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Entry level tablet recommendations

by Big Steve / March 2, 2013 8:38 PM PST
I've been considering purchasing a tablet to take the place of my heavy bulky 15.4" Dell laptop; something lighter I could use wirelessly in the living room. All I would want to do is surf the web; some email and some social networking. Since this would be my first tablet I'd like some recommendations on some good entry level models; nothing high end like an Apple product.
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Clarification Request
Budget?
by Pepe7 / March 3, 2013 12:39 AM PST

If we don't know a budget, it's hard to recommend something.

That said, if you could spend $100, a basic Coby Kyros tablet could suffice it you aren't picky about not having access to Google Play for certain apps, or not having a super high resolution screen.

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Re: Clarification request: Budget?
by Big Steve / March 3, 2013 6:20 AM PST
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Something under $300.00 USD.

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Surf the web. Ouch.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 3, 2013 2:46 AM PST

Take any tablet and try hulu.com and the tablet that can do this is so rare that you won't be successful.

Without defining what your expectations are (I want Hulu.com) we can't really give the nod to anything but a full fledged PC tablet like the Windows 8 Pro tablets.
Bob

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Re: Surf the web. Ouch.
by Big Steve / March 3, 2013 6:27 AM PST
In reply to: Surf the web. Ouch.
Yea; surf the web. Maybe watch a missed episode of NCIS on CBS.com. Maybe check in on Fb or go over to Twitterville. If I want to look at tablets online from numerous websites I'd like to do that or look at cell phones; etc. Will a tablet require security software be installed on it like a regular laptop computer? Avast anti-virus; SuperAntiSpyware; Malwarebytes; etc.?
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Then it appears only the real thing will do.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 3, 2013 6:32 AM PST

As you know, Hulu and other sites do not offer the same content as they do on the PC. Since you must have it all then you shop for the Windows 7 and 8 Pro tablets.

Almost any Windows 7 version is fine, but in the case of Windows 8 we must be very care since Windows 8 tablets come in RT and Pro versions. These are very different beasts.

As to Windows security software I use the usual titles and you listed them. I don't use them on Android tablets but your requirements dismissed those at the very get go.
Bob

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