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by jpd1944 / October 22, 2012 8:06 PM PDT

please help me choose a 7inch dual camera android for about 120english pounds, i am not techno clever and every time i see something i might like, c-net comments put me off, because i am looking to much into this should i really worry to much. i thank you for your time and assistance.JOHN.

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Given the requirements.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 23, 2012 10:55 AM PDT
In reply to: tabletpurchase

What 120 English pound tablets have you found that met your needs? I can't shop in your country but would write you want to avoid those no-name models.

And why not the Google pad?

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Wow !!!
by birdmantd Forum moderator / October 23, 2012 11:36 AM PDT

That is a heavy tablet. Do you need a forklift to move it ??

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tablet choice
by jpd1944 / October 23, 2012 11:06 PM PDT

hi, thankx 4 answering my query-tablets i have looked at are many, so i forget most of them-anyway a brief look,
sorry i cannot be more helpful right now, but i do value your advice-maybe you have a few ideas.i dont mind if i have to purchase from usa -or-uk. upto the value of about 120gbpounds-190usdollar. thanks again, JOHN.

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Nice list. But.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 24, 2012 5:56 AM PDT
In reply to: tablet choice

The ONDA is another one for those that like disposable units. The Streak struck out from what we see here. It's on firesale sites so get it cheap and don't whine about it.

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tablet choice
by jpd1944 / October 24, 2012 8:31 PM PDT
In reply to: Nice list. But.

hi bob, will have another look at the streak, i am taking a fancy to [AINOL NOVO 7 FIRE -FLAME]
should i bother, please remember i am not at all techno or computer wise.i still seek your advice and look foreward to hearing from you. as they say in the usa-[have a nice day] JOHN.

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Re: Ainol
by Kees_B Forum moderator / October 24, 2012 8:46 PM PDT
In reply to: tablet choice

That's just one of those Chinese makes, like the Onda.

Your choice might be based on things like:
- size
- weight
- looks (including color)
- screen (display quality, quality of touch)
- version of Android it comes with
- price
- local support and warranty
- performance (speed)
- battery time (how many hours without connecting to the mains)

Don't hesitate too much. It's only a gadget. It will be outdated in 3 months, and you'll use it 2 years before buying a new one.


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ainol novo
by jpd1944 / October 24, 2012 8:58 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: Ainol

hi, can!t you sleep```` anyway thanks for that info, right now i am becoming brain dead deciding what to buy.
so many makes&models i dont know what to buy. thankx again, JOHN.

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Re: what to buy
by Kees_B Forum moderator / October 24, 2012 9:17 PM PDT
In reply to: ainol novo

Deciding what tablet to buy is much easier than deciding what car to buy or what house to buy. Those are much more expensive and have a much longer life.

Given both the price and the expected lifespan it's more like deciding what shoes to buy. Even better: if you find after a month you made the wrong choice you can get at least half of the price back by selling it second hand. That's more difficult with shoes you already used for a month Wink .

Hope you make the right choice.


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new tablet
by jpd1944 / October 25, 2012 1:11 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: what to buy

before i buy a new car/shoes at least i can see-touch&test drive before paying out any money.
because no names of what might be okay for me are mentioned it looks like i may give this idea of a
new toy a miss. i appreciate all your help,JOHN.

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That means.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 25, 2012 3:56 AM PDT
In reply to: new tablet

You need to find such in shops or in a friend's hands.

I'm a bit lucky in that our office is writing Android apps and we see a lot of tablets. This has lead me to write I would never consider any no-name tablet to be a good idea most of the time. Yes we have a few but support and repair is non-existent so you know that going in and here, we have places to responsibly recycle them.

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I like the shoes analogy.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 25, 2012 12:37 AM PDT
In reply to: tablet choice

If you go for those no-name units, it's like a pair of cheap shoes that don't feel quite right. At least it was cheap.

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