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

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://blog.laptopmag.com/news-flash-you-dont-need-a-tablet' target='_blank'>http://blog.laptopmag.com/news-flas...t-need-a-tablet</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Watch the video at the bottom of this post very carefully. There&rsquo;s a woman who is about to bankrupt herself for a product she does not need."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/lpt/auto/1310019394.usr17748.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>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!</p>
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