Under 200 tablets that don't suck?

Hate & Discontent

Yo, homie. Is that my briefcase?
It's My Birthday!
Aug 22, 2005
15,794
1,347
693
#1
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.
 

MayrMeninoCrash

Liberal Psycopath
Dec 9, 2004
24,651
8,823
693
Loveland, CO
#3
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
 

SOS

ONA
Wackbag Staff
Aug 14, 2000
48,248
8,903
1,038
USA
#5
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.
 

Hate & Discontent

Yo, homie. Is that my briefcase?
It's My Birthday!
Aug 22, 2005
15,794
1,347
693
#7
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.
 

Party Rooster

Unleash The Beast
Apr 27, 2005
40,284
7,454
438
The Inland Empire State
#8
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.
I have the Galaxy Tab in 10.1 inches (because I'm a size king). Solid build, you won't be disappointed.
 

Hate & Discontent

Yo, homie. Is that my briefcase?
It's My Birthday!
Aug 22, 2005
15,794
1,347
693
#9
I have the Galaxy Tab in 10.1 inches (because I'm a size king). Solid build, you won't be disappointed.
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.
 

Myhairygrundle

Screw you guys, I'm going home.
Jul 16, 2005
6,798
1,947
608
Texas
#10
I have the Galaxy Tab in 10.1 inches (because I'm a size king). Solid build, you won't be disappointed.
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.
 

Hate & Discontent

Yo, homie. Is that my briefcase?
It's My Birthday!
Aug 22, 2005
15,794
1,347
693
#11
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.
 

SallieTomato

Here'sh The Thing
Jul 25, 2012
964
127
113
SOL.3
#12
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!
 

fletcher

Darkness always says hello.
Donator
Feb 20, 2006
59,523
19,737
513
jersey
#13
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!
What part of the sub $200 dont you get, Apple fan boi?
 

MayrMeninoCrash

Liberal Psycopath
Dec 9, 2004
24,651
8,823
693
Loveland, CO
#14
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!
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.
 

Hate & Discontent

Yo, homie. Is that my briefcase?
It's My Birthday!
Aug 22, 2005
15,794
1,347
693
#15
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!
Thanks for necroing my thread, and not even bothering to read the whole thing.
Sent from the USS Sulaco.
 

blazin

Registered User
Dec 9, 2004
3,929
435
578
#17
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.
 

Hog's Big Ben

Getting ass-***** in The Octagon, brother.
Donator
Jul 28, 2005
28,248
18,396
693
New York
#19
WoodenPlank:
Got any good Hitchcock movies to recommend?

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

instead.
 

SallieTomato

Here'sh The Thing
Jul 25, 2012
964
127
113
SOL.3
#20
WoodenPlank:
Got any good Hitchcock movies to recommend?

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

fletcher

Darkness always says hello.
Donator
Feb 20, 2006
59,523
19,737
513
jersey
#21
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.
 

Hog's Big Ben

Getting ass-***** in The Octagon, brother.
Donator
Jul 28, 2005
28,248
18,396
693
New York
#22
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"?!?
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