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      01-30-2012, 10:30 AM   #11067
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      01-30-2012, 10:31 AM   #11068
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For business functions, any tablet is almost worthless. We got a few to test out. They're big touchscreen phones that can't make calls, get broken, and don't go online in places you need them to or it's convenient to use them over a desktop (your office) or laptop (offsite meeting) without duplicating the expensive data plan already paid for on your phone. Unless you're in the business of casually browsing the internet less efficiently than you would on a real computer or playing angry birds all day, I really so no real-world practical application other than pretending you're in some futuristic movie. The word/excel/ppt integration is near nonexistent. Even on the android ones we test, google docs ran like shit, works much better on the android phones. Smartphones are more durable, more capable, and a better integrated solution to offsite productivity.

For something to have on the couch, watching football, or to search porn to rub one out before you go to sleep, they have more of a purpose. Stick to a laptop for portable computing though

Now I have to go deal with a guy who seems to find it too much to ask to pickup his smartphone we gave him and paid for and call in for monday morning's work like he's supposed to instead of just going somewhere and working without talking to anyone.
Thanks...this is good input. I have a smart phone. However, I don't use it for anything more than communication....email/text/fb/internet/mobile hotspot.
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      01-30-2012, 10:33 AM   #11069
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      01-30-2012, 10:34 AM   #11070
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For business people its only really good for a presentation that needs to be visually enhanced, for me I used it when I visited stores, and had each accounts entire buy of merchandise in photos to speak to with the sales people, if they liked something for a client, I would email them the image with all the info attached so they could forward to the customer and reserve the items prior to us shipping the items, known as pre selling in retail. It was great as Nordstrom, SFA and NM all had different buys of merchandise by store, region, so the smaller stores say like St Louis, could see what what Michigan Ave or Las Vegas was getting, and still pre sell it. I also used it for seminars/presentation to sales staff too, when you only have 15 minutes before store opened, it was a great way to give a lot of info very easy and visually stimulate the presentation.

That said, when I sent it back to HQ after I was let go, I dont really miss it other than the fact I have been traveling a lot and its nice to have everything easy for internet access, movies etc.

But for work, typing was a pain. Its basically a media machine, great for photos, movies, skype for meetings/family with camera, and internet access. I dont know if you can cloud compute for business needs on it, that would be ideal for excel/word...

For the money, the Iphone offers the max in tools for the internet/photo things, if you are on the go and have a lot of media.
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      01-30-2012, 10:46 AM   #11071
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Hey if anyone wants to go to Central America for 8 weeks, starting in Cancun and ending in Panama, my buddy leave March 1 and has been many times, but is going to all the places he has never had time for, and are really some the nicest and most remote areas, figure $30 for travel/lodging/food, $40 day max.

Yucatan Mexico beaches/ruins
Guatemala- Livingston/Rio Dulce, Semuc/Languin, Nebaj/Todos Santos
Honduras-Copan, Miskito Coast
El Salvador- Suchitoto/La Libertad
Nicaragua Estelli/Corn Islands
Costa Rica- Chirrpo
Panama- Darien Gap/San Blas
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      01-30-2012, 10:50 AM   #11072
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Bri/Tim -

Got two more recommendations from office communcation ppl who virtually echoed your statements.
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      01-30-2012, 10:55 AM   #11073
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      01-30-2012, 10:58 AM   #11074
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      01-30-2012, 11:04 AM   #11075
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      01-30-2012, 11:10 AM   #11076
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      01-30-2012, 11:13 AM   #11077
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Yeah, when I was shopping for a new laptop the Asus ones were pretty interesting but just could never live with the knowledge that it was named Asus. I already give you guys too much to make fun of me for.
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      01-30-2012, 11:14 AM   #11078
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Mark, even though you are one of those "media types", what do you use your tablets for? I mean other than cruising ghey granny tranny midget porn that is.
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      01-30-2012, 11:27 AM   #11079
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      01-30-2012, 11:37 AM   #11080
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      01-30-2012, 11:39 AM   #11081
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Hey if anyone wants to go to Central America for 8 weeks, starting in Cancun and ending in Panama, my buddy leave March 1 and has been many times, but is going to all the places he has never had time for, and are really some the nicest and most remote areas, figure $30 for travel/lodging/food, $40 day max.

Yucatan Mexico beaches/ruins
Guatemala- Livingston/Rio Dulce, Semuc/Languin, Nebaj/Todos Santos
Honduras-Copan, Miskito Coast
El Salvador- Suchitoto/La Libertad
Nicaragua Estelli/Corn Islands
Costa Rica- Chirrpo
Panama- Darien Gap/San Blas
8 weeks?! Christ. I only have a hair under 4 weeks of vacation to use this year. Would like to go to 1 or 2 of these places though and brush up on mi espaņol
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      01-30-2012, 11:49 AM   #11082
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      01-30-2012, 11:57 AM   #11083
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Mark, even though you are one of those "media types", what do you use your tablets for? I mean other than cruising ghey granny tranny midget porn that is.
Easier than using my apple desktop or laptop. More convient. My parents run iPads at there stores now, cheaper than the bulky computers they use and can run credit cars too
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      01-30-2012, 12:16 PM   #11085
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      01-30-2012, 12:24 PM   #11086
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Easier than using my apple desktop or laptop. More convient. My parents run iPads at there stores now, cheaper than the bulky computers they use and can run credit cars too
But your parents are not running any spreadsheets/word docs/accounting software on these tabs at their drycleaners are they?
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LOL @ accounting software on a tablet. No chance in hell. The best solution for MS Office documents is, well not MS, but google docs (which are backwards compatible), but it's not near perfect. There is an app "Docs to go" which has been progressively getting better, but is still VERY cumbersome, especially in excel. The tablet can view PDFs great, and editing word documents (in docs to go) is manageable. But accounting software, no go, and even if there was a good "app" for the software, unless all your data is in cloud storage somewhere you would have to sync changes you make with where ever it's stored in the office. So in summary, yea, they can be useful for a few things and in certain situations, and at only a few hundred dollars may be worth it to you. I just wouldn't expect to be getting "quality" work done in any capacity near a traditional computer.
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But your parents are not running any spreadsheets/word docs/accounting software on these tabs at their drycleaners are they?
You can log into your pc using remote desktop from any apple product, mac, ipad, iphone. I log into my HP desktop at work from my macbook at home all the time and use excel, did it on my ipad before as well. Just give in and buy apple, no different than driving a BMW. It's the superior product.
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