- 06-01-2011, 09:01 PM #2
Some people say yes, others say no. At this point, with Galaxy 10.1 launching, I don't know until I see one myself.
I personally think my Xoom was well worth the price, given that I actually paid more for iPad 1 (64GB+3G) which I returned after a month and replaced it with Xoom. Couldn't be happier.
- 06-01-2011, 09:13 PM #3
- 5 Posts
Well staring at the deal off ebay. Its 100 off, with tax. Sale ends in like 2 hours.
Doesn't look like its rootable, or does it even need to be.
I'm basically deciding between this or rooting a nook color at half the price. I'm looking at the Xoom cause it seems to do media playback better. And this sale.
- 06-02-2011, 10:33 AM #5
- 06-02-2011, 10:35 AM #6
- 06-02-2011, 02:37 PM #8
- 33 Posts
I use my tablet as a much light weight replacement for my heavy as hell textbooks as well as helping me organize my study schedule. It doesn't work so well as a not taking machine but I haven't paired it with a keyboard yet. I also use it to read a lot of comic books. It is a really versatile machine and only thing I wish it had was software that handled mathematical symbols in an editable text document better.
- 06-02-2011, 02:45 PM #9
is it easy to find digital copies of your textbooks? i wish there was more developer support for students. I found a great app with a great dev back on my Pre and I miss having apps meant just for me.
I've looked at the "officially unofficial" list of apps for tablets, but would you say there are enough tablet-optimized apps to make the device useful?
- 06-02-2011, 02:57 PM #11
- 268 Posts
It's not a complete computer replacement, so you would still need that, but it does take care of a lot of the tasks you can do on a laptop. For what I used my laptop for, it's a replacement. If you can find electronic copies of your textbooks, which a lot of publishers do offer (and cheaper, too), then even better.
As far as using it in class, it depends on what type of classes you're going to be taking. I'm an engineering major, and there's no way I'm going to try to type out equations/diagrams, so I find myself writing everything either way. If you can go your whole lecture by just typing, then a tablet would suffice.
I understand that it's not going to replace my computer/laptop, I want to study Computer Science and I haven't seen any apps that let you code programs on them (although that would be awesome) but I know at least the first year I'll be taking basic, core classes and it could come in handy.
eBay is having some sort of sale right now on wifi only Xooms and I'm trying to decide if I should buy it right now. $100 off with free shipping is really hard to resist lol
- 06-02-2011, 06:00 PM #13
- 06-02-2011, 06:21 PM #14
- 5 Posts
At some point you will need a keyboard and mouse to do any real work. A tablet performs as a really big smart phone at the moment. On that same note, why isn't there an eclipse app out yet? Sure it would be the last thing you might be able to program on (who wants to fat finger code), but it would be nice to maybe write up a quick script for the tablet itself on the tablet.
Just bought that deal myself, free shipping, but with CA tax. A 558 total for me. Just saw Asus Eee Transformer deal on newegg for the same price though.