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Under 200 tablets that don't suck?

Discussion in 'Mobile Devices' started by Hate & Discontent, Apr 7, 2013.

  1. Hate & Discontent

    Hate & Discontent Yo, homie. Is that my briefcase?

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    Thinking about getting an Android tablet finally. It'll get used for Netflix, ebooks, games, Tapatalk and maybe some web surfing.

    Would prefer Micro SD capability, and only need wifi support. My research keeps landing me on the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0. Anyone have any thoughts on this?

    Sent from the USS Sulaco.
     
  2. Party Rooster

    Party Rooster Unleash The Beast

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    Are you committed to the 7 inch and not something bigger?
     
  3. MayrMeninoCrash

    MayrMeninoCrash Liberal Psycopath

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    Woot has had Xooms and Galaxy Tabs that are a couple years old for $200 or less. Check ebay for a gently used or refurbished model
     
  4. MayrMeninoCrash

    MayrMeninoCrash Liberal Psycopath

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  5. SOS

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    http://www.salescircular.com/ny/computer/tabltp.shtml

    When I look at tablets, first off is processor speed, then latest version of Android, wifi, internal memory/microSD, screen size.
    Bluetooth is for portable keyboards and sound.

    The latest version of Android is so that one can get the latest apps without taking the chance of an upgrade problems. Make sure the android app store is included. Many apps can be installed manually but some apps need it.


    You will need wifi hotspots to take advantage of all its features.

    Video playback should not be an issue for the recent tablets.

    Gaming is basically side-scrollers and puzzle games. Some games may require certain sensors.

    All tablets suck compared to full fledged computers. I use mine mostly for the internet.
     
  6. SKEPTIC

    SKEPTIC Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand.

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    size king :action-sm
     
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  7. Hate & Discontent

    Hate & Discontent Yo, homie. Is that my briefcase?

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    I grabbed a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 for 180 at best buy today. I looked at getting a Nexus off of Amazon, but decided the lack of MicroSD support was a deal breaker.

    7 inches seemed the right size for me, since it's close to a kindle in size, and the 10 inch tablets (we have iPads at work) seem too bulky to me. I've always had good luck with Samsung products, so we will see how this goes.

    If it sucks, I'll return it.

    Sent from the USS Sulaco.
     
  8. Party Rooster

    Party Rooster Unleash The Beast

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    I have the Galaxy Tab in 10.1 inches (because I'm a size king). Solid build, you won't be disappointed.
     
  9. Hate & Discontent

    Hate & Discontent Yo, homie. Is that my briefcase?

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    So far so good, at least. Its definitely faster than my phone, and faster than I expected it to be. The keyboard is takimg a little used to, though.

    Sent from the U.S.S. Sulaco.
     
  10. Myhairygrundle

    Myhairygrundle Screw you guys, I'm going home.

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    We have the same one for about 2 weeks. Very solid product , my first android platform, but like it. Fast and easy to use. Got the otterbox for it off ebay for $40 and highly recommend that to protect it.
     
  11. Hate & Discontent

    Hate & Discontent Yo, homie. Is that my briefcase?

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    I got a cheap fake leather case off Amazon for my Tab 2, and it seems to be pretty solid for $10. The tablet won't be leaving the house, so I mostly wanted a little padding in case it takes a tumble off the couch.

    I also have the USB adapter, a spare 30 pin cable, USB extension cable, and the Xbox 360 wireless controller adapter inbound. Apparently GTA 3 for Android works with a 360 controller....

    Sent from the USS Sulaco.
     
  12. SallieTomato

    SallieTomato Here'sh The Thing

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    A good number of sub-$200 tablets run the drek that many refer to as
    the "Android" OS, and, as such, do suck.
    And this is coming from a Nexus7 owner.

    So the answer to your question's a resounding NO.

    Look .... pony up the measly extra $130 & get an iPad Mini.
    You won't regret it and you'll be onboard for the OS that will soon,
    very soon, be supplanting Windows as the world's de facto operating system!
     
  13. fletcher

    fletcher Darkness always says hello.
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    What part of the sub $200 dont you get, Apple fan boi?
     
  14. MayrMeninoCrash

    MayrMeninoCrash Liberal Psycopath

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    Yup Android sucks....that's why we have a healthy number of techie users on this board crowing over the latest Samsung and HTC phones.

    Keep sucking Steve Jobs dessicated cock and let us know when Apple finally decides to release an innovative product that doesn't involve taking their existing one and making it slightly smaller or larger.
     
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  15. Hate & Discontent

    Hate & Discontent Yo, homie. Is that my briefcase?

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    Thanks for necroing my thread, and not even bothering to read the whole thing.
    Sent from the USS Sulaco.
     
  16. Don the Radio Guy

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    Wal-Mart now sells iPad Minis for $299.
     
  17. blazin

    blazin Registered User

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    I have a $99 HP Touchpad flashed with Cyanogenmod 10, Android 4.1.2

    works nicely. still some minor bugs, but they are continuing to get ironed out.
     
  18. SallieTomato

    SallieTomato Here'sh The Thing

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    Ahhh, I read enough.
     
  19. Hog's Big Ben

    Hog's Big Ben Getting ass-***** in The Octagon, brother.
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    WoodenPlank:
    Got any good Hitchcock movies to recommend?

    SallieTomato:
    Hitchcock is rubbish! You should
    watch "Madea Buys a Watermelon"

    instead.
     
  20. SallieTomato

    SallieTomato Here'sh The Thing

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    Hey, dummy ....

    You're gonna draw a parallel between one of the greatest devices ever created -- the iPad --
    and the worst thing in existance, jiggaboo "women"?!?

    You stink.
    A lot.
     
  21. fletcher

    fletcher Darkness always says hello.
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    I am counting the days till Sallie gets banned for being a weak ass boring troll. I will report every post in the hopes of one of the mods giving him his walking papers and ending this nonsense. There is a storm coming, Mr. Tomato.
     
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  22. Hog's Big Ben

    Hog's Big Ben Getting ass-***** in The Octagon, brother.
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    No. I drew a parallel between a person asking about the best X on a budget of Y and some fuckwit retard shitdick mouthbreather assclown saying, "Screw your budget and your wants and your desires! Why don't you just spend Y + 65% and get Z because I love Z?"


    Sent from my fucking iPad 4
     
  23. SallieTomato

    SallieTomato Here'sh The Thing

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    That's Mr. Tomato to you!
     
  24. fletcher

    fletcher Darkness always says hello.
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    You are a moron. Fuck off.

    Reported.
     
  25. SallieTomato

    SallieTomato Here'sh The Thing

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    Lousy snitch ....
     

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