Tablets forum

Question

Help deciding on a tablet

by cmstache / January 27, 2014 7:52 AM PST

Just went back to school recently. Came into a little bit of money, so I was wanting to get a tablet since all my classes are via online. I was looking at a Nexus 7 (Fits my budget well), but PiPo has some nice specs for the price, but I haven't heard much about them. I don't mind buying unknown brands, IF I find some good info about them.

Does anyone know much about them? Are they reliable? Do they last? You know... the typical questions.

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Help deciding on a tablet
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Help deciding on a tablet
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

All Answers

Collapse -
Answer
At the office
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 27, 2014 8:08 AM PST

We tried a few no-names and came back with finding very odd issues here and there. And asking the maker was a dead end. Now we just get the names and don't bother with what we've come to called "beginner tablets."
Bob

Collapse -
That's about what I was thinking.
by cmstache / January 27, 2014 10:13 AM PST
In reply to: At the office

Thanks for bringing me good news for once Mr. Proffitt. Happy Looks like I'll probably just snag up an ASUS Nexus 7 then.

Collapse -
At the office
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 27, 2014 10:28 AM PST

I have the Gen 1 Google Asus Nexus 7. It's sort of the gold standard for Android tablets. At home we have the Kindle Fire with the HDMI port on it and it's really good but as you suspect, not a true Android tablet. But still very good for the bucks.

I also like that Samsung Tab 7 but Samsung's recent troubles with their web services give me pause. My neighbor picked it up for not much and 3 days could not register the unit. Now you might ask why that mattered. It matters because Samsung pesters you to register so you can't use it for but a few minutes and up comes the request to register. A shame too since it has features I like.
Bob

Collapse -
Ended up with the ASUS Nexus 7
by cmstache / January 27, 2014 11:21 AM PST
In reply to: At the office

The 32GB is the same price as the 16GB now, and I really liked the power saving capabilities of the Tegra 3.0, if it works as well as they claim it does. And I figured 1.2 vs 1.5 Ghz in a quad core tablet won't make that much of a difference anyways, considering how most of the apps won't use all of them anyways.

Slighty lower RAM, but It seems to me that 1GB is pretty standard from everything I've ever needed on them anyways and I won't be using much gaming.

Figured at 165 bucks + shipping I couldn't do much better...

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009X3UW2G/ref=pe_385040_30332200_pe_309540_26725410_item

Collapse -
That's the Gen 1.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 27, 2014 11:49 AM PST

Just a tip. Mark the charger and cable "Nexus 7 2012" so you know they belong to this one. Otherwise you might complain like some about really really slow charging.
Bob

Popular Forums
icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

CNET FORUMS TOP DISCUSSION

Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly

Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?