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29 Sep 2013, 3:55 pm

I have a Samsung Galaxy.


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06 Oct 2013, 2:47 pm

People tend to like the iPad more than other tablets, but they're bloody expensive. So try to find one on ebay to save a few bucks.

I've had an iPad for years and love it. iTunes permits app purchass to be installed on up to 5 Apple devices using the same iTunes login. That's a big plus in my world.

Our family recently bought a Nook HD+ from Barnes and Noble so we could experie ce the Android tablet without spending a lot of money. It's a great unit, but it's a tad buggy and locks up from time to time. That said, the negatives are not show stoppers and for the lower price we are happy to keep the unit.

I have heard great things about the Kindle Fire. A friend has one and loves it. But he also has an iPad.

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06 Oct 2013, 3:08 pm

I have an iPad mini and love it, though I do find I need my reading glasses with it. I have to use and test some apps on it, so my only real choice was iPad or iPad mini. I would be happy with either but I like the weight and size of the mini more. It's good for reading in bed and on the train.

II do get pissed at the "semi-walled garden" limitations sometimes--the Pythonista app is amazing, for example, but also frustrating in what it can't do because of Apple policy. I think my next tablet may be an android so I can do more with it--there are a lot of interesting android/arduino/RasPi possibilities I would like to explore. I think this also means that android offers a better educational environment for my kids--we can get into its guts together rather than just looking at the shiny exterior.

That shiny exterior on the iPad really is quite lovely, however--as long as you are OK in the semi-walled garden, it is a marvelous machine.


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06 Oct 2013, 6:59 pm

Get an iPad 2. It's only $399.00 since the 3 came out and the quality is great. I've had one for 1 1/2 years with no problems. Good battery life. Fast web browsing. You can sync it with your iPhone if you have one.