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Old 23-10-2012, 05:33   #46
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Re: Samsung Galexy or Apple iPad

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Tablets are more mobile: lighter, easier to store in the cockpit, easier to hang at the navstation and they accept wireless signal from gps, ais, instruments. They are cheaper too (well, not all of them). Tablets can be controlled without keyboard and mouse. They tend to have newer screens - better readable in the light. (Etc., etc.).

To me, a tablet is like a laptop, just easier to move about and drag along.

Not sure why anybody would buy a tablet ONLY to have nav applets there ((then again why not), but I am certain anybody who has one will love to use it for everything and anything, navigation included.

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When I use a laptop I hate the mouse-pad. I have never liked touch-pad screens etc. I suppose I must try and get used to it.
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When I use a laptop I hate the mouse-pad. I have never liked touch-pad screens etc. I suppose I must try and get used to it.
My Admiral here hates tablets for the same reasons.

The bad news for you is that the plotters these days all move towards touch - screens too.

BTW you can get a convertible tablet too - one that has a proper keyboard that can be detached when not in use - say when you are reading your fave online magazine.

We are blessed to live in times of choice and variety!

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BTW You can control a tablet from a wireless keyboard too!

Tablets are really worth giving them a chance.

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Re: Samsung Galexy or Apple iPad

logitech makes a great blue tooth keyboard
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BTW You can control a tablet from a wireless keyboard too!

Tablets are really worth giving them a chance.

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Ah, now that is more appealing to me.
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There is a 3rd option. Wait a month and look at the windows 8 options such as surface and the other 3rd party tablets. Not only will their likely be nav apps, out of the box the pro version can run any windows apps, so any nav application that runs on windows would run on the pro tablet.

If you are a windows user, this means you have a full PC in the form of a tablet.
This is my path too. I'll install my Coastal Explorer software along with having FULL MS Office, including Outlook and full OneNote.

I'm not retired, and part of my summer vacation cruise requirements include the ability to connect remotely to my office systems and do an hour or two of work now and then.

I'm typing this on an iPad and frequently find the apps (although numerous) lack depth of function. This is quite limiting at times. It doesn't integrate well with business apps. If you look at the upcoming HP Envy X2 or the Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T releasing in a few days, they are very cool -- no need to carry two devices for portable (tablet for reading) and desktop (for writing). Add a USB dock and two external monitors for when you work in a business office.

BTW for serious business user mobility; is OneNote going to become a "killer app" for Windows tablets? If you can make the time you really should take a tour of the OneNote application tutorial/overview. It becomes a very powerful app when combined with a Windows 8 tablet Ė it blows away anything Iíve seen for an iPad (Iíve spent hours looking at reviews of tablet note-taking apps, and tried a few of the more promising ones on the iPad).

iPad is a consumer device people try to shoehorn into a business role. Anyone who seriously thinks otherwise ought to ask themselves whether iTunes should really be an essential installation on a business machine. Soon there be better choices.
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Re: Samsung Galexy or Apple iPad

Win 8 on tablets and software compatibility ... I say let's wait and see.

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Win 8 on tablets and software compatibility ... I say let's wait and see.

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If it will run on windows 7, it will very likely run on windows 8 Pro. Just can't confuse RT and Pro since RT only runs apps from the MS App store. Pro is a full windows 8 system and can run the apps from the store as well as any full windows program.

I do think the integration windows 8, windows 8 phone, windows 8 tablets and the Xbox will have is going to be pretty sweet. After all, Microsoft has been working on this for the last 3 years.
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Re: Samsung Galexy or Apple iPad

Do you like messing with electronics?

If so Get the NONE iPAD, otherwise get an iPAD...
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Re: Samsung Galexy or Apple iPad

I'll be very interested in hearing your take on the Surface tablet. I have built a boat computer that is currently running windows 8, for testing purposes. If I can swap out our 23" TV for a touchscreen, I think this will work very well on the boat.

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Do you like messing with electronics?

If so Get the NONE iPAD, otherwise get an iPAD...
Haha, not sure what you mean by "messing"? I like electronic gadgets but I also like them to be user friendly and effective for their purpose lol. Nothing worse than not understanding the program/s if they are not user friendly to set up or use.
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Re: Samsung Galexy or Apple iPad

here is the biggest differnce. I am typing this on a logitech bluetooth keyboard on a nexus 7.

I have the option to download the gps navigation app from either google or tom tom. I get to choose. Think of android as a choice.

The Ipad now uses tomtom because apple decided they did not want to cooperate with google.

You have more choices with the android.

I honestly don't like all the technology, but must be connected while I am working. Android or apple, both are easy....touch and it opens the app. for hte most part, all apps are self explanitory. No "messing around"
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here is the biggest differnce. I am typing this on a logitech bluetooth keyboard on a nexus 7.

I have the option to download the gps navigation app from either google or tom tom. I get to choose. Think of android as a choice.

The Ipad now uses tomtom because apple decided they did not want to cooperate with google.

You have more choices with the android.

I honestly don't like all the technology, but must be connected while I am working. Android or apple, both are easy....touch and it opens the app. for hte most part, all apps are self explanitory. No "messing around"
I agree ... another prerequisite of a good program and hardware is its flexibility and ease of compatibility.
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If it will run on windows 7, it will very likely run on windows 8 Pro.(...)
This is too what Microsoft says in their statements. We will see in a week how good they are.

Why do you insist it has to be Pro? Here: Windows 8 editions - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia they seem to say Win 8 will be equally capable.

Sure thing RT is a whole separate story.

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Re: Samsung Galexy or Apple iPad

If you work in a corporate network or care about security, you will want Windows 8 Pro or Enterprise. (You can only get Enterprise through volume licensing or by subscribing to Windows Intune). BitLocker file encryption should be enough justification for consumers though, IMHO.
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