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« on: 21 Feb 2021, 02:59 »

I think the time has come for me to finally get a new tablet. I've been using a Nexus 7 with a half-broken screen for years, and now the power button is on the blink. Does anyone have a recommendation for a replacement?

I tend to mostly use it it for YouTube/Netflix/Amazon/D+ and WhatsApp, though that's probably a result of the screen being broken. I'll also use it for taking notes or researching something when I'm not at at my desk, though I only use WiFi on it because it doesn't have a SIM slot, and I don't particularly miss it. I don't take many photos with it, probably because the camera isn't that good, but maybe if there was a better camera I'd use it. I used to play a fair few games on it, before the screen broke, but nothing particularly intensive. I've been thinking of getting a smartphone to replace it and my dumbphone, but I think I prefer having a dumbphone and a tablet with a larger screen for videos rather than a middle-sized smartphone.

More generally, we have a PC thread, and a console thread, but no tablet thread. So here's a tablet thread.
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Re: Tablets!
« Reply #1 on: 21 Feb 2021, 04:33 »

Iíve never had a tablet, and it has been ages since Iíve used anything Android, but IME, Samsung has generally been good about being reliable, and doing what people need to do, and also not having to deal with Apple-level of markup.

Iím not sure if there *is* one that would really fit what Iíd want one for.  Ideally, Iíd like something with an e-ink display thatís responsive for note-taking and basic sketching that actually has reliable hardware.

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Re: Tablets!
« Reply #2 on: 21 Feb 2021, 05:58 »

I have two tablets and a Chromebook. Hint: the tablets are for me and the Mrs., and they both have a piece of fruit with a bite taken out on the back.

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« Reply #3 on: 21 Feb 2021, 09:27 »

If I were looking for a generic tablet, thatís where Iíd be going as well, personally.  Then again, since my primary phone and computer are already in the Apple ecosystem, itíd be the most convenient for me, especially since, in a pinch, it could be shoe-horned into acting as a budget ďCintiqĒ.
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