You must understand the capabilities of the device you purchase. Why do you want to purchase them? Laptops are portable computers which can be quite heavy on the shoulder if you carry the power cable and transformer unit with it. If you only surf the internet and do lots of word processing, maybe a lighter netbook is good enough. I use a laptop for most work in the office and my missus uses a netbook. I use an ipad2 for quick surfing and mainly for reading my pdf reference books as I find that I do not need to carry thick heavy science references when I only need the pdf versions. I sometimes scan some of my books and convert them into pdf formats using Acrobat Reader Professional. The ipad reads these pdf files quite well and fast too. I have a collection of Prevention magazines, Reader's Digest, Popular Science. Discovery Magazines and my collection of MAD Magazines in pdf formats which I couldn't buy before. The Samsung Galaxy Tablets, the version 10.1 and 7.7, are useless for this task as I had them briefly but sold them off as they are so slow to flick the pages. You can read magazines and news features with the ipad2 using Flipboard and I use this as my daily fix of latest science and intech news.
Originally Posted by Anthony Bo Eng
Oh, yes, I have a Barnes & Nobel Nook ebook reader which I use to read my favourite John Grisham and Michael Crighton epub books.
So, my point is...understand what you need the device for. Don't just buy one because everyone buys one.
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