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Xtreme Tab 7 Tablet at Sears/Kmart

GoingForBroke 68 November 10, 2012 at 12:52 PM
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So, I'm looking for a decent budget android tablet for the wife to tinker with and use as an ereader web surfing machine. I see in the Sears and Kmart ads the Xtreme Tab 7 for $40. Looking online for more info I found what looks like a newly set up website about this tablet with a few more specs and info. http://www.xtremetab.com/xtremetab-7-capactive/

Now, for some reason the Sears ad shows the tablet as 2gb storage the Kmart ad 4gb storage. Seeing as they are essentially the same company will it be the same tablet? I don't have a Kmart near. If it is indeed a Capacitive touch screen at this price and specs I think I know where I'll be going.

Should I be worried the Sears ad is different? Or just a misprint on their part?

If there is a better deal for a cheap tablet where should I look?

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Its a resistive tablet being offered by Sears/Kmart:
http://www.kmart.com/shc/s/p_1015...7655&aff=Y

The rest of the specs aren't that bad and it has ICS. If you can deal with a single point resistive touch screen then its a good deal at $40. If it actually were capacitive touch then this would be a great deal. Odd that the website you link to shows the same tablet as capacitive.
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Well bummer. Why change the name of the tablet in the ad to Xtreme when it is actuall Mach Speed.....I figured for $40 it had to be resistive but I was hoping it was capacitive. Oh well. I can't do resistive. Thanks for the reply.
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Quote from spunker88 View Post :
Its a resistive tablet being offered by Sears/Kmart:
http://www.kmart.com/shc/s/p_1015...7655&aff=Y

The rest of the specs aren't that bad and it has ICS. If you can deal with a single point resistive touch screen then its a good deal at $40. If it actually were capacitive touch then this would be a great deal. Odd that the website you link to shows the same tablet as capacitive.
I don't see anywhere that this says resistive. In fact, the only tablet listed at http://www.xtremetab.com is capacitive.
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Quote from guavaman View Post :
I don't see anywhere that this says resistive. In fact, the only tablet listed at http://www.xtremetab.com is capacitive.
The link I posted, which is now dead mentioned it as resistive. It could have been wrong but thats what it said on Kmart's website.
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What is the difference between resistive and capacitive? I was thinking about getting these for my kids for Christmas, but now I'm confused.
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Quote from Sharon8898 View Post :
What is the difference between resistive and capacitive? I was thinking about getting these for my kids for Christmas, but now I'm confused.
Simply put: Resistive requires pressure (think stylus point) while capacitive requires touch.
Resistive will work with almost anything, finger, fingernail, stylus, pen; any stylus shaped object really.
Capacitive will only work with skin touch.

Resistive can be good but Capacitive is better.
At $40, the resistive screen will be crap.
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Ok, so what will I need to do to zoom in and out like I do with my HTC G2 by T-Mobile? I don't use mine with a subscription. I just use it while I have a Wi-fi signal.
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It has a capacitive screen. They set up a website for this version of the tablet precisely for this Black Friday event, or so it rather directly seems. The Xtreme Tab on the website is the same shape (slightly odd compared to most generic tablets) as the other, and notes that it is multi-point (at least 2-points of contact). So you would pinch to zoom.

This is a great deal for a tablet to mess around with, and I'm guessing an XDA or SlateDroid page for it will crop up in the next few days with rooting instructions so you can get Google Play on there instead of whatever custom app store is most likely in its place.. If not, Amazon appstore still has a solid collection.
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Quote from GoingForBroke View Post :
So, I'm looking for a decent budget android tablet for the wife to tinker with and use as an ereader web surfing machine. I see in the Sears and Kmart ads the Xtreme Tab 7 for $40. Looking online for more info I found what looks like a newly set up website about this tablet with a few more specs and info. http://www.xtremetab.com/xtremetab-7-capactive/

Now, for some reason the Sears ad shows the tablet as 2gb storage the Kmart ad 4gb storage. Seeing as they are essentially the same company will it be the same tablet? I don't have a Kmart near. If it is indeed a Capacitive touch screen at this price and specs I think I know where I'll be going.

Should I be worried the Sears ad is different? Or just a misprint on their part?

If there is a better deal for a cheap tablet where should I look?
Where exactly did you see this ad for kmart? I happen to have the bf kmart color circular in front of me and the only 2 android devices shown are these:

http://www.kmart.com/trio-stealth...SKIP_LEVEL This will be on sale for $119.99

http://www.kmart.com/nextbook-8in...SKIP_LEVEL This apparently is already on sale for $99.99, according to the website

Both of these devices have capacitive touch. Could you scan your ad? I would have scanned mine but im at work, meh.

edit. I found the one I think your talking about its this one but its will be on sale for $69.99

http://www.kmart.com/mach-speed-7...ockType=G2

It is a capacitive touch screen.
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#11
I have the same ad, but it's from Sears. It's $40 and it's right here: http://www.sears.com/shc/s/dap_10...id=2000991

On page 4! Hope that helps some of you!
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#12
The Kmart ad its on the front page.
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The Kmart ad is for tomorrow not Black Friday! It's a Thursday sale starting at 6AM. The reason most people don't seem to notice this is because they have totally separate ad scans for the Thursday sale. That's part of the reason I think that it will be considerably less crowded for the Thursday morning madness.
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i was going to buy the Mach Speed trio for my DD for $69.99

I was looking at the $40 on for my Younger DD but i am really not sure.. ???
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#15
If this does turn out to be capacitive it will be the best budget tablet deal. No Kmart around me, so hopefully someone will post what screen it has if they pick it up tomorrow at Kmart.
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