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Old 05-17-2011, 09:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey
my buddy wants to get an android tablet for around $200
Is it a good idea?
All he wants it for is email, browsing, maybe watching online videos.
His budget is 200 bucks
idk anything about tablets so I was hoping you guys could help out
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Why not just get a netbook? They are under $250. Also light weight and a bigger screen than a tablet.

The Xoom and iPad are upwards of $499.
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Why not just get a netbook? They are under $250. Also light weight and a bigger screen than a tablet.

The Xoom and iPad are upwards of $499.
he just wants a tablet,
he likes the touch part, i have a netbook and he didn't like it
is it worth getting one now or should he wait for the honeycomb to come out
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he just wants a tablet,
he likes the touch part, i have a netbook and he didn't like it
is it worth getting one now or should he wait for the honeycomb to come out
Honeycomb is out, the Motorola Xoom, Asus Transformer, and Acer Iconia A500 are all running it. That said they are all $400 plus.

The cheapest Android tablet that works well out of the box is the Galaxy Tab WiFi for $350 and it has a 7" screen. The Nook Color might be enough for what he wants but it is still $250 and isn't a full Android tablet by default (although you can easily make it into one).
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Honeycomb is out, the Motorola Xoom, Asus Transformer, and Acer Iconia A500 are all running it. That said they are all $400 plus.

The cheapest Android tablet that works well out of the box is the Galaxy Tab WiFi for $350 and it has a 7" screen. The Nook Color might be enough for what he wants but it is still $250 and isn't a full Android tablet by default (although you can easily make it into one).
i'll let him know, thanks
how are the first one's u suggest vs the ipad2 or even the galaxy tab?


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How's this

http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?t=2935853
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Here is a review for the Galaxy Tab from KSoD: Samsung Galaxy Tab WiFi Only
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i'll let him know, thanks
how are the first one's u suggest vs the ipad2 or even the galaxy tab?


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Viewsonic gTablet 10.1 internet tablet for $275 + FS Ebay - Slickdeals.net
The Transformer and Iconia are competitive with the iPad 2 for the most part and are a generation newer than the 7" Galaxy Tab. If he is willing to spend that much it might be worth waiting for the Galaxy Tab 10.1" as it's supposed to be the best Honeycomb Tablet and the first true iPad killer.

The gTablet is cheap and fairly powerful however it has a very low quality display and all of the custom software Viewsonic installed on the tablet is pretty awful. At this point I would try to stick to Android Tablets running Honeycomb as earlier version of the OS weren't really intended to be used on tablets. The 7" Galaxy Tab is an exception to that though as it has Android market access (unlike the gTablet and nearly all other pre Honeycomb tablets) and as KSoD's (Mak213) review indicated it works pretty well.
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it seems like he's decided to wait
so thank you for all the help guys!
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