What To Look For In A Tablet When Buying
Posted 03 June 2011 - 07:50 PM
Perhaps the 7x is the ticket.
Posted 03 June 2011 - 11:01 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.
Do whatever the hell you want with your life, as long as it doesn't involve telling other people what to do (because that makes you like like a self-entitled jackass and no one will like you and you will die lonely and naked).
People make bad buying decisions, it's not the end of the world. 200 bucks should not be breaking your bank, and if it is, are you sure you should be spending your time and money on techy toys?
Posted 09 June 2011 - 07:43 AM
ein kriterium für den kauf eines tablets ist android 2.2 und flashplayer
google translated: http://translate.google.com
a criterion for the purchase of a Tablet android 2.2 and flash player
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Posted 10 June 2011 - 10:18 PM
I bought a XOOM, and returned it to Costco, it really didn't do anything different from my phone (evo 4g)... Is there ever going to be a tablet run by android that will truly compete with the Ipad (which I do not want to buy)...
Posted 11 June 2011 - 11:18 AM
I bought a cheap tablet Tabtech M009s from Amazon as I wanted to be able to access internet when I am abroad. Gwnerally works and does what I want. Will probably go for a more expensive tablet later. Reading this thread has given me ideas on what to look for.
Posted 12 June 2011 - 05:49 AM
My decision was based on
- price/value ratio => Doesn't hurt much if bricked while modding it.
- ongoing manufacturer and community support.
- Hardware buttons, full USB, high capacity li-ion battery that is user replaceable in the future.
EDIT: Flash 10.1 runs, but there is no joy 'cause the performance is too slow.
This post has been edited by tosan: 27 June 2011 - 04:06 AM
Posted 07 July 2011 - 09:46 AM
It has an 800x600 8" resistive touch screen, with a weird looking reflective border.
The Market has been working on it since near the end of last year, so I've been able to use it quite a bit.
I use it as an E-reader, Opera browser, and Pandora device. I installed the low res version of Youtube, and it can be used for viewing the average video.
It is very slow in comparison to say, an Ipod Touch 2G, which was my only point of comparison.
It isn't multi touch. You can't play action games on it or run emulators on it. Typing on it is cumbersome with the onscreen keyboard, due to its speed and the resistive screen. It is what it is.
I really like it!
This tablet has served for me as a proof of concept that a tablet is a viable device for content consumption. I use it every day now.
I'm frankly shocked that the American market is stuck with so many high dollar choices in tablets, over a year after I was able to buy this thing, and over a year and a half after the first Ipad.
A tablet should be a device that costs less than a laptop.
It doesn't have to have an expensive license for the OS, it doesn't have to have to include an office suite, doesn't use a hard drive, has a smaller screen, requires less battery power, and does not require as powerful a processor.
We need basically a Nook Color that's dual core.
- 1 GHZ or better dual core processor
- Capacitance screen, in 2 size classes, 7 to 10 inches.
- Android 2.2 or better
- Some additional physical buttons ergonomically placed on the sides, for use with games. Holding a tablet and trying to hit onscreen buttons to play an action game is pretty tedious.
- Good quality sound. A decent quality audio chip in it so it sounds OK with a speaker, but excellent with headphones.
Thanks for having this site!
SlateDroid has been the reason I can use this tablet.
Posted 07 July 2011 - 09:01 PM
I have bought a low cost chinese tablet to start experiencing with it and to learn how to develop apps with Android, and as long as I have used it, it has worked fine, of course, is not as appealing or fast as a Galaxy Tab -My point of reference-, but it manages to do what was expected. It has a 7' resistive screen, of course not multitouch, and a VIA CPU, but it has a workable USB port in which I have tested a hard keyboard,a mouse, and memory sticks with no trouble. It claims to support a 3G Modem but I haven´t tested it yet.
The article is fine, I will take it into account when buying my next Android Tablet.
Posted 08 July 2011 - 06:52 AM
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