Is this a terrible idea?
September 22, 2012 1:29 PM Subscribe
What can and can't you do with Android?
posted by jon1270 to computers & internet (11 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My wife's home computer is a Dell laptop that's about 6 years old and, though still functional, rather long in the tooth. We went to Best Buy today to browse possible replacements, and the only thing that really appealed to her was the Asus TF700, an Android tablet with an optional keyboard that gives it a laptop-like form factor.
Neither of us has even a shred of experience with Android. We're comfortable with Windows and the iOS on an iPod Touch, but that's about it. What limitations might my wife face if she were to attempt using Android as a primary computer? Are there FTP apps available so she can manage her websites? Word processors? Can an Android device talk to our home server and access music and other files stored there? Any thoughts on the Android leaning curve and the overall feasibility of this idea would be much appreciated.