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Old 11-17-2011, 05:33 AM   #1
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Does anyone use any tablet beside an iPad for the home brewing? Just wondering I would like to get a tablet but not an iPad. Thanks

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Old 11-17-2011, 05:49 AM   #2
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Does anyone use any tablet beside an iPad for the home brewing? Just wondering I would like to get a tablet but not an iPad. Thanks
What do you mean by "for home brewing"?

I have the Toshiba tablet, I use it when I travel, but all my brewing records/Beer Smith are on my desk top.
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Old 11-17-2011, 05:50 AM   #3
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There are several good Android apps so any Android pad that you like should do the trick.

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Old 11-17-2011, 05:56 AM   #4
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I use BeerAlchemy & Hopville.com on an iPad... What's wrong with an iPad ?

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Old 11-17-2011, 07:39 AM   #5
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Pretentiousness is a main concern for non apple users, and well founded given the most visible users of the brand (vs the everyday man who uses apple products)

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Old 11-17-2011, 12:22 PM   #6
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I use beeralchemy on my iPhone. Very usefull on brewdays. Don't know if the tablet versions are better.

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Old 11-17-2011, 12:41 PM   #7
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So someone else's pretentiousness influences your decisions? Strange.

I also use an iPad, but my comment will actually be tablet related in general, so therefore, relevant. I find that when I brew at home, its more of a hassle to remember where I placed it, keep it out of the way, etc, so I end up just using my computer like always.

Whatever tablet you get, I recommend using a program that is sync-able with a full version on your computer. Tablets are fun, and have some great uses, but when I'm making recipes, managing ingredients, etc, I like to be at my full-sized laptop with a keyboard.

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Old 11-17-2011, 12:53 PM   #8
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Pretentiousness is a main concern for non apple users,
You tend to find what you go looking for. Probably more a reflection of the perceiver than the user, I'd say.

The OP may be technically literate. If so, many Android devices are much cheaper than the iPad. For example, If he/she is capable, they could root a $200 Kindle Fire and run their home brew apps. This is a considerable cost savings over the base level iPad. Personally I like my walled garden and integrated iOS devices. Other people's mileage may vary, of course.
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Whatever tablet you get, I recommend using a program that is sync-able with a full version on your computer. Tablets are fun, and have some great uses, but when I'm making recipes, managing ingredients, etc, I like to be at my full-sized laptop with a keyboard.
Yes I agree. I have Macs for years and have the iPad. I use Beer Alchemy and it synchs wirelessly with my other computer. I just take notes or adjustments on the fly on brew day and then synch them to my main computer.

So if you get another tablet the synch feature is important.
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WebOS is dead. HP pulled the plug. So any non-mac tablet will be or is on sale at blow out prices. I suggest checking NewEgg.com often.

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