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Which computer technology do you use?

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jeanie99 Thu 18-Apr-13 21:34:28

I have a 5 year old 17" laptop which replaced my desk top computer and works well for me with it's large screen for home use.

For traveling my son and daughter bought me a netbook because I do Internet banking, research, e-mailing and storage of my photographs plus I also use spreadsheets and word, I have my music collection, some films and my Kindle collection of books which I use, and husband uses the Kindle.
I couldn't manage without a keyboard. The netbook is very light I carry it in a backpack. It works well for me.

trekmanuk Tue 09-Apr-13 10:40:48

I use Android tablets and smartphone all the time (plus other computers).

The tablets are great and more than enough for most people, especially for consuming music, reading and streaming video such as Youtube.

With the right apps it is possible to create documents and print them out as well although google, ofcourse, would prefer you to use Google Docs which is also adequate for general letter writing, budget spread sheets etc.

Frankly, unless you have a specific requirement that needs the processing power of a laptop/desktop, most people's computing requirements can be satisfied by a tablet.

Hope that helps.

grannyactivist Sat 02-Mar-13 12:32:37

I have an iPad mini and my 83 year old mother has an iPad. We both love using them.

Stoneyloon Sat 02-Mar-13 11:31:11


Since retiring I volunteer as a tutor at a charity that seeks to help elderly people get access to computing.

We have been running for a number of years and have been quite successful, indeed our services are increasingly in demand.

We are evaluating the suitability of adopting Chromebooks and Tablet Computers (Andriod Tablets and iPads)as our hardware platforms of choice.

Has anybody got any experience of using any of these and how suitable do you find them?

Any advice/ feedback much appreciated.

Thank you