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Hi,I'm an university student and I live in Germany. I actually don't have an android tablet yet. I want to buy one after seeing a nice video review of eken m001 on shanzai.com, but after doing some research and discovering this message board, I found out there are more to choose from. Now I'm thinking about Eken m001 (~100$), iRobot Apad (~150$) and Wistech A81-E (~200$). The last one excels in every detail but is also 2 x more expensive than the first one - and I don't really want to pay more for something that I maybe won't fully use. So I would like to ask Slatedroid users which one of these suits my needs right.I need about 1 to 2, sometimes 3 hours a day to travel back and forth, using public transport means, doing nothing besides changing my location. I would like to use an android tablet for maintaining this time in a more practical manner:1) As a student, I have a free access to many magazines in pdf format. I don't really have time to read them at home, so a tablet would be a great idea. Some of them are quite packed with photos and graphics. I would like to buy something what doesn't make reading them a torture (but naturally, it doesn't have to be as fast as my notebook - let's say, processing of graphics-rich ebooks should be "sufficiently" fast)2) Music Player - I don't expect really much here. Since I would use it mainly with earphones, the quality of built-in speaker isn't very important(Although, I would also like to use it as an alarm clock - but it isn't really important)3) Videos - it would be nice to watch an episode of "How I met your mother" while being on my way. I don't have anything against conversion and changing the resolution to gain smoother play, as long as the quality remains "good enough" (for example, in one other thread on this board [http://38.99.171.104/~slatedr1/showthread.php/328-Official-Video-Test-Thread] I read that eken m001 plays 400x240 videos really nicely - do you really see a big difference between that and a TV resolution on a such small screen?)4) WiFi- I don't really want to use the tablet extensively as an Internet device. I would like to check my mails after waking up without having to boot my computer. I also have a free wifi access at the university, which I would probably sometimes use, but as said, not extensively.5) Emulation - that's not really a must, but it would be nice to play some classical games on the device. SNES would be enough, maybe GBA.Oh, and one more thing. Since I'm living in Germany, delivery from often mentioned merimobiles.com is quite expensive. There are some sites like dealextreme, which ship freely worldwide, but as they sell only noname devices, clients not always get what they wanted (there are quite many comments about getting tablets with weaker processors that in the specification etc.), so I really would like to have an eken logo on it. Maybe someone knows a shop suited well for European buyers?I would greatly appreciate your help!
 

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hi there, i dont own one yet. But i have been looking around the forums for a good week now. I ordered the apad rockchip. 115 quid, when it came i was upset to see it was one of the blue light models. Meaning it cant be flashed with different roms.From the videos i saw and peoples reviews. I think the rockchip apad is a good solid device and will do all the things you want. If u want to play a little bit more, there is a new version out friday which has an 800mhz telechip processor and 256mb ram. The rockchip only has 128mb of ram.The rockchip will likely be stuck on 1.5 as development for new versions has been halted. But if u pay the extra and get the telechip one. It looks the exact same, has more memory, comes running 2.1 and should have a 2.2 upgrade soon.Plus being a 7 inch for factor it should be a perfect size for a student to carry about. or so i would think. Chinagrabber going by the forums is a reliable site. Just look for seller reviews and feedback :)yeah shipping can be expensive, but all in for the one i want, 50 dollar shipping is no big deal. With a better processor and more memory, its worth that little bit extra
 

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i just bought one of those orphan m16s but it was the enzo zenpad 4 i bought, was one of the cheaper i could find and hoping it arrives soon.
 
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