Hello! When we go on holiday, we usually take a laptop which can be rather cumbersome! I'm looking at purchasing a tablet or iPad to take with us instead. The computer, when we're on holiday, is predominantly used for emails, social networking, downloading photos and a few Word documents to open and amend or send as attachments with Email. The iPad is rather expensive, though I know they are great. We have seen some tablets which the sales assistants say are practically the same as an iPad but cheaper. I need something that can have a memory stick inserted into it (rather than an SD card which most have) Would a tablet be able to cope with documents etc or should I spend more money and buy a higher spec model?Is there an app that is compatible with Microsoft Word? It's not going to be used all the time, just when we're on holiday. Thank you
Hi there... I should be able to help you with this.
There are several tablets out there that can do what you need to do. it really depends on your price range and the features you are wanting. I have an ipad and a regular tablet both are good for certain things
I was hoping to spend around £150.00 as it's going to be used for a short amount of time. I'm not overly concerned about graphics and by using a memory stick it won't need a huge memory of it's own either.
you want to insert a memory stick... most tablets only support SD cards but there are micro SD cards that can be placed in a memory stick adapter so you can transfer file between tablet and laptop
Have you (or do they have in your area) NETBOOKS
Yes, I have seen an Acheros (I think that's how you spell it!) and that has a memory stick thing.
Yes we have Netbooks, though I haven't considered them at all!
these are small limited use laptops that are really good for email facebook photos and documents
most are windows based and support USB memory sticks
they are probably in the best in your price range although I am not sure of pounds to dollar conversion
acheros is a good brand I have heard alot ablout them and considered buying one for my wife. Even if the device doesn't have WORD on it you could use wordpad to create a rich text document that can be imported into word and finsih formatted
tablet wise most android apps that do word processing will output in rich text and the iPad has an app called pages which write word docs
but a netbook would be i think the best option for a limited use device
does this answer your question?
It was an Arnova that had the USB port!
I have not heard of that one may not be available in the states
Yes, I think so, I will check out the Netbooks! Many thanks for your advice!
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