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View Poll Results: What electronics do you MAINLY use?
Keyboard/Monitor 22 30.99%
I-Pad or Tablet device 13 18.31%
Laptop computer 31 43.66%
A cell phone 5 7.04%
Voters: 71. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-25-2019, 03:28 PM
 
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Altair 8080!
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Old 06-25-2019, 06:42 PM
 
Location: S.W. Florida
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Since there was a thread about Where are you in real life when you post here? , I thought it would be fun to do a poll to see what those of us in the retirement forum uses what kind of electronics for browsing the Internet, emails, etc.

For every day use, I use my computer at my desk, consisting of a tower and large monitor. Im just far more comfortable using a full sized keyboard and looking at my monitor set up in front of me.

For travel, if it's a road trip, I take my laptop. It's heavy, so I don't fly with it.

For flights and once I've reached my destination, I use my I-Pad.

My phone? Never. Maybe its an age thing and Im just old school? (Im 61 years old) I don't think I'll ever use a phone for anything other than talking or texting because it's too small and I just can't be bothered with the way the keypad is set up so small. For that reason, I dislike texting, but it comes in handy now and then.
For me...
iPad 60%
Cell phone 30%
Laptop 10%
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Old 06-25-2019, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Sylmar, a part of Los Angeles
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Chromebook 4 1/2 years old and has worked perfectly the whole time. all that computer nonsense is over when you get a Chromebook. I use my iphone some away from home. Or to post photos on Facebook and I text my loved ones a lot, there in different states. My sister uses her regular size iphone for most everything even though she has a laptop.
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Old 06-26-2019, 01:04 AM
 
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I use my iPhone exclusively. I have the XR. It’s a little bigger. I do have a Logitech keyboard that connects wirelessly to my phone for longer posts or papers. Soon after I got my first iPhone, my laptop died, never replaced it. Never felt the need.
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Old 06-26-2019, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Central Connecticut
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I mostly use my iPad, and occasionally use my phone. If I’m ordering something or checking financial accounts online, I use the desktop.
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Old 06-26-2019, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Canada
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I had to look this up. No clue what it is lol
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Old 06-26-2019, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Emerald Coast, FL
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I use them all, depending on where I am and what I'm doing. My least favorite - but most portable - is my phone. I vastly prefer having good keyboard for the stuff I do with these devices, so my desktop and home and my laptop elsewhere is my preferred mode if I have a place to set up.
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Old 06-26-2019, 03:16 PM
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I use them all, depending on where I am and what I'm doing. My least favorite - but most portable - is my phone. I vastly prefer having good keyboard for the stuff I do with these devices, so my desktop and home and my laptop elsewhere is my preferred mode if I have a place to set up.
The usual issue for me, with a smartphone, is that the mobile sites are not as full-featured as the laptop/desktop sites, or the features under buried under multiple menus. For most of the things I do, the websites haven't hit that tipping point of "design for mobile first, then laptop"
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Old 06-26-2019, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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A Windows 10 desktop at work, an iPad at home. (I have a laptop as well, but rarely use it.)
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Old 06-26-2019, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Florida
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None of the above. I use a desk top computer, with a nice big 27" screen, large letter keyboard and a trackball. The flat-bed scanner and the printer are connected all the time.

Tablet has been in the closet for about 4 years.

I have never owned a laptop.
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