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Not a gardening question but..........

I've to choose another tablet, I've always had a kindle  but looking for a change now.thing is I don't know where to start. I've been advised to steer clear of Apple as they are always wanting to charge for facilities that others don't. 



  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 26,165

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 17,489

    I suppose it depends on what you want to do with it. I have an ipad air and only use it for forum chat, looking stuff up, listening to an audio book and taking the occasional photo. It is very quick to start up and to load stuff and they say that Apple doesn't get viruses.

    Hubby has a Samsung and says that the advantage is that you can put a flashcard into it. So extra memory and you can read documents on it. aand he says that the keyboard is a lot more user friendly. But it isn't as quick as the ipad to find information.

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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 16,565

    I love my iPad, daughter has had hers for years, dad had the original one and OH is still using it.

    unless you want to play War Craft or other similar games, I can't see what you could pay for. I have Kindle on it, all your books will automatically be transferred, I have paid for books from Amazon, if I can't find a free one I fancy.

    very easy to set up, no problems at all, easy for taking photos and putting them on the site, far easier than a laptop. Go for it, you'll like it.

    Amazon may be doing a deal money off or something, and they are marvelous if something should go wrong, they will send a pre paid lane for return with no questions asked. You can't lose.

    its extremely quick connecting to the Internet, much quicker than my Samsung was.

    the only problem is that this site is not very iPad friendly, (yet) so you can't change your avatar photo, or use the smileys on the keyboard.

    i can read any documents, I have an office app and can print off documents, send business letters,  or print off pictures very easily, from the arm chair actually as I have a wifi printer. Gosh we are getting lazy.image

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 14,705

    Ive never had any problems with Apple. The laptop I'm using is ten years old, and apart from increasing memory which we have paid for, I can't think of anything that Apple keep wanting you to pay extra for. I find Apple products much more user friendly and intuitive.

    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • Sophie17Sophie17 Posts: 342
    I've had a Samsung tablet and a windows based tablet in the past. I now have an iPad Air 2. In my opinion my iPad is far superior to anything I've ever had before. Whatever you get my advice would be to list what you need it for....emails? Internet? Games? Music? Different tablets do some things better than others. I do a bit of everything on mine and I find it a great all rounder.
  • LesleyKLesleyK Posts: 4,029

    Another devotee of the iPad here.  My son bought it for me 15 months ago and I soon got used to it and find the laptop (not an Apple) rather clumsy now.  

  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 3,992

    Unless you have a Kindle Fire, a Kindle is just for reading a book whereas a tablet lets you do emails, internet browsing, games etc. As well as the Kindle app. Is this what you want/need? I am a very happy iPad user and just bought an iPhone so an Apple convert. Pricey but worth it I reckon. But I don't read a  book on the ipad - it is too big to hold in bed so still use my kindle to read.

    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • ZenjeffZenjeff Newcastle Upon Tyne Posts: 571

    Yes I am a iPad fan too don't use my laptop now find the iPad so quick and easy does everything you want downloads photoes from my camera memory cards in seconds cannot fault printer set up easy

  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 3,992

    How do you download photos from your camera memory cards? I have never been able to figure that one out!

    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • ZenjeffZenjeff Newcastle Upon Tyne Posts: 571


     have to purchase a lightning to SD card camera reader just an adapter push the card in and other end to iPad downloads instantly think I got mine on Amazon ,I think they do different versions for other cards

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