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Old 01-24-2014, 10:18 AM
 
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A tablet in my backpack hardly weighs anything. I don't consider it lugging.
For those that don't carry a backpack around it's lugging.
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Old 01-24-2014, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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For those that don't carry a backpack around it's lugging.
I thought they put them in their pockets? Really, a lightweight tablet doesn't really qualify for the term "lugging". A laptop does, but a tablet?
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Old 01-25-2014, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Colorado Plateau
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I have a cheapo tracfone flip phone that is fine for my light talk and text needs and is <$10 month to keep going. I have a Nexus 7 tablet but seldom carry it around with me. A couple of months ago a friend upgraded her smartphone and gave me her old one. It's a LG Marquee, Android 2.3.

I didn't want to activate it as a cell phone since my flip phone is fine for me there. The Marquee works fine for me as a pocket wifi tablet and I have been carrying it with me more. I've been using the camera on it and loaded some of my music on it. The GPS works great and I've loaded some map apps to it. I'll be keeping my eye open for a newer used smartphone for use as a mini tablet. One with a bad esn would be great, and may be cheaper to buy.
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Old 01-29-2014, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Asheville
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I think it's one or the other most people can get by with one

I have a basic phone (LG Optimus 5 VM670)

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and a Nexus 7, the main reason I went this route was concerns over the 4" or 5" screens not being big enough.

in fact i purchased 2 Dell Venue 8's (Android) for my wife and daughter for Christmas and I think the 8" screen was perfect for me.

So in a few years hopefully Nexus will have an 8" by then
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Old 01-29-2014, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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'Cuz not everyone wants to lug around a tablet everywhere they go.

I saw the thread title and thought it should be reversed: Do you really need an iPad if you have a smartphone?
I guess I am the opposite of most modern tech users: I use my smartphone as a productivity tool and my iPad as an entertainment device.

Both of my iPads are wifi only, though. If I really need to use the Internet/data on them I tether.
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Old 01-30-2014, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Wandering.
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I guess I am the opposite of most modern tech users: I use my smartphone as a productivity tool and my iPad as an entertainment device.

Both of my iPads are wifi only, though. If I really need to use the Internet/data on them I tether.
This is closer to our usage. ... smart phone goes everywhere, and tablet stays home most of the time.
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Old 01-30-2014, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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I thought they put them in their pockets? Really, a lightweight tablet doesn't really qualify for the term "lugging". A laptop does, but a tablet?
"They" is really generalizing, isn't it?
I can't believe anyone thinks it is JUST as easy to carry a phone vs a tablet.
No way in heck I am walking around with a 7" inch tablet in my pocket.
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Old 01-30-2014, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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6" phone in pocket. I don't leave home without it.
10" tablet in portfolio that goes almost everywhere I go.

I like the 10" size for reading stuff at lunch, etc.
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Old 01-30-2014, 10:30 AM
 
Location: northwest Illinois
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Hell, I carry my 15" laptop around when needed and that's no problem at all.
Me thinks some people need to eat their wheaties?!
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Old 01-30-2014, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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You just don't get it my friend. It's ok.
We aren't comparing laptops versus tablets or phones. We aren't saying tablets are heavy.

I can't even try to explain this anymore.....
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