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Best tablet to get wife for Christmas?

by PaulSed1 / December 18, 2013 11:32 PM PST

I have actually already purchased the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1, but I am being plagued by doubts if I should have went with an IPad 2 instead. From some research I have done too, it sounds like the Tab 3 is already considered outdated.

My main reason for getting the Samsung is it is a lesser cost than Apple. I am out of work in a few months and do not have a new job lined up yet plus am paying off wedding bills, so I am trying to save a few $ where possible.

Having said that, I am not looking for marital or financial advice, spending an extra $100 on Apple wouldn't break the bank, but saving helps.

She is not a major technology person, I am sure she will not use any very unusual apps on her tablet. She likes to watch videos, take pics, browse online, etc. All pretty standard. Her brother is a major Apple guy, he has an IPad and he got his wife one for Christmas, so he may look down on me for getting his sister a Samsung. She normally does not care about brands, but not 100% sure in this case.

I should mention too that my wife has a Samsung phone, Galaxy 3 I think, so could they not be linked up? Might be some additional benefit there.

So what are your thoughts? I still have the receipt. Should I trade in for Apple or something else? Or am I good where I am?

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Tough question. But
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 19, 2013 1:16 AM PST

If it wasn't for my workplace porting android apps I would have NO hesitation on the iPad since I love the Logitech add on keyboards. There are about 3 models now that attach nicely and protect the screen and give us a mini-laptop like experience. Really really well done by Logitech.

I can't bring myself to nod to the Tab 3 as I like the real Android. For me I'd get the Nexus 7 or 10.

However, given the story, the iPad would be my selection for the gift with the Logitech keyboard+cover.

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Galaxy Tab 3 10.1
by janenolan / December 22, 2013 2:04 AM PST
In reply to: Tough question. But

I use the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 and love it. I can use a USB and connect to my computer and put my movies, TV shows, videos and more directly to the Tab. You can't do this with Apple Products.

Anything on my desktop computer can easily be transferred directly to the tablet.

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Sorry but that's odd
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 22, 2013 2:12 AM PST
In reply to: Galaxy Tab 3 10.1

Here I can move movies such on the iPad. Just dump them into iTunes and sync what I want. I'm unsure if you actually use the Apple and haven't learned about how to use it.

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by fastrover / December 22, 2013 2:38 AM PST

Your friend is a brand snob there's nothing wrong with apple there just over priced for what you get. Your wife will be fine with the Samsung tab for those uses.PS why give a figs leaf what he thinks.

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While I enjoy Android over all.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 22, 2013 3:05 AM PST
In reply to: which

I know some find it far too fiddly. For example the comment about files could have me teaching how to install a file manager (Android didn't come with that on most models) and then fiddling with players to point at the file I want to play.

Each system has its strengths and then we have folk that pan such without actually using the device they panned.

For me, the Apple avoids me having to teach Android.

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