- please recommend a 10" tablet
I’m writing this on a Nexus 10, which is flippin’ great.
I err towards android, for no justifiable reason at all because, despite all of the reams of argument, there is very little difference for “most” people.
No issues at all with either my Nexus, or my son’s 7″ one.Posted 5 years agoStonerSubscriber
My fusty old pater has got his hands on a Nexus 10 and is getting on with it OK, despite the whole “dont like technology” act he plays up to.
He’s picking up the basics as he goes and Ive started him of with some useful apps etc. He uses it for the odd email, web browsing in the kitchen, looking up answers on Wiki to Saturday Telegraph crossword clues etc.
Id love one myself (I have a Nexus 4) but I cant really justify it.
reminds me of:
I’m at a neighbour’s house party, the time is last summer, and one of the older partygoers is about to tell me that some new-fangled technology is too much for him to cope with now that he has reached the age of a hundred and ninety-eight or something. “In fact… it’s still in the box!” he cries, in the mistaken belief that this is funny. I humour him by laughing as if I hadn’t heard the line before.
Naturally, I suggest that he would have more success if he takes the iPad out of its box, read the instructions and – what the hell, let’s throw caution to the wind – switch the **** on. But it’s all useless: what he really wants is for me to do it for him. So I feign interest and offer to set up his iPad at some point in the near future, at which he feigns surprise and accepts with feigned gratitudePosted 5 years ago
Thinking of getting one for my parents but not sure which one.
Budget £250 ish but will go higher for the “right” one. It’ll be used for surfing at home, watching films on long train journeys, reading downloaded papers/articles etc. No preference for android or Apple but must be easy to use and for me to maintain
Any recommendations ?
Are there any good impartial review websites out there?Posted 5 years agomcmoonterMember
looking up answers on Wiki to Saturday Telegraph crossword clues etc
Laughs at this, my mother’s only interaction with my iPad is with the Times for the Times solutions and her disbelief of those who can crack it in under ten minutes. It takes at least five to read the clues through.Posted 5 years agomikewsmithSubscriber
I prefer android, but the older generation won’t want the faff, I’d recommend iPad all the way
[sarcasm bit]yes because we are always having to take it apart and fiddle with stuff with screwdrivers rather than go and plead with the spotty oyk at the genius bar (which is way coooooler BTW peeps)[/sarcasm bit]
Both are out the box fine.Posted 5 years agoaka_GiloMember
I know it’s not 10″, but I’ve recently bought myself an iPad mini (we have a fair few Apple products in the house and have inadvertently got drawn into their ecosystem) and really rate it, the 7.9″ screen is big enough for most things, and I prefer it to my kids’ iPads, it’s much lighter and hence easier to use one handed.
For older folk who may not be as strong as they were ( plus possibly arthritis etc) I reckon light weight would be a big benefit, plus as has been said, Apple’s locked-down ness, while a negative to many, is probably a boon to the less tech- savvy.Posted 5 years agowillardMember
My dad (69) just bought himself a Galaxy Note 10.1 so that he can be lazy in his retirement. To be honest, I’ve played with it and it’s pretty damned good. Certainly the equal of the iPad for things like films and internet.
I’d played with a Motorola Xoom and it was a huge step up from my Allwinner A10-based 7″ tablet, but had battery problems. Technically it is still under warranty, so I really should send it off and get it fixed. It’s fast, but has no external storage (uSD, etc).
Of the two, I’d go for a Note 10.1, but the Nexus 10 is pretty damned good too. Bloke at work swears by his.Posted 5 years agospacemonkeyMember
Anyone know when the high res version is being released?
Does anyone outside of the Apple hierarchy even know?
Do a Google and you’ll find answers hinting at anytime from June onwards. If you really want one now then I’d say buy the Mini then sell it when the retina version comes out (and buy that of course). You won’t take much of a hit.Posted 5 years agofreddygMember
My missus has an ipad2. I bought both my kids 7″ Samsung Galaxy tab 2’s for Christmas. I have an Android phone and loads of other kit (iOS stuff, Linux, Micro$oft etc, etc).
My Dad (aged 72) wanted a “device” to take with him on his recent month-long trip to visit family in Oz, so came to me for advice. I took him to PC world to have a look at the vast array of “stuff” on offer. He had a play with them all (tablets, netbooks, notebooks etc) and bought the Nexus 7.
Aside from a small charging problem when he was on The Ghan, it’s been brilliant. All the apps he could ever want and skype worked like a dream.Posted 5 years agonickdaviesSubscriber
Get the iPad Mini. No-one knows when the new one will appear, and as soon as that comes out there will be a new one on the horizon.
I’ve just got one, it’s great. I wouldn’t wait for the high res option, it’s going to be thicker and heavier, and it’s a nice size now and has a more than good enough screen. Easy to use and apps for everything.Posted 5 years ago
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