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Tablet Advice Needed

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Turkeytop
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Re: Tablet Advice Needed

Post by Turkeytop » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:19 pm

Turkeytop wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 10:28 pm
She needs it to have a decent camera. The one in her BlackBerry Playbook is excellent. It wants to have a nice, clear screen.

Other than that, about all she ever does is use google or maybe play a you tube video she finds for cooking or gardening etc.

She doesn't do e mail or social media. She doesn't shop online
Still haven't bought one yet. I found the I pad 9.7' 32 GB. Would it be adequate for her purposes?

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Re: Tablet Advice Needed

Post by TC Talks » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:06 am

An iPad is probably overkill.


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Re: Tablet Advice Needed

Post by Turkeytop » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:31 pm

So, I bought the I pad. The BlackBerry was such a sweet device, I think she would have been disappointed in anything less than the I pad. Sure, it's overkill. She will probably only use a fraction of its capabilities. But as long as she's happy --.

Now, I have to find somewhere to hide it until Christmas time.



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Re: Tablet Advice Needed

Post by SolarMax » Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:58 pm

Turkeytop wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:31 pm
Now, I have to find somewhere to hide it until Christmas time.
If you bought this one recently, and it's a new unit, it probably has iOS 12.3.1 installed.
Between now and Christmas time, the all-new iPadOS will be released, so you'll be wanting to do the Operating System upgrade early on, once you've set up the user account and get familiar with the device.
Also consider a stand, maybe one that also offers a bluetooth keyboard built in.



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Re: Tablet Advice Needed

Post by Turkeytop » Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:31 pm

SolarMax wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:58 pm

If you bought this one recently, and it's a new unit, it probably has iOS 12.3.1 installed.
Between now and Christmas time, the all-new iPadOS will be released, so you'll be wanting to do the Operating System upgrade early on, once you've set up the user account and get familiar with the device.
Also consider a stand, maybe one that also offers a bluetooth keyboard built in.
I bought one of those folio cases to protect it. She wouldn't use a keyboard. But this Operating system upgrade and setup user account business scares me. I have no idea what any of that means. I hope one of our sons will be here at Christmas, or I'll have a problem.

Maybe I should have waited and bought it later.



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Re: Tablet Advice Needed

Post by SolarMax » Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:53 pm

Doing that update or any others along the way isn't that big a deal, as long as you have decent net connectivity, since some of the downloads can be large. At the outset, you have to set up a user account no matter what, just follow the "Getting Started" step-by-steps.



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