Hi, I'm new to tablets in general. All this talk of Androids, Jellybeans and icecream sandwiches are not doing much for my appetite, as at present I'm overwhelmed by the jargon. If anyone can point me in the right direction, I'll be most grateful.
I'll start by outlining my intended uses and budget.
I am an artist & sculptor who is looking for a hand held device to bring quality images right up to my work for reference. I need to be able to magnify, flip and swap images without too much fuss.
I also work part time as an actor and intend to use it for viewing & editing scripts (text/ RTF etc). My way of learning lines is through audio, which I record at home on the desktop PC and take out with me in the form of MP3. So listening and reading on train journeys and around the home. For this reason, battery life is important but I have no idea what to expect, so perhaps you can tell me.
I also surf the internet and watch a lot of flash videos, such as Youtube.
My budget is £130 (GBP). A few of my friends & colleagues use Apple ipads and are unable to advise me on the alternatives. I would go with Apple but am on a severely tight budget, so out of the question.
I will consider either new or second hand, depending on the advantages of quality over 'newness'.
I have seen one Apple ipad 1 going for £170. I understand they keep their value and are very well made. I would consider it if there is no significant loss in having an older model. I do not intend to play games or use it for Skype. I won't be using it as a phone or download whole feature length movies - just streaming media will do me for now.
What do you think? Is this viable or am I asking too much?