Best "budget" tablet for internet browsing

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  • ZiL 16 Nov 2010 22:44:31 44 posts
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    Any recommendations? (smartphones and netbooks don't qualify)

    Browsing experience is the most important bit here.

    I don't care about apps, media capabilities, cameras, storage, battery life, 3G connectivity, etc.

    Destined purely for -sofa- internet browsing.

    cheers

    P.S
    Why the hell doesn't someone make a "pure" 250 browsing tablet, stripped from all the stupid gimmicks?
  • coda 16 Nov 2010 22:51:26 1,866 posts
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    You want to read this thread.

    The Advent Vega looks like just what you're looking for.
  • NBZ 16 Nov 2010 22:53:13 2,390 posts
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    There is the Apad which seems cheap but slow and outdated softwarewise.

    Archos make some too, but there are not many competitors to the iPad yet... early next year there may be better prospects.
  • NBZ 16 Nov 2010 22:56:30 2,390 posts
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    coda wrote:
    The Advent Vega looks like just what you're looking for.

    At that price, it seems to be interesting at the very least.
  • ZiL 16 Nov 2010 22:58:45 44 posts
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    coda wrote:
    You want to read this thread.

    The Advent Vega looks like just what you're looking for.

    I'll check that thread.

    Thanks man.

    (never thought of looking under "PC Hardware")
  • coda 16 Nov 2010 23:04:52 1,866 posts
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    NBZ wrote:
    coda wrote:
    The Advent Vega looks like just what you're looking for.

    At that price, it seems to be interesting at the very least.

    Here's a vid of it in action, it looks very speedy and responsive compared to similarly priced tablets. I'm waiting of the 3G version to launch next year personally but for people just wanting a basic Wi-Fi tablet it looks like a bargain.
  • ZiL 16 Nov 2010 23:11:50 44 posts
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    Yeap, the Advent Vega looks to be just what I'm looking for.

    It's not available yet though, yes?
  • coda 16 Nov 2010 23:17:47 1,866 posts
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    ZiL wrote:
    Yeap, the Advent Vega looks to be just what I'm looking for.

    It's not available yet though, yes?

    It may be out this weekend.

    I'd give your local Dixons a ring on saturday and ask if they've got any in then.
  • Tremendosaurus 17 Nov 2010 09:29:28 1,195 posts
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    Do the Dixons group have some kind of exclusivity on the Vega? I like the look of the product, but don't want to get ripped off by high-street stores. If this appeared on Amazon though it'd be very tempting.
  • moriss 17 Nov 2010 09:47:00 588 posts
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    It's not very big tho is it, I think he wants a tablet, not an ipod
  • ZiL 17 Nov 2010 11:39:05 44 posts
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    iPod Touch won't do bro.

    Like moriss said, I'm looking for a bigger screen.
  • Deleted user 17 November 2010 11:40:21
    Get a laptop/netbook
  • ZiL 17 Nov 2010 11:44:26 44 posts
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    Tremendosaurus wrote:
    Do the Dixons group have some kind of exclusivity on the Vega? I like the look of the product, but don't want to get ripped off by high-street stores. If this appeared on Amazon though it'd be very tempting.

    Also found it at PC World

    CrispyXUK64 wrote:
    Get a laptop/netbook

    Emm...as I mentioned earlier I would like to avoid laptops/netbooks.
  • Deleted user 17 November 2010 11:45:52
    Well IMO, tablets are shit, plus laptops have built in stands/keyboards :D
  • mingster 17 Nov 2010 11:53:28 3,407 posts
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    Android 7" APad 95.
    this one only runs android 1.5

    http://www.lightinthebox.com/Android-Tablet-PC-aPad-MID-7--TFT-Touch-Screen-Rockchips-RK2808-Processor-600MHZ-2G-ARM-11-Wifi-Camera-SMQ5453-_p124242.html


    Android 8" HiApad IMX515 132
    This one runs android 2.2 and can play flash enabled sites.

    http://hiapad.com/?p=1138&lang=en
  • ZiL 17 Nov 2010 12:08:15 44 posts
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    Will check into those as well bro.

    Thanks.
  • Tremendosaurus 17 Nov 2010 12:16:49 1,195 posts
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    ZiL wrote:
    Also found it at PC World

    PC World are part of the Dixon's group :)

    mingster wrote:
    Android 8" HiApad IMX515 132
    This one runs android 2.2 and can play flash enabled sites.

    http://hiapad.com/?p=1138&lang=en

    Good price, only a resistive touch screen though (where as the Vega is capacitive), and videos of it on Youtube look choppy at best :(
  • mingster 17 Nov 2010 13:02:59 3,407 posts
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    This one is 7" android 1.6 has usb support and is available on ebay. (new)
    120 inc p&p

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/7-ANDROID-TABLET-ePad-Google-WIFI-Internet-Mid-aPad-PC-/180573150279?pt=UK_AudioElectronicsVideo_Video_TelevisionSetTopBoxes&hash=item2a0aff9c47
  • mingster 17 Nov 2010 16:12:04 3,407 posts
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    I've just ordered this one.
    I'm hoping it will run the XBMC remote control app well.

    M701 G10 Multi Touch Android 2.1 Tablet With 1080P HDMI Out, G Senor and full 3G dongle support 150

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0046ANFG6/ref=oss_product
  • ModishNouns 17 Nov 2010 16:28:08 4,682 posts
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    coda wrote:
    You want to read this thread.

    The Advent Vega looks like just what you're looking for.

    Yes I'd like one of those please.

    An iPad would be greedy but I reckon if you all clubbed together you could buy me one of these. First one to PM can have my address to send it to.
  • Tremendosaurus 18 Nov 2010 09:05:41 1,195 posts
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    mingster wrote:
    I've just ordered this one.
    I'm hoping it will run the XBMC remote control app well.

    M701 G10 Multi Touch Android 2.1 Tablet With 1080P HDMI Out, G Senor and full 3G dongle support 150

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0046ANFG6/ref=oss_product

    Looks promising, can you give us a brief review when it turns up? Specifically I'd like to know what it's like for reading PDF magazines (no, not that kind you filthy beggars :p )
  • Tremendosaurus 19 Nov 2010 09:50:56 1,195 posts
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    The Advent Vega is now available for home delivery! I am eagerly awaiting the first independent hands-on reviews.

    PC World Link
  • Tremendosaurus 19 Nov 2010 10:51:11 1,195 posts
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    Gah! And it's gone again! WTF are PC World playing at?
  • jonsaan 19 Nov 2010 15:39:17 25,811 posts
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    Nurofen's best, it works quicker. Boots do a budget range that'll soon have you back surfing again.
  • sport 19 Nov 2010 15:40:44 12,970 posts
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    jonsaan, the funniest man in jonsaan's world ;-D
  • Deleted user 19 November 2010 15:43:18
    Made you look.
  • Carlo 2 Sep 2011 21:43:27 18,381 posts
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    http://techcrunch.com/2011/09/02/amazon-kindle-tablet/#comment-box

    Ooooooo!!!!
  • sport 2 Sep 2011 21:54:34 12,970 posts
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    Carlo wrote:
    http://techcrunch.com/2011/09/02/amazon-kindle-tablet/#comment-box

    Ooooooo!!!!

    Hmmm, the price and spec look good, but the complete lockdown of Android to all things Amazon is a bit off-putting. Could be interested if someone manages to get a custom rom on it.
  • Articulate-Troll 2 Sep 2011 22:05:45 3,100 posts
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    Carlo wrote:
    http://techcrunch.com/2011/09/02/amazon-kindle-tablet/#comment-box

    Ooooooo!!!!

    The lower price point and 7 inch screen make it sound pretty tempting. If Amazon do a good job with the UI this could well be an essential purchase.
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