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  1. MitchSamuels

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    What is the best tablet available right now?
    I got an iPad for free last year, and I sold it today. I want an Android tablet now, but I am not sure which one.

    I really like the Adam tablet, but not after seeing all these photos and complaints, I am not sure. What do you think about Adam?

    Any other good tablets?

    P.S... Im looking for one under $500.
     

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    The Motorola Xoom looks damn promising. Not sure what sorts of models and additions they will provide though. They may or may not have a model that fits your price point.
     
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    I need a new laptop... the only reason I don't get a normal laptop right now is that I want that new eink screen for reading ebooks.

    So I'm in the same position as you - I like the sound of the Adam but will it ever arrive?? Or something with an eink display? Waiting and Waiting for a year now.

    I want to be able to Run Rosetta Stone on it though... and I wonder if that will be possible?

    The other option is to get a Samsung N130 and put my own eink display in it because that is proven... or give up and get a Kindle, because that includes some free internet which I'd find useful travelling.
     
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    Here are my top choices (good tablets only, I don't think there are any great android tablets out right now)

    No particular order

    7 in Samsung Galaxy tab- I think you can find it for $399 which is a better price point than it was before. Nice display

    10 in Viewsonic G-tablet- Super fast and it's below $400. You need to root it though and the display is just ok. There's a lot of ROMS for it including the a ROM with the Adam UI. :eek: FYI- The Original Zpad (China) and the Advent Vega (UK) are the cousins of the Gtablet.

    10 inAdam - Good luck trying to get it though but it looks nice.

    Other tablets

    Archos 101/70- They are good and under $300. The low RAM hurts it a little bit but other than that they are good devices.

    Nook Color- If you want something basic, I think this is a good 7 in tablet/ereader. You need to root it too though.
     
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    My personal opinion, if you need a laptop don't even look at a tablet. As far as I know, Rosetta doesn't have an Android app but imagine if they did. It would cost a lot. I would suggest on waiting on a dual boot tablet if you really want a tablet.

    I think Asus is making a dual boot tablet not sure if it has e-ink or Pixel QI.
     
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    What if I just don't want to root a tab? What is the best - non-Chinese (sorry, done that twice and returned both), Android 2.2, flash 10 supported, capacitive touch - tab out there? I don't mind having to download updates, but yeah, I want something that will pretty much work right out of the box. And my budget is stuck at less than $400. Am I asking for too much?
     
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    I think I suggested this to you already but It'll probably be the archos 70/101. Or if your luck the samsung galaxy tab was on sale for 399 last week.
     
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    Double post.
     
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    Hi,

    I am new at this. Sorry.

    I am look for the better tablet.....I had hard time to search for the tablet in the google....but there are too many...

    I need your help me find right tablet?

    -Under $300.
    -Two webcam/cam(front and rear)
    -Android 2.0 or above
    -Javascript and skype
    -FCC US
    -English subtitle for the video (I am hearing-impaired)
    -8" to 10" screen
    - 801.11 b/g/n
    -lot of memory over 256mb?
    -novice not advance...

    I don't like the credit cards. I prefered the personal check instead. (and e-order form)

    Do you have any idea where can I find it?

    Thank you,

    Deafbear
     
  10. MitchSamuels

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    I actually ended up getting the 10 inch Viewsonic G Tablet. Its great...
    The stock firmware absolutely blows, but I already have the Notion Ink Eden UI installed. It is so fast. Glad I sold my iPad to get it.
     
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    That was the price last week at BestBuy - I had it in my hands. But then I decided to wait for Galaxy 2. Android 2 and duo core CPU plus a 64GB disk is more attractive for me. Will probably have to dish out more than $399 though.
     
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    What is the best android tablet right now?
    Like anything it depends on the end use you have for it. For me a first time buyer of an android tablet I have decided on a:

    ​Herotab MID816
    Chipset: Samsung S5PV210(ARM Cortex TM-A8/1.2G MHz/512KB L2 Cache)

    Price range $230
    I want it for a mix of business and pleasure
    level entry stock control of a very small 100-ish stock
    develop a catalog for these items. Why a tablet? mobility small
    Pleasure = the learning experience of this Anroid movement that looks likely to change the way we do things in the future.
    I love ebooks a tablet will take this experience to a whole new level. Games, maybe? got a powerful PC for that but hey I am open to an android game addiction experience.

    Why a Herotab cheap, powerful, most new feature on board some will work well some will not - 6 month down the track this will be old technology, the pace of this market is changing and growing fast. From this chepo tablet I will learn heaps and hope to have more knowledge for my next upgrade in a year or two.
    Most importantly I am hoping for a 'FUN' experience of both good and bad from all of the above.
     
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    That's a no brainer, asus tf101, 32 gig, bestbuy.com $399. I'm a proud owner and I bought it because i read an article in pc magazine about it being the best tablet known to man right now. It runs cirlces around ever last one of them, and had the ipad 2 for breakfast. Apple eat your heart out. :p
     
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    I just picked up an Andi-7+ from Mytabworld7 (which is the company that owns the Andi name) on eBay, so far it's been a great tablet. It's a re-branded chinese tablet, but with great customer support from an independent, mom-and-pop type seller that is located here in the USA. I would buy from them again. It's a 7-inch capacitive screen, 512mb RAM, 4GB onboard storage, 1.2GHz processor tablet, with HDMI out, USB, comes with free case, car charger, and home charger, and HDMI cable, I paid 175 for it. OH, and the back of it is alloy, which is not usually the case in the under $200 tablet market. It has Android 2.3.3 and the real Android market already on it out of the box. I had a couple questions after the fact and Dean, the owner of the company was very responsive, which is something you don't usually get with the inexpensive tablet sellers.

    If you want a bigger tablet, like a 10-inch, I second the suggestion of the Arnova by Archos, I have a friend with one, it seems like a great tablet for the money, and the display is beautiful, looks a LOT more expensive than it's price would suggest.
     
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    Hmmmm.... "Shenzhen Kimdecent Technology Ltd., Shenzhen, Guangdong, China" ... are you sure you want to go through the agony, frustration and hair pulling?

    Might I suggest you consider something like a 7inch Samsung Galaxy Tab instead.
     

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