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so i'm new to the tablet community, sort of. i have have in the past a Nokia n810. that was rather nice but compared to android, about as easy to use as windows (any of them). i, however am not new to android, as Ive tweaked the hell out of my moto droid. from what i have read it seems what i'm looking for (more for my kids) is an eken m001. so they can stop stealing my droid to play the games i have on there. any other thoughts on it? my kids are young so i dont want to spend a lot (around 100 bucks). any other pointers would be nice. also are there any MFG's that make a 10" display that is also capacitive? thanks, and now off to do more research
 

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As fare as I'm aware there aren't yet any 10" capacitive tablets, in fact I can't think of any capacitive tablets. But when they do arrive, they'll be considerably more than $100 as the screen itself adds about that much to the price.As far as the Eken M001 goes for gaming... it's crap. And I don't mean in its ability to handle processor intensive Open GL ES games, I mean it can barely handle any game. Simple point-and-click games work fine; games such as Farm Frenzy, Robo Defence etc. But anything more taxing than that will be playing at a clunky framerate nearing 5FPS (namely games using the accelerometer such as Abduction).I've recommended this to quite a few people because I think it's a great device. I'd go for the Wits A81-E (or Nationite MIDnite if you want the MP4Nation branding version). It features the same processor as your Droid and so it will storm through anything you give it. I've got Quake III Arena running on it on full detail settings at its highest resolution and it's a piece of cake. The sticking point comes at its price which, considering what it is capable of, is not all that much. But at $190ish that's almost double your budget.In which case I would go for something like an aPad. It's probably the second most popular device on this forum, and for good reason. The processor speed is double that of the Eken (600MHz as opposed to 315MHz), so it will handle most, if not all, non Open GL ES games without an issue. Open GL ES typically includes anything that is 3D.Hope this helps :)Oh also, if you so choose to get an aPad, be very weary of what people are selling. aPad has become the eBay generic name for any tablet based on Android - it's made even harder to differentiate them because of their appearance (ie. they all look like iPads). My advice would be to first check on the Marketplace board and see if anyone has one up for sale. Failing that there's loads of threads about sellers to stay clear of, and trustworthy sellers too. I would also post in the forums of whichever device you choose to get some final ideas on the thing before you go out and buy it. Also see if you can get them to approve the seller you were thinking of. Regards,Mike
 

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thanks for the input guys! i will read, and educate my self some more. My kids are youg (5 and 3) so i want to get them something that will have a longer life span then an ipod touch and i wouldnt kick their tails if they broke it
 

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For 3-5 year old kids, avoid the Eken range if I were you, they're incredibly flimsy and if not treated with silly amounts of care (mine has lasted couple of months so far!), I could see it being a paperweight in a matter of days.
 
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