Do I really need a 7inch tablet?
Wow. Real to surreal in 5 posts. Well, thanks for the advice…
If you want cheap and cheerful, just get a Tesco Hudl for £100-ish.
….saying that, if you can afford Lord Darcy, then you can probably afford something better like an iPad Mini Retina, or one of the more high end Android tablets. They seem to hold their value quite well, so you can always offload it at a later date, and not lose to much, if you decide it’s too frivolous.
As for the 7″ toy penis, I can’t help with that.
Edit: If you are buying one to read on, just get a Kindle Paperwhite.Posted 4 years agomu3266Member
Toy for the most part, however I have both a well specc’d gaming laptop & the new Nexus 7.
I tend to use the laptop when Im in the house, as its handy having that extra umpfh and screen size.
When I go mobile, I will take the tablet as it’s got plenty of books on there to read, games & films. I also have purchased a micro-usb to (female)USB to plug in an external hard drive (1TB) so I’m walking around with a miniture media centre when out and about.
I’d say go for it if you have the cash laying around, but don’t stretch yourself for it as its more an entertainment gadget at the end of the day.Posted 4 years agomikey74Member
I bought a 10 inch tablet a while and after about a year I ended up going back to a laptop. This was mainly because I got fed up with Android apps and various compatibility issues. Having said that, tablets are a very good concept and I am sure they have improved.
I do still use my tablet, but mainly on holiday – they are excellent for loading movies or concert footage on for long-haul flights. They are also great for surfing, picking up e-mails etc. However, you need to treat them differently to a laptop to get the full advantages i.e. leave it on all the time so accessing stuff is easy and quick. Plus the battery life is, on the whole, far better than a laptop.
As for models? The Google Nexus 7 is supposed to be the best out there.
Apologies for the random stream of consciousness, but the VaTs may have taken over.Posted 4 years agomark90Member
It’s a lot easier to justifty circa £100 for a decent 7″ Android tablet.
My nexus 7 gets more use than I thought it would. Sofa / bed surfing, e-mail, reading (kindle or Google books). The instant on access, battery life and portability make it the go to device for quick easy ‘comsumer’ tasks, ie the stuff tablets are designed for. If I want / need to actually ‘do’ something then the laptop comes out. It’s certainly not a laptop replacement, but fills a good gap between phone and laptop in my gadget spectrum. I don’t need one but if I lost or broke mine I’d replace it.Posted 4 years agoeddiebabySubscriber
I have desktops at home and work and just used an iPod touch when mobile. now I have a nexus 7and it fits the bill perfectly. I have a £10 from eBay wireless keyboard and a Bluetooth mouse and with Google Drive can do all the writing I actually need to do on the move for a fraction of the weight of a laptop.Posted 4 years ago
I still need the Touch as I think it looks a bit lame using a tablet for tunes.ampthillSubscriber
We have one siting unused in this house. It seems to fall between the phone and laptop. my son is always on his phone, ipod or fixed pc. my daughter scoops up the laptop as soon as its put down
I might use it but my 5.5 inch phone is really so close and I’ve got the option to text, use 3G and call people. For a PC i much prefer full sizePosted 4 years agotoby1Member
It’s a tough call, I very much doubt I NEED the nexus 7, but for using in the office to keep an eye on email it can’t be beaten, it also means my phone and iPad are not bothered with my work email. It also is far far lighter than an iPad, so easier to use for the kindle app. Essentially it’s always going to be a want not a need, they are decent, just not essential in my view.Posted 4 years agoPemboMember
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I was going to say that, Pembo. Obviously not for everyone for obvious reasons, but I was getting the missus a Nexus 7 for Xmas anyway so went for that deal. It is definitely the new tablet. Decent bargain, IMO.
Thanks for confirming that, might be tempted now. The pay monthly contract is £17.33 a month so if you pay for 18 months up front you do actually get the Nexus for free.Posted 4 years agoseaversMember
If you don’t have a tablet but have a laptop and/or a desktop I reckon there is a place for one. Yes, a toy for the main part but it depends on how much you use it.
I was pretty anti tablet for a while, OK laptop and desktop work perfectly. Then I took the plunge and bought one. I was surprised by how much I use it. Mainly emails, web, iPlayer and streaming movies from my NAS. Great for train journeys, nice to have on hand on the go. Also nice not to have to fire up my Laptop/PC when I just want to do a quick email check. They are a luxury and not a necessity (tech wise). I currently have an iPad but if I wasn’t so locked into the Apple world a Nexus 7 would get my money.Posted 4 years agoflyingmonkeycorpsMemberdirtycrewdomMember
Have got an iPad at home. Barely ever use it. Just seems to take so much longer to surf and do things than on a laptop.
It is an iPad 1 so that could have something to do with actual performance speed, I just find that a laptop is loads easier with all the keyboard shortcuts and bigger screen.Posted 4 years agoprawnyMember
My 2 penneth – 8(ish)inch ones are better, the squarer form is better for browsing than the widescreen 7 inch ones and they’re a lot lighter than the 10inchers.
I would say, being the owner of an iPad 3, 7 inch android tablet (now sold) and an iPad mini that the mini is the best of the lot all round. I might swap it for a retina one one day, but the original is pretty damn good.
That said, I’d be tempted to try out a Note 8.0 first.Posted 4 years ago
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