I am looking for a new tablet and I was hoping for some ideas.

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Bizflyer

Lufthansa - Miles & More

Member since 29 Jul 2014

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I am looking for a new tablet and I was hoping for some ideas. Has anyone got any ideas on is out there that is good. However I do preferably want a larger tablet 12"plus.

RaptorNation158

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Member since 21 Aug 2014

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Well the Surface Pro isn't exactly as big as you'd like but in my books it's the most capable tablet/laptop out there, and there's always the option of picking up the 12.9 inch iPad Pro. I am sure there are many other good tablets out there however these are the only good ones I can come up with right now.

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

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Don't get the new large iPad. I was on a flight this week, sat next to someone using the new larger iPad. He appeared rather proud of himself using that new devise without realising for once what a twat he looked like with that god awful iPad on steroids cradled on his lap. I'm sure Steve Jobs is turning in his grave. 

TheRealBabushka

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Device not devise....damn you auto correct!

Bizflyer

Lufthansa - Miles & More

Member since 29 Jul 2014

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Well long and short of it is when I requested an iPad Air 2 at work the other day I went to IT and got given a bloody iPad pro it stays in my bag and I just went and got an air 2 myself and use that on the plane to avoid looking like an idiot with an iPad pro 

Bizflyer

Lufthansa - Miles & More

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True especially when they have it on the tray table with the keyboard case on and the whole bloody plane rattles 

Phil Young

Qantas

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Thanks for your review of the iPad Pro, based on nothing but facts, specifications and personal use.

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

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Phil,

Perception is everything I'm afraid. That is the hallmark of Apple product.

An Apple product is not about the device, it is about a lifestyle. The iPod was no better in its day than your average MP3 player. But the iPod represents a status symbol. You don't purchase an Apple device. You purchase an Apple lifestyle. That is where the iPad Pro falls short.

That user I encountered did not fit the description of an "Apple user". I have yet to see your standard "Apple user" embrace the iPad Pro. I am happy to be corrected but as far as I can tell, the iPad Pro does not appear to fit into the eco system of your average "Apple user".

Tracie

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Personally, a fan of the Samsung Galaxy's. Love the ability to add a memory card and also having USB capability. Small enough to carry in a handbag, yet big enough to still feel comfortable tapping away on a keyboard.  

Doubleplatinum Banned

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Yep, basic functions of a tablet I still never understood why apple users are happy to forgo them

Doubleplatinum Banned

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Definitely Samsung, a superior product for around half the price of an apple.

Bizflyer

Lufthansa - Miles & More

Member since 29 Jul 2014

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Ok but which do you recommend. My partner has the tab a2 or something but it is a little small. Have noticed of the view but have no clue what it is. 

bert

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Member since 23 Jun 2014

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The new microsoft surface book is very  good. A game changer for microsoft. Has apple like style. Can pass as a conventional laptop and splits to be beome a tablet. Also includes  a surface pen

Serg

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I hate many of Apple’s approaches, but reality is they still produce most easy to use devices. You just have to pay more.

Serg

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BTW Microsift approach is far worse IMHO

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