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# 177141 23-Jul-2015 19:56
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Hey guys, I've written a tablet buying guide, but it gets a bit rambley around CPU, trying to put everything in laymans terms, and in general I wonder if anyone had any feedback or advice on it. 

It would be cool if it was a bit useful, I know a lot of people are sort of guessing when it comes to specs etc And you guys being IT fellows like me, know your stuff. 

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  # 1350722 23-Jul-2015 20:05
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looks like a good startsmile



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  # 1350786 23-Jul-2015 20:54
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Anywhere you think I could improve, or anything I should add or take away? 




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Dreal: Hey guys, I've written a tablet buying guide, but it gets a bit rambley around CPU, trying to put everything in laymans terms, and in general I wonder if anyone had any feedback or advice on it. 

It would be cool if it was a bit useful, I know a lot of people are sort of guessing when it comes to specs etc And you guys being IT fellows like me, know your stuff. 

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Buy this one..http://us.getac.com/tablets/Z710/features.html

Or this one ........ http://mymiltope.com/homeland-security/mounted-tablets-hs/mach-1/






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  # 1350832 23-Jul-2015 21:52
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Personally I am not really after a rugged tablet. Nor is that particularly on topic? 




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  # 1350837 23-Jul-2015 22:09
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Dreal: Hey guys, I've written a tablet buying guide, but it gets a bit rambley around CPU, trying to put everything in laymans terms, and in general I wonder if anyone had any feedback or advice on it. 

It would be cool if it was a bit useful, I know a lot of people are sort of guessing when it comes to specs etc And you guys being IT fellows like me, know your stuff. 

Buying Guide


Yeah i know, the specs are rather crazy tho.

Cool guide btw.






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  # 1350855 23-Jul-2015 22:29
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IDK if the specs are crazy. The dual core 1 GHz processor and 1gb RAM is going to make that first one laggy.

The six foot drop rating however is awesome, every mobile phone should have that if possible. 




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  # 1350871 23-Jul-2015 23:35
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Dreal:

Something on OTG. Advice on audio and video. With video what hardware/screen is needed for HD and/or common streaming services.

 
 
 
 




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  # 1350889 24-Jul-2015 00:42
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I sort of allude to OTG, but I could elaborate on how it works. 

Streaming quality, rez standards could use a mention. That's not a bad idea. Cheers




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  # 1350894 24-Jul-2015 06:40
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You include a picture of an iPad but nothing about it in the text, is an iPad a tablet or not?

Who is the audience?

You have nothing about requirements, why does the potential purchaser want a tablet, what do they want it to do, what problem does it solve, or need does it satisfy?

How does it improve on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tablet_computer ?

Given it is a buyer's guide;

- where are price guidelines and what constitutes a good deal rather than ripoff?

- What about differences between sourcing locally, overseas or second hand?

Link at bottom to your /store is broken. Presumably you don't include anything about iPad due to not being an Apple dealer.

Full disclosure - this comment was posted from an HP Stream 8.



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  # 1350898 24-Jul-2015 07:21
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It's hard to compare some of the hardware features between that and Android/Windows. But you are right, I should include some information about them, good point (Although I must admit, I know more about Windows and Android)

The audience is supposed to be anyone buying a tablet - who I am assuming want to buy one (which is why I didn't list potential uses). I did mentioned things like productivity and some other uses, although perhaps you are right I could make mention of a few more common applications, just here and there. 

It's not really supposed to be like wikipedias entry on tablet computers, but rather a sort of guide to features and specs for the non-technical - a guide to help people buy a tablet. The information both of those provide is pretty vastly different. 

I am hoping the guide can be used internationally, so I am not sure means of sourcing is an ideal topic. Do people buy second hand tablets? I am not sure I would, but I suppose with apple products and the surface they might. 

I think I will add Apple stuff to over the weekend. And allude to some different uses. These are good suggestions you've given. I need to broaden it a little. Including perhaps some more detail on tablets with full usb, 10+ inches. 

One concern I had was the font type/size. It's nice but did people find it legible? 






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  # 1350952 24-Jul-2015 08:44
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Dreal: I am hoping the guide can be used internationally, so I am not sure means of sourcing is an ideal topic.


As buyer, knowing I can source overseas is important but I should be made aware of tax obligations and consumer rights differences.

Dreal:  Do people buy second hand tablets?


Not sure if PeterReader will kick in...

http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/tablets-ebook-readers


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  # 1350962 24-Jul-2015 08:52
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It would appear that you have left off the Wide Screen format e.g Galaxy's, Surface etc




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  # 1350964 24-Jul-2015 09:01
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You don’t really need to know what GHz and GB are (the G roughly stands for thousand, and M stands for hundred, roughly)


While I understand you're trying to make this a numpty-readable article, this bit makes little to no sense, and I feel only serves to confuse. It's neither technically accurate, nor does it provide clarity for an uneducated reader.



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  # 1350966 24-Jul-2015 09:07
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MikeB4: It would appear that you have left off the Wide Screen format e.g Galaxy's, Surface etc


Yeah I did, I just realized that this morning.




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  # 1350967 24-Jul-2015 09:10
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Inphinity:
You don’t really need to know what GHz and GB are (the G roughly stands for thousand, and M stands for hundred, roughly)


While I understand you're trying to make this a numpty-readable article, this bit makes little to no sense, and I feel only serves to confuse. It's neither technically accurate, nor does it provide clarity for an uneducated reader.


Yeah, I actually struggled with the CPU/RAM part in terms of making it meaningful, and I did feel it got a bit rambly. That part I can probably just remove. 


Hey cheers for all the feedback guys, it has illuminated a number of shortcomings that could be improved :)




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