12 18:02:35

My Samsung galaxy note is the first bit of tech I've really enjoyed and loved. One of the very few things that I've ever bought that has massively surpassed expectations.

Completely smitten!

The stylus is brilliant for annotating meeting papers and being able to connect to my pc by the usb port makes work type stuff a breeze and as for shopping and MumsNetting... Fab

Woodlands Sat 17-Nov-12 19:04:42

Ooh I don't know tribpot. I'm waiting for an insurance payout on my old netbook before I can afford to buy anyway. good to hear a good report of the galaxy Note. it is £318 at argos plus £50 cashback.

PedroPonyLikesCrisps Sat 17-Nov-12 19:37:28

That Argos deal sounds pretty unmissable. I already have a tablet but now semi-seriously considering that too!

Skiffen Sat 17-Nov-12 19:55:39

It does sound good, going to have look.

Woodlands Sat 17-Nov-12 19:56:19

Though after I posted that I thought I'd check john Lewis as I like to buy from there if I can, and it's the same price there.

Skiffen Sat 17-Nov-12 20:00:11

Looks lovely, am going to show dh. Wuth using nectar to pay for some of it, and the £50 cashback, we will be near to £200.

Skiffen Sun 18-Nov-12 21:33:18

Am sat here on our new Note!! Loving it so far!

Next purchases needs to be a cover/holder - any recommendations?

ThePlatypusAlwaysTriumphs Sun 18-Nov-12 21:39:30

Im sitting on my Asus, with detachhable keyboard that I got for my 40th birthday today! My dad did all the research , he is a total computer purist and this is what he went for. In my own research I discovered t hat ipads have a problem with adobe which is required for a lot of the websites I use. Hth

Woodlands Mon 19-Nov-12 12:28:00

Well, my insurance company just called to offer a replacement for my laptop and I asked for the Note instead. It will be with me tomorrow, yay! I just hope I can claim the cashback (and somehow I doubt it) as otherwise it really won't have been worth making an insurance claim. oh well.

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