PhoenixFlames wrote: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.
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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?
@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:
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
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.
Heads up lads - this 8" "bad boy" is apparently going for £49 on boxing day in all Tesco stores:
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
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!
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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.
Not in your price range but I was looking at the Lenovo Yoga 2 tablets today, could be worth upping your budget.
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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.
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.
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!!
I'll give you £20 for it, Floyd, CASH!!!!
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.
Ok, ok! £22, FINAL OFFER!
goddamn I miss you sport.
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.
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.
@mrpon How bloody weird is that?!