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Offline HamishTPB

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Android recommendations
« on: 2012-Aug-05 »
Does anyone have any recommendations for a budget priced (under £100) android tablet? It doesn't have to be great for games but it would be a bonus.

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I think it would be better to ask what sort of tech spec to look for since there are so many tablets out there.
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« Last Edit: 2012-Aug-05 by HamishTPB »
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Re: Android recommendations
« Reply #1 on: 2012-Aug-05 »
Here is a link to a load of tablets via the BT shop - http://www.shop.bt.com/category/computers,laptops-and-netbooks,tablet-pcs/11313

I can't say how good any of them are though.
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Re: Android recommendations
« Reply #2 on: 2012-Aug-07 »
Ainol Novo 7 Aurora 2
 costs about €130 delivered
This is a review of the Aurora 1 (same as the 2 except the 2 comes with 16gb and dual core processor)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zbvs-DmAj3g
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Re: Android recommendations
« Reply #3 on: 2012-Aug-10 »
I've ordered a Sumvision Astro+ 7". I did consider a handheld but most seem pretty poor and I can always plug a gamepad into the USB.
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Re: Android recommendations
« Reply #4 on: 2012-Aug-10 »
I've ordered a Sumvision Astro+ 7". I did consider a handheld but most seem pretty poor and I can always plug a gamepad into the USB.

The A8 cpu isn't all that powerful so anything harder than SNES/Megadrive emulation may run slow. Even still, seems very good for the money. It has HDMI and a smart card slot. My Nexus 7 doesn't have those and costs twice as much.  :(

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Re: Android recommendations
« Reply #5 on: 2012-Aug-10 »
Thanks for the info Wampus. I just want a basic tablet at the moment for playing online poker, ebooks and perhaps media playing and most of my emulation is 8/16 bit. I also want to try GLB stuff on it of course :-)
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Re: Android recommendations
« Reply #6 on: 2012-Aug-11 »
I realise that its a little above your budget but the Nexus 7 is worth twice the price IMHO.
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Re: Android recommendations
« Reply #7 on: 2012-Aug-11 »
I might go for a fancier one in the future but I am quite impressed with this one so far. Emulation and GLB tests to be done still   =D
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Re: Android recommendations
« Reply #8 on: 2012-Aug-13 »
You cannot go wrong with the Nexus 7.
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Re: Android recommendations
« Reply #9 on: 2012-Aug-13 »
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I realise that its a little above your budget but the Nexus 7 is worth twice the price IMHO.

The Nexus 7 does look good, but no SD Card slot is a big let down.
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