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Old July 17, 2011, 12:20 PM
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I'm actually trying to figure this out for a friend.
They got an iPad2 which they're not happy with, I suggested they return it and get something "like a Galaxy Tab 10.1". They've only had it for two days so I'm confident they'll be able to return it.

There a few tablet devices out there now that are worth considering IMO, and I would like others feedback on what they think I should consider and why.

Currently I'm considering (in order >):
Galaxy Tab 10.1
Motorola Xoom
Acer Iconia Tab A500

Thanks all!
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Old July 17, 2011, 12:40 PM
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Myself either the Tab 10.1 or the Transformer.
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Old July 17, 2011, 01:26 PM
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The jury's still out as I've only had it for a day, but so far I'm fairly happy with my Acer Win7 tablet.

IMO, the question to ask yourself is if you would prefer a smart phone OS on a much larger screen, or a PC OS on a SFF tablet.
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Old July 17, 2011, 02:17 PM
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Will agree with the Tab 10.1. Pre ordered mine July 8th. Excited to see it come in. Honeycomb has a bit more to it as a tablet. Widgets can add a lot of functionality to the home screen compared to the iPad.
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Old July 17, 2011, 04:09 PM
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In my opinion the only tablet to consider is the HP Touchpad with WebOS. Mainly because it has WebOS. Sure its a little rough around the edges (not literally) but those should be smoothed out before this month ends. Trust me once you start multitasking you wont go back.
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Old July 17, 2011, 05:15 PM
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I've played around with the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and really enjoyed Honeycomb, thought it felt like a true Tablet OS (currently own the 7" Tab).
The size, and weight of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 was also impressive, it's very slim and light considering it's got a 10.1" screen.

I would likely pick up the 10.1 when it comes out as an upgrade from my 7" Galaxy Tab.
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If price is a factor, a Motorola 32GB Xoom can be had for $399 at the Telus team store (need to know someone who works at Telus)
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Old July 18, 2011, 04:21 PM
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Thank you all very much for your feedback!!
I'm going to go with Galaxy Tab 10.1:)
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Thank you all very much for your feedback!!
I'm going to go with Galaxy Tab 10.1:)

Be sure to report back with your impressions. I suspect tablets are going to be quite popular for the next little while, and the more first hand info we get, the better ( I'll be doing a "build log" on this Acer once I have a chance to get used to it ).

One thing I will suggest right off the bat though is that owners of "capacitive" touch screens invest in a proper stylus. Newer screens are not pressure sensitive and thus require something other than just a point... the contact must be at least a bit conductive (a plastic nub like the end of a disposable pen does not affect the screen at all). Fingers work on them, but nothing beats a stylus for mouse selections in tight quarters.
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