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Tablet Suggestions

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I am planning to buy TAB to show my photos to clients . I am using OMD-EM1 camera please can you all lovely people give me suggestions which TAB will be good .

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Re: Tablet Suggestions

Personally, I don't think there's a great deal of difference between them as a user. Each has both plus and minus points and the bottom line is... what you think suits your needs best.

Either way, you get locked into Apple or Google. You need to decide the lesser of the two evils.

I went for a Samsung for two basic reasons...

1/- Cheaper than the one ADAM offers- and not such a thief magnet.

2/- It had the facility to use a 32Gb micro SD card - easily swapped from camera to tablet to camera thus allowing a better viewing platform on the go.
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Re: Tablet Suggestions

Hi, I've been through a couple of Tabs, my partner has an Ipad mini, but my latest one is a Lenovo Yoga 2 10", it's cheaper than the Ipad I bought her for her birthady,'
It has a USB and a micro sd card slot I have a 32gb card in it which makes for a 64gb I have herd of some one using a 128gb micro sd card. other plus it has a quad intel atom processor instead of an ARM Processor as in other Android and Ipads, it's a lot faster than either Ipad and other Android Tabs, Oh and battery lasts about 18 hours but can last longer I use mine every day and sometimes go upto 1.5 days.

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Re: Tablet Suggestions

Very much a personal choice:
As long as it runs OiShare http://app.olympus-imaging.com/oishare/
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Re: Tablet Suggestions

If I were buying I wouldn't go for an iPad, but mine was given to me last year for my birthday. The part I don't like is the limited way images can be transferred which can be WiFi from the camera through iOShare, (Lightning to) SD card reader or basically stuck with iTunes transfer (or with other 3rd party apps or software). At least with android (AFAIK) it is like transferring to a flash drive (from a PC), plus the memory can be expanded (if it has the port).
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Re: Tablet Suggestions

I recently replaced my old Polish no-name one and ended up with a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, which I am very pleased with. I think it is an end-of-line so it's being flogged off cheap - the current model is the Galaxy S, which has stylus support (I think) which I don't need. The bucket shops like Argos are now pushing the Tab 4 for £199.

It's Android, nominal 10 inch screen which seems very good, seems to be pretty fast. Has a micro-SD card expansion slot, micro USB and headphone jack. No HDMI though - but as far as I can see nothing has these days.

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Re: Tablet Suggestions

Hard drive or USB connectivity isn't really an issue because all these gadgets use the Cloud, which is ideal in the short-term. I really don't think a tablet is the best kind of device to showcase 'professional' photographs to be honest, because they make DSLRs look no better than smartphones, but they're relatively cheap these days and pretty fast, so long as you've got an adequate internet connection. Compare the respective RAM capabilities would be my advice if you're intent on a tablet. I've got a Nexus 7 incidentally, but there's no way I'd be using that if I was trying to earn my living as a photographer.
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Re: Tablet Suggestions

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Hard drive or USB connectivity isn't really an issue because all these gadgets use the Cloud, which is ideal in the short-term. I really don't think a tablet is the best kind of device to showcase 'professional' photographs to be honest, because they make DSLRs look no better than smartphones, but they're relatively cheap these days and pretty fast, so long as you've got an adequate internet connection. Compare the respective RAM capabilities would be my advice if you're intent on a tablet. I've got a Nexus 7 incidentally, but there's no way I'd be using that if I was trying to earn my living as a photographer.
Who wants to use the cloud? I certainly don't! Yeah, it might be good if your into that sort of thing & don't mind paying subscription for more memory space.
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Re: Tablet Suggestions

Who said anything about paying for it?
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Re: Tablet Suggestions

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Who said anything about paying for it?
Sure! But Apple (iPad Air) gives me 5gb free & after that I have to pay for more. That part I'm not interested in, but I guess it would only be used to cycle pictures through, however, with an iPad that would be using iTunes & that part I detest when I use a Windows laptop (or PC).
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Re: Tablet Suggestions

In principle I agree with you Ross, but I've never paid for an internet storage subscription in my life. Don't know how it would work in reality, but know I'd make pretty sure I deleted any surplus rubbish that wasn't needed pretty quickly. My Nexus comes with a free Cloud storage allocation and Google has another one. My main opposition to tablets was the resolution and screen space. I think the original poster could probably do better and ought to.
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In principle I agree with you Ross, but I've never paid for an internet storage subscription in my life. Don't know how it would work in reality, but know I'd make pretty sure I deleted any surplus rubbish that wasn't needed pretty quickly. My Nexus comes with a free Cloud storage allocation and Google has another one. My main opposition to tablets was the resolution and screen space. I think the original poster could probably do better and ought to.
That is one area that the iPad Air (the 8" one) does do reasonably well with its retina display though.
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Re: Tablet Suggestions

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Hard drive or USB connectivity isn't really an issue because all these gadgets use the Cloud, which is ideal in the short-term. I really don't think a tablet is the best kind of device to showcase 'professional' photographs to be honest, because they make DSLRs look no better than smartphones, but they're relatively cheap these days and pretty fast, so long as you've got an adequate internet connection. Compare the respective RAM capabilities would be my advice if you're intent on a tablet. I've got a Nexus 7 incidentally, but there's no way I'd be using that if I was trying to earn my living as a photographer.
Hi I don't know about some of the tablets out there, but I would and do show my high red full size images, as the screen red is pretty high 266 DPI the detail is increasable your home computer screen is only 96 DPI at best' unless you can afford the 27 ins 300DPI screen at around 7, 000.

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Re: Tablet Suggestions

I find the iPad retina screen delivers outstanding results use that with a 1TB Seagate wireless Plus external hard drive (this acts as a wireless hub)

http://www.seagate.com/gb/en/externa...wireless-plus/

You have a tremendous amount of storage at your disposal these items don't require internet connection.

It works well for me and is able to stream photos to one device and AV presentations to another simultaneously. Worth checking out.

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Re: Tablet Suggestions

I went for a Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 at half price at Christmas and I've been very pleased with it. Only complaint is it's a bit heavier than a 10 inch tablet but the larger screen is excellent. Takes micro SD cards too.
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