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 chiwaw on Tue 14th Aug 2012 17:26 UTC in reply to "RE: SDCards"
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"I've got 23GB of music files, but I don't care to listen to most of it."

I need 64Gb but I don't even put my music on my iPad (I use my phone for that).

"I've got 38GB of images, but I don't care to look at most of them."

I try to keep my photo album and home videos VERY tidy, but it's still 9Gb. And there's no such thing as putting on my iPad only a selection of them as if I can say "hum this week I'm gonna look at this photo but not this one". My iPad is my defacto personal photo album and it makes no sense not having everything on it.

"Video, especially movie files, can eat 16GB in no time at all. But how many movies do you need to store locally? Surely you can reconnect with your laptop or desktop after watching six hours of video."

I fly many times a year, often time outside the country where WiFi is not always available, and when it is, where most streaming services are blocking access from outside the US. And if on a trip I think I'm gonna watch 4 movies, I don't want to put only 4 movies on it and being restricted on what I can watch. I want a little bit of everything so I have options on what I feel like watching at the moment.

I'm also mostly gaming on my iPad, which takes almost half my 64Gb iPad. Like my photos I try to keep it low, but I still want a selection to pick from depending on my mood, not having to limit myself to 3-4 games.

Also I got a whole lot of comic books I want to read.

I guess the common thing is: I *could* only bring the bare minimum in everything and make do with it, but I much rather have a selection in everything so I'm not stuck with something I'm not in the mood for. And having that option is absolutely worth the extra $ for me.

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