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    News - Quarters of iPad owners keep their tablet housebound

    iPad owners prefer tablet for reading and gaming, mostly in the home.
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    Re: News - Quarters of iPad owners keep their tablet housebound

    News - Quarters of iPad owners keep their tablet housebound
    How many Quarters though?

    Oh, and that link above doesn't go anywhere

    http://channel.hexus.net/index.php?badItem

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    Re: News - Quarters of iPad owners keep their tablet housebound

    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post
    Oh, and that link above doesn't go anywhere
    Sorted now, thanks.

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    Re: News - Quarters of iPad owners keep their tablet housebound

    Mine's not been anywhere except home and work, yet.

    I've not had chance or desire to use it whilst sitting in a Starbuck's wearing a polo neck,* either. I'd keep a tight grip on my iPad if I were in a public place, on the train etc. as they are eminently nickable.

    So far, it's mainly been used for browsing at home and reading some ebooks and I've found myself playing games on it (particularly air hockey and snooker.)


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    Re: News - Quarters of iPad owners keep their tablet housebound

    I'm interested in a tablet - but I too would use it (probably) just at home. I've always thought the ipad was too heavy and that a half-the-battery-lighter one would suit me better. Oh, and it'd needs to run android or windows 7. So er.. not an ipad
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    Re: News - Quarters of iPad owners keep their tablet housebound

    Well you've not got long to wait by the sound of it!

    The old iPad is definitely heavier than I thought it would be but the majority of the weight lies in the battery apparently and the run time is worth it (I'm fairly chunky with strong wrists - make of that what you will - so the weight issue isn't too bad for me.)

    I never thought I'd go Mac for anything, TBH but I'm really enjoying the iPad so far.

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    Re: News - Quarters of iPad owners keep their tablet housebound

    Quote Originally Posted by pollaxe View Post
    I'm fairly chunky with strong wrists - make of that what you will
    Sorry - but you just brightened my day

    Seriously tho - that's my point - if you're housebound then 10 hour life is a nice to have but far from a must and so that's why i'd say i'd prefer a lighter unit (chortle) because on balance that's more important to me and my limp wrists (guffaw).
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    Re: News - Quarters of iPad owners keep their tablet housebound

    Yeah, mine never leaves the house - mainly because its good as an ereader and web browser,
    but not fully multi purpose, like the netbook in my briefcase...
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    Re: News - Quarters of iPad owners keep their tablet housebound

    Quote Originally Posted by pollaxe View Post
    I like Archos, but I would dismiss their efforts straight away personally. Their screens are resistive and 'mushy'.

    Been reading about the Asus ones, and the EP121 sounds great! A tablet which can be a laptop or a desktop with the right dock. Awesome! Might be just what I need to replace my netbook.

    The Android tablets won't come into their own until Android 3.0, which will have true support for higher resolutions. Once that happens I will be very tempted, especially if there is full Marketplace support, until then I would go for a W7 based one... if I was actually looking for one, which I'm not

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    Re: News - Quarters of iPad owners keep their tablet housebound

    We definitely live in 'interesting times' in regards to tablets.

    I've never used anything Archos and I've yet to have a play with anything Android on it. I was very dismissive of the iPad when it came out and it certainly was not my intention to get one. Then I played with one in an Apple store almost by accident (the girlfriend was shoe shopping, so I took cover somewhere 'gadgetty') and it hooked me! I had pondered getting a tablet of some sort in the future but I wasn't prepared to bite the bullet so quickly. Early adoption and all that...

    Mine is almost a netbook replacement, though not quite, as mikerr notes. There are a lot of daft Apple-induced shortcomings (lack of ports, bloody iTunes etc.) but it does get a lot of use and the netbook is now really only used by my other half when she's visiting. I would imagine gen 2 and 3 of the iPad will be pretty interesting. My gut feeling is that I'll probably end up with a Windows 7 (or maybe Windows 8!?) tablet at some point in the future - or maybe you'll see me queuing in Oxford Street for the next gen iPad! (I doubt it, though!)

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