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difference between expensive and cheap tablets

by gremlin999 / October 27, 2012 10:23 PM PDT

Hi I am new to tablets I have not had one before, I am confused what is the differance between the versus 9 tablet and samsung galaxy 2, One is £300.00 and one is l£109.00. Both run on android 4.

I would be using a tablet mainly for the internet and console type games, graphicly is there a differance does one look better than the other. Or slower or what?

I thought I had made my mind up to get an Ipad 2 or a samsung galaxy but keep seeing cheaper tablets. So would I still get what I want with a cheaper tablet I want the graphics to look good and games to play good.
Thanks for your help from confused.

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In short. Cheap is cheep.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 28, 2012 2:44 AM PDT

At the office I'm very lucky to try out the cheep tablets and for the bucks they are OK but just that. I find they can be quirky, have an unfinished OS and Apps with no apparent updates ever. So while we paid 99USD for it, I can imagine a consumer would be upset as they didn't understand what I'm inferring when I write "cheep."

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Usually the differences between
by orlbuckeye / November 8, 2012 4:34 AM PST

low cost and higher cost tablets are. 1 Touchscreens Capacitive versus Resistive touch screens. Resisitive touch screens are cheaper and the ones i've used are less responsive.
2. Eventhough they may have the same version of Android access may be limited to the apps you have access to. Some cheaper androids don't have access the the Google Play Store so apps are more limited.

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