November 24th, 2011, 10:28 AM
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Refurbed 16gb version a wise investment?
Good morning! I'm looking into a refurbed Iconia on a big box stores website. According to the description it's a 10.1'' screen and case for around 270.00. 16gb version. I feel as though if I ordered this the 7'' model would show up, but regardless, I'm thinking about making the purchase. I'm coming from the Evo 4g, rooted, ect so I'm pretty familiar with the android OS(not the developer end, however).
16gb going to be enough?
I have a 16gb microSD card but wondering if, like the evo, there's an App2SD feature which would help keep the internal memory from being bogged down by apps, etc? Rooting the iconia seems fairly cut and dry but I haven't looked to much into roms other than Thor. I'm assuming it works the same way with apps such as setcpu.
I'm not heavily into tablet gaming, atleast not games that will really "push" the tablet, and I'm not even terribly concerned about video playback as long as it's sufficient for a tablet. Just basically looking for something cheap and proven that I can root and gain the best performance for basic functions. Speed and reliability.
I'd actually been looking into the market for a nook color that I could root but at 270 for the extra screen real estate hardware I didn't think this deal was passable. Any suggestions for me? It seems like the majority are pretty happy with this Tab and I'm not terribly worried about it being a refurb considering I'm looking for a deal anyway. Just looking to pull the trigger here ha! For the what I'm looking to use it for I can't imagine any of the new models(tegra 3) coming out will be worth looking into considering the price tag.
I guess I'm basically asking if, with rooting, this device stands out from the others of that generation of hardware. Are you guys/gals generally impressed with what you can do with this Tab or looking to upgrade? I can't imagine it WON'T get a port of ICS or CM8/9 at some point.
Sorry for the wall and if this should be in general I also apologize in advance! Thanks for the help.