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Old 17-01-2012, 06:05 PM
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Default Best 7" or 10" tablet?

thinking of getting a tablet. any ideas on the best ones - at the cheapest price.

dont really want to spend more than 150 euro. just want it for basic web browsing, watching the odd online video content, and using the kindle app...

obviously capacitive screen and flash support a must...

any thoughts anyone?

i was thinking of either the new Kindle Fire that is coming out soon, or the Tablo 7" ?
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Old 18-01-2012, 12:21 PM
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Yarvik do a decent 10" one.. was selling them just before Christmas @ around 180..
www.yarvik.com
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Old 18-01-2012, 06:13 PM
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The AndyPad Pro is getting good reviews

http://www.engadget.com/2011/09/30/andypad-pro-review/

Handy Gingerbread device, good battery life and available online for £130

http://www.reghardware.com/2011/08/2...ets/print.html

Their choice is the Kogan Agora 7:
http://www.kogan.co.uk/shop/7-inch-android-tablet-pc/
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Old 18-01-2012, 07:09 PM
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LOL @ the AndyPad.

Thought it was a reference to the tablet Smeggle was selling at first.

The only thing I can contribute to the thread, is to compare price and performance of
the processors out there.

A new Chinese processor called the All winner A10 was released in Novemeber which boasts a clock speed of 1.5 Ghz.

Despite the cheeky name, it is actually a Cortex-A8 ARM7 based processor.

There are a good few capacitive Chinese tablets available that use it, but some have firmwares which only make use of 1.2Ghz, or 1.0Ghz at the moment.

Not sure if there is any that fully use 1.5Ghz yet.

Some of these tablets ship with Android 2.3, others ship with 4.0.

Not sure how they handle 4.0.

But bare in mind that these tablets are well within your budget.

Of course you'd have to really research reviews of them, as they would be less known brands,

and make sure they have downloadable firmware and decent support.
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Old 18-01-2012, 07:16 PM
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LOL @ the AndyPad.

Thought it was a reference to the tablet Smeggle was selling at first.

The only thing I can contribute to the thread, is to compare price and performance of
the processors out there.

A new Chinese processor called the All winner A10 was released in Novemeber which boasts a clock speed of 1.5 Ghz.

Despite the cheeky name, it is actually a Cortex-A8 ARM7 based processor.

There are a good few capacitive Chinese tablets available that use it, but some have firmwares which only make use of 1.2Ghz, or 1.0Ghz at the moment.

Not sure if there is any that fully use 1.5Ghz yet.

Some of these tablets ship with Android 2.3, others ship with 4.0.

Not sure how they handle 4.0.

But bare in mind that these tablets are well within your budget.

Of course you'd have to really research reviews of them, as they would be less known brands.
i'd be very wary of any tablet with a chinese processor. its my professional area and i've not seen much good in that area from china yet.
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Old 18-01-2012, 09:20 PM
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i'd be very wary of any tablet with a Chineese processor. its my professional area and i've not seen much good in that area from china yet.
In this case I'd be more worried about the build quality and reliability of the tablet itself. i.e the quality of the soldering and the touch screen

Haven't heard any bad reports regarding the processor yet but it's early days.

This new processor/SoC has seriously driven down the prices of tablets in china,
and it's low cost is after causing a mini recession within the Chinese tablet market apparently.

It's only a matter of time before the Chinese take over the world!
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Old 18-01-2012, 07:10 PM
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processor is pretty weedy. Lenovo stuff generally has pretty good build quality, but that processor would be a concern for me. Especially running gingerbread.
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Old 18-01-2012, 07:23 PM
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processor is pretty weedy. Lenovo stuff generally has pretty good build quality, but that processor would be a concern for me. Especially running gingerbread.
i thought the processor was 1ghz? is that slow nowadays?

i would be wary of buying chinese manufacturers as well, even though i know they are all made there anyway. i guess its for the brand security more than anything....
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Old 18-01-2012, 09:03 PM
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i thought the processor was 1ghz? is that slow nowadays?

i would be wary of buying chinese manufacturers as well, even though i know they are all made there anyway. i guess its for the brand security more than anything....
Lenovo are Chinese after all... Yes, 1GHz single core is slow for a tablet, it's mediocre to slow on a phone nowadays.
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Old 18-01-2012, 09:14 PM
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Lenovo are Chinese after all... Yes, 1GHz single core is slow for a tablet, it's mediocre to slow on a phone nowadays.
i see.

but it shouldn't have any issues with web browsing, skype, streaming flash video/bbc i player/4OD playing a movie video file, email etc etc? right?
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