Calgarypuck Forums - The Unofficial Calgary Flames Fan Community
Old 10-03-2014, 01:19 AM   #1
Caged Great
Franchise Player
 
Caged Great's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Calgary
Exp:
Default I want a new tablet, but I have no idea what to get

I am planning on doing some writing on it and would prefer either a keyboard or a stylus (preferably keyboard) and on the cheaper side (under $400, less is more).

What should I look for?
__________________
Fireside Chat - The #1 Flames Fan Podcast - FiresideChat.ca
Caged Great is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2014, 01:43 AM   #2
Drury18
Franchise Player
 
Drury18's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Exp:
Default I want a new tablet, but I have no idea what to get

Many tablets have Bluetooth keyboards that you can connect with the tablet to turn it into a mini laptop of sorts. Belkin is the brand I've used both for the iPad and the Samsung Tablet and they work great.

http://m.belkin.com/us/F5L153/p/P-F5L153/

One charge and I'm good for a week. The case for the iPad one is a little better then the Samsung one, but both are great keyboards.

As for the tablet itself, I found the screen on the iPad easier to read when I was doing more typing, however I prefer the Samsung for document storage and transfer as it isn't as cumbersome. File management seems easier as I don't need an outside app to do it, it has a "My Files" folder where I can store and move around documents much like a normal computer. Also, I think you were one of the ones who mentioned to me about Google Docs and the Samsung Tablet I had came preloaded with links to it and Google Drive and seems to be very Google product friendly.

Last edited by Drury18; 10-03-2014 at 01:53 AM.
Drury18 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Drury18 For This Useful Post:
Old 10-03-2014, 05:47 AM   #3
Caged Great
Franchise Player
 
Caged Great's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Calgary
Exp:
Default

I've been looking at this ASUS 10.1-Inch Transformer Book

http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00FXMIXBI/r...g=shopbotca-20

I do need something that I can type on (a decent portion of what I'll be using it for is typing notes) and imagining typing on a 7 inch wide keyboard seems kind of awkward
__________________
Fireside Chat - The #1 Flames Fan Podcast - FiresideChat.ca
Caged Great is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2014, 07:39 AM   #4
EldrickOnIce
Franchise Player
 
EldrickOnIce's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Chicago
Exp:
Default

I love the Transformer, but absolutely hate Windows tablets. Would not get one ever.
EldrickOnIce is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to EldrickOnIce For This Useful Post:
Old 10-03-2014, 07:51 AM   #5
EldrickOnIce
Franchise Player
 
EldrickOnIce's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Chicago
Exp:
Default

If you thought you could get away with a 7 inch tablet, the Asus memo pad is cheap as can be and outstanding value for the $....
http://www.amazon.ca/gp/aw/d/B00E0FD...ref=mp_s_a_1_5
EldrickOnIce is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to EldrickOnIce For This Useful Post:
Old 10-03-2014, 08:02 AM   #6
calgarygeologist
Franchise Player
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Exp:
Default

I have a Transformer 300T and it is awesome as a laptop replacement. I was swayed to get the Transformer because the keyboard serves as a secondary battery and the keyboard also has a usb.

My only complaint with the 300 is the lack of upgrades to newer Android versions. I would like to be on 4.2 but maybe it has hardware limitations.
calgarygeologist is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to calgarygeologist For This Useful Post:
Old 10-03-2014, 12:59 PM   #7
RedMileDJ
Lifetime Suspension
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: blow me
Exp:
Default

Wait a few more weeks for the new Nexus tablet to be released.

It'll be made by HTC and probably around 9".

Thread here: http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?t=139972
RedMileDJ is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to RedMileDJ For This Useful Post:
Old 10-03-2014, 03:39 PM   #8
Caged Great
Franchise Player
 
Caged Great's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Calgary
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by EldrickOnIce View Post
I love the Transformer, but absolutely hate Windows tablets. Would not get one ever.
Why? is it because of windows 8?
__________________
Fireside Chat - The #1 Flames Fan Podcast - FiresideChat.ca
Caged Great is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2014, 04:12 PM   #9
BlackWallStreet
Scoring Winger
 
BlackWallStreet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Exp:
Default

New iPads are coming out soon, I'd recommend waiting for them. It really sucks when you buy something and a few weeks later there's a new better version.
BlackWallStreet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2014, 06:36 PM   #10
EldrickOnIce
Franchise Player
 
EldrickOnIce's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Chicago
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Caged Great View Post
Why? is it because of windows 8?
No. Simply the lack of apps compared Apple or Android.
If that's not important to you, that one you mentioned should be a great tablet
EldrickOnIce is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to EldrickOnIce For This Useful Post:
Old 10-03-2014, 07:16 PM   #11
GGG
Franchise Player
 
GGG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Exp:
Default

I really like my full windows 8 tablet but it's a work machine. Also made a docking station at home with it do turn it into a full desktop.

I have the dell venue 8 and being able to use it like a computer makes it way more functional than I iPad.
GGG is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to GGG For This Useful Post:
Old 10-04-2014, 05:53 AM   #12
Caged Great
Franchise Player
 
Caged Great's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Calgary
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BlackWallStreet View Post
New iPads are coming out soon, I'd recommend waiting for them. It really sucks when you buy something and a few weeks later there's a new better version.
I'm not in any rush. I was planning on getting one near black friday or boxing day, just want to narrow it down to one or two to look for rather than game day research.

I appreciate all the advice thus far.
__________________
Fireside Chat - The #1 Flames Fan Podcast - FiresideChat.ca
Caged Great is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2014, 10:54 AM   #13
t0rrent98
Powerplay Quarterback
 
t0rrent98's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Exp:
Default

I've heard good things about the Surface Pro 3. 2 of my cousins have it and they love it. It's almost like being on a laptop/PC.
t0rrent98 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2014, 11:04 AM   #14
Igottago
Franchise Player
 
Igottago's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Vancouver
Exp:
Default

I recently saw surface 2's on sale for $100 off, I believe the 32 GB version was only $349. Seems like a good choice if you don't need full computer functionality and typing is important to you.
__________________
A few weeks after crashing head-first into the boards (denting his helmet and being unable to move for a little while) following a hit from behind by Bob Errey, the Calgary Flames player explains:

"I was like Christ, lying on my back, with my arms outstretched, crucified"
-- Frank Musil - Early January 1994
Igottago is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2014, 09:51 PM   #15
Allos
Backup Goalie
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Exp:
Default

Windows tablet and Andy andriod virtual box, best of 2 worlds.
Allos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2014, 10:50 PM   #16
SoulOfTheFlame
First Line Centre
 
SoulOfTheFlame's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: London, UK
Exp:
Default

surface pro!
__________________


SoulOfTheFlame is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2014, 11:08 PM   #17
Hugh Jahrmes
Powerplay Quarterback
 
Hugh Jahrmes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Exp:
Default

Get an aPad! Or an iPed!
__________________
Long time listener, first time caller.
Hugh Jahrmes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2014, 11:29 PM   #18
zhulander
Draft Pick
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Default

The Dell Venue 8 Pro will probably be $100 on black Friday at the Microsoft store as a doorcrasher. Really can't go wrong with it at this price.

http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/...ctID.289455200
zhulander is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2014, 08:20 AM   #19
boosterjuice
Backup Goalie
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Exp:
Default

I had an Asus transformer and I had to send it in multiple times for screen repair. I've been so happy with my Surface pro 2
boosterjuice is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2014, 09:14 AM   #20
-TC-
Franchise Player
 
-TC-'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Glastonbury
Exp:
Default

there's a new ipad coming this week...the Air2. I'm trading in my iPad2 for one of those

prolly more than $400 thought
__________________
TC

-TC- is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:31 PM.

Calgary Flames
2017-18




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Calgarypuck 2016