1. homeinhevn1's Avatar
    We use laptop HDMI connection to TV quite frequently. Do either of these tablets have this capability? Also use MS word and excel. Is there an office type program compatible on either of these tablets?
    12-06-2014 10:38 AM
  2. Spookykid666's Avatar
    Nexus 9! But if I were you I would just buy a new laptop for that price.. much more you can do on a windows pc plus a lot more power.
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    12-06-2014 11:05 AM
  3. Spookykid666's Avatar
    Oh sorry neither can get ms word or excel by the way but they have apps kind of like them... but not even close to all the features you would get on a windows based ms word or excel.
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    12-06-2014 11:11 AM
  4. homeinhevn1's Avatar
    We don't have a tablet in the family yet and tired of carrying around laptop. Current laptop isn't dead yet but will be soon. Really not looking to buy another laptop at this point. Does the Samsung Galaxy S 10.5 have the hdmi connection capability? I guess I'm leaning toward it because we have a Samsung Note phones and Samsung HDTV. Always seem to love Samsung.
    12-06-2014 11:14 AM
  5. homeinhevn1's Avatar
    We have a desktop PC with MS Office and I can always go there to really use Office. But I'd like to be able to access the word and excel programs on my desktop from the tablet.
    12-06-2014 11:19 AM
  6. Rukbat's Avatar
    Does the Samsung Galaxy S 10.5 have the hdmi connection capability?
    It does, but you'll have to experiment to find out which adapter will work on it, or you'll have to buy the Samsung adapter (about $60). (Android devices have MHL output - you need an MHL-to-HDMI adapter.)

    The Note 10 (I don't know about the 10.5) can mirror using Chromecast. (And, of course, any Samsung device can mirror to a modern Samsung TV.)

    But the difference between a laptop and a tablet is a lot. A laptop, even a cheap one, gives you a LOT more storage, full programs, not just for office documents, a better keyboard if you're going to be doing more than texts and emails (watch the increase in carpal tunnel syndrome cases in a few years, as millions of people type for hours on a tablet without an external keyboard), more interfacing (e-Sata, more USB, automatic USB host mode, externally available card reader on many of them, easy to connect a larger screen or even a huge TV, easy-to-replace battery if you ever need to, etc., etc.) And with current devices, you get a lot more CPU power and a lot more RAM in even a cheap laptop than in an expensive tablet (and that counts for multitasking and speed).
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    12-06-2014 11:54 AM

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