Upcoming Android tablets w/ capacitive screens?


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  1. irishpride

    irishpride Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Tablets are "the" thing to have right now, only problem is there really aren't any good ones out and ones that do look good(Galaxy Tab, Archos Gen8 & Notion Ink) have no release date.

    I'm starting to get impatient and would like to have some input from you guys. So I wanted to get a thread together so we could try and keep track of some quality tabs coming that have AT LEAST these minimum specs...7" screen, 256mb RAM, 720mhz-1ghz processor and are either out or have a solid release date within the next month. Thanks.
     

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  2. johnnewhouse

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    its a good idea, but a lot of the specs are not clear at the moment, even for tablets that are claiming to be on sale in stores in the next 4 weeks.

    today in the UK, PC World have announced that they will have 2 tablets available for sale on the 1st Nov and for what seems like competitive prices.

    PC World to launch tablet computer - 06 Oct 2010 - Computeractive

    but they don't delve too deeply into the specs. i would be interested in the larger of the two, advent vega, but all they are saying about it is the following;

    Price
     
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    irishpride Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    It actually looks pretty good, just going by the specs. Depending on whether or not this is released in the US at the same time, this could be a winner. I do like the Galaxy Tab, I have the Fascinate(Verizon's Galaxy S) and love it. I would consider getting it if Verizon offers it free with a data plan, but nobody knows when it will be released in the US. I just wish a quality tablet would come out at a decent price, I don't think that's asking too much.
     
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    jtbnet Well-Known Member

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    This looks like the Malata tablet FlatComputing is now selling?

    https://www.flatcomputing.com/products/details/3/FlatPad-A10T-NEW
     
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    i do like the fact the flatpad has 1gig ddr memory as well as the newer cpu
     
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    irishpride Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    The flatpad does look like it has some potential, the site says they are taking pre-order's, so I will definitely be watching out for the reviews on it when they are actually selling it.
     
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    this is the problem with all of these tablets that are about to become available, i have no idea what hardware is better.

    i think that the tegra 2 will be a very good option, but that's just based on feelings from stuff i have read about that chip, very little specific around tablets.

    as well as a good processor and hdmi out, i am also very interested in the responsiveness of the screen. that's probably the thing i am most worried about as they are definitely not all created equal, and i think a bad screen will kill any tablets usability.
     
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    irishpride Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    A quality screen is right up at the top, along with processor and the manufacturing companies willingness to update in what I'm looking for in a tablet. I just hope something comes out soon because I really am getting impatient.
     
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    im interested in the flatpad A10T and the archos 101

    But

    1: the A10T has 1 gig memory yet i can not find out what the 101 has

    2: the 101 has a webcam yet the A10T does not

    3: the A10T has the Dual Core ARM Cortex A9 and the 101 has the [FONT=arial, Arial, Helvetica][FONT=arial, Arial, Helvetica]ARM Cortex A8[/FONT][/FONT]
     
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    You know I've been thinking about this a little bit.

    My ideal tab would have good onboard speakers so I don't have to reach for earphones all the time, and have good quality video playback. I'm also thinking I would like a 7 inch unit vs a 10 inch unit. The 10 inch size is just too big for me, and the 5 is a little small.

    But honestly, if the screen is responsive than it doesn't matter much to me if it's resistive or capacitive or has multi touch or not.
     
  12. jtbnet

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    My Current list of good tablets for the money... First is Responsive Resistive screen and available for shipping today... others Capacative screens and are pre-order with supposed Oct. Shipments;

    <$200 ZT-180 Arm11 wGC600/FC-A10

    Flat Computing, LLC - FlatPad A10

    <$300 Cortex A8/Archos 101

    Archos 501590 101 Internet Tablet - 10.1 Screen, 1024 x 600, Built-in Speakers, 8GB, Android User Interface, .5 Thick, WiFi, PRE ORDER - Due in 11/1 at TigerDirect.com

    <$400 Cortex A9-Tegra2/FC-A10T

    https://www.flatcomputing.com/products/details/3/FlatPad-A10T-NEW

    I currently own 2 of the ZT-180, have 1 of the Archos 101 on pre-order, and will likely order 1 of the Tegra2 in near future... Plus still have 2 original Moto Droid's overclocked to 1.2Ghz and running 2.2, so it's really nice to see the reasonable priced choices expanding...
     

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