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OH's Kindle has broken, over-use and old age. Do we get another Kindle or go for a Tablet ready to replace laptop. Suggestions and recommendation as to choice and make would be appreciated. Thank you 🙂

Kindle was basic and only used for reading. Laptop, when it works, gets used for internet/emails etc occasionally reading most other things get done on his iPhone.

lilyflower
10 days ago
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ClaireF1978
ClaireF197810 days ago

It depends what you use it for? Is it for mostly reading ebooks or Internet browsing, email etc? I like the Microsoft surfaces.

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lilyflower
lilyflower
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10 days ago

Thank Claire, I've added more info. 🙂

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Ann1984
Ann198410 days ago

lilyflower i would go for tablet if needed for emails and browsing. My oh bought one yesterday 7 inch only 69.99 and has google play store

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lilyflower
lilyflower
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10 days ago

Oooogh, where did he get it from, make?

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lilyflower
lilyflower
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10 days ago

Ann1984 Thanks Ann I'll look after doing the M in L check 😞

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TheChimp
TheChimp10 days ago

Definitely get a tablet.

You can always download the Kindle app onto it and you'll be able to do so much more besides.

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loveglitches
loveglitches10 days ago

Tablet but don’t go for cheap one as you will end up buying more expensive anyway 🙈and don’t buy Lenovo one ! So slow so annoying g bought it for my 3 y.o as we returned her kindle ( couldn’t stand it ) but this wasn’t great was ok but she decided she like apple more hahahah so we ended up with apple tablet

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SalmaS
SalmaS10 days ago

Tablet. I regret getting a kindle as I don't even use it. I read through my tablet or phone as its more convenient. Also tablet you can use it for other things aswell unlike a kindle. My kindles been lying around for over 2 years.

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lilyflower
lilyflower
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10 days ago

ClaireF1978 Ann1984 TheChimp loveglitches SalmaS Thanks, it seems to be a tablet. I/we will look into it tomorrow but if you have any suggestions on make/model fire away. Lenovo? that's my laptop never been trouble 🙂

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loveglitches
loveglitches10 days ago

Had the kindle fire one for children and was a mistake , Lenovo tablet also for children is not in use anymore as very slow, Better to invest in apple one as they are the best if you have apple phones and watches etc

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rararachel
rararachel10 days ago

I tend to just use my phone now although I use to have a tablet. My phone does have a 6 inch screen but I find this is sufficient.

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hspexy
hspexy10 days ago

definitely a tablet as it’s more functional. If you already have an iPhone then it’s easiest to get an iPad - have had mine for years and works as well as when I first got it

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Lynibis
Lynibis10 days ago

I would go with a kindle fire, which I am using to type this. It can be used exactly the same as a basic kindle but as a normal tablet too. I use it for banking, online shopping, taking photos etc. The only downside is that it is heavier than a kindle only, although mine is 10" and I assume the smaller 7/8" ones are lighter if to be used predominantly for reading, especially in bed.

Edit: I also have an ordinary small kindle for reading only which I use in bed as the page stays in portrait frame if you are lying on your side reading. With any tablet the screen will see saw between portrait and landscape depending on your position so when lying down script is at right angles to your head!

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Dennab
Dennab10 days ago

My Mum has a Lenovo tablet she bought from John Lewis a few years ago. She uses Zoom on it every week for video calls to take part in her choir practice. For what you have described, that would do the job. My other half has an iPad Mini 2 (quite old) and that is still going strong so you could consider the secondhand market. I think when you said Kindle, you meant a Kindle Fire which is just an Android tablet so some responders may have got the wrong impression. They are slightly restricted anyway as Amazon mess with the software on them.

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Jeffa
Jeffa10 days ago

I used to have an ipad mini 2 but when i bought my iphone, i didnt really use my ipad as much because it was pretty much the same software and spec as my phone. However, i might get a kindle near my birthday 🙂

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerry10 days ago

Apple iPad. No contest. Best thing I have every purchased. (Do not recommend the ipad mini)

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KirstyWhit29673
KirstyWhit2967310 days ago

Depends what you use it for. I have a kindle fire that I can also use for searching the internet and downloads apps so I've not felt the need for a tablet

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Dennab
Dennab10 days ago

A Kindle Fire is a tablet though, running on Android. It's just limited by Amazon.

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Susana
Susana9 days ago

The kindle only serves to read where as a tablet you can do way more. Plus the kindles if you want to get a good screen you will be paying a hefty sum. An IPS tablet should not be over the top. If I had the money to spare an android over 9 inches with keyboard case and hdmi.

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ptenn00
ptenn009 days ago

I have both and there is no comparison - the ipad wins hands down. I don't know the last time I used my kindle

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Nino786
Nino7869 days ago

I would say Tablet, can make more use of it

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly259 days ago

It depends how much you read, I think lilyflower.

I have an iPad which has the kindle function, but I find it too heavy when reading, (which I do, a lot!)

I love my Kindle paperwhite. It’s also great for travel, holidays etc as you don’t need to be bringing your tablet to the beach. Once charged, it lasts ages too.

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lilyflower
lilyflower
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9 days ago

Thank you. He reads a lot, as in he could never carry enough books for a weeks holiday. He can decide over the weekend.

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly258 days ago

lilyflower Kindle all the way then !! For a big reader, he will appreciate the weight difference

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sabz1
sabz17 days ago

Definitely a tablet. You can do a lot more things on there.

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KazLou
KazLou6 days ago

Tablet definitely I have both and mi e is a kindle fire but it doesn't run on android like my tablet if its for reading you can download the kindle app from the play store so you get the best of both

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lilyflower
lilyflower
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6 days ago

ClaireF1978 Ann1984 TheChimp loveglitches SalmaS rararachel hspexy Lynibis Dennab eyeballkerry Jeffa KirstyWhit29673 Susana ptenn00 Nino786 gerrykelly25 sabz1 KazLou HE has decided on an Amazon Kindle 7 as seen on latestdeals emmabeckz Tom Deal Stack - Amazon Fire 7 Tablet Was £49.99 Now £34.95 Delivered - thanks for your input 🙂

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Dennab
Dennab6 days ago

At that price, it's worth a try. I hope it suits his needs. From your original description, it should!

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly256 days ago

Let us know what he thinks when it arrives. Hope he likes it.

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emmabeckz
emmabeckz
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6 days ago

lilyflower no problem hope he enjoy‘s it it’s a great price 👍🏻

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sabz1
sabz16 days ago

Aw no worries. Glad to have helped. Hope he enjoys his tablet 🙂

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