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Old 01-18-2013, 02:35 PM   #1
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Poll: smartphone / iPad / laptop

I wish I knew how to take a formal poll but this will do.
If you could only take one with you on a trip which would it be? (in 50 words or less ;>)
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:35 PM   #2
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No doubt at all....a laptop. Pretty much everything I do online will involve some typing. In a 25-ft trailer there's no issue storing a 15" laptop. We actually though, have two laptops, one android tablet and one mac iPOD connected through the Verizon Jetpack. We don't even ask about "Internet" at RV parks anymore. TengoNet? - Not.
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:40 PM   #3
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Why just one? I take the smart phone because that is my phone, the laptop for writing and working, the tablet for reading books and streaming netflix movies.
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:44 PM   #4
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I just wrote it that way... thinking most people would choose the most important one as the one that would take. Yes I suppose you would take them all if you had them all... Heck take some extra money in case something else is developed while you're gone. :>)
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Why just one? I take the smart phone because that is my phone, the laptop for writing and working, the tablet for reading books and streaming netflix movies.
Bingo! After all, as Mr. Byam said, "Camping with all the comforts of home."
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:45 PM   #6
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Heck take some extra money in case something else is developed while you're gone. :>)
LOL! Now THAT is funny! And true too!
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If I had to choose just one, laptop. I go camping to get away from the phone. My tablet doesn't have a built-in blu-ray player. My laptop does.
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:08 PM   #8
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Just need my iPhone. I can browse (well enough) and stream movies to my flat screen. If you have unlimited data plan don't give it up.
I don't plan to do any typing while camping.
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:17 PM   #9
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I'd choose an iPad. We have an iMac at home, an HP laptop, an iPad, and a couple iPhones. Unless you need se capability of an application that will only run on a computer-- such As photoshop, excel, or the like, the iPad does most everything you'll need, even printing using AirPrint.

Very simple to use and a lot of really cool apps, many of which you never knew you needed.
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Unless I know I have a major project for work that I will need to have access to, we don't even bring a laptop with us anymore. Most everything we need is done on the iPad or the Blackberry (yes, some of use still use those....)
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If you get one with data service included, take the iPad. If not, you can do what I do, and use a smartphone, turn it into a wi-fi hotspot, and use the iPad to do any internet stuff.
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IPad2 with 3G. Gives me internet anywhere, movies, music, and with a bluetooth keyboard it is everything I need in a laptop. Now....if they would just fix the airforums app...
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:19 PM   #13
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Laptop and my phone. The phone is a last resort internet device but better than nothing. I use the laptop as an entertainment center as well using Win 7 and Media Center. I can play music or watch movies with a bigger monitor. I can even watch TV from the laptop using a USB tuner. All media is digital now so you don't need a stereo, TV, Ipod, Etc. All you need is an external monitor, a laptop, and some good 2.1 Computer speakers. You can watch TV and movies on the laptop if you want to travel light. Just make sure you get a good laptop (ie not an Acer). Some phones can come pretty close to a laptop with external video capability. The same 2.1 computer speakers will work with the Android phone as well.

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