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News Tablet market rocked by a 15.6 percent drop in 2016

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 3 Feb 2017.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    Because everyone who wants one, has one?
     
  3. Broadwater06

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    Because a smartphone does the job, why need a tablet.
     
  4. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Ah, the more things change... To quote a 1985 BBC News piece:
    I remember how we fixed that, too: we invented the annual upgrade cycle. Doesn't really work for a low-power tablet people just browse Facebook on, though.
     
  5. Pookie

    Pookie So this is permanence, love's shattered pride.

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    MY iPad Air 2 is superb, despite being out since 2014 it still holds its own. My wife has a Galaxy Tab 2 10 inch tablet and that is still going strong too.
     
  6. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    Yeah unless you are an extreme tablet gamer it's not the sort of thing you need to upgrade much. My wife had a Galaxy 10" tablet for over two years, then it packed up. She then got an Ipad but only because she fancied one. She is a meta admin for Dmoz, so she just edits on it.

    Saying that I think extreme tablet gaming sorta died any way. Not seen any must have games for a tablet recently. I have some £40 thing I bought (7") that does the job perfectly and having both a 5.5" phablet and a Blackberry Passport my mobile internet needs are more than met. Both are great for forums/youtube etc.
     
  7. Dave Lister

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    I wonder if the Nintendo Switch will be classed as a tablet by IDC next year.
     
  8. Guest-23315

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    Have the same iPad ive had since 2011...

    Still works, so why replace it.
     
  9. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    My nexus 7 (2013) is looking a little battered from heavy day to day use, might need replacing soon but im hoping a successor comes out in the near future.
     
  10. Anfield

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    Not all that much room left between ever cheaper large screen smartphones and ever more portable touch screen laptops.
     
  11. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    the thing is tho, i personally want a phone that doesnt make me look like an obnoxious **** when using it and i want something smaller than a laptop that fits inside my jacket pocket.

    7" tablet is the portable computing sweetspot imo
     
  12. Pete J

    Pete J RIP Teelzebub

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    Bought a refurbished Dell Venue11 Pro with Windows 10 preinstalled so I could browse the internet and control Teamspeak while I play a game. I also use it to watch films (either streaming or copied across) or YouTube while I exercise. It does everything I want, just like my Xperia Z3. Nothing more, nothing less.

    No need to upgrade, is all.
     
  13. Anfield

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    Nothing wrong with using a tablet or two, I do so myself as well, but I think a lot of people will just use other devices instead and save themselves the money for a tablet.
     
  14. MadGinga

    MadGinga oooh whats this do?

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    5" smart phone (HTC One M9) - Phone (obvs!), sat-nav, FB, email, and light browsing
    10" tablet (Google Nexus 10) - Watching films/Tv during lunch break (or connect to hotel TVs to watch when awy on work)
    PC for pretty much everything when at home

    Suits me to a T.

    Although would prefer a dedicated music device and a camera to save the battery on the phone, but I'll get there...
     
  15. Xir

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    Reasonably priced models are missing, and the same goes for the "convertibles"

    I have one that was offered for a few weeks only, and have yet to find a similar one that's not at least twice the price...
    It's two years old and I'd upgrade, but not for twice the money.
     
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    Tablets also suddenly got a whole lot more expensive at one point, with sometimes lower specs than before even, and that makes people wonder why they would bother if they can also get a large phone for their cash.
     
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    That reminds me, I must look into flashing my old Nexus 7 2012 with something that makes it usable again.
     
  18. TheMadDutchDude

    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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    I want to turn my Galaxy Tab Pro into a Windows tablet...
     
  19. theshadow2001

    theshadow2001 [DELETE] means [DELETE]

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    It's definitely why I don't use a tablet.
     
  20. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Especially as most of the current Android tablet offerings are rubbish...
     

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