What To Look For In A Tablet When Buying
Posted 25 March 2011 - 06:46 PM
The iPad will still walk away with the sale due to the clever marketing.
2012 is the sales year of the Android tablet. We will see a sort of standardization across the board. And this will be good for the mod community and the users alike.
Posted 04 April 2011 - 01:15 PM
Looking for a tablet for the wife who uses the computer mainly for Skypeing the kids, browsing and updating facebook and dealing with her email.
Been watching a few on e-bay. 10.2, android 2.2 seem to be around $200. I suspect most at this price will have the resistive screen. If anyone has any good tablet buying websites for canadians, it would be helpful.
Posted 11 April 2011 - 12:03 AM
I thing that I forgot to mention in my article is to buy an extended warranty (like Squaretrade). Tablets are too new to tell how reliable they will be two or three years from now. Buying an extended warranty will protect especially since these devices should be expensive to repair.
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the generic epads on ebay are toys and do not function well like I Robot
Posted 19 April 2011 - 10:15 PM
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Posted 21 April 2011 - 02:40 AM
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Posted 23 April 2011 - 11:06 AM
can they update to android 3 os
Posted 27 April 2011 - 12:48 AM
any suggestions are appreciated
Try the viewsonic Gtablet. It durable. I haven't had no major issues with it. But I have rooted my tablet. In my opinion; do research on the best tablets out there. Check the features you want, the price, and its reviews. It will help you make the right decision to buy the tablet you want.
Posted 27 April 2011 - 12:51 AM
Posted 27 April 2011 - 12:12 PM
A quick buy-it-now, five weeks waiting, a tablet arriving wrapped in newspaper with (perhaps) a thin Chinese manual or a translated nightmare. No support, no App store (oops, said it, will wait to be sued by Apple) and a whole mess of frustration. Usually the stock Android 2.1 or 2.2 is what you'll be stuck with as cooked ROMs will not be available from anywhere for a tablet that fundamentally cannot be identified.
Unfortunately, people arrive at the forums after they have purchased a tablet and more than likely, even while clutching their first Android tablet, they are actually considering the next one.
So, back to the original question, what to look for in a tablet when buying. Wish list.
Name Brand, mainstream tablet with a big user base and support here on Slatedroid or one of the other unmentionable support sites.
Capacitive Touchscreen, if 7" then something around 1024x600 (Nook Color resolution)
512MB or higher RAM.
8GB or higher internal storage with expansion of 32GB. Gigabytes NOT Gigabits and actual internal storage (not free generic XD card passed off as internal storage)
Actual processor running at 1ghz or higher (not overclocked figure, not "combined" figure)
Real Dual Core. Not some misinterpretation of what dual core means as ground bait for the unwary.
Hardware buttons, full USB, high capacity li-ion battery that is user replaceable in the future.
And back to the online advertisers and ebay listers, do not immediately believe the sales pitch.
And finally, remember, the tablet you buy today, even with the most careful research, is probably not going to be the tablet you want in six months time, that's the way it is. So, don't search for the cheapest, define a budget and buy within it, enjoy and learn and eventually sell it back into the system and buy the next one.
Posted 28 April 2011 - 03:45 AM
I recently bought a MID 7" tablet and was on the verge of sending it back as, out of the box, it was little more than a media player with a web browser (of course, for some people that would be plenty).
Fortunately I discovered this forum and the Vestinious M009s Firmware which transformed my MID 7" from a pointless (for me) media player to a usable tablet (Thanks Roger Calver!).
Only problem I currently have is that it won't run Amazon's Kindle reader.
This post has been edited by snowman40: 28 April 2011 - 09:06 AM
Posted 28 April 2011 - 08:30 AM
1) a community of modders ("developers") at your favorite site who are making custom roms for it
This seems to be the most critical bit for me, as in my experience this extends the useful life of a device well beyond the support from even a mainstream manufacturer (unless it's Apple, the name that shall not be mentioned, but who supports their devices for on average 3 years with updates.)
Posted 01 May 2011 - 06:23 AM
is it also hard to figure out WHERE to Buy... i were going to buy from pandawill but now i found 2 bad posts about the shop here..
any experiences? where to buy eken m009S with shipping to germany for not more than 90$ without tax
Posted 03 June 2011 - 04:20 PM
For me this year will be the year of Android but I feel we will have a second round of confusion like we did last year with new CPU's & GPU's coming out.
Its going to take some time for it all to settle down and the main lines proving good, and the worst part is all the misleading info around.
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