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Tablet for business uses

by adamjames72 / April 26, 2010 3:56 PM PDT

Hello,

I am starting a company that consults small businesses in my area on how to use social media to help market their company.

When the iPad came out I dismissed it almost immediately, thinking that it wouldn't serve me well, as I already have an iPhone, laptop, and desktop computer. However I started thinking about it's uses for showing social media platfroms (i.e. tweetdeck, facebook.) So I decided I should get a tablet to present it all to the customer in real time.

My question is:

Should I get the iPad? Or is there another tablet that is going to be better for showing stuff like this? I would really like something that can do 3g, as there aren't tons of WiFi hotspots floating around my area.

Keep in mind that I'm not buying one to watch movies on, just to promote what I can do for a company through the internet. I am also a photographer, and want to be able to display all of my photo's to the customer. The iPad is good for that, but I figure the HP Slate will be as well.

Please let me know what you think. I am a poor college student so whenever I'm about to drop $500 or more on something, I want to be sure that it is the right thing for me.

Adam

P.S. I would wait for the second gen iPad to come out first, but I am looking at making a purchase within a month, as that's when my business will be launched.

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Make your business case.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 28, 2010 1:11 AM PDT

For me I use a netbook for my presentations. I needed VGA output for the projectors so it was easy to make my business case between that and showing our company apps run on even the netbook class machines.

Do you have your business case for this?
Bob

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windows is still a better option for business
by ZeroTiger / August 13, 2010 3:14 AM PDT

iPad isn't a business tool, it's a toy.
Check out the Archos 9 Tablet https://store.archos.com/archos-tablet-p-96.html
It has a lot more functionality for business productivity. But even then, if your laptop is thin and light, there's no need for a tablet unless you are looking at using it for drawing or writing by hand instead of typing.

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tablet pc
by meanleekim / September 28, 2010 8:18 AM PDT

if your on for business, why dont you purchase devices that are somewhat useful. you can actually purchase android tablet pc less than $200 and does offer wide variety of options to choose from compared to ipad. there are known products existing in the market.

to get a full view, try to go this link: Android tablet and get to see some of the stuffs that you can choose from.

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