Tablets forum: Is a tablet right for me? If so, which one?

by: Lee Koo (ADMIN) August 26, 2011 4:43 PM PDT

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Is a tablet right for me? If so, which one?

by Lee Koo (ADMIN) ModeratorCNET staff - 8/26/11 4:43 PM


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Is a tablet right for me? If so, which one?


I recently attended one of your tablet-related live chat events with CNET editors and it was great overall. However, while some of my questions were answered, many were not. I'm in the process of looking to buying one and I'm looking to you for some answers before I make a decision on one. Can you help me out?

Can you explain the principal differences between a Netbook and tablet? Can a tablet be used as a laptop replacement--why and why not? With so many tablets out, what separates the good- from the bad-quality ones? Are Android tablets created equally? What are the major differences between Android and iPads--advantages, disadvantages? Can I use a Tablet for word processing or Excel spread sheets? I think iPads are the ones that cannot display Flash, is that a major issue? What are the specific things I should be looking for when choosing the right tablet for me?

Sorry for all these questions. I'm trying to wrap my head around the whole tablet scene and see if it is a device that is right for me. Thank you for all the advice you can offer.

--Submitted by: Sheila J.

Here are some member answers to get you started, but
please read all the advice and suggestions that our
members have contributed to this question.

Tablets, Netbooks, & iPADs.. Oh My!--Submitted by: XSYLUS
http://forums.cnet.com/7726-19686_102-5193097.html

A huge subject with no right answer --Submitted by: mal_aus
http://forums.cnet.com/7726-19686_102-5193642.html

Not a computer --Submitted by: haf canadian
http://forums.cnet.com/7726-19686_102-5193975.html

Great question, actually! --Submitted by: Thunderbuck
http://forums.cnet.com/7726-19686_102-5193160.html

Thanks to all who contributed!

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