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Old 12-19-2012, 08:22 PM   #31
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I kept it
When I read it had a HD video camera I decided to keep it. I've been wanting a digital vid camera and maybe this will suffice. I already registered it and played with it a little. The speakers are better than my laptop!
That is brilliant Pac, you will love it!
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:47 PM   #32
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Kylie, I am so excited to get my iPad! I use my iPhone for everything. It will be nice to have something a little bigger.
It sounds like you and Steve are a lot like Hubby and I.
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:00 PM   #33
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You will love your iPads, guys!
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:52 AM   #34
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I've got a mini Ipad due in today. I'm getting it for free. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it yet. I don't imagine it will be much different than my Kindle Fire.

I just ordered myself a new 1.5 qt sauce pan. That will be my present to myself this year I guess.
Okay, I will ask.......how do you get a mini IPad for "free"?
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:07 AM   #35
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My year has gotten so screwed up. I am finally going to get a lap-top, and we have some extra and husband is thinking of an ipad. I'm still waiting for my hospital bill, and it goes against my nature to spend this money, but then my parents gave it to me and I don't think they meant me to spend it on medical bills.
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:22 AM   #36
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Okay, I will ask.......how do you get a mini IPad for "free"?
It was a perk to get my business. I didn't realize they cost so much. Pretty good perk. I never would have bought one for myself.
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:40 AM   #37
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As great as tablets are, I don't see them as a replacement for a laptop. If your only interface will be to surf the internet, do email and play games (more or less) a tablet is a good idea. If you plan on doing a lot of typing or spreadsheets or other computer stuff, a lap or desk top is the way to go.
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:07 AM   #38
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I agree, Andy. I don't even like surfing on them as the screen is so small.
And as far as games go... I clicked on Games last night to see what they offered. Everything had a price next to it. You would have thought they would have included a few free games. It doesn't look like it does any more than my smartphone does. And that fits in my pocket.

Oh, to keep this OT, I may just buy myself another Christmas present besides the new sauce pan. My coffee maker is back to brewing terrible coffee again.
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As great as tablets are, I don't see them as a replacement for a laptop. If your only interface will be to surf the internet, do email and play games (more or less) a tablet is a good idea. If you plan on doing a lot of typing or spreadsheets or other computer stuff, a lap or desk top is the way to go.
I'm thinking the iPad will be easier on my eyes for reading a book than the iPhone too! You are right, it is not the same as a lap top, but also has its place. I have a laptop at work and a desk computer at home for the other things. Whenever I need to google something or look up a recipe, I have been using my iPhone. I can't wait to have the bigger screen for those things without starting up the computer or running into the office. I can still just sit in the family room or stand in the kitchen and use the iPad.
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It's clearly better than a phone for those tasks.
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