Sad Goodbye


  1. SamuraiBigEd

    SamuraiBigEd Under paid Sasquatch! Moderator

    Well, as much as it pains me, I have to give up the tablet.:( I knew it was coming, this is my business partners and I have been setting it up for him, which has made me want one that much more.

    I do have a birthday coming up, but that is months away, so I will have to figure something else out. I can't just go buy one, had a hard enough time explaining the Denon AVR3311 to the wife, at least not yet.;)

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  2. xmr405o

    xmr405o Well-Known Member

    Keep ur eye out. You might get lucky and get one for under 300 which would be an awesome buy.
  3. SolidOrange

    SolidOrange Well-Known Member

    i have seen them go as low as $150 used on ebay. with the lack of out of the box support for Flash and the Android Market, there are a lot of people who give up and sell them rather than tinkering with them to unlock their true potential.
  4. msieg080

    msieg080 Active Member

    You definitely need to find another one...funny how close this hits home, as I am still answering to my wife as to why I needed a $400 tablet. :)
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  5. SamuraiBigEd

    SamuraiBigEd Under paid Sasquatch! Moderator

    I am still reeling from a $1200 receiver, $768 in new tools and will be purchasing a rifle soon. I am going to find it hard to fit the tablet in with all that.

    On top of that she stills gives me grief over my Canon 5D MKII and that was a work related purchase two years ago!
  6. xmr405o

    xmr405o Well-Known Member


    Awww...well here's the plan. Go buy the rifle...and ask her nicely if you can go buy a gtablet with the rifle over your shoulder. I think she'll say yes. :p

    Haha. jk don't do that. :eek:
  7. SamuraiBigEd

    SamuraiBigEd Under paid Sasquatch! Moderator

    ROTFLMAO:D

    Actually, the rifle is more leverage for the gun safe...grand kids in the house!
  8. 4plaay

    4plaay New Member

    I definitely don't have the "wife" problem you guys have. Mine is asking me why I want the G instead of the Xoom for my birthday..... Doesn't she understand that I like tinkering. That and I feel the Xoom is going to be overpriced for a few months, though I'm sure it will fall in line eventually.
  9. SamuraiBigEd

    SamuraiBigEd Under paid Sasquatch! Moderator

    I don't think the Xoom will ever fall inline with the G Tablet price.:D
  10. SolidOrange

    SolidOrange Well-Known Member

    just a liiiiiiiiiiiittle overpriced. :eek:

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    you could buy two g-tablets and a steak dinner for that price!
  11. xmr405o

    xmr405o Well-Known Member

    I might sound crazy but I still think that the Xoom isn't overpriced. It's downright expensive but not overpriced compared to the Ipad or any other tablets. It's definitely a High end product from a notable manufacturer. I'm not saying that I will purchase it for that amount but I understand why it's priced that way.
  12. SamuraiBigEd

    SamuraiBigEd Under paid Sasquatch! Moderator

    But is that with or without a plan?
  13. SolidOrange

    SolidOrange Well-Known Member

    well we can't agree on everything. :p

    looking at the specs, i just can't see how the additional $420 over the g-tab is justified. yes, you get double the RAM, double the memory, and a better screen, but i honestly have had 0 issues with the 512 RAM on the g-tab, and i am nowhere close to filling the 16gb on the internal card (not to mention the 32gb external card), so memory is not a big deal either. sure, i would love a better screen, but that alone is certainly not worth the $400+ price jump.

    as for 3g access... why would you not just tether the g-tab (or the xoom for that matter) to your phone instead of buying a device with it's own 3g radio and paying for an additional data plan?? that is the true beauty of the g-tab to me... no additional fees. i can use wi-fi at home/places with hotspots and wirelessly tether to my droid if i need 3g without ever paying a dime or locking myself into a contract.

    also... the xoom will most likely (but not definitely) have a locked bootloader. if that is the case, then each device has one major strike in my book (sub-par screen on the g-tab, locked bootloader on the xoom), so price should be a push.
  14. SamuraiBigEd

    SamuraiBigEd Under paid Sasquatch! Moderator

    Yeah...what he said!:D
  15. xmr405o

    xmr405o Well-Known Member

    Lol. I know but technically we agree. We both think that the Gtab is superbly priced! :)
    We are both happy with our Gtab which makes paying anything above what we paid for it seem somewhat insane.

    However, I understand why Motorola priced it at $799. I never said I agreed or liked the pricing but I understand. Spec wise this tablet kills all tablets that our out today including the highest Ipad model which is currently at $829. This is above and beyond better than the Galaxy tab which sold for $600+ when it first launched. So I expected Moto to price it between those two tablets. Blame the Ipad and Galaxy tab for overpricing their tablets first...before blaming Moto. Like what my little brother used to say....HE STARTED IT!

    I know we don't need more RAM, 3g, more memory, GPS, two better cameras, an HD display etc...no one really does but these are considered to be luxury specs right now which people pay when they purchase premium devices.
  16. SolidOrange

    SolidOrange Well-Known Member

    i will give you that one... compared to the ipad, it is a good deal. however, i have felt that the ipad was overpriced from the beginning (i guess they could charge whatever they wanted when they owned 100% of the market share), so i still can't justify that price on the Xoom. if the g-tablet wasn't floating around at an average of $400 less, i would probably be excited about the $799 price tag, but as is, that is just too high. the g-tab has done everything i need it to and more... not to mention that all of the functions that the xoom has over the g-tab are better served by the android phone in my pocket. who is walking around taking pictures with a tablet? why does a tablet need a 3g radio when you can tether to a phone? GPS would be nice, but once again... it's in my pocket. I can see how the price of the Xoom could be justified if you didn't already have an Android phone, but how many people are really in that situation?
  17. xmr405o

    xmr405o Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I know we and most people do not need all the bells and whistles of the Xoom. Justification is based on needs not wants so if you want all the bells and whistles...you're gonna have to pay. Just like on airplanes, there's a coach section and first class...people don't need the leather seats, the extra elbow room and whatever else is in first class because at the end of the day...that airplane lands and arrives at the same destination at the same time. My gtablet is as functional as the Xoom so though the extra specs are nice...I certainly don't need it.

    So in terms of overprice vs expensive...I lean more on the expensive side but it's borderline overpriced!
  18. 4plaay

    4plaay New Member

    Justification can be based on the fact that it has 3g, gps, better screen, more ram, Honeycomb, moto support, more accessories, etc. For the user that wants something to blow the ipad out of the water and doesn't know how or want to take the time to root the gtab much less monkey with making it work it may be alright. That combined with the fact that its $800 today to get the early takers but by august will be $600 makes it look real appealing. However I have an inner nerd (along with an inner cheap a$$) that makes the Gtab look really really appealing to me. If this was for my mom though there is no way she would put up with the Gtab (tethering, whats that?), there will definitely be a xoom or ipad sitting on her desk. Hopefully I'll love the Gtab but I don't think the Xoom is overpriced (at least not for everyone, for me it is). For the first few months its what I would expect and after that a price drop to $599 or a wifi only model for $599 would be expected.
  19. msieg080

    msieg080 Active Member

    I will never buy one that forces the contract. In my mind, 3g (or any mobile connection) is not a necessity. And will it be unlocked? Can we install VegaN or TNT on it? I would never buy an $800 toy - get me a laptop running win 7 pro with 3g instead. The gtablet was made for me!! :) I still need help tethering and no one will answer my post on that?? :(
  20. xmr405o

    xmr405o Well-Known Member

    Lol. what post?

    I can tether with my Droid and gtablet? It works very well too.
  21. SamuraiBigEd

    SamuraiBigEd Under paid Sasquatch! Moderator

    Wow, look where my little goodbye post ended up!
  22. xmr405o

    xmr405o Well-Known Member

    Lol. Consider this thread hijacked. Jk.
    The Xoom will always liven up any thread. :p
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  23. SolidOrange

    SolidOrange Well-Known Member

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  24. msieg080

    msieg080 Active Member

    I agree with SamuraiBigEd!! GTab is the reason for this thread - Go out and buy your own (unless you have tons of $ laying around and then you can to 1 of 3 things, Xoom, ipad, or donate to me :))

    ps. sorry for the partial hijacking...
  25. AwesomeIT

    AwesomeIT Well-Known Member

    I feel like the G-Tab and the XOOM are for different demographics. The XOOM is clearly a device that is, out of the box, going to blow the doors off pretty much anything, including the iPad. The G-Tab, out of the box, isn't going to wow anybody. However, if you mod the G-Tab, it's going to blow away almost anything as well.

    The XOOM really is a great tablet for those who just want to pay the extra money for the convenience of a near flawless OOB experience.

    When I bought my G-Tab, I was looking for the ability to do very specific things. These things are not complicated and whatever tablet I bought was going to fullfill a specific niche in my life, which was laying on my couch, watching TV, surfing the internet, and playing simple games like Angry Birds without a clunky laptop on my lap. I knew I didn't want to spend a lot of money on something that was going to fulfill a small need.

    Now here is where the reality of the G-Tab comes in. I work in IT and I always tell people when they ask me for advice on buying a computer that what they want to use their computer for today might not be all the want to use their computer for in six months or one year. You're paying hundreds of dollars for something so you don't want to go through the process of finding a new machine in six months or a year when you decide that you want to try that brand new game everybody is talking about because what you bought six months ago can't handle it.

    So, when I was researching tablets, it met a couple of requirements I had. One, it had the HW. The HW in the G-Tablet is top notch. The Tegra 2 is the talk of the town right now in the mobile computing world. It has plenty of RAM and although 16gb is small by todays standards for storage, the microsd card slot allows you all the storage space you need for a marginal increase in cost. The HW won't have any problems handling whatever comes down the pipe in the next six months to a year.

    The second aspect was the software that came on the G-Tab. This is very important, but not as much as the HW. The SW is something that can be easily replaced by the manufacturer, or by the MOD community if they work hard enough at it. I bought my G-Tab a week ago, so the decision for me was easy. There were already at least three solid ROMS for the G-Tab and root was easily obtained. I own a Droid Incredible with CWMOD installed and I also had an Eris I rooted as well. All of this was nothing new to me and I already knew what kind of quality the XDA community was going put out as far as support for the custom ROMS. It was a no brainer. The stock software became irrelevant in my decision making process. I can't say the same thing for the XOOM. I would bet any amount of money that it has a locked bootloader.

    For $400 and nothing more than your own time in modifying the G-Tab to your own liking, it's a no brainer if you're looking for a tablet right this instant.

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