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512 RAM or more? No games, what power do I need?

by DoctorOHM / August 13, 2012 1:06 PM PDT

512 is common for a lot of tablets, especially single core.

But then you've got the Nexus 7 and the quadcore business going on(I think in the info it actually has a fifth, minor core...??).

I'm shopping for tablets, and I don't need games. I will want to surf the web, asking dumb questions like this, look at message boards, Youtube videos, etc.

So can I get by with a 512 MB RAM tablet with a 1.2 Gh processor? One I'm looking at has Android 3.2. It's much cheaper than the Nexus 7, which is tantalizing with all the processing power, but since I don't plan on gaming, I don't know if I'll really need it. The busiest thing I do, is I have a tendency to multi-task with browsers. I want to know if this will really do:

I'm not sure if I can upgrade the Android version on it.

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Ah come on.
by DoctorOHM / August 16, 2012 12:07 PM PDT

Help, please?

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Unless PCs
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 16, 2012 2:50 PM PDT
In reply to: Ah come on.

Tablets that run games like Angry Birds have been as low as 128MB ram and 800MHz CPU. Newer tablets have more. For now I don't see gaming on tablets like we do PCs.

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