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    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    I've always been a pc person and therefore the idea of having the ability to move things between my computer, phone and tablet are pretty awesome... and through the home stereo system

    of course the brands that I'm obsessively in love with cater to that as well... I adore motorola and toshiba... I really do
    Likewise in fact, I often have to switch to my Windows laptop because of some of the things my Mac can't do or doesn't do as well. Moving things between all of my systems was/is one of the reasons I have my current set up

    I've come to like macs though. Shame they're so damned expensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tinker683 View Post
    Likewise in fact, I often have to switch to my Windows laptop because of some of the things my Mac can't do or doesn't do as well. Moving things between all of my systems was/is one of the reasons I have my current set up

    I've come to like macs though. Shame they're so damned expensive.
    I've never actually been a fan of the user interface or the hardware for any mac product... they all feel like toys to me somehow, which really annoys me in a way... I can't take something seriously if I feel like it's designed for someone who's 6 years old somehow that combined with not liking the idea of a corporation telling me what I can or can't do with my piece of technology really tends to irk me, and macs have some fairly strict ideas about what one can and can't do with their pieces of technology... if I owned any mac products you can bet anything that I'd have it jailbroken within a day
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    (I work in this industry and therefore am PAID to know this shit! )
    I was thinking to myself ''Whoa, you didn't seem that geeky''
    Good advices. 3G access won't be a problem, my father gets it for free and barely uses it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasofy View Post
    I was thinking to myself ''Whoa, you didn't seem that geeky''
    Good advices. 3G access won't be a problem, my father gets it for free and barely uses it.
    I'm a lot more geeky than I tend to let on, though more on the usage side than the technical "I'm taking this thing apart and making it work more efficiently" manner... I know how to root and jailbreak and the differences between OSs and UIs for different types of devices... it's actually kind of interesting

    excellent... though I suppose that depends on what type of 3g because different types of tablets have different inputs... if you're talking about a 3g hotspot that's useful with all, if you're talking about a web connect stick that can't really be used with any of them
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    I find reading off of the ipad to be straining on the eyes because it's exactly like reading off of a computer. If you want something that you'll use mainly for reading. an ereader might be a good idea.

    Of course you can't do the other stuff so it depends on what you'll be using the gadget most for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    if you're talking about a web connect stick that can't really be used with any of them
    Seriously? Crap, I'm more noob than I thought. What's the basic difference between a ''wi-fi'' and ''3G'' tablet? Just the max speed? In Brazil we usually just use the word 3G for the web connect stick.
    Quote Originally Posted by thealchemist View Post
    I find reading off of the ipad to be straining on the eyes because it's exactly like reading off of a computer. If you want something that you'll use mainly for reading. an ereader might be a good idea.
    That's important info, thanks.
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    i think that @whatever is the true epitome of what all women should strive to be.

    also, i would be interested in hearing more opinions on which ereader people like best. i am torn between the nook and the kindle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasofy View Post
    Seriously? Crap, I'm more noob than I thought. What's the basic difference between a ''wi-fi'' and ''3G'' tablet? Just the max speed? In Brazil we usually just use the word 3G for the web connect stick.
    :
    yeah... webconnect sticks require a USB port, which tablet computers tend to lack... they are wifi compatible, but they require devices like wifi hotspots where they can wirelessly connect instead... if your device does accept sim cards for wifi capability though, you can actually remove the sim card from your webconnect stick and use it in the tablet computer... provided that you go with one that you can manipulate that way easily (androids are MUCH easier to change around that way... their backs don't lock on with special screws and use micro sims)

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    i think that @whatever is the true epitome of what all women should strive to be.

    also, i would be interested in hearing more opinions on which ereader people like best. i am torn between the nook and the kindle.
    opinionated on geeky matters?
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    @whatever Do you like the Xoom?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasofy View Post
    Seriously? Crap, I'm more noob than I thought. What's the basic difference between a ''wi-fi'' and ''3G'' tablet? Just the max speed? In Brazil we usually just use the word 3G for the web connect stick.
    Hmm...I dunno if the terminology is different but here in the states the two words have different meanings.

    "Wifi" means the device is capable to getting Internet service through connecting to a wireless network of some kind, be it a home wireless network, business, or a "hotspot" somewhere like at a cafe or bookstore or something. If you aren't anywhere near a wireless router of some kind (the device that transmits and receives wifi signals) then you are SoL and JwF for Internet. Connecting to the Internet via a Wifi hotpost of some sort is usually (but not always) faster and you normally don't have bandwidth restrictions whereas a lot of 3G service providers do.

    "3G" or "4G", without getting too technical, refers to the signal service provided by whatever company you're using (AT&T, Verizon, etc) that will allow you to connect to the Internet anywhere they provide 3g service (which is almost anywhere they have phone service). The plus side of a 3G/4G service is that provide you're in a place where there is phone signal, you can get internet access, which is handy if you're on the go a lot. The downside is that speeds are not always up to par with what you'd get at a Wifi hotspot and most 3G/4G providers will charge you for the bandwidth you use. For example, AT&T charges me $25/mo for 2 gigs of bandwidth or something like that for my iPad (dunno the exact numbers, I just know I barely ever reach that number unless I decided to stream a lot of movies on my iPad) so if you go nuts with the media, you could end up paying for it.

    You'll notice as such that Wifi only devices are cheapers than Wifi/3G or 4G capable devices and thats because while both can connect to Wifi hotspots and such, the ones with the 3G/4G capability have additional hardware that allow them to do that (or so I believe anyway. I could be horribly off on this).

    If you're going to be using it for e-reading purpose, than I would say a Wifi only device will suit you find. Having that extra 3G is handy but only if you're looking to download something on the go or surf the internet while you're up and about but I dunno if the extra expense is worth it to you or not.
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