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Old 11-23-2012, 08:43 PM   #1
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Default Help looking for a good yet cheap tablet!

I'm looking to get my girlfriend a tablet for Christmas. I'm looking for a very cheap tablet, but one that will perform. I would like it to run Android operating system. My girlfriend doesn't have a smartphone and would love a tablet for games, skype, etc.

Anybody know much about tablets? Or have any good recommendations?
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Old 11-23-2012, 08:45 PM   #2
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Kindle Fire HD, Google Nexus 7 are the top $200 dollar tablets imo. Both have a camera for Skype however as far as games Google Nexus 7 is better.
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Old 11-23-2012, 08:50 PM   #3
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Nexus 7 ftw.

I use it for everything, and you really can't beat it for the price.
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:04 PM   #4
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Default Re: Help looking for a good yet cheap tablet!

Would you guys recommend any of the under $100 tablets? I really doubt she'd use out for much besides games mainly so it doesn't need much performance or specs.
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:09 PM   #5
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Would you guys recommend any of the under $100 tablets? I really doubt she'd use out for much besides games mainly so it doesn't need much performance or specs.
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:33 PM   #6
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Default Re: Help looking for a good yet cheap tablet!

is google nexus 7 >> ipad mini??

which would you take if price wasn't an issue
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:36 PM   #7
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Care to elaborate? It just needs to surf the Web, play games, and have a crappy webcam. My gf isnt a techy person at all. So as long as it is halfway decent that's all that matters.
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is google nexus 7 >> ipad mini??

which would you take if price wasn't an issue
Eh. It depends a bit on if you prefer Android or Apple. I'm not that well versed on the Mini yet but I'm gonna assume its just a smaller Ipad. I'd go with the Nexus 7 simply because I prefer the interface, plus Google Talk, and easier to emulate games with.
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:40 PM   #9
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Care to elaborate? It just needs to surf the Web, play games, and have a crappy webcam. My gf isnt a techy person at all. So as long as it is halfway decent that's all that matters.
It's not even worth it to buy a sub 100 tablet. Shelling out the extra cash will make you feel ALOT better in the long run, trust me.
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It's not even worth it to buy a sub 100 tablet. Shelling out the extra cash will make you feel ALOT better in the long run, trust me.
this. waste of $100
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:09 PM   #11
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Default Re: Help looking for a good yet cheap tablet!

i bought a 10" enamatic from walmart for $140 shipped. ive had it for 3 weeks, it works pretty well havent had any problems with it. dont get anything less than a 9" screen. It uses the free andriod version so theres no andriod market on there, and the current app support is really non existent. but ive read somewhere that there is a way to get andriod market installed on the unit.
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:31 PM   #12
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Dont get anything less than a 9" screen.


7" is nice.

can hold comfortably in one hand like a kindle, but the screen is still plenty large, and easy to flip to landscape mode for videos, games, etc.

That's why I love my Nexus 7, and that's why Apple rushed to put out their "mini" after the Nexus 7's release...
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Sub $100 tablet will be a waste. Trust me. Get a Nexus 7 or a Kindle Fire. I believe I would aim towards the N7.
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:21 AM   #14
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Default Re: Help looking for a good yet cheap tablet!

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Would you guys recommend any of the under $100 tablets? I really doubt she'd use out for much besides games mainly so it doesn't need much performance or specs.

Buy a refurbished Nook and jailbreak the mutha and install Droid OS.
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:32 AM   #15
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why does it have to be so cheap? is it just your budget or are you being a skinflint?
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