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I am in search of a laptop or tablet. Which way do I go?
My husband and I do internet, email, word processing and pictures. I do genealogy and do a lot of printing of documents. No gaming. We are retired and are starting to travel.What do you suggest? We have a television in our travel trailer that we can use as a monitor. We do watch TV, which it would be nice to watch television shows and/or movies.

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This one is easy. Most tablets do not run Word or those genealogy apps. No reason to get a tablet today.

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Thank-you. Now which laptop do you recommend for under $800.00?

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The ones in this forum's top sticky post.
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I agree with Bob

A laptop is the way to go. Not all tablets even have ports to connect to a TV. Genealogy software will be much easier to find and use on a laptop. Tablets are nice for quick information you need fast but for long term work you can't beat a laptop.

Yesterday i was shopping at Best Buy for my labor day weekend trip to the beach. I wanted a portable speaker unit for my ipod. Well i had purchased a Logitech speaker unit Walmart mainly for cost as IO saw one at Best Buy which CNET rated real high but was $30 more. I bought the one at Walmart for 99. When I set it up it played fine but the remote didn't work. I looked at the best buy add and their model was advertised at 114. I decidec I would buy the Best Buy unit and return the Walmart one. Well at Best Buy the item was marked at 129. I used my Samsung S3 and googled the Best Buy page and it said 114. I went to the counter and asked if it was on sale and she enter the code into the register into the register and it showed 129. I showed her the page on my phone and she rang it up as price match and sold it to me for 114. This is one use of a tablet of phone. They have apps that you can scan the codes and will show prices across the USA and you can get the item at a matched price. A laptop wouldn't be as convenient for that type of use whereas a tablet or phone is.

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Thank-you for the information.

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