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griff_dai 487 posts
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I might've considered buying one (nexus 10) if i could've traded in my tablet for as much as i bought it for. Lack of a micro SD card is a bit of a pain though and it does look a bit ugly.
Edited by theguy at 17:44:49 10-11-2012
Was considering a tablet until I saw the prices. Shit's ridiculous.
If I want to spend upwards of 6-700 AUD on an ultraportable thingy I may as well buy a netbook for half the price and double the performance.
I can see how it's useful for certain industrial or business purposes but as a consumer product IMO it's kinda pointless.
It is for me anyway... I don't yet feel the need to fill the gap between smartphone and netbook with a new gadget.
Edited by sirtacos at 06:34:03 13-11-2012
The note 10.1 is about £320 from Tesco i think. There's also a samsung redemption offer but I'm not sure
Stranded87 1,049 posts
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Do you get double the performance with a netbook though? I was considering one before I bought a tablet and most reviews suggested that by and large they're really sluggish and not up to much. A decent ten inch tablet on the other hand has no performance issues. I guess probably because tablet OS's are more designed for low end devices. I might be wrong as this is just going from netbook reviews, but none of the ones I looked at sounded like they were up to much. Maybe that will change with Windows 8 anyway.
@sirtacos I kinda share some of your feelings. But, you see we buy these things not because we need them but because we want them
I've been through several iPads and Nexus 7's so far, always ended up getting bored (used them mainly for games) and selling them.
Right now I'm having a strange craving for the 4th gen iPad, but trying really hard to restrain myself.
Seriously though, for home users they are mainly for lazy people who use their devices in bed and cannot be bothered to go turn on the laptop/whatever to read something on the web/emails/social networks.
And some of those games are really good, notwithstanding the general hate towards the touch controls among hardcore gamers.
oldschoolsoviet 5,627 posts
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@Stranded87 Fair enough.
@Cosmopolitan I actually wanted one just to watch movies in bed or on the train. That's before I realised I couldn't afford to drop so many ₤₤₤s on a device with such a niche application. I fail to see the appeal. Wouldn't turn one down as a present though.
Edited by sirtacos at 09:43:43 14-11-2012
DaM 13,627 posts
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It's not technically 10" because, well, because it's 7" I think, but what do people think of the Blackberry tablet.
Essentially the wife wants a tablet. She doesn't know how to use computers very well ("what's this pop-up mean? Why is anti virus doing this? What is Java? Should I say yes or no to this message? Do I really want to delete everything...well do I?) so I want something fairly simple.
I'm toying with the idea of getting the Blackberry and having enough left over to get her something else, versus spending the extra £100 to get the Samsung Galaxy 2 10" for £240.
Advice would be greatly appreciate.
this feels a little blizeh
@kentmonkey - It's ok. The keyboard freezes occasionally when typing stuff, but I'm on a Beta OS, so that may be why.
It depends what she'll use it for. If she wants apps, then don't get it as there is not much there. It's good for browsing though and if she has a BlackBerry phone, she can sync it with the tablet and use her phone as a mouse.
Get an iPad in that case imo. The OS really is the best for those who aren't that tech savvy. Although you can get a Galaxy Tab 2 for £188 after £50 cash back at John Lewis if price is such an issue.
iPad is out of the question. It's too expensive for what I can afford.
She will be using it to go on the internet, watch a small amount of catch up TV (ITV/BBC) and...passing it to me to tell her how to do something. That's it.
She doesn't own a Blackberry phone. We've both got cheap £20 PAYG phones as neither of us really use a mobile. I know. I'm one of the 1% of people left in the world that sends less than 10 texts a month.
It's £129 at Currys. Worth it at that price.
If you're gonna go for a cheap 7", then check out CPW:
Kindle Fire - £109
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7" - £117 (after the £30 Samsung cashback)
Better than the playbook I reckon.
Moot_Point 4,655 posts
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Also, the Kindle Fire is set for some Black Friday treatment by Amazon this Friday. Some are suggesting it could be under £100 - for browsing and watching films, it'll be a super bargain.
Won't that sell out like uber-quickly though? Being at work, and very unlikely to have access, means I miss out on most of the Amazon stuff.
Tempting though. Didn't know of an Apple discount day on Friday, that could be interesting.
That 7" Samsung tablet you linked to also looks tempting at that price.
How easy is it to view websites on 7" devices? Are you forever having to zoom in and out?
I'm sure someone mentioned in another thread that the Apple discounts tend to be around 10%, so roughly £239 for the ipad mini - still a crap ton of cash for a 7" IMO, but each to their own.
mrpon probably has 3 of them, 2 of which he keeps in his seaside villa.
THFourteen 34,751 posts
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If you're after a 7" and you can get one, and money is a consideration surely it has to be the nexus 7? Available from closing down comet retailers for discount too. Stock android is easy enough to use, you just install the apps she needs for it (iplayer, browser) and set up icons on the front page, and she just clicks on it. Its only if she wants more apps that she will have to ask you for help
if you want an easy to use tablet where the whole thing just works out fo the box, then ipad mini. having used one, the damn thing just feels so nice in the hand.
Tricky 4,487 posts
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Although the available view comparison between the Nexus 7 and the iPad mini in EG's review was intriguing. That said I use my 920 all the time for browsing and the aspect ratio doesn't bother me there.
I got the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 in the end because Argos no longer have stock (coincidence that they've price matched and no longer 'have stock'...hmmm) and I didn't want to miss out on the discounted £158 price, so grabbed one from Tesco.
Will drop to £128 with the cashback and they also give you an 8gb card when you claim the cashback. Hurrah!
Hope she likes it.
Nice one. That would be the one I'd have gone for too.
Good stuff, that looks like a bargain t me.
Edit: £128 is only 7"....had me worried that I'd diddled the father in law out of £60!
Edited by Dougs at 20:00:25 22-11-2012
Yeah, went for the 7" as I thought for what she wants it for (web browsing, little bit of TV, nowt else) a 10" would be uncomfortable to hold for long periods.
She'll say she'd have preferred a 10" now though.
My effort to convince the wife fell on deaf ears!
I also like that Galaxy Tab 2, but just waiting till tomorrow to see if Amazon do anything significant discount with the Kindle Fire.
She was on about the Kindle Fire, but only being able to buy stuff from Amazon store put me off. Having more flexibility of where to get apps was more enticing, as she won't enter a credit card on it (security conscious) and you can't download even freebies on the fire without first entering credit card details. The Google store is different.