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Old 12-09-2013, 12:08 PM
 
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Looking for a tablet. Don't need it to anything but access internet (flash access) and play videos. Price must be reasonable. Which one would you guys recommend?
I would echo those that have suggested the Nexus 7. It's a solid tablet at a very affordable price.
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Old 12-09-2013, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Sector 001
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I got a Dell Venue 7 for $109.99 newegg black friday and I love it for the price. I avoided the nexus 7 because of reports of the screen being fragile whether they are actually that bad I don't know.

Great little tablet and so much faster than the netbook I had with similar (actually somewhat inferior) specs that I could barely browse google maps on without it freezing. What a change. Learning the android environment in depth will be a nice change of pace. Learning how to block the pervasive advertising that is on every program you download will not. I don't mind the little ad on the bottom of the screen but interrupting my game every few minutes with a full screen video ad? Unacceptable.
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Old 12-10-2013, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Asheville
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I got a Dell Venue 7 for $109.99 newegg black friday and I love it for the price. I avoided the nexus 7 because of reports of the screen being fragile whether they are actually that bad I don't know.

Great little tablet and so much faster than the netbook I had with similar (actually somewhat inferior) specs that I could barely browse google maps on without it freezing. What a change. Learning the android environment in depth will be a nice change of pace. Learning how to block the pervasive advertising that is on every program you download will not. I don't mind the little ad on the bottom of the screen but interrupting my game every few minutes with a full screen video ad? Unacceptable.
Nice catch that's a great price for a pretty well built tablet. I purchased 2 of the Dell Venue 8's with 32 GB's from Newegg day before Thanksgiving for $159 each, those went for gifts.

I treated myself to a 2013 Nexus 7 and it's fantastic. Bought at Office depot in store for $199 16GB
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Old 12-11-2013, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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I don't mind the little ad on the bottom of the screen but interrupting my game every few minutes with a full screen video ad? Unacceptable.
But getting the game for FREE is acceptable? That's your choice. Pay the 99 cents, support the developer, and remove the ads. or deal with the ads. Watching an ad is a small price to pay to get free games.

/Not specifically referring to you/
This attitude annoys me, that everything should be free (damnit!).
People put in a lot of hard work to make those time wasting games that you can play. Enabling some ad feed is one tiny way for them to earn SOMETHING on all those free-to-play games.

And then someone pays $200-$500 on a pad and then won't spend the occasional 99 cents for a game that they play a lot? Open up the wallet, tightwad, and spend a few dollars to support these people.
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Old 12-13-2013, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Sector 001
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Yeah you are right of course. I do pay the dollar for some games but others I can't find the option to buy them. Maybe I'm not looking hard enough. I have that freebie attitude with movies sometimes, for example watching episodes of Star Trek TNG bluray on amazon with my prime account instead of buying them, even though it's basically my favorite show of all time aside from Deep Space Nine.. I should be buying the blurays, and will.. when I can get all 7 seasons for $250-300. Until them amazon prime's HD versions get the job done.

I love this little thing more every day. Blows my netbook out of the water for speed.
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Old 01-16-2014, 11:30 AM
 
Location: midwest
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Long Tegra 4 review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UItKgzfaxCY
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Old 01-20-2014, 03:56 PM
 
Location: midwest
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Tegra 4 review

Benchmarks at 14:20 with power saving test. I haven't seen any other review do that.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbPs4OiN46Y

It is 3 times as powerful as my Nexus 7-2012 and I was never complaining about its power. But with only two CPUs running this should still be more powerful than the old Nexus 7.

Unless you are a gamer the power hardly matters any more.

psik
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Old 01-24-2014, 10:06 AM
 
Location: midwest
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Here is another branding of the Tegra 4 Note 7.


HP Slate 7 Extreme tablet packs whip-fast stylus, awesome camera features - YouTube

HP Slate 7 Extreme.

psik
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Old 02-20-2014, 08:49 PM
 
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Just bought the Nexus 7 second Gen. A nice tablet! I am enjoying it.
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Old 02-21-2014, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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The nexus 7 is the best deal on the market. One could argue the kindle fire is just as good if not better. But in my eyes the OS of the kindle fire limits it. Having android on the nexus 7 means you will always have unlimited number of app options and the latest upgrades to android. The kindle has a more closed system. If you can handle the world of amazon only, then the kindle might be the better device.
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