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Topic # 111170 26-Oct-2012 11:17 Send private message

Hi All

Looking for some advice on which tablet I should get.

like the price of the Samsung Tab 2 but the spec are to me just average.

So it kinda looks like a choice between the new Samsung Note or the Asus TF300
They are both around the same price for wifi only models which I would be fine with.

The Asus should be able to get Jellybean now which is a plus the keyboard seem a bonus
but not sure how often we would use it

It will be used by the family to watch movies play games surf the net, check emails etc
I liked the Nexus 7 but the family has decided a 10inch would be best.
So is there a tablet I have missed, dont really want a cheap trademe type one.

So any help/advice would be great 

Cheers
Karl

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  Reply # 706796 26-Oct-2012 11:47 Send private message

have you considered the ipad? if you have ruled it out then read no further otherwise

- if you want good games and good apps good fluid long life surfing go apple
- if usb is imperative go android
- otherwise ... up to you i guess :)

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  Reply # 706804 26-Oct-2012 11:53 Send private message

Acer W510. Will run apps from Windows store + the bazillion x86/x64 Windows app that you can download and install from retail or internet.

http://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/computers/windows-8-tablets/acer-w510-10-1-tablet/prod119229.html




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  Reply # 706819 26-Oct-2012 12:22 Send private message

Is the galaxy tab 2 the same as the note 10.1?

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  Reply # 706820 26-Oct-2012 12:23 Send private message

billgates: Acer W510. Will run apps from Windows store + the bazillion x86/x64 Windows app that you can download and install from retail or internet.

http://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/computers/windows-8-tablets/acer-w510-10-1-tablet/prod119229.html

So that's a full Win8 PC, not RT? Looks good.



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  Reply # 706824 26-Oct-2012 12:26 Send private message

joker97: have you considered the ipad? if you have ruled it out then read no further otherwise

- if you want good games and good apps good fluid long life surfing go apple
- if usb is imperative go android
- otherwise ... up to you i guess :)


No Apple products in this houseLaughing
Yea I know they are good but I just cant go to the dark sideSmile



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  Reply # 706826 26-Oct-2012 12:27 Send private message

mattRSK: Is the galaxy tab 2 the same as the note 10.1?


No not the same

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  Reply # 706829 26-Oct-2012 12:29 Send private message

BlueShift: 
So that's a full Win8 PC, not RT? Looks good.


Yes. Full Windows. Not Windows RT.




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  Reply # 706830 26-Oct-2012 12:30 Send private message

Had a quick play with a Galaxy 10.1 on the weekend, almost had me considering trading in my iPad. Front speakers were great, and the screen and speed was pretty impressive.  Surely that would have to be the Android tablet du jour?






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  Reply # 706866 26-Oct-2012 12:50 Send private message

I think you should wait for the nexus 10



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  Reply # 706871 26-Oct-2012 12:53 Send private message

vaiohk: I think you should wait for the nexus 10


Yea but when will they come out?
I have money burning a hole in my pocketLaughing

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  Reply # 706881 26-Oct-2012 13:02 Send private message

Karlosnz:
vaiohk: I think you should wait for the nexus 10


Yea but when will they come out?
I have money burning a hole in my pocketLaughing


Announcement on the 29th, not sure about availability after that point. I would definitely wait until the announcement at least, only a few days and then you'll be able to make an informed decision knowing what the major players will be in the tablet market for the next wee while.

It's looking like the Nexus 10 is going to have a significantly higher resolution screen than other Android tablets, so I think it is likely to be the one to get, even apart from the benefits of being a Nexus device.

If you just cannot wait this weekend out and decide to buy a tablet right now, I think you may experience a fair degree of buyers remorse come Monday...




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  Reply # 706891 26-Oct-2012 13:18 Send private message

NZtechfreak:
Karlosnz:
vaiohk: I think you should wait for the nexus 10


Yea but when will they come out?
I have money burning a hole in my pocketLaughing


Announcement on the 29th, not sure about availability after that point. I would definitely wait until the announcement at least, only a few days and then you'll be able to make an informed decision knowing what the major players will be in the tablet market for the next wee while.

It's looking like the Nexus 10 is going to have a significantly higher resolution screen than other Android tablets, so I think it is likely to be the one to get, even apart from the benefits of being a Nexus device.

If you just cannot wait this weekend out and decide to buy a tablet right now, I think you may experience a fair degree of buyers remorse come Monday...


Ok yes I can wait till Monday, Last time I looked there was no real news on the nexus 10
I really liked the Nexus 7 so will get some ice to ease the burning sensation for now.

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  Reply # 706918 26-Oct-2012 13:39 Send private message

I got my parents a TF300, if you want something with integrated keyboard it's really good value at $780 @ DSE. If you don't need a keyboard then I think the galaxy note 10" is really nice.




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  Reply # 706929 26-Oct-2012 13:54 Send private message

Karlosnz:
NZtechfreak:
Karlosnz:
vaiohk: I think you should wait for the nexus 10


Yea but when will they come out?
I have money burning a hole in my pocketLaughing


Announcement on the 29th, not sure about availability after that point. I would definitely wait until the announcement at least, only a few days and then you'll be able to make an informed decision knowing what the major players will be in the tablet market for the next wee while.

It's looking like the Nexus 10 is going to have a significantly higher resolution screen than other Android tablets, so I think it is likely to be the one to get, even apart from the benefits of being a Nexus device.

If you just cannot wait this weekend out and decide to buy a tablet right now, I think you may experience a fair degree of buyers remorse come Monday...


Ok yes I can wait till Monday, Last time I looked there was no real news on the nexus 10
I really liked the Nexus 7 so will get some ice to ease the burning sensation for now.


Nexus 10 user manual just come out Laughing and it will made by Samsung 



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  Reply # 706945 26-Oct-2012 14:10 Send private message

vaiohk:
Karlosnz:
NZtechfreak:
Karlosnz:
vaiohk: I think you should wait for the nexus 10


Yea but when will they come out?
I have money burning a hole in my pocketLaughing


Announcement on the 29th, not sure about availability after that point. I would definitely wait until the announcement at least, only a few days and then you'll be able to make an informed decision knowing what the major players will be in the tablet market for the next wee while.

It's looking like the Nexus 10 is going to have a significantly higher resolution screen than other Android tablets, so I think it is likely to be the one to get, even apart from the benefits of being a Nexus device.

If you just cannot wait this weekend out and decide to buy a tablet right now, I think you may experience a fair degree of buyers remorse come Monday...


Ok yes I can wait till Monday, Last time I looked there was no real news on the nexus 10
I really liked the Nexus 7 so will get some ice to ease the burning sensation for now.


Nexus 10 user manual just come out Laughing and it will made by Samsung 


I found that in a google search after your first post about the 29th
But really when have you seen a hard covered manual for anything these days Laughing

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