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#116783 9-May-2013 21:35
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I'm writing this for a friend who wants to buy a touch pad ...... she mentioned ipad, but I wondered about android based products and whether she would be able to use compatible software for Word documents.  She has a Windows PC but doesn't know OS, other than it's Windows.

Her use would be:
email and internet while on holiday
writing/editing documents for study while on holiday
storage of some music
taking and storage of some photos

I'm assuming she needs one with a couple of USB ports, wifi, best memory she can get, and some external storage options?????   But it's an unknown field to me, so interested to hear your advice.

Many thanks.

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  #814881 9-May-2013 22:22
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External storage is not that important (and USB ports then) if she's got files in some Internet storage - Skydrive, Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, etc.

Is she using a Google Mail account by any chance? Or



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  #814891 9-May-2013 22:29
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Thanks - I don't know the answer to those questions so will send her the link.

What about other specs - CPU etc??  Ability to use word processing compatible with Word?

Many thanks

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  #814895 9-May-2013 22:37
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Now this is just for my own understanding, or attempting to: and possibly to assist my sister.

My sister has a touch pad, no idea about specs etc and she is out of country.  Her idea was to use it to store all their photos.  I did mention it would fill quite quickly, as they do a lot of travel.

In view of that - is using some sort of on-line storage the best bet?  If so - which ones, cost, ease of use etc??  I guess I'm the sort who would always want some tangible form of backup also - USB plus external drive.  I suppose then it's defeating the purpose of the touch pad :-)

Probably too many questions for one thread - sorry.  I'll take them to appropriate forum if you want.

Many thanks

PS:  I started the thread for a friend who is going to buy, and my sister already has one.  :-)

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  #815311 10-May-2013 15:44
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Probably an important piece of information, is there a budget involved or is just anything?

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