Best tablet for Logos / Verbum

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Richard Kingston | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Jun 22 2019 9:08 AM

Any thoughts on what is the best tablet for using Logos / Verbum. I have an older iPad 9.7 inch at the moment. Verbum often crashes. I have an Android phone. So my question is, for a table type device, what best, what are some of the headaches:

Android tablet

iPad

Surface Go

Greatly appreciate your thoughts. 

Richard. 

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Andrew Biddinger | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 22 2019 10:42 AM

Surface Go (Windows) is the only tablet that you could run a full desktop version of Logos/Verbum on it.

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David Wanat | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 22 2019 11:18 AM

I have a 128gb Mini 4. Things rarely go wrong with it

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Verbum 9 Ultimate

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PetahChristian | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 22 2019 1:55 PM

Richard Kingston:
I have an older iPad 9.7 inch at the moment. Verbum often crashes.

I've not had Logos crash on an iPad. What iOS version? Verbum version?

Have you used the Report a bug feature to send the iPad's crash logs to Faithlife? Might be worth determining why it's crashing, and if there's a fix for what you're experiencing.

Thanks to FL for including Carta and a Hebrew audio bible in Logos 9!

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Bill Anderson | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 22 2019 2:30 PM

If you want the same OS as your Android phone, you may want to consider the latest Samsung tablet, the S4.

I have an iPad Pro and iPad mini, and both function flawlessly.

The Surface Go runs the full desktop version of Logos, but I'd only consider the one with 8GB of RAM and the faster 128GB SSD. It won't be as fast and fluid as the iPads, though.

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Richard Kingston | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 22 2019 3:51 PM

Latest version of both the iOS and Verbum. Verbum open, tap change resource, select KJV, RSVCE, and crash. Have not tested further. But agreed generally it is as solid as a rock. 

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Richard Kingston | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 22 2019 3:54 PM

Yes, that is what I am thinking also. But I was hoping to get the greater features of the Windows desktop version on a 10 inch-ish tablet, rather than my 14 inch radiant heat source tablet. My kids are constantly doing their homework on the desktop PC. Darn, thety need to be less diligent with homework!

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Michael Parry-Thomas | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 22 2019 4:11 PM

Hi

I have a 

Samsung Galaxy TAB S2 8.0 T710 with a 128 sd card 

I use this every day with the logos Android app

The Android app is getting better over time. Just wish the book resources would go onto 

the sd card, 

This tablet is amazing with the logos Android app

Mick
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Mark | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 22 2019 6:15 PM

Andrew Biddinger:

Surface Go (Windows) is the only tablet that you could run a full desktop version of Logos/Verbum on it.

While it is a bit bigger, the Lenovo X1 Tablet is what I use and it runs Logos full version beautifully. 

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Martin Denham (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 27 2019 12:03 PM

If you are on a budget a Galaxy Tab S2 9.7" runs Logos well 8 cores 1.9Ghz.  You can pick one up fairly cheaply on e-bay.

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JohnB | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 17 2020 2:04 PM

Michael Parry-Thomas:

I have a Samsung Galaxy TAB S2 8.0 T710 with a 128 sd card 

Martin Denham (Faithlife):

If you are on a budget a Galaxy Tab S2 9.7" runs Logos well 8 cores 1.9Ghz.  You can pick one up fairly cheaply on e-bay.

I have just bought one from ebay based on the recommendation of both Michael and you and am very happy with it. Looks like new apart of scuff marks around the charging connector. I am just organising an epub reader and a music version of my church hymnal for it. I was getting so frustrated using Logos on my One plus 3T phone!

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Richard S. Adams | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Sep 27 2021 6:25 PM

I'm late to the party. Looking at the Samsung Tab A7 Lite at Costco. From what I've read 32 gigs won't cut it because the OS takes 17 gigs. Looks like it will be great for ebooks, but ... I assume I will not be able to load Logos onto it. Is that right? I have never had a tablet and my Note 8 is just too small for old eyes. I need a tablet small enough to hold in one hand. I will only be using it for Logos, Google ebooks and Word. Any more suggestions would be appreciated.

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Sep 27 2021 11:09 PM

Richard S. Adams:
From what I've read 32 gigs won't cut it because the OS takes 17 gigs. Looks like it will be great for ebooks, but ... I assume I will not be able to load Logos onto it. Is that right?

You would still be able to load Logos on it - the app takes less than 1GB.

You would not be able to download many resources but the app is designed to work with most of its resources not on the device but on Logos servers (you need good Internet access for this to work).

Please note the mobile apps do not provide the full functionality of the desktop app

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Richard S. Adams | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 28 2021 7:40 AM

Thanks. You're right, I was thinking what it would take to load all my logos my resources. Have a good day.

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Richard Kingston | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 28 2021 10:48 AM

Have you considered trying one of the latest Amazon Fire Tablets? They have an 8 inch and 10 inch models. I tried one for a couple of weeks - just because I was inquisitive. It worked very well and the price was really good. I did send them back because my preference is my desktop PC for Logos and a 6inch phone for quick look ups. I was surprised how good they are and I believe you get 4 years of security updates (someone confirm that). I preferred the 10 inch over the 8. But it is all about use cases. Can but try and ret8if not satisfied.

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Richard S. Adams | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 28 2021 11:22 AM

Thank you Richard, but I get most of my extra books from https://www.monergism.com/ and Google Books. It is my understanding Amazon only works with Amazon books. I forget what ebook I had to buy from Amazon a few years ago, but I had to download a very old Kindle software and then jump through hoops with Calibre to get it to work. Yes, I like, no, I love Logos on my laptop where I have to do all my reading now because ctrl + a couple of times makes everything readable, lol. It would be so nice to be able to read on a hand held device on our tiny porch. Yes, Amazon is great for returns. Thanks for your response. I'm still looking.   

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