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    Default Should I buy a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1?

    Should I buy a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1? Here is what I want it for. I want something to do word processing on, but that has a longer battery life, less heat, and less weight than my laptop. I do not want a data plan, if I can load programs into it without a data plan and use a usb port to transfer data then it should work for me.

    So the question is, how do I load programs onto it? Can I do it without downloading them?

    How can I transfer data from it?

    Any thoughts?

    EDIT: can I connect an ethernet cable to it? If I can, I can download from my landline service plan.

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    Arggh!

    It has a limited number of ports. So which tablet has a bunch of ports like ethernet, USB and so on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saberstorm View Post
    Arggh!

    It has a limited number of ports. So which tablet has a bunch of ports like ethernet, USB and so on?
    You only need one Ethernet port. For USB, you can buy a splitter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saberstorm View Post
    Arggh!

    It has a limited number of ports. So which tablet has a bunch of ports like ethernet, USB and so on?
    Most of the Android tablets (and iPad) do not have Ethernet port. Maybe you'll like the Transformer as it has 2 USBs, SD and mini-HDMI on the optional dock.

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    The Toshiba Thrive has a full sized usb slot, as well as full SD support.
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    No android tablet or ipad has ethernet support, they rely on wifi. I You should look into a netbook, and/or get with the times and buy a router.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozz View Post
    Most of the Android tablets (and iPad) do not have Ethernet port. Maybe you'll like the Transformer as it has 2 USBs, SD and mini-HDMI on the optional dock.
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    No android tablet or ipad has ethernet support, they rely on wifi. I You should look into a netbook, and/or get with the times and buy a router.
    In that case you can get a portable WiFi hotspot/access point, but you might as well just go with a laptop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EyeSeeCold View Post
    In that case you can get a portable WiFi hotspot/access point, but you might as well just go with a laptop.
    You don't need a hotspot; you can get netbooks and tablets with built-in connectivity to a mobile network. At T-Mobile we sell a 4G capable 10.1 Galaxy tab.

    However I think he should wait for a windows tablet if he wants something that will really replace a portable computer for his purposes. Windows 8 OS will have better native support for Word, Excel, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilly View Post

    However I think he should wait for a windows tablet if he wants something that will really replace a portable computer for his purposes. Windows 8 OS will have better native support for Word, Excel, etc.
    Okay, when is a Win 8 OS tablet coming out?

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    For portable computing, there's also a Chromebook. With that you can access any existing google web apps like Docs, and I think any of the apps in the app store.

    My warning would be that Google's version of Excel is rather shit.
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