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Old 16th May 2015, 12:07 AM   #1
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I am sure that most of you will say iPad is the best tablet for presentations. Does anyone believe otherwise? There are cheaper tablets out there. There are also handy projectors now. There may be a cheaper alternative to an ipad, right? I am asking this because I am going to need about 5 tablets for my team for small business presentations. 5 ipads is a big investment. Any ideas, guys?

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Old 16th May 2015, 02:58 PM   #2
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I think Samsung Galaxy Tab is a serious competitor.

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Old 17th May 2015, 10:17 AM   #3
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Default iPad Vs nothing !!!!

Do not expect best when you want it at cheaper price.

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Old 17th May 2015, 09:26 PM   #4
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Do not expect best when you want it at cheaper price.
Agree, If you want quality, you must invest on it.

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Depends on whether you want the iOS operating system, Windows, or Android, and what other features (if any) you might want to go along with those tablets.

In other words, I suggest you figure out what software features you need and whether the operating system is important to you, rather than focusing on the hardware. The physical hardware is the most minor issue of them all.

Disclaimer: I'm a die-hard Android enthusiast.

Do not be swayed by the idea that "high prices equals high quality." This is a common marketing practice, and is known as "perceived value." What it means is that when an object is assigned a high price, people will mentally try to justify that price, and will conclude the object must be of better quality than a lower-priced object.

While that may sometimes be true, often it is the case that the lower-priced object is the same (sometimes even better) quality. A common example is "store brand" grocery items. They are often made in the same production plants, using the same ingredients, equipment and employees as the "brand name" products. The only difference may be in the outer packaging. But because the "store brand" is less expensive, many people assume they are of inferior quality... and use that assumption to justify paying extra for the "brand name" when they could have obtained the same item for less simply by purchasing the store brand.

This is not to say that less expensive items are always the same quality as more expensive items. Sometimes it's true that higher price is the result of more expensive / higher quality ingredients or components. But not always. It's equally common for a company to deliberately price an item higher than necessary to take advantage of that "perceived value" and position themselves higher in the marketplace.

And in the case of tablets, there are a number of fine "brand name" quality alternatives, many of which are somewhat to much less expensive than the iPad. So unless you need some feature or app that's only offered for the iPad, you might do well to at least consider other potentially more cost-effective alternatives.

You say you're going to use them for presentations. Will you have a need to connect to a projector, or are these presentations going to be totally standalone? If you want to connect to a projector in a corporate environment at any point, you might be better served with a Windows 8.1 convertible that can also function as a laptop.

Android tablets offer many of the same features and can offer equal visual quality as iPads, and are often available at a more favorable price. But you'll be running Android, not iOS, so if the Apple operating system is important for you for any reason, you'll want to stick with the iPad. Otherwise, Android tablets may be a price-effective alternative.

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Old 26th May 2015, 11:22 PM   #6
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Depends on whether you want the iOS operating system, Windows, or Android, and what other features (if any) you might want to go along with those tablets.

Do not be swayed by the idea that "high prices equals high quality." This is a common marketing practice, and is known as "perceived value." What it means is that when an object is assigned a high price, people will mentally try to justify that price, and will conclude the object must be of better quality than a lower-priced object.

While that may sometimes be true, often it is the case that the lower-priced object is the same (sometimes even better) quality. A common example is "store brand" grocery items.

Android tablets offer many of the same features and can offer equal visual quality as iPads, and are often available at a more favorable price. But you'll be running Android, not iOS, so if the Apple operating system is important for you for any reason, you'll want to stick with the iPad. Otherwise, Android tablets may be a price-effective alternative.

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I agree with you that higher price does not necessarily mean higher quality. I am not really trying to be cheap. I just want an alternative. If an ipad is the absolute best, then I wouldn't mind buying the ipads, but I hear that there are other options and that there are other tablets that are cheaper and would do the same job. I have a friend who works with <snip> and he said that there are android tablets that are really good and there are samsung tablets that are cheaper and have better features too. So, I've got my work cut out for me to decide which one to get. I have my top 5 list now.

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I think you should look for a cheaper tablet cause price of an iPad is really high. Other tablet devices are not that bad actually but of course they are not like the iPad. Beside most of the other tablet comes with a warranty for a year.

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