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Master Geek

#157525 3-Dec-2014 16:36
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Looking for advice on the best bang for our buck.

My youngest daughter is turning 11 on 15 December so I urgently need to sort this out.  She'd like a tablet and likes the look of the Samsung Galaxy Lite.  Specs wise the Asus Memo seems a much better buy but not many places seem to sell it.  We would prefer to go to a store and get it and the only place I can see who sell it is Noel Leeming and it's $249 compared to $198 for the Samsung.  I prefer the price tag of the Samsung but if we have to spend a bit more we will have to suck it up I guess (darn December birthdays!).  My husband is also looking at an HP 7 Plus or HP 7 G2.  She currently has an iPod Touch 4th Generation so anything will be a step up from that.  


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Uber Geek

  #1188128 3-Dec-2014 17:20
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Have a look at Dell Venue 7 

Alternatively, see if you can pick up a nexus 7 2013 refurbished or something. They would be the best (you can get it for about $220 or so delivered to NZ via ebay.


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Master Geek

  #1188189 3-Dec-2014 18:42
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Thanks.  Will look in to the Dell.  We prefer something we can physically pick up due to time constraints.  Ideally Noel Leeming will have a sale this weekend so we can get the Asus!

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Uber Geek

  #1188238 3-Dec-2014 20:19
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JB Hifi have the Sammy for $189 at the moment.
You can try it and see how it is.

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Master Geek

  #1189109 5-Dec-2014 08:35
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In the end we decided spending an extra $50 was worth it and decided to go with the Asus Memo but no-one has any in stock!  So back to the drawing board.  Now it looks like we will spend yet another $50 and go for the Samsung Galaxy Tab4 8.0.  I like the size better and it looks so much better than the Lite which just seems really cheap.  I have a Samsung Note which I really like and the Tab4 seems to compare okay with it.  Now to just hope we can get one.

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Wannabe Geek

  #1189573 5-Dec-2014 19:11
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Not sure about your location, but if you're in Auckland Playtech seems to be ticking all the right boxes for you at the moment.

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  #1189595 5-Dec-2014 20:12
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That's last year's slower model (indicated by the 'HD' in its name), which is sold for a higher price by them than the new version sells for on Amazon.


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Master Geek

  #1189618 5-Dec-2014 21:39
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Thanks.  We're in Wellington.  We gave up on the Asus as we couldn't find anyone that had them in stock.  We did yet more research and have ordered a LG G Pad 8.3.  The specs and reviews look great.  I am sure our daughter will be happy with that for a few years.

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