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Old 02-21-2013, 06:15 PM   #1
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which tablet?

Help! My son's birthday is coming up, he's going to be 13! Its a big deal. So i want to buy him something nice. He wants a tablet. Im thinking an ipad-mini or android tablet, like Samsung. Im kinda anti-apple, so im leaning more towards android. But i have to remember this isn't for me. Lol! Which one would you pick for a 13 year old boy?
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:42 PM   #2
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I got my dd who is also 13 a IPAD for Christmas. It was the ONLY thing she wanted sooo BAD
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What does he want to do with it? I have the 7" Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 and I like it, though it's sole purpose for me is internet use while traveling. It's only 8GB so you cannot download too many games/apps, even if you add a mini SD because that only allows you to save photos, music, etc.
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He basically wants to play games with the tablet and surf the net. That's what he would do with it most of the time.

I will have figure out pros and cons with apple and android. I think with an ipad there is no usb port right?
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My son has a playbook and an iPad and prefers the iPad
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I have a Samsung Galaxy tab2 and DH had an Ipad. He prefers his, I prefer mine. I wanted expandable memory and an Android platform. I've had it since last fall and I use it every day. Mainly I use it to surf the web and the kindle app, but I use the Netflix app a lot when I travel and I've been very happy with it. I actually saw the red version with case at Costco for $199 last week; I think the black was $189.
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I have a Samsung Galaxy tab2 and DH had an Ipad. He prefers his, I prefer mine. I wanted expandable memory and an Android platform. I've had it since last fall and I use it every day. Mainly I use it to surf the web and the kindle app, but I use the Netflix app a lot when I travel and I've been very happy with it. I actually saw the red version with case at Costco for $199 last week; I think the black was $189.
Thanks for the heads up, I should check out costco. Im still confused as to which tablet to get. I guess I will just shop around and see which is the best deal. Thanks for your help everyone!
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I am ipad all the way. I have the 10" screen ipad 2 and love it, love it, love it.

However, if the ipad mini had been available, I might have opted for that one as it is far more portable and fits in my purse rather than needing a larger bag.

I personally would not be interested in an android.

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I have a killer idea.

When's your son's birthday? If it's out in time, I could not recommend the Ubuntu Tablet more. Ubuntu Touch is a free version of Linux, a graphical operating system much like iOS and Android. It's extremely pretty, very stable, universally supported and not derived from a media giant like Apple or Google. It's awesome. Check it out here:

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I have a killer idea.

When's your son's birthday? If it's out in time, I could not recommend the Ubuntu Tablet more. Ubuntu Touch is a free version of Linux, a graphical operating system much like iOS and Android. It's extremely pretty, very stable, universally supported and not derived from a media giant like Apple or Google. It's awesome. Check it out here:

http://www.ubuntu.com/devices/tablet
Thanks for your advice & help! The ubuntu looks great! wonder if its sold in canada thou? i checked online and couldnt find anything.
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Thanks for your advice & help! The ubuntu looks great! wonder if its sold in canada thou? i checked online and couldnt find anything.
As far as I know, it's not been released yet but will be soon. Here's hoping it's out in time for the birthday and that it lives up to expectations!
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I agree about the validity of android apps. But as far as best tablet goes, I love my iPad! But I've never had any other tablet to compare it too!
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