questionshow much do you really use your tablet?

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I use mine (a Nook HD+) all the time. Most of my internet usage is on it. I'm using it now, in fact. I don't have a smart phone so I can't compare to that, but I do read my ebooks and watch Netflix on it and hang out here and at various Sims sites. (Oh, and since the full version of the Puffin app was a free Friday app a couple of weeks or so ago, I'll be able to watch my shows on it online when the new ones come out.) :D I mainly only get onto my laptop now if I'm going to play TS3 or watch Hulu (I don't have a Hulu+ account). About the only place I don't take my tablet is work (and so far the local high school events).

ETA: We don't always have very good television reception where I live so I do watch most of my shows online.

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I have a Kindle Fire, which I've put a different launcher on and a bunch of apps so now it looks more like an Android phone.

I do a lot of reading on it, and sometimes I watch videos while lying in bed if I can't fall asleep. It's great for travel; I pack it instead of my laptop if going on a trip. Other than that, I don't use it as much. I have a desktop, laptop and apps on my big screen TV that I use for Netflix and other videos. I do my casual web browsing on my laptop (like I'm doing now). It's just easier to type for me.

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I used mine a lot for work, until I got an ultra-portable laptop (I'm a Mac-fanboy, so I have an Air). I sold my tablet and never looked back.

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I use mine all the time. I love it for reading kindle books, watching the occasional movie, checking email and social media. I still do all my work on my desktop, but I love having the tablet for when I'm not at my desk. It's also great for travel. Couldn't live without it...sad but true!

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I use mine a little bit every day, but I use it a lot more when I travel. So much easier to carry around than a laptop, and the battery life (on my iPad mini) is incredible.

Can it do anything that my phone can't do? Not really, but, it's MUCH easier to browse the web with the bigger screen. Same for viewing videos. I have no regrets about buying it.

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I use my rooted Nook Color several times a day, every day, and my little Simple Touch to read books @ lunchtime. I'll be looking to upgrade to a multicore tablet later this year, as the Color was really just a successful experiment of how much we'd really use it.
There are some things- surfing the Web, playing games for example- that are just easier on a tablet. In a wi-fi setting, my daughter-in-law makes most of her calls from her tablet, especially video calls. She thinks it's easier to handle, and the bigger pic's nice, too.

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1 - read magazine, newspapers, and books
2 - download and read emails. Rarely ever send/reply on them.
3 - very seldomly surf or shop on it.

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I imagine you’re in the same situation as I was not too long ago. For me, a tablet was only a toy to fill the small niche between the convenience of doing something with a smartphone and the full power/capability of a laptop. The price point had to be just right in order for me to justify spending ANY money on a device that didn’t do anything more than what I could already accomplish with the gadgets I had. I finally pulled the trigger on the Motorola Xoom featured on Woot not too long ago. Its specs are generally considered outdated when compared to the latest and greatest models, but for only $200, it had enough power for the tasks I intended to throw at it. Let your heart/conscience/budget be your guide and think about what you will really DO with a tablet once you shell out the money for it and the novelty of something new and shiny wears off.

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when i was running my xoom tablet (still have it - collecting dust) - it was a nice-to-have item... mostly web browsing on the couch during commercials or whatever. Purely entertainment.

Got a surface pro (thicker and heavier, but still a tablet.. just runs a full version of windows and all associated programs) and use it all the time now... including the purely entertainment aspect, but it's my daily carry machine instead of my larger laptop.

*edit - with that said - if all you WANT it for is browsing, email, netflix, and other light duty and/or cloud based computing - the xoom and others like it is a wonderful product. However, the minute you try getting into any sort of file management, saved file format hopping or etc - you'll want to bash it against a wall lol.

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I keep my Blackberry Playbook at work. It is great for taking notes, internet and I use the camera on it when I need to take pictures to document things. I use my Kindle Fire at home at it very much a toy for me. I use it to play games, look up stuff and Netflix. I use my iPad at home and use it for my e-mail, games, calendar, movies, music and just about everything else I use my phone for.

I love having my tablets. The only time I open my laptop is when I am typing a lot of stuff as I am not a fan of typing on the tablet.

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I use mine constantly. To be fair there is a lot of overlap with my phone, but if I have the choice to web browse on a 4 inch screen or a 7 inch screen it is much more pleasant to do so on the bigger screen. Games are also generally much better on a bigger screen. Ditto watching videos. I also like to read comic books on my tablet which wouldn't work very well on my phone.

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I have an Asus MemoPad HD and use it all the time. I do have a regular laptop and use that a lot as well. I was also hesitant to purchase a tablet since I was not sure how much I would use it. For me, I mostly use it for Netflix, MLB.TV, and web browsing. The main thing I like about the tablet is I don't have to have my laptop on my lap.

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I don't have a smartphone, so I use my tablet constantly. But i don't think I'd be able to watch movies or play games like PvZ on a 4" screen. I usually have to put on my glasses with the 10" tablet. The reasons I use it much more than the laptop are primarily portability and battery life. My friend who has the latest greatest phone and is as addicted to it as anyone I have seen (was suffering badly from having to interact with live humans for a whole week on our recent cruise) still carries a tablet when we travel to save his phone's battery life for things only it can do.

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My phone now gets 95% or so of internet usage. I use my nook HD+ for video, quite fond of it. Some other stuff. When I travel, the nook gets a workout. And tablets are just kinda fun.

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I bought my tablet solely for reading comic books cuz I'm a huge nerd like that.
I use it every day.

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Thanks everyone for the input! Now I just have to decide which one I want and wait for a sale to pop up, or wait till black friday!

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Sorry I'm late to the game. When I first got my tab I used it daily without fail. Then I bought a Note2. That pretty much killed that routine. Kinda funny. The tablet killed the laptop, the phone killed the tablet. Wonder what's next...

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I use my tablet every day, because I need it for work. I bought him recently, and I really like it because is simple and functional. And I also found a video that describes all of its features. http://youtu.be/dOrVo41AYnk