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Old 07-04-2014, 12:57 AM
 
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Depending on your budget, if you are looking for an inexpensive NAME BRAND tablet the HP 7 Plus is $100 and is actually has decent specs for the $. It is actually pretty zippy as well, kind of surprising how good a cheap $100 Tablet can be.

Quad Core Processor
1GD DDR3 SDRAM
Android 4.2.2
7" 1024x600 Display

HP 7 Plus Link
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Old 07-05-2014, 01:25 AM
 
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The problem with android and iOS devices is that at some point you are going to want to print out what you see, and you can't. Neither of these OS's have native printing API. I can't tell you how many times android and iOS users have come to me asking me how do they print this or that out. Sure, there are ways to print things out, but they involve installing/buying another app. And even then, the formats are all wrong.

As for windows 8.1 tablets, my favorite is the lenovo miix 2. They currently run for about $270 or so, but I was able to snatch one up a few months ago when Amazon for some reason had an insanely low price for a brief moment. Got it for $120.
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Old 07-05-2014, 01:37 AM
 
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The problem with android and iOS devices is that at some point you are going to want to print out what you see, and you can't. Neither of these OS's have native printing API. I can't tell you how many times android and iOS users have come to me asking me how do they print this or that out. Sure, there are ways to print things out, but they involve installing/buying another app. And even then, the formats are all wrong.
I print with my iPad and Nexus 7 all the time to my HP printer. In my experience, the format is perfectly fine. You can also email documents to your printer if you don't want to use an app.
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As for windows 8.1 tablets, my favorite is the lenovo miix 2. They currently run for about $270 or so, but I was able to snatch one up a few months ago when Amazon for some reason had an insanely low price for a brief moment. Got it for $120.
Really? I had the miix 2 and thought it sucked. I use the ThinkPad Helix and I like it. It's a bit bigger but it's a beast.
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Old 07-05-2014, 01:57 AM
 
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I print with my iPad and Nexus 7 all the time to my HP printer. In my experience, the format is perfectly fine. You can also email documents to your printer if you don't want to use an app.
I'm not just talking about documents. Suppose you want to print out a webpage, a screenshot, etc. Not everyone has a printer that renders and prints out documents. And even then, it's an extra step that most people aren't willing to learn.


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Really? I had the miix 2 and thought it sucked. I use the ThinkPad Helix and I like it. It's a bit bigger but it's a beast.
I always say different strokes for different folks.

What don't you like about the miix 2?
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Old 07-07-2014, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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I'm not just talking about documents. Suppose you want to print out a webpage, a screenshot, etc. Not everyone has a printer that renders and prints out documents. And even then, it's an extra step that most people aren't willing to learn.
It's really not that hard printing any of that (especially with Kit Kat and iOS7) and if someone wants to print but aren't willing to learn the 2 or 3 steps it takes to print something, then a tablet probably isn't for them anyway.
With iDevices, you can just buy a new Air Print capable printer. Voila.
(And don't even give me that "not everyone has $150 to buy a new printer"... if they bought a $500 iPad....)

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Old 07-07-2014, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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Our printer cost less than a hundred, and it prints for my old ipad 2 just fine. No printing app. Just iOS 7.
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Old 07-11-2014, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Asheville
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refurbished ASUS memo pad HD 7 at Newegg $88

Refurbished: ASUS MeMO Pad HD7 (ME173X-A1-BL) MTK 1GB DDR3 Memory 16GB 7.0" Touchscreen Tablet Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
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Old 07-15-2014, 09:16 PM
 
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I'm not just talking about documents. Suppose you want to print out a webpage, a screenshot, etc. Not everyone has a printer that renders and prints out documents. And even then, it's an extra step that most people aren't willing to learn.



I always say different strokes for different folks.

What don't you like about the miix 2?
There are several apps (only a couple that I use) that will let you print all of those. Yes, it's not as easy as printing from a regular PC but still it's not hard to do. I print from my Lenovo Android tablets almost every day with no issues printing anything I need to print.
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Old 07-26-2014, 04:10 AM
 
Location: north central Ohio
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I became an Amazon fangirl back in '98 when I first went on the internet with WebTV,especially when I discovered that NO ONE,I mean NO ONE beats Amazon's customer service and A to Z guarantee!

I have the Kindle Touch eReader and totally love it.Do not yet have a tablet,but I believe when I get mine it will be the Amazon Kindle Fire.

Kindle Fire HDX vs. iPad Air

Compare iPad to Kindle Fire: Amazon.com
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Old 07-26-2014, 07:11 AM
 
Location: north central Ohio
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Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX - 64GB $279.99 at Best Buy. Think I'll go pick one up today!

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 64GB B00CUU1CGY - Best Buy
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