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Laptops/Netbooks/Tablet PC for my Physically Disabled Cousin

Charley

Just Do It
I am looking at options to buy any of the above for my cousin who is a disabled person suffering from Muscular Dystrophy.

Price should be reasonable.

Any suggestion
 

pranav0091

I am not an Owl
Ipad 2 is the first thing that comes to my mind. the most user friendly of all devices out there, i believe.

You could go for the Ipad 3, but IMO not really worth the price hike for this particular purpose.

Then there are also Android tablets like this samsung

And this Blackberry playbook.
 
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Charley

Charley

Just Do It
Ok, he wants to have functions as in the Windows PC which he has right now. But he wants to use this one on the bed and doesn't want to move around.

Seems like Android won't be useful, then ??
 

thetechfreak

Legend Never Ends
would have been infinitely better if budget was mentioned. I think you should give a tablet.

functions as in Windows pc he has? Will he be able to use the small keys of a net book?
 
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Charley

Charley

Just Do It
would have been infinitely better if budget was mentioned. I think you should give a tablet.

Less than 30k.

functions as in Windows pc he has? Will he be able to use the small keys of a net book?

Yes, he wants to use MS Office, make calls, send emails, browse internet for long hours, etc. He uses the Thumb, Index finger, Middle finger on his PC.
 

pranav0091

I am not an Owl
Wait for the windows 8 tablets IMO. they are coming up somewhere in september i hear.

You'll get all your familiar applications and in a tablet form.
 

pranav0091

I am not an Owl
right now i'd say Ipad2.

but i dont know about its ability/disability to run MS softwares. Same story about the android ones.
 

samudragupta

Youngling
I agree, right now ipad 2 wud be the most user friendly... Trust me ios is very responsive to the slightest touch... And for ms office there are various apps in the itunes store, however no calling support... I know some android tabs support calling, but i dont recommend looking at your cousins situation... Apple tabs are the least prone to failure... So the best bet for your bro...
 
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Charley

Charley

Just Do It
right now i'd say Ipad2.

but i dont know about its ability/disability to run MS softwares. Same story about the android ones.

Thanks for the response. :)

Can you let me know the price ? Isn't IPad2 outdated model ?

I agree, right now ipad 2 wud be the most user friendly... Trust me ios is very responsive to the slightest touch... And for ms office there are various apps in the itunes store, however no calling support... I know some android tabs support calling, but i dont recommend looking at your cousins situation... Apple tabs are the least prone to failure... So the best bet for your bro...
 

pranav0091

I am not an Owl
yes Ipad 2 is not the newest model, but trust me, the newer model doesn't not really have any features that are important here. You'll end up paying a significantly more amount with no real benefits. Ipad 2 right now comes at about 23.5k for the 16gb wifi variant.

Price probably will take a dip once the Ipad 3 becomes available by April end. So wait until May.
 

samudragupta

Youngling
Thanks for the response. :)

Can you let me know the price ? Isn't IPad2 outdated model ?
ipad 2 is not outdated however the ipad 3 does not have any significant improvements either and definitely not worth the moolah... ipad 2 should be available for around 24-25k online. And i dont think so that the ipad 3 will be released anytime soon in India and even if it does dont expect the ipad 2 prices to drop significantly... you may consider getting it now...
 

Freedom.Forever

free speech, forever
The best I can think of is Acer Iconia A500-10S16w

www.ebay.in/itm/Acer-ICONIA-A500-10S16w-16GB-Wi-Fi-10-1in-Silver-/280865560137

Key Features
10.1” HD Multi-Touch Display: (1280 x 800) resolution, 16:10 aspect ratio
NVIDIA® Tegra™ 2 Dual Core Mobile Processor
1GB DDR2 Memory
NVIDIA® GeForce® GPU
eMMC: 16GB on board
MicroSD memory card up to 32GB
Dolby® Mobile Technology
Dual Analog Microphone
Dual Speaker
802.11b/g/n Wireless(802.11n 2.4GHz only)
Bluetooth® 2.1+EDR
1- Micro USB 2.0 Port
1- USB 2.0 Port
1- Micro HDMI™ Out (support Dual Display)
5MP Rear Facing Camerawith Auto Focus and single LED flash
2MP Front Facing Camera
Sensors:G-Sensor, E-Compass, L-Sensor, Gyro-meter
Rechargeable Lithium-ion polymer Battery
Up to 8-hours battery life

Rs. 17,900 minus any coupon that you can get your hands off

DOWNSIDE IS this particular piece is USA imported and comes with a SELLER WARRANTY

also, this is android but you'll save a lot of dough.
 
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