Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 11th Aug 2012 17:22 UTC
Google Nobody needs a tablet, but many people still want a tablet. This is still the core differentiator between a 'real' computer and a tablet. At least in The Netherlands, you can't function in society without a desktop or laptop connected to the internet, so people need a computer. A tablet, though? Hence, the most common thing people have told me when they played with my iPad 2 is this: I'd love to have a tablet, but not for hundreds of euros. Enter Google's Nexus 7, the first 'cheap' tablet that doesn't just validate Android as a tablet platform, but also gives the iPad a run for its money.
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RE[2]: SDCards
by curio on Sat 11th Aug 2012 21:45 UTC in reply to "RE: SDCards"
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I do believe--Yes--he(bornagainpenguin)did introduce the easily understood concept that a tablet lacking SdCard memory expandability isn't always appropriate when in areas where the cloud isn't always available, and/or--I'll add--if the user wants to retain full control over all their media, values their privacy, and/or doesn't want to risk being "Honan'd" (Matt Honan). So to sum it up, the Nexus 7 does in fact have a serious shortcoming in that regard, and it is definitely a deal-breaker for some. Myself being one of them.

However, thank you ever so very much for setting us all straight as to "16 gigs being plenty for local storage", and being also good enough to repeat it twice in your three point argument, with your only other point "it is meant for cloud based services more than local media" being the utter epitome of "You don't say". "Really?".

Who are you, or anyone, to even think you know what is appropriate storage for everyone's needs? Much less to make some B.S. declaration akin to Moses waving his hand to part the Red Sea, over this issue?

Getting a little weary of people ramming what is (IMHO)this whole "connected 24-7 cloud storage/Google Now perpetual umbilical cord nonsense" down people's throats like we simply can no longer survive without it.

Further, who, besides a very select few industry or political na-bobs, unfortunate Alzheimer patients or just plain retarded people, need to have Google Now to tell them when to catch a flight, when to leave for work, or when to stuff a Burrito/etc.. in their effing suck-holes?

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