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Old 07-07-2011, 07:30 AM
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Default Does Anyone Need a $1500 Tablet? No?

"Watch the video at the bottom of this post very carefully. There’s a woman who is about to bankrupt herself for a product she does not need."

Interesting to look at total cost of ownership (TCO) of a long-term rental at $15.99 per week from Rent-A-Center. They claim that a renter can simply bring it back and stop paying. Beware of the small print! The author's calculations show that the real rental cost for the contract life is over $1500, and, in his opinion, no current tablet is worth that much. I agree that this method of getting a tablet is horrible, but I do disagree with him on the overall usefulness of tablets. I find that they occupy a specific niche in my world between laptop and smartphone. For example, I need some quick info while watching a movie? Up comes IMDB on my iPad 2. Easy peasy. Use the right tool for the job!

"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." Albert Einstein
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