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Looking for 8 inch tablet similar to ipad mini?

tetzaboca 217 14 March 10, 2016 at 05:13 AM
I realized the traditional ipad is too large and would like to know of any android alternatives to the ipad mini. Something multitouch and around 8 inches would be great. also if the cost could be under $150. Thanks.

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All suggestions below are in the 8" class and are FHD (better than 1280x800). Unless otherwise noted, they have microSD.

Acer 840FHD - pops up on ebay/amazon every now and then @ $60 from the official Acer refurb store. You need to turn off GPS/location and use GSam battery monitor/CPU spy/Greenify to hunt down battery sucking apps but it works pretty well for me. Works with 64Gb card. Taller and slightly narrower than a mini.

Lenovo Yoga 2 8 - $160 new from Lenovo. Extremely good battery life due to the form factor - take a look on lenovo.com - probably won't fit in a pants pocket comfortably.

Dell 7840 - ex-demo units sell for under $150 on ebay; $200 new from dell. Supposedly 2nd best battery life behind the yoga. Tiny form factor - practically borderless.

LG G Pad x8.3 (VK815) - only available new on contract from Verizon. Supports Quick Charge 2.0. Like new sometimes sell on ebay for less than your limit. Full sized USB, 4g LTE.

LG G Pad 8.3 (VK810) - prior generation of the 815. No QC, microSD, somewhat easier to find.

Insignia Flex Elite (7.85") - Open box on ebay for under $100. Supposedly poor battery life. Ipad mini shape. Don't know if it has microSD slot.

Samsung S 8.4 / Pro 8.4 - scarcity has driven the prices on these guys a little out of your range, but if you can get one they're great - last generation samsung flagship. The S 8.4 has AMOLED so it looks better than the Pro.

LG and Samsung are ARM-based, all the others are Intel.

There's also a Nabi tablet which has FHD and is reasonably cheap, but I haven't researched it much b/c the battery life supposedly blows.

Whatever you do do NOT get any Intel-based tablet with less than 2Gb of memory. There's a FHD Dell whose model # I can't remember offhand (3840)? that blows chunks and goes for pretty cheap - don't get fooled, it's that price for a reason.
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All suggestions below are in the 8" class and are FHD (better than 1280x800). Unless otherwise noted, they have microSD.

Acer 840FHD - pops up on ebay/amazon every now and then @ $60 from the official Acer refurb store. You need to turn off GPS/location and use GSam battery monitor/CPU spy/Greenify to hunt down battery sucking apps but it works pretty well for me. Works with 64Gb card. Taller and slightly narrower than a mini.

Lenovo Yoga 2 8 - $160 new from Lenovo. Extremely good battery life due to the form factor - take a look on lenovo.com - probably won't fit in a pants pocket comfortably.

Dell 7840 - ex-demo units sell for under $150 on ebay; $200 new from dell. Supposedly 2nd best battery life behind the yoga. Tiny form factor - practically borderless.

LG G Pad x8.3 (VK815) - only available new on contract from Verizon. Supports Quick Charge 2.0. Like new sometimes sell on ebay for less than your limit. Full sized USB, 4g LTE.

LG G Pad 8.3 (VK810) - prior generation of the 815. No QC, microSD, somewhat easier to find.

Insignia Flex Elite (7.85") - Open box on ebay for under $100. Supposedly poor battery life. Ipad mini shape. Don't know if it has microSD slot.

Samsung S 8.4 / Pro 8.4 - scarcity has driven the prices on these guys a little out of your range, but if you can get one they're great - last generation samsung flagship. The S 8.4 has AMOLED so it looks better than the Pro.

LG and Samsung are ARM-based, all the others are Intel.

There's also a Nabi tablet which has FHD and is reasonably cheap, but I haven't researched it much b/c the battery life supposedly blows.

Whatever you do do NOT get any Intel-based tablet with less than 2Gb of memory. There's a FHD Dell whose model # I can't remember offhand (3840)? that blows chunks and goes for pretty cheap - don't get fooled, it's that price for a reason.
thanks so much man
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