A choice.

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by Sop, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. Sop
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    Sop groovy dude lmao

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    Should I get a net book, a 3DS or a tablet PC and what is a good net book. Because I have $500 (and don't rant because "It's like comparing apples and oranges".)
     
  2. DigitalDeviant

    DigitalDeviant GBAtemp Addict

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    well for starters a netbook and 3DS are way different things. What do you need it to do? If you need to edit documents and browse the web but don't need a high power HD machine get a netbook, which go for around $200 maybe less.
     
  3. Sop
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    I would rather get a tablet PC or a 3DS.
     
  4. Ikki

    Ikki GBATemp's grumpy panda.

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    I'd go with the 3DS
     
  5. Narayan

    Narayan desu~

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    3ds yeah.
     
  6. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvertâ„¢

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    Just so you're aware, you know that tablet PCs are not usually meant for art, right?
     
  7. Sop
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    Sop groovy dude lmao

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    What will I do with the other $152?
     
  8. purplesludge

    purplesludge anyone have any ideas for this space

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    I'd say wait for some hands on experience with the 3ds then make your decision.
     
  9. Sop
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    ... I don't do much art the only art I do is on paper..
     
  10. I2aven's_Sag

    I2aven's_Sag GBATemp Otaku

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    Get a 3DS, save for a flashcart, otherwise wait for OOT & buy SF IV upon release.
     
  11. DigitalDeviant

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    use it to buy the psp2!!!!
     
  12. Originality

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    What to get... depends on what you need. Handheld gaming console, pocket computer for basic webs and office work, or this year's "hot gimmick", the Tablet.

    Personally, I'd go for the 3DS. Netbooks and tablets (iPad or the new ones coming out this year) are too weak for what I'd want to use them for, and for everything else I've got my smartphone. 3DS is supposed to be $250... so use the remaining $250 for the PSP2 when it comes out. That or save up for the next "hot gadget" that you want to buy in a few months time.
     
  13. SilentJay

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    get a cheap subnotebook. or a decent netbook like asus eeepc or something.
     
  14. Y05h1

    Y05h1 GBAtemp Regular

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    Get an iPad?

    Especially if you don't already have an iOS device. For someone with an iPod Touch or an iPhone, there's less reason to get an iPad (though reason enough), but for someone without one, well, you're missing out on a great platform and a great device. The App Store is huge, and a fantastic place to find new software/games/etc., often for free. The perfect place to support indie game development.

    Oh, and Plants vs. Zombies (the best version).
     
  15. Originality

    Originality Chibi-neko

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    Lasted I checked, iPad cost more than $500.
     
  16. Haloman800

    Haloman800 a real gril

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    DEFINITELY get a netbook.

    3DS isn't a computer and tablet computers are very limited.



    Computers do everything.. Sort of.
     
  17. Originality

    Originality Chibi-neko

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    Can YOUR computer play hundreds of gimmicky games in eye-wrenching 3D?
     
  18. Wizerzak

    Wizerzak Because I'm a potato!

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    it can if you've got a good nvidia graphics card like me XD
     
  19. Originality

    Originality Chibi-neko

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    You're wrong, nVidia's 3D so far looks alright (it only has problems with multiple-depth UIs), even if it requires funky glasses. 3DS 3D is the stuff that makes eyes turn to jelly and ooze out of eye-sockets and down your face. Tastes sour.

    And there are no gimmicky games for PC... yet. I expect the Kinect will bring its fair share soon enough though...
     
  20. rastsan

    rastsan 8 baller, Death Wizard,

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    Hold your cash and wait there will be better stuff out...
    Wait for the hype to end over the 3ds and the Ipad. There is a lot of new tablets slated to be realeased that will kick but and have really good functionality.
    choosing right now, eh, just wait a month or two.