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Posted: 11/19/2012 2:20:27 PM EST
I know, not this shit again! Looking for tablet, Android preferred. Want it for games and movies for kids, maybe ebooks for me. WiFi yes, 3G no. And what about Nooks or Kindles? Just as useful as a Samsung, for example?
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 2:29:50 PM EST
I really enjoy my playbook, but I seem to be the only person who does.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 2:30:36 PM EST
Nexus 7
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 2:33:47 PM EST
I love my Asus Transformer Infinity.

It's beefy as hell for gaming. Great display for movies, plays lots of file types, has a built in GPS and teathers to my Verizon phone.

mini HDMI out
Micro SD onboard slot

It's the cats ass.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 2:34:04 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/19/2012 2:34:48 PM EST by sbhaven]
Nexus 7 or Nexus 10...
http://www.google.com/nexus/

With the Nook or Kindle you get a gimped Android OS that tries to lock you into their services. With the Nexus tablet you get the latest Android OS that can be easily unlocked and rooted to add other customized Android firmwares.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 2:37:39 PM EST
I'm a big fan of my kindle fire but I mostly use it for reading.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 2:39:47 PM EST
OST.

I'm looking for one with GPS that I can use on my boat with a marine charting program.

Mike

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Link Posted: 11/19/2012 2:41:09 PM EST

Originally Posted By millfire517:
Nexus 7

Great price too...$199 for the 16GB, $249 for the 32GB.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 2:42:15 PM EST
I love my Xoom.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 2:48:05 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/19/2012 2:49:46 PM EST by ZOG]
Best non-AAPL ?

ASUS top model is the TF700



http://eee.asus.com/en/transformer-infinity/features

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2406244,00.asp
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 3:36:13 PM EST
I have a xoom and a galaxy tab 10.2 I think the. Samsung is better but it's a much newer product. I have noticed the the more powerful processors make or break an android device. A slower chip ruins android imho with jerky screen transitions and slow loading apps.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 3:36:54 PM EST
Not the Xoom.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 3:38:57 PM EST
Just got my wife the Asus TF700. Had it a couple weeks now really impressed.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 10:52:46 AM EST
Ok, Best Buy has the Samsung Galaxy 2 Tab 8MB on sale for $180. FO or NO?
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 10:54:28 AM EST
nexus 7 or 10
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 10:55:18 AM EST
Nexus 7 or 10. I've played with both (it's fun working with people who immediately order the latest and greatest).

Android developers are still way behind the fucking curve on apps optimized for tablets, but either of these two tablets seem a-ok by me.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 10:55:38 AM EST

Originally Posted By clockworkjon:
Ok, Best Buy has the Samsung Galaxy 2 Tab 8MB on sale for $180. FO or NO?

I think your better off with the 16gb Nexus for $20 more....
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 10:56:28 AM EST

Originally Posted By Rem700PSS:

Originally Posted By clockworkjon:
Ok, Best Buy has the Samsung Galaxy 2 Tab 8MB on sale for $180. FO or NO?

I think your better off with the 16gb Nexus for $20 more....


Link Posted: 11/20/2012 10:58:09 AM EST

Originally Posted By Subnet:

Originally Posted By Rem700PSS:

Originally Posted By clockworkjon:
Ok, Best Buy has the Samsung Galaxy 2 Tab 8MB on sale for $180. FO or NO?

I think your better off with the 16gb Nexus for $20 more....



Yep.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 10:58:48 AM EST
refurb iPad.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 11:00:48 AM EST
Originally Posted By Rem700PSS:

Originally Posted By clockworkjon:
Ok, Best Buy has the Samsung Galaxy 2 Tab 8MB on sale for $180. FO or NO?

I think your better off with the 16gb Nexus for $20 more....


QFT.

I love my Nexus 7. It does what I need it to. Yeah, the Kindle Fire HD is an option, but it has a lot of fluff between you and what you are looking for. To me, it felt like more of an "Amazon prime shopping terminal".

Link Posted: 11/20/2012 11:03:07 AM EST
I got a Nexus 7 32gb a few weeks ago. It is great and really easy to unlock and root. When unlocking and rooting, the XDA Developers website is your friend.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 11:04:58 AM EST

Originally Posted By Falcon09:
I got a Nexus 7 32gb a few weeks ago. It is great and really easy to unlock and root. When unlocking and rooting, the XDA Developers website is your friend.

I haven't even bothered to root mine. I unlocked it just to install flash.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 11:06:42 AM EST
Wally World has both the 16gb and 32gb Nexus 7. So if I just want game apps for the kids, books for myself, and a movie or two for the road, is 16gb enough?
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 11:08:54 AM EST

Originally Posted By clockworkjon:
Wally World has both the 16gb and 32gb Nexus 7. So if I just want game apps for the kids, books for myself, and a movie or two for the road, is 16gb enough?

Yes. If you need to, you can add a card reader or flash drive to the Nexus with a $1 cable.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 11:09:57 AM EST

Originally Posted By VacaDuck:

Originally Posted By clockworkjon:
Wally World has both the 16gb and 32gb Nexus 7. So if I just want game apps for the kids, books for myself, and a movie or two for the road, is 16gb enough?

Yes. If you need to, you can add a card reader or flash drive to the Nexus with a $1 cable.

Concur.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 11:10:37 AM EST
Buy my Nexus 7!!!!
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 11:56:47 AM EST
Wife wants a 10" tablet. Nexus doubles in price to $400, Galaxy 2 is only $300. Guess I'm getting a Galaxy 2, 16gb, 10.1"

Link Posted: 11/20/2012 11:59:46 AM EST

Originally Posted By clockworkjon:
Wife wants a 10" tablet. Nexus doubles in price to $400, Galaxy 2 is only $300. Guess I'm getting a Galaxy 2, 16gb, 10.1"


I'd really caution you against doing that. You will not be as happy with it.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 12:02:41 PM EST
An iPad with tape over the Apple logo. Now you get a great device without fear of looking trendy.

Duct Tape=An Anti-Hipster hipsters lifeline.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 12:06:25 PM EST
This is why I didn't want one of these fucking things in the first place, too much BS. Should I just give up and buy an iPad and be done with it?
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 12:07:56 PM EST

Originally Posted By clockworkjon:
This is why I didn't want one of these fucking things in the first place, too much BS. Should I just give up and buy an iPad and be done with it?

Honestly yes, but I was holding to your original requirement that it run Android. If that's no longer a firm requirement, yeah - buy an iPad.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 12:11:09 PM EST
Originally Posted By Subnet:

Originally Posted By clockworkjon:
This is why I didn't want one of these fucking things in the first place, too much BS. Should I just give up and buy an iPad and be done with it?

Honestly yes, but I was holding to your original requirement that it run Android. If that's no longer a firm requirement, yeah - buy an iPad.


Is the iPad 2 ok, or do I have to embrace my inner hipster and have the latest and greatest iPad 3 or Retina or whatever?
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 12:12:45 PM EST

Originally Posted By millfire517:
Nexus 7


I have one and it is very nice, excelent buy for the money
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 12:13:30 PM EST
The maxi is still the most popular around here...
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 12:16:58 PM EST

Originally Posted By clockworkjon:
Originally Posted By Subnet:

Originally Posted By clockworkjon:
This is why I didn't want one of these fucking things in the first place, too much BS. Should I just give up and buy an iPad and be done with it?

Honestly yes, but I was holding to your original requirement that it run Android. If that's no longer a firm requirement, yeah - buy an iPad.


Is the iPad 2 ok, or do I have to embrace my inner hipster and have the latest and greatest iPad 3 or Retina or whatever?
2 is fine, and will save you some money. I have a 3, but wouldn't mind a 2, honestly. I have a hard time noticing the difference between displays (note that a lot of people I meet really notice the difference immediately). You may or may not.

Link Posted: 11/20/2012 12:17:25 PM EST
Nexus 7
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 12:19:20 PM EST
We have a Ipad 1,2,and 3. I am still using the 1 and like it fine.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 12:22:00 PM EST
If you took away my Retina iPad (and all the other iPads on the planet) and I had to buy a new tablet I'd get a Nexus 10.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 12:22:02 PM EST
The difference between the screen of a 2 and a 3 is extreme if you are used to a 1 or 2. I noticed it immediately. Most people who haven't owned an iPad prior to a 3 seem to not notice as much. Either way, my two has a great screen, and the battery is cruising along a year and a half plus later.

Link Posted: 11/20/2012 12:23:01 PM EST

Originally Posted By BustinCaps:
The difference between the screen of a 2 and a 3 is extreme if you are used to a 1 or 2. I noticed it immediately. Most people who haven't owned an iPad prior to a 3 seem to not notice as much. Either way, my two has a great screen, and the battery is cruising along a year and a half plus later.


I guess I'd have to try and use your 2 for a while, because I'm really hard pressed to appreciate the difference.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 12:24:32 PM EST
For curiosities sake, I looked up the sales numbers for the Nexus 7. Asus projects 5 million units sold by years end. Not to shabby for an android device. Not too terribly far off of the iPad when it was first released.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 12:25:05 PM EST

Originally Posted By VacaDuck:
For curiosities sake, I looked up the sales numbers for the Nexus 7. Asus projects 5 million units sold by years end. Not to shabby for an android device. Not too terribly far off of the iPad when it was first released.

It's a really good device, and a damn good value.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 12:25:49 PM EST

Originally Posted By Subnet:

Originally Posted By VacaDuck:
For curiosities sake, I looked up the sales numbers for the Nexus 7. Asus projects 5 million units sold by years end. Not to shabby for an android device. Not too terribly far off of the iPad when it was first released.

It's a really good device, and a damn good value.

Sure is. I love mine.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 12:26:58 PM EST
Nexus 7 or bust!
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 12:27:49 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/20/2012 12:30:39 PM EST by hotbiggun42]
Originally Posted By VacaDuck:
For curiosities sake, I looked up the sales numbers for the Nexus 7. Asus projects 5 million units sold by years end. Not to shabby for an android device. Not too terribly far off of the iPad when it was first released.


Just wondering. Does it load like a PC or is it on soon as you open the cover or push the on button. The IPAD is extremely fast.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 12:29:05 PM EST

Originally Posted By clockworkjon:
Originally Posted By Subnet:

Originally Posted By clockworkjon:
This is why I didn't want one of these fucking things in the first place, too much BS. Should I just give up and buy an iPad and be done with it?

Honestly yes, but I was holding to your original requirement that it run Android. If that's no longer a firm requirement, yeah - buy an iPad.


Is the iPad 2 ok, or do I have to embrace my inner hipster and have the latest and greatest iPad 3 or Retina or whatever?

I have a 2. Nothing wrong with it. The retina is nice and all, but for me not worth the extra money.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 12:29:54 PM EST
Toshiba Thrive 10".

User-replaceable battery FTW!
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 12:30:23 PM EST

Originally Posted By hotbiggun42:
Originally Posted By VacaDuck:
For curiosities sake, I looked up the sales numbers for the Nexus 7. Asus projects 5 million units sold by years end. Not to shabby for an android device. Not too terribly far off of the iPad when it was first released.


Just wondering. Does it load like a PC or is it as soon as you open the cover or push the on button. The IPAD is extremely fast.

From a full power off, it takes a minute or two to come up. I never turn mine off though. I just keep it in sleep mode.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 12:36:45 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 12:51:39 PM EST
Originally Posted By clockworkjon:
Originally Posted By Subnet:

Originally Posted By clockworkjon:
This is why I didn't want one of these fucking things in the first place, too much BS. Should I just give up and buy an iPad and be done with it?

Honestly yes, but I was holding to your original requirement that it run Android. If that's no longer a firm requirement, yeah - buy an iPad.


Is the iPad 2 ok, or do I have to embrace my inner hipster and have the latest and greatest iPad 3 or Retina or whatever?


Nexus 10 > iPad 2. That iPad is almost 2 years old. They cost the same price, too.
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