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Tablets are on a decline


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I use my iPad for just about everything. It's my default for email and web browsing. It's my eBook reader, and most of my posts here are from its touch screen.

 

Most of my gaming nowadays is actually on the iPad. I take it with me everywhere and by far. It's my favorite electronic device.

 

Heh. Of course, the bane of all tablets and smartphone users are autocorrect and typo fails.

 

 

Oh, I disabled auto-correct from the beginning. My brain as a dictionary is ten times better than any software. 

 

 

 

Except the word, hubris, let me see if I remember the meaning for that one. 


Edited by ManifestedISO, 08 February 2015 - 03:29 PM.

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Why do you all hate Star Trek so much?

 

 

 

Are you anti-progress? Because that's the only LOGICAL conclusion I can make.


Edited by Leferd, 08 February 2015 - 03:59 PM.

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If Star Trek was truly advanced, they'd be using pc's implanted into their brainstems, retina's and eardrums. Like the Borg. You will assimilate. :biggrin:

 

...I don't think anyone's saying tablets as a whole suck/are useless. Just that in the long run, the market demand for them probably won't be very strong.



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It would be interesting if tablets become the cassette tapes of touch computing, say, if touch becomes three dimensional, swiping and poking thin-air illusions of a 3D interface.

 

What's even stranger, is that the human baby my buddy and his wife just had, technically could live to see the year 2100.  



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I like my tablet. Not using it for any gaming, because I hate the slow touch-controls, but for everything else it is great. Right now I am planning to get rid of my old sound system and instead hooking speakers up on my tablet for all of my music needs. Also I am using it a lot to skype with my family (I don't see them in person very often anymore). Oh, and now I can be super lazy on saturdays and stay in bed while browsing silly websites.

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i ve been calling tablets useless for the general public since the day i first saw them. infact everyone i convinced not to waste money on a tablet now thanks me.

there is a very limited selection of activities that could benefit from a tablet but for the rest its just an oversised phone without the "phone" part



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I bought this thing for gaming:

 

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It's made by the same company that made both my phone and my tablet and it somehow connects through Bluetooth (using weird Chinese signs), but it works. I'm playing my games flawlessly in most of the cases (not Dragon Quest 5 though, annoyingly), but GTA: Vice City and GTA: Chinatown Wars runs like a dream.

 

I'll be picking up KotOR and Shadowrun: Dragonfall soon. They're "not compatible" with my device, but that's usually BS (Google Play said the same for my GTA's, but I bought them through the MOGA Store just fine anyhow) so I'll just have to find a way to pay for them another way

 

My tablet rocks. Oh, and Dragon Quest 5 is surprisingly good..


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^I didn't even know such a thing existed but now I must have one. I am terrible at using on-screen joystick / buttons.



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I bought this thing for gaming:

 

 

Yeah, that sounds cool actually. A lot of games are inaccessible on tablets right now only because of the controls. Can you tell us the specific model?



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I bought this thing for gaming:

 

 

Yeah, that sounds cool actually. A lot of games are inaccessible on tablets right now only because of the controls. Can you tell us the specific model?

 

 

I bought mine from here:

 

http://www.aliexpres...2277449063.html

 

It's not exactly cheap perhaps, but the quality is excellent. Like all Xiaomi products so far, actually.

 

I worry that it's somehow made especially for Xiaomi phones/tablets, but the seller assures that it's compatible with all Bluetooth enabled devices. I only own Xiaomi devices myself so I am not able to test if this is true.



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I Only use my tablet when im sitting on the toilet now....



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My sister has a convertible laptop, that's the closest to a tablet anyone in my family ever bought. It's useful for her because she's an English teacher, she frequently meets with students at their homes so she needs something portable and also convenient to show various videos, images and stuff as needed during lessons.

I don't see the point of tablets myself. They were nice before phone screen rapidly grew in size, I suppose, but now? I don't game on my phone, though, and I wouldn't on my tablet. I find the controls clunky and I don't want to carry a controller because it defeats the point of portability. I use a 3DS for mobile gaming instead.

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I don't see the point in a tablet because my phone already does all of what a tablet does and has a comfortable enough screen size and fits in both hands and my pocket.

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Eh, I can see the advantage of the large, HD screen for reading.  But I wouldn't go out of my way to purchase one. If I won one in a raffle I'm sure I'd use it on a semi-regular basis.



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Eh, I can see the advantage of the large, HD screen for reading.  But I wouldn't go out of my way to purchase one. If I won one in a raffle I'm sure I'd use it on a semi-regular basis.

 

That is one thing where they are good, if they have high enough resolution (I would go with 2K display or with 4K if we speak over 13" 'tablets').



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Touch screens are inherently flawed. You're putting fingers in front of what you're looking at. Not only that, but they're DIRTY.

 

I've heard an idea too smart for people to clone. One obscure mobile device had a touchpad on the OPPOSITE side. Opposite from the screen. It would still display the cursor, so you see what you're aiming at in FPS games, obviously.



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Never cared for Apple (I have low respect for the company). But I did support Jolla's crowdfunding campaign for their tablet:

https://www.indiegog...dsourced-tablet

 

I'm not sure if it's on decline or not, for me tablets are mostly useful as e-book readers. But I don't like dumb ones which aren't fully functional computers on the other hand.


Edited by shmerl, 23 April 2015 - 07:38 PM.


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These are great for my kids to watch cartoons and stuff on. That is about all we use them for now.

Edited by Valmy, 24 April 2015 - 08:06 AM.


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I always thought about buying one, and it always ended it with the realization that it would just collect dust in a corner because i would find no use for it.






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