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2020-08-04 1:39:26 PM  
People actually use/still buy tablets? I thought that novelty fad was over.

/Anecdotal, but everyone I know that bought a tablet in the last 5 years has it collecting dust in a nightstand.
 
2020-08-04 1:57:41 PM  

MBZ321: People actually use/still buy tablets? I thought that novelty fad was over.

/Anecdotal, but everyone I know that bought a tablet in the last 5 years has it collecting dust in a nightstand.


I have more than I can keep track of. it's a book! and a TV! and a browser! I can't imagine life w/o them now.

I suspect it's a generational thing; it's the easier-eye version of the cells young-uns are welded to.
 
2020-08-04 2:03:34 PM  

MBZ321: People actually use/still buy tablets? I thought that novelty fad was over.

/Anecdotal, but everyone I know that bought a tablet in the last 5 years has it collecting dust in a nightstand.


We got one of the cheap amazon tablets when it was on sale at the end of last year. It's been great, well worth the $30. It's not drastically bigger than our phones, but it's enough of a difference to make reading a lot better and even a lot of games seem better. The horsepower is pretty modest, probably not workable for some games. Our reading is just emails and web browsing, we use nooks for regular books.

I can't imagine spending hundreds for one though. I'm an old tech nerd, but have been loving buying stuff that's a year+ behind the bleeding edge for cheap. The last time I got near the latest stuff, I spent about $3k on a 386 computer WITH math coprocessor. Damn, my Scorched Earth mirvs looked awesome.
 
2020-08-04 2:17:51 PM  

OccamsWhiskers: MBZ321: People actually use/still buy tablets? I thought that novelty fad was over.

/Anecdotal, but everyone I know that bought a tablet in the last 5 years has it collecting dust in a nightstand.

We got one of the cheap amazon tablets when it was on sale at the end of last year. It's been great, well worth the $30. It's not drastically bigger than our phones, but it's enough of a difference to make reading a lot better and even a lot of games seem better. The horsepower is pretty modest, probably not workable for some games. Our reading is just emails and web browsing, we use nooks for regular books.

I can't imagine spending hundreds for one though. I'm an old tech nerd, but have been loving buying stuff that's a year+ behind the bleeding edge for cheap. The last time I got near the latest stuff, I spent about $3k on a 386 computer WITH math coprocessor. Damn, my Scorched Earth mirvs looked awesome.


The 10-inch Amazon Fires are an amazing bargain. Great graphics, easily side-loaded for use with Chrome Remote Desktop, VLC and other streaming vid, real browsers and e-readers, etc.
 
2020-08-04 7:17:20 PM  
It's August
 
2020-08-04 10:36:45 PM  
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