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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by trparky, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. trparky

    trparky Android Enthusiast
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    I'm looking for a tablet that's not too expensive, hopefully maybe $300 to $350. I have a rooted phone so definitely I'm going to want to be able to root the tablet as well. Good third-party ROM support would be nice. ICS support too.

    I don't want one that's too big, nothing huge. Just something that can be used to type stuff on when going to class and some web browsing and email around the house.

    Any suggestions?

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  2. trparky

    trparky Android Enthusiast
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    I keep hearing about this special Google tablet that's coming soon. Any word on that?
  3. rui-no-onna

    rui-no-onna Android Enthusiast

    Depends on your definition of soon. I remember seeing reports that it's been delayed for 2nd half of 2012 (which coincides with a drop in Tegra 3 pricing).

    Rumored price point for the tablet is $150~250. Early rumors suggest Tegra 3, 7" 1280x800 display, manufactured by Asus.
  4. trparky

    trparky Android Enthusiast
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    That's the one I've been hearing about. So no more news on that? Crap. :(
  5. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    A Galaxy Tab 7 Plus is priced at around $400 in my country unsubsidized. It should get ICS upgrade.

    An Acer tablet should be cheaper than that but not so sure about official ICS updates as I don't know much about Acer.
  6. trparky

    trparky Android Enthusiast
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    I only want a Wifi version, no cell data.
  7. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    You don't have to put a SIM in it for it to work.
  8. as439726

    as439726 Android Enthusiast

    Grab a first generation transformer
  9. as439726

    as439726 Android Enthusiast

    How has your experience been with the Ondia? I've seen it listed with varying names. Mixed reviews.
    I'm holding for the Nexus tab. Vanilla is beautiful
    Plus $150 to $250 with solid processor sounds promising. A real smack in the crotch to Amazon. Plus, Asus makes amazing product
  10. mamawm

    mamawm Well-Known Member

    The Samsung galaxy tab 2, 7" just went on sale this weekend for $250. Would be a handy size for sticking in a backpack. Also, the Asus tf300, 16g goes on sale today for $379, slightly over your budget but it's getting really good reviews.
  11. as439726

    as439726 Android Enthusiast

    Heres a link for you
    ASUS Transformer Pad 300 now shipping for $379 http://phandroid.com/?p=92510

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