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Need a 10" plus tablet

448 56 July 30, 2019 at 03:08 PM
I know little about tablets and hoping for some input. For a 10 or 12" inch tablet.

I just need something for the wife to use.
And keep her off my desktop and laptop which I use for business. She has a habit of surfing and clicking on anything she sees.


Dont need any type of cell phone service.

What should I be looking for?

Dont want to waste money on a better processor or memory if it will not allow it the work faster for just internet. But dont mind paying more if it will help.

Thanks for any suggestions.

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Amazon Fire HD 10 is a good deal when on sale. It covers most bases with its biggest shortcoming being app compatibility. Most android apps are available in Amazon's app store and work well, but odds are you'll find at least one that doesn't. Hopefully that isn't one you absolutely need. Another option is a factory refurbished Galaxy Tab S2. A couple weeks ago these were priced similar to the Fire HD 10 normal price. My mom has the Fire and I have the Galaxy, and IMO the Galaxy is preferable in pretty much every way. Another option is to wait and see if this suspected new Fire HD 10 [liliputing.com] pans out.
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What is she using the computer/tablet for?
Chrome book might be a good option if she needs to type a good amount, and just doing basic web stuff like email, facebook, shopping, etc. You typically get the desktop experience on these devices not like on a tablet getting the mobile experience.
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What is she using the computer/tablet for?
Chrome book might be a good option if she needs to type a good amount, and just doing basic web stuff like email, facebook, shopping, etc. You typically get the desktop experience on these devices not like on a tablet getting the mobile experience.

Will be very little typing just checking email and maybe some shopping.
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Will be very little typing just checking email and maybe some shopping.
Sounds like a tablet will probably work then, There are two deals on larger tablets on the home page right now. As much as I am an Android fan, I have an iPad as well and it's just a really good experience, I would go that route myself.
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Amazon Fire HD 10 is a good deal when on sale. It covers most bases with its biggest shortcoming being app compatibility. Most android apps are available in Amazon's app store and work well, but odds are you'll find at least one that doesn't. Hopefully that isn't one you absolutely need. Another option is a factory refurbished Galaxy Tab S2. A couple weeks ago these were priced similar to the Fire HD 10 normal price. My mom has the Fire and I have the Galaxy, and IMO the Galaxy is preferable in pretty much every way. Another option is to wait and see if this suspected new Fire HD 10 [liliputing.com] pans out.

Unless something's changed, it's very easy to install the Play Store, and I'd guess most apps work fine. I have an HD8 that's over 2.5 years old, did that on day one, haven't run across anything that didn't work. Basic use, that probably wouldn't need to be done.

Special offers are ads on the lockscreen. Some people find them annoying, but swipe away the lockscreen, and they're gone. Might be some other notifications with a new one, but those can be turned off.

For the price, and basic use only, not much compares. Of course, if you want to spend more, something not tied to Amazon is better....
https://slickdeals.net/f/13277329-32gb-amazon-fire-hd-10-tablet-w-special-offers-black-79-99-free-shipping?src=frontpage

Out of stock, old Android, but you can put a newer one on it.
https://slickdeals.net/f/13215184-32gb-9-7-samsung-galaxy-tab-s2-wifi-tablet-open-box-144-free-shipping

Ipads are fine. I personally absolutely hate the OS, and I won't spend that much on "just a tablet", when the cheap ones work fine for me. And I can put Android on a 2 in 1 laptop if I want (I have an 11.5" Dell set up that way).
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Nearly everything made by Amazon is geared towards selling and delivering things, particularly media. They generally do that well and at a very good value. They rely on others for things like email, calendar, cloud storage, etc. That would be fine except that their devices are running on their custom version of Android 5 while current Android devices are running Android 8 or 9. Even the Galaxy Tab S2 has stock updates to Android 7. This is why I've had trouble finding Fire apps for email, calendars, my smartwatch, etc that have the features I'm used to within the Android ecosystem. The apps for these services exist for Fire, but they usually don't have as many advanced features as their Android equivalents.
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