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Can tablets do much if not Wi-Fi connected?

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#1 brian2009


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Posted 19 October 2013 - 03:43 PM

I don't know much at all about tablets..except that the price for the older models is getting pretty low.


I'm wondering if a tablet might be worth having in my situation...


1. I am not a high-end user at all.


2. I've been getting by using dial-up internet at home (no cable, no wi-fi, won't buy sat). If I need a faster connection I use my notebook at the library.


These are some things I was wondering about:


1. Are there uses for tablets if they aren't connected to the internet?


2. Is there any reason to have one if you have to leave home (rural area) to reach a Wi-Fi spot?


3. Would I be missing out on some really cool capability by getting an older device like this one:




4. Could a tablet somehow be used off my home dial-up phone line say for short periods?





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Posted 21 October 2013 - 09:43 AM

Hi, This is just an opinion of course.


I can't think of much use for a tablet without Internet. You would need Internet to download apps for example. Even then one of many peoples use for a tablet is to stream video, No Internet no stream. 


What You want to ask Yourself is what can I do with a Tablet that I can't do with my already owned laptop (Notebook)?

Besides size and weight what would be a Tablets advantages?


I've seen them being used on TV shows, You have seen them too. CSI, Hawaii 5 O, Notice they are using them with wireless. They would be useless with no wireless as used in those shows for example.


Good Luck


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