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Posted: 11/19/2012 7:28:32 AM EST
I have a Toshiba thrive that I love. I am looking for one that I can get for my mom for Christmas. There is one at wal-mart now for $99.99

Coby 8"

and here are a few from amazon that I found. I would like for it to have a usb port, so she can hook up either a external drive or keyboard/mouse. This will be taking the place of a cheap netbook that she uses.

7" google Andorid

PIPO Smart S1

10" google Android (heavy 3lbs)

Like I said, not looking to spend a ton. Just want something she can use to mostly surf the web.

Link Posted: 11/19/2012 9:06:35 AM EST
I'm not a techie, so I don't know about all the nuances and features of all the alternatives. I just know I got my female a Kindle Fire fro her birthday and it works very well and she likes it a lot. It's big enough to see, but handy, and does all of the stuff you'd want: internet browsing, etc. It is also a good book reader.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 9:09:41 AM EST
The cheapest I would go would be $200 for a Nexus 7. The really cheap tablets will make you want to throw the POS out the window.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 9:10:45 AM EST
I would spend the extra money and get the kindle fire if your mother is not technology inclined. Amazon has done a good job of making a hassle free experience with easy to access vetted apps and digital entertainment content.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 9:17:55 AM EST
I'm tagging this. I'm thinking about a cheap tablet in the kitchen for recipes.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 9:21:53 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 9:22:06 AM EST
My BIL bought some cheap POS for my sister ,it's fucking painful to use it's so fucking slow you do want to smash it on the floor.

Nexus 7 or the like ,$200.00 for your mom to make her happy is nothing.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 11:07:25 AM EST
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0" will run you about $200 at Wal-mart, if your local one has them in stock
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 11:12:47 AM EST
Originally Posted By VacaDuck:
The cheapest I would go would be $200 for a Nexus 7. The really cheap tablets will make you want to throw the POS out the window.


Ditto, you might think your are saving money, but there is a reason Coby is only sold at Walmart and pharmacies. Even if the specs look comparible, the screen and touch interface is where the cheao ones skimp. Us a cheap tablet for 20the minutes, then go pick up one of the major brands and see the difference for yourself.

I have a Nexus 7, and going from hardware and quality of the touchscreen, it is hands down the best tablet for the money. Period.

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Link Posted: 11/19/2012 11:19:10 AM EST

Originally Posted By theal:
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0" will run you about $200 at Wal-mart, if your local one has them in stock

Costco has them for $169 with a protective case
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 11:21:08 AM EST
Originally Posted By VacaDuck:
The cheapest I would go would be $200 for a Nexus 7. The really cheap tablets will make you want to throw the POS out the window.


This.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 11:34:31 AM EST

Originally Posted By WildApple:

Originally Posted By theal:
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0" will run you about $200 at Wal-mart, if your local one has them in stock

Costco has them for $169 with a protective case

Yeah, there's not a Costco in the state of Arkansas
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 11:41:49 AM EST
The new Chromebook tablet (Google) is $199 ans looks impressive and is getting excellent reviews:
http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2012/11/19/ipad-alternative-new-200-chromebooks-holiday-hit/
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 11:48:38 AM EST
Originally Posted By WildApple:

Originally Posted By theal:
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0" will run you about $200 at Wal-mart, if your local one has them in stock

Costco has them for $169 with a protective case


Newegg has them for $179 with free shipping and a free 16G flash storage thingamajigger. Sorry, I'm not a techie.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 11:50:18 AM EST
Cheapest I'd go would be the base model (non-HD) Kindle Fire. If you are a little more technically inclined, you can do a Refurb nook and push CM7 to it, but that's not non-techie territory.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 12:35:54 PM EST
7" Nexus on the cheap. iPad if you have the money to spend.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 4:52:45 PM EST
Originally Posted By ASUsax:
Cheapest I'd go would be the base model (non-HD) Kindle Fire. If you are a little more technically inclined, you can do a Refurb nook and push CM7 to it, but that's not non-techie territory.


rooting isn't a problem.

I will give the Samsung a look and the nexus 7.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 5:06:48 PM EST
Dell streak?
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 5:08:01 PM EST
I have a Google Nexus 7 for sale....just sayin

Link Posted: 11/21/2012 9:55:05 AM EST
IM me a price?

Link Posted: 11/21/2012 11:51:35 AM EST
Originally Posted By DevilDog22:
Originally Posted By ASUsax:
Cheapest I'd go would be the base model (non-HD) Kindle Fire. If you are a little more technically inclined, you can do a Refurb nook and push CM7 to it, but that's not non-techie territory.


rooting isn't a problem.

I will give the Samsung a look and the nexus 7.


Then the base model (non-'tablet') Nook Color roots quite nicely, and can sometimes be found for around $100.
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