Happy Friday! A while back I announced the launch of
CNET's How To site--a single destination where you can get your
technical how-to fix. Well, today I have even better news! We've just
added the CNET How To newsletter to our lineup, which will bring
all the latest and popular how-to topics by our editors right into
your e-mail inbox. So if you're into discovering and learning new tech
tips, tricks, and how-to topics, click right here to bring it all home
and start learning. Enjoy!
Now for this week's topic: Is the tablet right for me? This is one of the
most popular questions to hit my inbox since the topic "Leave the PC
on, or off?" Tablets are so popular these days, so if you don't
already have one, you can't help but ask if it's something for
you. And if you're just starting to look into one, I'm sure it's quite
an overwhelming task to figure out. First, you have to see if a tablet
PC is a device that is going to be sufficient for your needs versus a
Netbook or even a laptop. Then once you've finally established that
the tablet is way to go, you now have to figure out which one is the best
for you. There are a lot to choose from.
However, as always, your fellow members are here to help, bringing up
many great points and opinions on what a Netbook and
tablet can offer, in addition to what each tablet's operating system
will give you. If you are in the market for a tablet or simply curious as
to what a tablet can do for you, read up on this week's discussion to
Thanks for all your informative contributions. And please
continue to keep your opinions and advice coming in. It's great to
hear your voices. Have a great weekend!
Is a tablet right for me? If so, which one?
I recently attended one of your tablet-related live chat events with CNET editors and it was great overall. However, while some of my questions were answered, many were not. I'm in the process of looking to buying one and I'm looking to you for some answers before I make a decision on one. Can you help me out?
Can you explain the principal differences between a Netbook and tablet? Can a tablet be used as a laptop replacement--why and why not? With so many tablets out, what separates the good- from the bad-quality ones? Are Android tablets created equally? What are the major differences between Android and iPads--advantages, disadvantages? Can I use a Tablet for word processing or Excel spread sheets? I think iPads are the ones that cannot display Flash, is that a major issue? What are the specific things I should be looking for when choosing the right tablet for me?
Sorry for all these questions. I'm trying to wrap my head around the whole tablet scene and see if it is a device that is right for me. Thank you for all the advice you can offer.
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Featured member solutions for last week's question:
Today's new PCs, to defrag the hard drive or not? I finally settled down and bought myself a new Windows 7 machine and
retired my old XP machine and I just love it. As part of a routine
system maintenance, one of the things that I've always done on my
Windows XP machine was to regularly run defrags on my hard drives. Now
the question I have for you and I don't know if you can give me a
definitive answer: Is defragging still necessary for newer
operating systems like mine? And does it help and how so? I have read
and heard mixed opinions. Some say it's not necessary and some say
it's an absolute must to help make the machine run faster. I figure
since Windows 7 has come a long way since XP, you would think the
technology would be smart enough to do this task regularly on its own
without me having to run or schedule it, but the option to defragment
the hard drives is still available! I'm confused and am asking
for your tech gurus for some thoughts on this. I hope the advice I
receive will give me some closure to this quite controversial subject,
once and for all. Thanks in advance.
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