- CrackBerry Newbie
- 1 Posts
to buy or not to buy, that is the question
I've recently been in need of a decent, robust tablet and I haven't found one I was happy with. I remember playing around with the PB when it first came out and found it practical and enjoyed it's functionality. I didn't need one back then so I never thought to pick one up. Now things have changed and, after trying out several of the latest tablet offerings out there and not finding one to my liking, I've thought maybe an old PB would be best. I can buy used for less than $100, or new for around $200.
So it's simple: Should I buy a Playbook? Would it be worth it? Or is there any chance the rumors are true and a new PB will be available in the near future?
- 02-20-14, 07:01 AM #3
I'm using mine on a daily basis, my old laptop died yesterday. Does a fine job.
The native browser is slow. Use Origami.
There are a lot of garbage apps on BBW so look here and read the reviews.
Make sure there isn't some mission critical app that you will be missing out on.
Otherwise, go for it.
- CrackBerry Abuser
02-20-14, 09:28 AM #5
- 322 Posts
To be honest I wouldn't recommend you getting a PlayBook now. You'll be stuck with a slow browser a company that doesn't support it anymore and they practically have no apps. How much is it going for? I wouldn't spend more then 50 bucks now.
If it's more then 100 I would recommend buying one of the android tablets more bang for your buck, more apps supported and faster.
And I have a PlayBook it's collecting dust I was hoping BlackBerry would honor their promise of bb10 coming (major reason why I bought a PlayBook in the first place) and if I had known they were gonna butcher the bridge with the new bb10 devices I wouldn't have gotten the playbook.
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- 02-20-14, 09:36 AM #6
Only if you don't mind slow and annoying. Origami does nothing mere than turning Java script and flash off as a default. Can do the same thing with the stock browser to make it faster also. Trouble is, I want those options on.
If does what you want today and you can get it cheap enough, otherwise I would not.
- 02-20-14, 11:56 AM #7
I just bought one and I like it. For the price, it's better than a cheap android tablet. There are too many compromises with cheap android tablets. This is changing as CPUs get cheaper, but it's still a problem. I'm talking about ~ $100 tablets here, which is what a PB sells for now. At the $200 price point, the PB can't quite compete. If you need specific apps, you'd better check first if they are available for the PB.
- 02-20-14, 10:06 PM #8
good gawd, for a $100 bucks more you can buy a Microsoft Surface RT and have something that is newer and more productive and FUN! why get something that is outdated and more importantly not supported? the Surface RT is the shiznit!!!! lol
- 02-21-14, 10:30 AM #9
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