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Old April 1st, 2012, 05:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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want to get a android tablet but dont know much about whats out there. i got a mac computer,wife has a ipad2,and i did have a iphone 4s. missed my android phone so i traded the 4s for a HTC Rezound. thought about another ipad but i think i will get a android tablet.ill have all the bases covered then.so what is the best 10"for $250 or under?i dont really know if its possible to get a good one for $250.i would like to hear some options.thanks

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Old April 2nd, 2012, 11:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You could try looking for a used Galaxy Tab 10.1 or Asus Transformer for that price range. For new, I think it's close to impossible.
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Old April 3rd, 2012, 01:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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want to get a android tablet but dont know much about whats out there. i got a mac computer,wife has a ipad2,and i did have a iphone 4s. missed my android phone so i traded the 4s for a HTC Rezound. thought about another ipad but i think i will get a android tablet.ill have all the bases covered then.so what is the best 10"for $250 or under?i dont really know if its possible to get a good one for $250.i would like to hear some options.thanks
Ok let's change it to $399 or less. I would like a 10" screen and also a USB port. Any suggestions.
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Since you have an iPad, I'd consider a 7" tabet. I love my Kindle Fire. It goes places I dont care to carry my iPad, and I prefer reading on the smaller device.
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Asus Transformer.
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To be honest, the only tablet that can compete with the iPad 2 and the new iPad is the Transformer Prime, and that's gonna run you over $500. But, if you're competing against the original iPad then you could go for the Galaxy 10", original Transformer, or even the Acer A500. All can be found on Craigslist for around $300-$350.

But, the problem with all Android tablets is the lack of polish on the apps. I'm a die hard Android user, but I'm always disappointed with the look and feel of the apps on my tablet, especially when compared to my mother-in-law's iPad 2 and my brother-in-law's "new" iPad. Outside of the games like Riptide, the Android tablet apps are not up to the caliber of Apple. It makes me sad to say that, but it's the truth.
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But, the problem with all Android tablets is the lack of polish on the apps. I'm a die hard Android user, but I'm always disappointed with the look and feel of the apps on my tablet, especially when compared to my mother-in-law's iPad 2 and my brother-in-law's "new" iPad. Outside of the games like Riptide, the Android tablet apps are not up to the caliber of Apple. It makes me sad to say that, but it's the truth.
I know what you mean,if the iphone wasnt so uptight and let you do some of the stuff the android phones do, i would probably stayed with the iphone. the android phones arent perfect but suit me better. im not looking for a tablet that is like the ipad2 i just dont want to get a piece of junk,i want a decent model is all.
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I hear you...then I would go with the Transformer, Transformer Prime, Galaxy, or Asus. Aside from the Prime, all can be had on the cheap (ie sub $350).
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the toshiba thrive looks good too,but whats up with that monster power cord. im looking at the asus transformer prime,toshiba thrive and acer iconia. any suggestions on these? am i missing any that are similar. i would like a usb or at least some way to transfer data if needed. i dont think the samsung has anything for a usb,or microsd card. i want some way just in case. and android 3.1
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Screen display is a must. I have had 5 android tablets. I did not choose the Thrive because the display is weak and they had other issues on launch. I have had the Asus TF 101 since launch. I use it at least 4+ hours a day. I bought accessories that are made by Asus. USB AND full size SD adapters. The display is IPS and has178 degree angle viewing. I bought extra charger head and 10ft extension cord for using when I let battery die. But here is where it shines. Asus is possibly the quickest and the best for updates. I just read Galaxy is releasing a 7 inch ICS $250 and a 10" for $400. They two have USB adapters on the power port. I have a Galaxy Note and the Samsung display is unmatched on that Note. It is too small as a tablet if u r used to a tablet. However it does display an average entire home page at once. Only cell I know of that does that.
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