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  • Stranded87 16 Dec 2012 17:59:03 1,253 posts
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    PhoenixFlames wrote:
    1 day only Nectar card deal - 90 for an Android tablet with capacitive touch screen
    Not sure I'd trust that. Unless I'm missing it the brand isn't listed, which combined with the A13 chip means that it's probably a shoddy Chinese one. The specs in general also aren't close to good enough to justify the claimed 300 RRP. I'd guess it normally retails elsewhere for about what they're asking.
  • ibenam 19 Dec 2012 23:13:43 1,885 posts
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    Ok ive upped my budget to 75 - are there are decent 7 inchers (heh, heh) around at that price?

    Should i be loking for something higher than 800 by 600 or will that suffice?
  • Stranded87 20 Dec 2012 10:23:58 1,253 posts
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    @ibenam At that price you're going to be making a major sacrifice in at least 1 area. In terms of resolution I would say you really want higher- 800 x 600 will look a bit blurry, but you might be hard pushed to find better for the price.

    Best all-round tablet I can find for that sort of price is probably this:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cambridge-Processor-performance-Capacitive-EARPHONES/dp/B0051GSRR6/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1355998447&sr=8-2

    The specs look pretty solid on the whole, but the resolution is only 800 x 480. I can't say I've used it myself either, I'm just going by specs, price and amazon user rating.

    Or if you don't mind going pre-owned you could probably get a second hand Kindle Fire or something. It's still not a great tablet, and it's locked into the Amazon eco-system but it's a solid entry level device.

    Edited by Stranded87 at 10:26:38 20-12-2012
  • ibenam 20 Dec 2012 12:01:23 1,885 posts
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    I dont mind making a few sacrifices as it's only for the kids but do think a decent resolution is important.

    Was really avoiding the Kindle as I think Android market would be better for them.

    Ive seen a few on ebay which purport to be 1024 by 600, im guessing that would look less blurry albeit performance may suffer.
  • sport 24 Dec 2012 12:28:48 13,041 posts
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    Heads up lads - this 8" "bad boy" is apparently going for 49 on boxing day in all Tesco stores:

    http://www.tesco.com/direct/archos-80-cobalt-tablet-8-8gb-wifi/247-0605.prd?skuId=247-0605&pageLevel=sku&_requestid=6344469&sc_cmp=aff_1018132
  • robthehermit 8 Dec 2014 12:17:13 4,695 posts
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    Has anybody used the HP Stream 7? 99 direct from MS for the 'signature edition' (stock windows 8, zero bloatware). My launch model Nexus 7 (lollipop certainly didn't seem to do it any favours) is getting horribly long in the tooth now, and I'm thinking a full windows tablet for under 100 might be the way to go. Reviews seem generally positive, and it looks like it might be a nice bit of kit.

    Edited by robthehermit at 12:24:21 08-12-2014
  • PrivateFloyd 2 Jan 2015 21:05:43 4,399 posts
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    I doubt it but has anyone got one of the Linx 7 windows tablets?

    Need a tablet for a bit of browsing and basic media consumption, don't want to whack 400 down on an ipad.

    60 for a tablet that runs full windows 8.1 with half decent specs seems like a no brainer!
  • HitchHiker 3 Jan 2015 00:20:48 2,811 posts
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    Are you sure that the Linx 7 runs the full version of Windows 8.1 or is it the RT version, do they even still do that?

    We got our daughter an Asus Memo Pad 7 for Christmas. It's an Android tablet that was less than 80 from Currys and has a lot of very positive reviews and she loves it.
  • mrpon 3 Jan 2015 01:26:58 30,437 posts
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    Not in your price range but I was looking at the Lenovo Yoga 2 tablets today, could be worth upping your budget.
  • Technoishmatt 3 Jan 2015 02:31:46 268 posts
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    HP Stream 7 - full windows 8.1 tablet. It was going for 79 on Microsoft store earlier this week. Waiting for mine to arrive.
  • PrivateFloyd 3 Jan 2015 19:23:14 4,399 posts
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    @HitchHiker

    It's definitely the full fat 8.1.

    YouTube reviews I have found seem favourable. The way I see it at 60 il likely going to get most of my money back if I want to sell it.
  • PrivateFloyd 3 Jan 2015 19:24:37 4,399 posts
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    @Technoishmatt

    I think the stream 7 and the linx 7 have comparable if not the exact same specs.

    I caved earlier and bought it anyway.

    Will report back if anyone's interested in what a 60 full windows tablet is like!!

    /nervous
  • sport 3 Jan 2015 19:26:40 13,041 posts
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    I'll give you 20 for it, Floyd, CASH!!!!
  • PrivateFloyd 3 Jan 2015 19:27:11 4,399 posts
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    @mrpon

    The budget is neither here nor there tbh. I can afford to spend but past iPads have sat largely unused other than browsing. Don't want android, and something irks me about the amazon ecosystem on the fire tablets.

    I can justify 60 much more than 500 for an ipad.

    We will see whether you get what you pay for!

    Thanks for the replies though fellas.
  • sport 3 Jan 2015 19:33:46 13,041 posts
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    Ok, ok! 22, FINAL OFFER!
  • PrivateFloyd 3 Jan 2015 20:56:52 4,399 posts
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    @sport

    goddamn I miss you sport.
  • mrpon 4 Jan 2015 10:46:24 30,437 posts
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    Private is Richard Leadbetter confirmed!
  • Deleted user 4 January 2015 11:00:28
    I've got the linx 7 and it's great. i've always had android tablets up until now so I was excited to get one with windows and i have to say it is the most responsive and quick to boot tab i've had. 60 quid really is a no brainer especially when you consider the years sub to office 365 retails for 59.99.
  • robthehermit 4 Jan 2015 13:02:24 4,695 posts
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    I've got the Stream 7, and I have to say I'm very impressed. Might send it back for replacement though, as the top 1/2 inch of the screen is a bit yellow and I don't think I can live with it.
  • PrivateFloyd 4 Jan 2015 15:12:23 4,399 posts
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    @mrpon How bloody weird is that?!
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