/ laptop/ tablet for computer illiterate granny?
My mom, who hates computers with their keyboards and complex mice, loves her ipad.
I think its the simplicity of a device which can be controlled with a finger rather than hand/eye coordination of a mouse cursor. Not everybody has that skill.
Never printed from a tablet though.
> My mom, who hates computers with their keyboards and complex mice, loves her ipad.
> I think its the simplicity of a device which can be controlled with a finger rather than hand/eye coordination of a mouse cursor. Not everybody has that skill.
> Never printed from a tablet though.
There are plenty of cloud printing applications which rely on a computer or IP networked printer. Not sure about tablet to printer direct but it must be possible.
My view on the OP is that tablets are brilliant for email, web browsing or consuming media but you would need a blue tooth key board for serious letter writing if you have sausage fingers like me!
Good luck in your quest!
If you have a wifi connection for your broadband, and a wifi enabled printer, then printing from an ipad is a doddle.
My 80-yr old mum decided to buy an iPad2 just over a year ago. She's able to use it to do things like Facebook, email, browsing, watching demand TV, and some apps. I have an iPad to provide technical support, though it drives me nuts because it's so restrictive compared to a real computer that I have years of experience using.
She seems to get on with hers okay without getting as frustrated as I do, because she has no expectations of what it should be able to do. She still struggles with more esoteric operation, but then, so do I...
Another vote for the iPad, and yes the iPad 2 would suffice, and you may as well go for the smallest amount of disk as well. The big difference with the iPad 3 is the screen resolution, but my guess is that your Granny wouldn't notice it! Both my parents (69 and 75) now use them, but they were both PC users. As does my mother-in-law, aged 87 and never used a PC. Just allocate a few hours to get her started, and then expect regular support phone calls !!
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