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Old 06-22-2015, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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My first tablet, a Moto Xoom, is showing signs of impending failure, so I need to get a replacement before it goes 'plugs up'

Anyone know of websites that show currently for sale tablets, listing by feature?
One similar to Amazon's selection capabilities (IE: click on Bluetooth and see only those with Bluetooth, ditto 10" inch screen, etc.) This is pretty helpful, except it's limited to only what Amazon sells, and I'd like something for the entire marketplace.

If it makes a difference, I've already decided on the following must-have features:

Android (and a make/model that is reasonably updated often)
Large Screen (8"+ as I use it about 60% as a eBook reader)
WiFi
Bluetooth
MicroSD card support

I don't care about GPS or cameras or 3/4G cell connectivity.
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Old 06-23-2015, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Every Android Tablet on the market has: WiFi & BT. They don't come without this.

Just about every Android tablet on the market has an SD Card slot EXCEPT the Nexus 9. In fact that's the only one I know that does not.

How much are you willing to spend?
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Old 06-23-2015, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Originally Posted by Peregrine View Post
Every Android Tablet on the market has: WiFi & BT. They don't come without this.
Just about every Android tablet on the market has an SD Card slot EXCEPT the Nexus 9. In fact that's the only one I know that does not.
How much are you willing to spend?
Thanks for the response.

It shows you how long it's been since I've feature-shopped. Back when I got my current one, there were 3-4 types of memory cards used, it hadn't standardized on MicroSD slots yet.

As for price. I'm willing to spend the minimum I must, to get the features I want, with a reasonably well known and respectable manufacturer.
To make these evaluations, I need a way to compare them. That's why this post.

Amazon does this a OK, (but the only compare what they sell)

CNet is a bit better, along with reviews and suggestions
Tablets - CNET
except it's broken - select Android as the OS and it responds: None Match Criteria (!!!)

Newegg.com has one that's better:
Newegg.com - Tablet Finder
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Old 06-23-2015, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Most name brand tablets, new, are going to be within $100 of each other on price. Samsung, Asus, Lenovo...

If you don't HAVE to have this years model, and it sounds like you aren't that type:
$280 is a good price for this quality tablet:
http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Galaxy...n%3A7817239011

My personal recommendation would be to go for something you didn't even mention as your must haves: 2 GB Of Memory. I wouldn't even recommend an Android tablet with 1GB of RAM (the Samsung has 1.5). Android runs SIGNIFICANTLY better with 1.5GB-3GB).

This is a fantastic deal on last year's Lenovo with 2 GB of RAM.
http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-10-Inch...n%3A7817239011

Honestly, I think you'd be crazy NOT to buy that one. 1.5GHZ 64-bit Quad core. 2GB of RAM. Every feature you wanted. Kit Kat. New. $209?
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Old 06-24-2015, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Peregrine: You're exactly right.

Let me restate my specs list:

OS: Android 4.4 KitKat to start
CPU: 1.5 GhZ 64-bit Quad Core
RAM 2 GB DDR3 (minimum, 3 preferred)
Screen: 10" (or larger)
Display: HD (1920 x 1200) or better
Front End UI: I'd prefer 'pure' Android, over a manufactures, but this isn't mandatory

ChipRAM: microSDXC card support (32GB minimum, 64 preferred)
Connectivity: WiFi
Power/Data: microUSB (my dying Xoom's power plug was unique/custom/annoying)

Don't care:
Cameras, cell network, sound


I should've known! Check the 'source of all knowledge' Wikipedia </sarcasm>
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compar...puters#Android

I think I"m choosing the
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition (Wi-Fi), 32GB
(Peregrine, Your suggestion was a good one, but I'm up for the extra $$ to get the 3G, & better resolution), and my phone is a Samsung so I won't have to learn a new interface.)
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