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  • fergal_oc 18 Jan 2012 17:09:08 2,763 posts
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    Nasty wrote:
    Might be worth spending that bit extra and going for the Archos 80 G9. More power and slightly bigger HD screen might be exactly what you're after. £199 from CPW.
    Would be nice, that screen blotching issue seems a bit too much of a headache though.
  • fergal_oc 20 Jan 2012 10:17:26 2,763 posts
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    Anyone had an experience with this?

    Dropad
  • Vice.Destroyer 20 Jan 2012 11:30:04 5,826 posts
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    It's a little late, and since the price has gone up again, it may no longer qualify as a budget table, but last month the Playbook was going for £169/£199 for 16gb and 32gb respectively. 32GB was a steal, bought that and it is an awesome comicbook reader and videoplayer. Don't really know what else to do with a tablet. When I'm out and about I use my phone to surf. When at home in my wifi-environment, I use my laptop. But for lunch time and commuting, the Playbook rules. They are now going for £259, £269, £279 for 16gb, 32,gb and 64gb respectively.

    You could do worse. And next month, there will be access to the Android marketplace. Clearly not appropriate for Fergal, who wants to spend £100 if I read that correctly, but for others, this comes with my stamp of approval.
  • fergal_oc 20 Jan 2012 11:44:25 2,763 posts
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    I'd nab that Playbook if it was still at that price.

    I'm in a similar boat, I can quite happily watch stuff on my Omnia 7 and surfing tinternet isn't awesome but ok. When I'm home the laptop lives under the sofa so is readily available.

    If the Omnia 7 had a slightly larger screen I wouldn't bother looking.
  • Vice.Destroyer 7 Feb 2012 07:11:59 5,826 posts
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    Let's see if you are still interested. They seem to have dropped the price of the Playbooks at Curry's yet again. 16GB/32GB/64GB at £169/£199/£249 respectively. I think those are really good prices.
  • fergal_oc 7 Feb 2012 09:15:05 2,763 posts
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    Thanks V.D but thanks to Murbal in the bargains thread I impulse bought a cheap 3DS and that's most of my budget gone just like that.
  • henro_ben 10 Feb 2012 08:37:26 2,215 posts
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    Vice.Destroyer wrote:
    Let's see if you are still interested. They seem to have dropped the price of the Playbooks at Curry's yet again. 16GB/32GB/64GB at £169/£199/£249 respectively. I think those are really good prices.
    Picked up a 32Gb one last night - took a bit of hunting around to get one, the 32Gb seems to be in short supply everywhere.

    Seems very nice so far, lovely screen on it.
  • fergal_oc 10 Feb 2012 09:52:53 2,763 posts
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    With the iPad 3 apparently popping out of the closet in March do you think the Kindle Fire will finally float across the pond?
  • mrpon 10 Feb 2012 18:22:56 28,742 posts
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    Apparently a mini 7" iPad could be announced in March, rumour from CultofMac.

    Give yourself £5 or ½ gig, you're worth it.

  • Vice.Destroyer 11 Feb 2012 09:29:54 5,826 posts
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    @henro congratulations on your purchase. I'm loving my Playbook. I have sideloaded some Android apps on it, but I guess there will soon be no need to do that, as Apps will officially be available. I bought the 32GB version as well. It just seemed a steal.
  • Stranded87 7 Sep 2012 18:37:26 887 posts
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    Put this in the swapsies thread but just a heads up that I've got an Advent Vega 10 inch Android tablet for sale. £80 including case and 16GB microSD card.

    I bought it not long ago for £100 without the case and card, it was ex-display with 1 dead pixel (that you can't see most of the time) and a few scratches on the back but otherwise works fine.

    Also I've installed Android 4.0 on it, which is substantially better than the software it comes with (gives access to Google Play for a start), but I can factory reset it if you want.
  • Jono62 7 Sep 2012 19:09:39 14,052 posts
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    The 64gb Playbook is only £129 at Currys

    http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/blackberry-playbook-tablet-pc-64-gb-10647930-pdt.html

    It's pretty good and a bargain at that price Imo.
  • Iain815 25 Oct 2012 18:37:34 410 posts
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    So does anyone know what the best budget android tablet is today? I've been tasked to look for one but half the ones I find never have... reliable reviews. Price range probably £80 - £140.

    So far the Nexus 7 is the only trustworthy one I could find, but a bit over budget. Surely there's one that do the job for cheaper? Basically for web browsing, email, iPlayer, YouTube.
  • eleven63 25 Oct 2012 18:41:12 1,601 posts
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    Iain815 wrote:
    So does anyone know what the best budget android tablet is today? I've been tasked to look for one but half the ones I find never have... reliable reviews. Price range probably £80 - £140.

    So far the Nexus 7 is the only trustworthy one I could find, but a bit over budget. Surely there's one that do the job for cheaper? Basically for web browsing, email, iPlayer, YouTube.
    Kindle Fire? Or find the extra £60.00 for the Nexus 7 (which is the DB's btw)

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  • ibenam 25 Oct 2012 19:35:11 1,381 posts
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    I'm after 3 Android Tablets for kids.

    Max £50 each.

    Qoute me happy.

    Edited by ibenam at 19:35:24 25-10-2012
  • heyyo 25 Oct 2012 19:47:17 14,374 posts
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    http://www.maplin.co.uk/7inch-scroll-essential-tablet-android-2.3-619544
  • darrenb 25 Oct 2012 22:17:37 677 posts
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    If you are planning to go for the kindle fire just be aware that you are locking in to a very tied down version of android that has no access to google play, is difficult to get apps working by side loading, not easilly rooted and at the moment impossible to flash with any custom ROM.

    the extra £40 for a nexus doesnt seem much if you are hoping for any of the above.
  • ibenam 26 Oct 2012 22:13:15 1,381 posts
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    No tab's for £50?

    Reckon my best chance would be xmas deals?
  • DUFFMAN5 27 Oct 2012 14:11:57 14,564 posts
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    Hi chaps
    After a tablet (well two) for my children aged 6 + 4. I only want a basic one, but it must have:

    10" screen
    Full wifi (will only be used at home)...is this the norm
    Be able to run educational programesas well as basic games
    BBCiplayer
    Youtube

    Budget around £100 per unit.If you have any suggestions Can you link please.
    Thank you for any and all help.

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  • Deleted user 27 October 2012 15:11:22
    Had a play with a Nexus 7 and the other alternatives in PCWorld today. I was very impressed by the Nexus, has a quality 'feel' to it that I wasn't expecting.

    I believe the Nexus 10 is being announced on Monday, and both variants of the 7 have already been reduced by about £20.

    Wonder if they'll drop even more before Christmas ?
  • heyyo 27 Oct 2012 16:27:00 14,374 posts
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    DUFFMAN5 wrote:
    Hi chaps
    After a tablet (well two) for my children aged 6 + 4. I only want a basic one, but it must have:

    10" screen
    Full wifi (will only be used at home)...is this the norm
    Be able to run educational programesas well as basic games
    BBCiplayer
    Youtube

    Budget around £100 per unit.If you have any suggestions Can you link please.
    Thank you for any and all help.
    There's one For £80 on idealworld.tv Freeview CH22 right now
  • Stranded87 27 Oct 2012 19:25:08 887 posts
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    @DUFFMAN5 If you can stretch your budget by around £30 you could get a Kogan Agora:

    http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-mac/tablets/kogan-agora-ics-tablet-1101947/review

    Otherwise you're probably going to be stuck with some low quality Chinese one, and from my limited experience they're pretty unreliable.
  • heyyo 27 Oct 2012 19:35:15 14,374 posts
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    Stranded87 wrote:
    Otherwise you're probably going to be stuck with some low quality Chinese one, and from my limited experience they're pretty unreliable.
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  • sport 16 Nov 2012 10:51:12 12,686 posts
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    Does anyone here own the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7"? Or what are your thoughts on it?

    Seems like it packs a punch on the hardware side and Samsung are currently doing £30 cashback, so you can get one from CPW for £148 - £30 = £118

    Seems like a good price.
  • dnbuk 15 Dec 2012 17:10:16 4,943 posts
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    Anyone had any experience with the various £50-60 tablets going around on ebay and other places? Had a little look on google & Youtube and there seem to be mixed reviews. I'm mainly looking for something to watch Youtube on, Twitter, web browsing and all that basic stuff.
  • colinmac 15 Dec 2012 19:03:22 732 posts
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    Really cheap tablets (i've just bought a 60 quid one from Amazon) are crap. This one's going back. Flimsy casing (the screen is nice enough) but it's slower than treacle, and really struggles to do anything serious. It can pull a web page up, but I also have a Nexus 7 myself, and it's like greased lightning compared to this cheaper thing.

    As an aside, this :

    7 Incher

    and

    10 Incher

    Are really decent - a mate has both, and the 7incher in particular is as quick as the Nexus 7 but has a lower-res screen.

    Was going to get a Nexus 10 next, but might plump for that Sumvision 10" next....

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  • ibenam 15 Dec 2012 22:03:35 1,381 posts
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    Whats the best Android version for the cheapo £50 tab's?
  • dnbuk 16 Dec 2012 02:41:27 4,943 posts
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    @colinmac Went for a BB Playbook instead \o/

    Edited by dnbuk at 02:41:45 16-12-2012
  • PhoenixFlames 16 Dec 2012 09:20:03 8,942 posts
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    1 day only Nectar card deal - £90 for an Android tablet with capacitive touch screen

    PSN - phoenix1flames

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