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    Opinions - Tablets are a bitter pill to swallow

    Why does everyone keep banging on about tablets?
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    Re: Opinions - Tablets are a bitter pill to swallow

    Aaah I get it. Someone at hexus forgot to log off and the cleaners are posting this rubbish.

    Tablets are a fad but you don't get sweary bob to write articles about it.

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    Re: Opinions - Tablets are a bitter pill to swallow

    Quote Originally Posted by semo View Post
    Tablets are a fad but you don't get sweary bob to write articles about it.
    Actually, I think it's quite nice to hear a "human" voiced article on Hexus. It'd get tiresome if all the content was like this, but as an occasional alternative viewpoint I quite like it

    Looking forward to hearing more from you, Divisive...

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    Tempted to agree with you scary, but I don't really get the article is about, which spoils the effect a touch

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    Just a bit of fun on a Friday afternoon guys

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    Re: Opinions - Tablets are a bitter pill to swallow

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    Actually, I think it's quite nice to hear a "human" voiced article on Hexus. It'd get tiresome if all the content was like this, but as an occasional alternative viewpoint I quite like it
    Yup, it's good not just reading press releases with words changed.*

    PS, I understand the feelings about tablets and whether they should make calls or not, but for me, all the technology is in the OS and presumably the hardware, so why not just leave it in? That way, if your smartphone runs out of battery (which they frequently do... such as myself on a long bus trip with a load of kids last summer) you've got a backup.

    You wouldn't buy it because of the phone and the chances are you'd seldom, if ever use it, but in my eyes, there's zero reason not to keep the basic phone-calling technology...

    * Edit: that comes across as a thinly veiled dig, and it's not intended like that. If you're to report on releases and so on, you've not got an awful lot of choice these days.
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    Re: Opinions - Tablets are a bitter pill to swallow

    Good read,

    not a fan of tablets, paying more for less in my eyes, laptops are portable enough and more powerful, and more efficient to use in regards to say typing on a decent sized qwerty keyboard.

    you mentioned in the article keeping one near or on the sofa for when the wife comes in, i wonder how strong these things are in such a situation if she was to sit on it.

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    I think that depends on the wife.

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    Re: Opinions - Tablets are a bitter pill to swallow

    Table = Latest tech

    Latest tech = Hot

    Apple + Hot = Cool to the masses

    Once every man and his dog has one with more companies releasing more versions the table as tech will cool off to any other tech in the market. Its just another one of these fads that has its roots well inbedded in SciFi history. Anyone remember tables from Star Trek, total ultra cool item that we all wanted instead of our hunking great DX100 sized PCs when we were kids.

    With tables and smart phones dreams and reality have clashed so its a more prominent dream realised, so a stronger reaction in the market.

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    Re: Opinions - Tablets are a bitter pill to swallow

    Quote Originally Posted by Defiant View Post
    Table = Latest tech

    Latest tech = Hot

    Apple + Hot = Cool to the masses

    Once every man and his dog has one with more companies releasing more versions the table as tech will cool off to any other tech in the market. Its just another one of these fads that has its roots well inbedded in SciFi history. Anyone remember tables from Star Trek, total ultra cool item that we all wanted instead of our hunking great DX100 sized PCs when we were kids.

    With tables and smart phones dreams and reality have clashed so its a more prominent dream realised, so a stronger reaction in the market.
    Im not usually one to point out spelling/grammar (as im not particualy great with it myself) but you are aware they are called tablets not tables, or was this done deliberately as a joke?

    Either way i had a giggle

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    Re: Opinions - Tablets are a bitter pill to swallow

    one of the best articles i've read in ages, made me laugh and struck a few chords. the techys at work are all falling over themselves over these things & i just find it all quite funny
    if it ain't broke...fix it till it is


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    Re: Opinions - Tablets are a bitter pill to swallow

    Meh a mistake I missed, but you know what I meant

    Also for the record I dont own a Table or a Tablet

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    Re: Opinions - Tablets are a bitter pill to swallow

    Tablets.... I just don't see the need myself, an ultra portable laptop will always be more useful for lounging on sofa surfing, and things like the PSP2 or 3DS nintendo will always win the one up from a mobile phone for gaming.

    The iPad is just too big to be more portable than a laptop.
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    Re: Opinions - Tablets are a bitter pill to swallow

    Quote Originally Posted by article
    I don't spend all my time fondling smartphones and other gadgets. I've got a life you see.
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    I got one straight away just so I could shame my mates, but I don't really use it that much unless I'm meeting a girl. They seem to get some birds going.
    is this guy for real?

    what a painful read - without a doubt, the most ridiculous article i have ever seen on hexus

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