What do you guys think? I have never owned a tablet before and will be using it to surf the web, watch youtube, do emails and also need to open/view excel spreadsheets.
From past experience all I know is that when I get an electronic device such as cell phone I ALWAYS end up wanting it to be bigger! For example, I recently bought the samsung galaxy note 3 cell phone (thought it was huge), but now wish it was bigger. FANTASTIC phone by the way, I only have to charge it every other day which is crazy!!!
I see, ya it seems it might be safer for me to go big, because I always end up wanting the bigger screen
Anyone else here prefer the 8 inch over the 10 inch? Also, anyone here ever open excel spreadsheets on the tablet? I HOPE it displays it correctly just like a desktop? As during business meetings I need to be able to view speadsheets.
I was also going to bring it to business meetings as we need to show excel spread sheets on it, so I guess 10 inch would be best.
Looks like 10 inch is winning and it's really not that much more expensive
For some strange reason the 7 inch was so much heavier than the 8 inch and thicker! I almost got the 7 inch but after seeing how much thinner and light weight the 8 inch was I said noway! Now I'm going up to a 10 it seems.
I have a Galaxy Tab 7 as well as a Dell Venue 10 w/ windows 8. The Dell is much faster, but I prefer the smaller screen. The keyboard is easier to use on the 7 imo. When I try to use the Venue 10, I just get on the laptop. Its good for the kids though, they like swiping things around and playing games.
Also, anyone here ever open excel spreadsheets on the tablet? I HOPE it displays it correctly just like a desktop? As during business meetings I need to be able to view speadsheets.
I have a Dell Latitude 10 (Windows tablet, 10") which is perfect for this.
I would suggest 10", but if you are going to be working with Office documents, you should really consider a Windows tablet - you'll get a much better experience and not have to worry about formatting issues etc.
By the looks of it, the Galaxy Tab 8 has 1.5GB RAM compared to the Tab 10 which has 1GB RAM. Based on that alone, I personally would go for the Tab 8.. Seeing as my Galaxy S3 slows down a fair bit when I'm at high RAM usage.
vex76, people get an android tablet for same reason people get ipads. . . . it is for playing and I would much rather play on an android than an ipad any day because I am NOT an apple fan whatsoever. It's also great to have when needing to show presentations in business meetings etc.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 SM-P600 Wi-Fi
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 SM-P601 3G
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 SM-P605 3G+LTE
SM-P600 model has no support for GSM voice communication, SMS, and MMS.
I am confused as to what is the difference between the models?? I called at&t to try to clear it up but still confused!?!? I need to buy the device because it has 2 yr contract with at&t and someone prepaid the service for me as gift. All I need to do now is buy the device.
Now I am having also second thoughts on even getting an android tab. Since It is a lot of money $600 and it would really be mostly for play and to show excel spreadsheets during meetings. Now I'm conflicted whether I should get a windows tab instead instead of android tablet?
I will also be getting a windows 7 notepad (to replace my old broken lap top), the tablet was just supposed to be something lighter in weight to bring to meetings and is also more comfortable to play with when on a plan for example. Otherwise I have to agree that android tablets are not really useful?