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Cheap 7 Inch Tablet

Discussion in 'Electronic Devices' started by TomWelch, Dec 26, 2015.

  1. TomWelch

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    Right now, after some research, I'm leaning towards either
    Samsung or Asus tablets. What has been your experience
    with these tablets?
     
  2. theirishboxer

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    both are good i have more experience with Samsung they make great small electronics, you might want to check out the kindle fire tablets as well as they are fairly cheep
     
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    I just picked up a couple of Acer Iconia's for my kids. The exact model was B1-750HD I believe. They are excellent for the money, have micro SD slots and are much faster than the Nexus 7 1st gen that I sold recently. I also bought a Linx 7 which runs windows 8 so I can transfer photos during our next motorbike tour. While it's not as fast as the Acers which run android, it more than compensates by having the ability to connect not just a micro SD but also either a hard drives or USB stick, and use windows explorer to manage the copy rather than some buggy third party app. In each case I paid £50 new.

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  4. FL Woods Bum
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    FL Woods Bum Your Grace!

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    TomWelch .. Both Samsung and Asus make great tablets. I would personally lean more towards the Samsung as they have done a great job of linking all their technologies together (i.e. you can send the screen of your Samsung tablet to a Samsung TV with no extra software, etc..).

    Good luck!!
     
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  5. earthman

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    Watching a shopping channel just the other day, they had an Asus 7" phablet funny enough. If you have a fairly large smart phone already, why would one bother with one of those is what I were thinking?
     
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  6. theirishboxer

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    i feel that 6" is the maximum size that works for a phone anything larger than that and it starts to be unwieldy
     
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  7. earthman

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    Yeah, I can see that so why not go for at least a 10 or 12 inch tablet for example?
    Well that's the way I look at, if you can't fit the device in a coat pocket period, you might as well get an half decent sized screen then. Lol
     
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    Check the amount of memory, I had an asis phonepad with only 4GB of storage and since Android can only install apps to internal memory (no longer memory card installs) I ran out of storage space very quickly.

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  9. earthman

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    No longer memory card installs? Anyone know why that's the case then??
     
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    it is not the case, you have to install the app then move it to the sd card in app manager, its an extra step but can be done.

    the app also has to support being moved to the sd card so not every app is compatible.
     
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    If your new tablet is running or updates to Marshmallow, you can configure the SD card for "adoptable" storage. This encrypts and treats the SD card as part of the native storage of the phone or tablet. The downside is the card is only readable by that phone or tablet. You can reformat the card of course to use elsewhere, but you lose all the content.
     
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    cool thanks for the info that works very similar to the way windows phone handles sd cards
     
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    Find a Samsung Galaxy tab 3 8 inch. Its what i use 90% of the time. Should be fairly cheap since its nit the latest. Tab 4 is a newer version with quad core processor.
     
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    From my experience (obviously YMMV)
    I've had mainly budget laptops with work
    I deem their life to be 3 to 5 years, work ones are then repurposed to home use after they are written off the books.

    3 Acers - 1995 to 2005 - no problems. But screen backlight failed after 7 years on one .
    Dell - 1999 - CD drive lock failed after 9 yrs.
    Toshiba - 2010 HD failed 3 times over 2 years!
    Apple - MBP - 2012 for home use - DVD drive sometimes won't read.
    2 ASUS -ultra budget i3 (<US$300) for kids - 2014 - still ok
    Acer - for home - 2013 - still ok
    Toshiba - 2015. - the jury is still out on this one.

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    EDIT
    ok so I didn't read the OP did I, and thought laptop. I tend to do things like that sorry It's 4 am here, so gimme some slack


    I own one tablet - a mini 3yo apple thing and it works fine.


    I'm going back to bed I think.




    Sent from my iThing
     
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    my asus hd7 is good but will run its battery down to it drained and must be charged on a 500 ma charger over night sometimes also can freeze if left on standby so you have to hold the turn on button on for a minute and it doesnt support flash so you need a browser with phony flash. quirks aside its a great budget tablet got mine refurbed for 80 USD EDIT: im running andoid OS
     
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    You've reminded me there of another advantage to running windows, that MS edge supports flash. How long this will be a factor remains to be seen (flash seems to be on the way out these days). Some of your comments also apply to my Linx windows tab, ie occasionally refusing to wake from 'sleep', and it took a few days of tweaking battery saver settings before the battery life and sleep life became acceptable. But overall I am very happy with it.
     
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    I bought a BlackBerry PlayBook for 50.00 off Amazon.

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    Samsung Galaxy Tab 3. You get get on the bay for around $60.00.
     
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    Sorry all, I hate to be the dissenter and Mr. Negativity here, but I will never buy another Samsung anything. I hate my Galaxy Tab S 10.5. When it dies, and hopefully that will be soon, I will get whatever the latest Google Pixel C type device might be. In the line of cheap 7 inch tablets, I'd get a Kindle.
     
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    Nvidia shield k1. Top performer, mid ground price. Package assumes you already have a compatible charger. And most of us do.