I see them from 70 dollars and up, on all sites, ebay deals, newegg, tiger, etc, etc, etc.
Anyone else in the market that knows about these little guys and has it narrowed down to a few?
Thanks for the pro help!
Why would you to go with a bottom of barrel $99 ARM tab ? ...when for 199-249 you can get state of art Nexus 7 that runs much smoother and has better battery life with 4.1 Jelly Butter.
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If you don't need the best of the best and just want something to putz around with, like me, watch Netflix wherever, play some games and surf any of these devices will work. Some may not be as fast as others but they all do the same thing.
It comes down to specs and what is important to you. Somethings to consider: Speed, memory, screen clarity and brightness and last but not least responsiveness. If you find a $70 tab that does what you need it to do go for it. A lot of people get hung up on specs and stuff when really we just need something that works as advertised.
If the product has decent reviews just grab one that is in your price point. Then when you use it you'll get a feel for what is good and what is not and you will be better prepared when finances improve to get what you "really" want. It's how I do things anyways
I dont know what a jelly butter is. Nor do I know what ARM means. I have heard of Nexus 7 but was unaware that it was state of the art.
This is exactly why I started this thread - I have no clue! Also, I dont have 199 to spend at the moment.
No problem, it worth it to save up the $249 for 16GB Nexus 7. The under $99 Tablets have bad screens and very poor battery life. What makes the Nexus 7 a best buy is it has a great screen and very smooth speed. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (w. Project Butter) is the latest Tablet/Smartphone Operating System that the Nexus 7 uses.
ARM is the hardware chipset or processor that most of modern day Tablets and Smartphones use.
Thanks dudes, you are all the best! I still cannot decide what to do! I guess I will save some more pennies while I decide - I may be sold on the "great screen and very smooth speed"... who dont like that!
I would avoid the China tablets and pads myself. Many of them come with issues, and the savings is not all that amazing given what you are getting. Many of them require you to root, reflash and do all kinds of stuff to them just to get simple things functioning. Battery life is always bad and reception for wifi in some cases is only within a few feet.
Several of these tablets don't even get the Google Market, you have to jump through hoops to do it. Many apps won't work due to the different architecture they use as well. This relates to the ARM preccessor stuff mentioned above. I would save a few bucks and buy something that will do what you want out of the box.
The nook tablet and nook color can be had for decent prices, but they are not "pure" android and require work to make a true tablet happen. Same story for the Kindle fire.
As of now, the Nexus 7 is the best bang for the buck in terms of price and function. The drawbacks on this tablet are:
1. No SD card support, you can get around this a bit if you root and hook in usb sticks.
2. No TV support. No HDMI or MHL to HDMI to hook to a TV. There is some kind of wireless functionality there, but I don't really know about it.
If you can live with this, then the 7 is what I would suggest.
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