Suggestions on a tablet for pp? a few q's...

Started Feb 8, 2014 | Questions thread
Mel Snyder
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Re: Suggestions on a tablet for pp? a few q's...

abortabort wrote:

Joachim Wulfers wrote:

joel artino wrote:

seraiah wrote:

Hi! I'm looking at getting my first tablet, and I've never had a smart phone, so: please bear with me if these are dumb questions ;).

I'm posting here because I'm hoping to get one that 'plays well' with my NEX5R, if there's one that's easier to work with for a newbie? I'd like to be able to use it for post-processing, and maybe for remote viewing/control - (is that an option?) We'd use it on trips, for backing up and viewing photos, so does that mean I should go with one that has a memory card slot?

Do people prefer Android, Apple or Windows in cases like this? which has the best tablet apps for pp?

Tablets with Wacom styluses are intriguing, but how much better are they for writing and pp than capacitive styluses?

Our main computer runs Windows, if that means anything. Budget is up to about 500. Thanks for any help you can give to get me off the fence!

It's a no brainer as far as i am concerned, get an iPad Air, best user experience, great screen, great selection of software. Only problem is that once you view your photos on the iPad Air, you'll most likely want to get a better computer monitor.


Since the poster uses Windows on his main computer. A Surface, ACER or Asos or others may be a better choice. There are a number of laptops/tablets with equal or better screens than iPad Air as far as definition is concerned.

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Sorry, but it makes little difference if he has a Windows machine or a Mac, the iPad Air is the best tablet.

and many more knowledgeable reviewers say the same.


Bahahaha! Yeah ok mate

So these reviews focus around using theae tablets as a post production tool for photographers or just 'which is the best tablet for mum and dad'?

Everything to do with photo editing on an iPad is a work around, a kludge. Yeah it can kind of sort of do some stuff, if you harrass it hard enough, but it doesnt't evwn come close to what you can do on a Windows tablet.

Even you admitted yourself, the iPad doesn't do what a Macbook Air can do... Well guess what, Windows tablets like the Surface Pro are just like MBA's but in a different, tablet shaped form factor.

"Windows tablets like the Surface Pro are just like MBA's but in a different, tablet shaped form factor."

This is a joke, right? Read this article from Microsoft's latest filing with the Securities Exchange Commission. The Surface got CEO Steve Ballmer fired and replaced (he wanted to leave in August but the board replaced him last week). How long do you think the new CEO is going to keep that money-loser in the lineup.

There's a reason why Surface sales are so lousy. It's so bad that Microsoft could not give it away to its Fortune 1000 customers - which it preferred to do rather than take a $900 million write down.

I pay close attention to the finances of any company in whose product I invest significant (>$500) money. But that's me.

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