I'm planning to buy an Android Tablet a cheap one as recommended by this earlier question: http://lockergnome.net/questions/128511/the-most-inexpensive-android-tablet
but I'd like to know if there's an Android app that's a counterpart for Microsoft Office. MS Powerpoint and Word are the important to me as I do not really need that much of intensive computing, except when I play games.
I pondered that I'd just buy a tablet instead of a netbook for office needs and a little of mobile gaming that doesn't require serious graphics. then a Desktop or Xbox+Monitor for my gaming needs. (whichever comes with more bang per buck)
i'm also looking at the Asus EEpad Transformer since I think it would be useful even after Windows 8 is released. (do you think I could run MS Office in a Windows 8 tablet? Along with other windows-only apps? remember it's a tablet, I wouldn't question the compatibility if it's installed in a netboook)
sorry i made 2 questions, but its important that the first one is answered. Thanks!
asked Nov 28 '11 at 20:01
I can't answer the second. But i'm going to take a stab at the first one. This is a tough question. Tablets are starting to get to a point were they can be a laptop/netbook replacement. But the software just isn't there. I have the Asus Transformer, i love it but i couldn't live without a pc at this point. Since it sounds like your going to be doing alot of powerpoint, excel, etc. I have to recommend going with a netbook, or laptop. The Asus Tablet ships with polaris office, its a decent office suite but not as good as ms word.
The best use imo for tablets right now is more of a secondary computer.
In summary they aren't good for office work, but they aren't bad.
answered Nov 28 '11 at 23:37
You might try Kingsoft Office Free 2012 - includes Writer, Presentation and spreadsheets.
answered Feb 15 '12 at 08:21
There are many office apps to help the android table act as a PC and it is very convenient to do the job with the apps.
answered Sep 26 '12 at 00:14