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Need help on what tablet to purchase?

by Cade_BC7 / June 10, 2013 10:05 AM PDT

I've been looking at tablets for quite along time now and i happen to come across these awesome deals. The only thing is I cant decide on which one is the best. Office depot has the Google Nexus 7 32Gb for $240. They have the Asus Transformer pad 32Gb for $300. They also have the Samsung Glasaxy tab 2 10.1 16Gb for $300. And lastly they have the Samsung Galaxy tab 2 7" 16Gb for $170. I would like to use a tablet for school and use the polaris office to type documents. I would use it to play games often. The design and feel of the tablets does not bother me, but I would rather like to have a 10 inch tablet. Just please give me some insight on what is the best deal and which one would be best.

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Small world.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 10, 2013 10:09 AM PDT

The office works on apps so at my desk I have the Nexus 7 32GB and a tf300t Transformer.

But the problem as I see it is I don't see how you could replace the common laptop with either. I did stumble over a deal for an Asus for 300 which is pretty nice if touchscreen is what you were after. It was a refurb and the office popped for it and it's not bad.

My only wish was it's fan was a bit quieter but for 300, I'm in.

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thank you
by Cade_BC7 / June 10, 2013 10:19 AM PDT
In reply to: Small world.

Well I was wanting a tablet for the portablitly and convenience and the ones that I am looking at are cheaper. Do you like the nexus 7 or the tf300 better?

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Each has their place.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 10, 2013 10:35 AM PDT
In reply to: thank you

The Nexus 7 is the de facto standard for Android tablets. It has every Android gizmo (did you know it has the magnetometer?) and is very nice. The Transformer is the one with the keyboard dock so you get a few 32GB memory slots so it is probably the biggest storage tablet today. It goes for a few days on a charge and it's almost a laptop as I use it with a bluetooth mouse.

But neither are used as laptop replacements but demo units for our apps. For work, I can't see how it could fill the laptop's shoes.

Maybe and since they are all pretty equal in apps I'm going to write you should buy the cheapest tablet from your post so far. That way you won't get too burned.

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I would go with apple
by 2018001 / June 14, 2013 11:04 PM PDT

apple makes in my mind the best tablets in the world. if you are in the 300$ price range the Ipad mini would be I tiny bit more expensive but worth it . they have the best os and it will get even better with IOS7. you can download more games and better games with it and I think that the extra 30$ would make a big difference. this is the link to it.

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Need help on what tablet to purchase
by aanaya_abid / June 25, 2013 10:28 PM PDT

i suggest nexus 7 or apple ipad mini

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