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Is it worth buying an HP touchpad today?

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Someone is offering me a used HP touchpad with no charger for $20. Is it worth buying? Im not planning to do much with it. I want it for when I go away to have some basic internet and email access without the need to carry a laptop with me. I read android 9 was recently installed on it with some functionality missing.

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You guys should get one for his b-day or whatever day you admins celebrate.
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You guys should get one for his b-day or whatever day you admins celebrate.

Evil I think I still have one in a box.
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Evil I think I still have one in a box.

I'll trade you a $5 Amazon gift card for it... Wave
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I'll trade you a $5 Amazon gift card for it... Wave
Gonna try and resell it to VF for $10 ?? laugh out loud
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Gonna try and resell it to VF for $10 ?? laugh out loud
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Nope, it would have to be a Samsung Tab, at least.
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I found a used iPad 2, with cover and keyboard for $60. Is that better than a new fire 7/8?
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Trouble with iPad 2 is that Apple intentionally slowed them down and has a habit of making apps obsolete or just simply no longer available for older versions. If you tried to register the device, you'd lose any apps already downloaded. I have one of them at home for a backup machine, but it still has all the old compatible apps that you can no longer get because Apple removed them from the App Store.

The problem is that if you get a really old version of any tablet, it's going to be a PITA to use and you'll get frustrated. I know you're trying to save money, but something you do not use is a complete waste of money. A newer Fire will be usable and not frustrate you to death.

My tablet of choice is an iPad. Works great, sturdy, easy interface. YMMV
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Trouble with iPad 2 is that Apple intentionally slowed them down and has a habit of making apps obsolete or just simply no longer available for older versions. If you tried to register the device, you'd lose any apps already downloaded. I have one of them at home for a backup machine, but it still has all the old compatible apps that you can no longer get because Apple removed them from the App Store.

The problem is that if you get a really old version of any tablet, it's going to be a PITA to use and you'll get frustrated. I know you're trying to save money, but something you do not use is a complete waste of money. A newer Fire will be usable and not frustrate you to death.

My tablet of choice is an iPad. Works great, sturdy, easy interface. YMMV
Thanks. I forgot about apps not working on older models. What do you think about a surface pro 3? Ive seen some deals for around $100 with the keyboard and case
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I don't know anything about the Surface. But again, this is an older model, who knows what battery life, etc.

Honestly, dude, for something that is just going to work straight out of the box with no hassles for you and at a great price point, you should just get a new Fire 7 at $49.99.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product...03011&th=1

It'll do mail easily, web surfing easily, you can try out Alexa features if you want, you can add memory easily. You know the battery is good, you could return it easily if you don't like it.

I'm not a big Amazon fan, so not pushing it for that reason. I'd recommend an iPad if you wanted the best tablet.

But for what you want, cheap, easy to use, and reliable, a cheap Fire really seems to be the way to go. Slip this in your travel bag, and you're set.

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If you're a little tech savvy, here's a few tricks for the Fire to add Google Play and get rid of the ads.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/ins...hout-root/
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If you're a little tech savvy, here's a few tricks for the Fire to add Google Play and get rid of the ads.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/ins...hout-root/
Thanks. Im trying too much to get something good for cheap and it brings more risks. I have a few months before I need it to hope the price goes down. I missed the $18 kindle amazon warehouse deal by a few hours
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