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Topic # 193434 10-Mar-2016 20:23
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just sold my old mobile phone and old digital camera i have $100 to spend on a table pc i want to get one in new zealand not have one shipped from china


is this the cheapest one i could get?



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  Reply # 1510882 10-Mar-2016 20:30
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Sent you a PM.I have something much better then that junk 

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  Reply # 1510883 10-Mar-2016 20:32
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Just realise this is an Android tablet, not a PC (although in some cases function is similar, but just to make it clear it's now a Windows PC).


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  Reply # 1510911 10-Mar-2016 21:12
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18 months ago I bought a $100 tablet from a TM seller, had it 2 days, and returned the POS.  Battery life was less than half what was claimed and the touchscreen was absolute rubbish.  I would encourage you to try the model you link to out in store before buying.


I have a 12 month old HP Stream 7 you can have for $100 delivered if you like.  Its had bugger all use in reality and has always been in the official HP case.

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  Reply # 1520632 28-Mar-2016 01:38
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I don't advise buying a $100 tablet. At that price, the quality will be bad. Really about 200 or so is the minimum for something decent. Of course, I sell tablets, so feel free to check out mine (although low in stock atm). That HP 7 isn't bad either, because in spite of having only 1gb of ram, it runs okay in tiles mode. If you want something for 100, you won't do much better than that. And I prefer windows tablets to android myself (not sure how fluid it is running full apps though - and I prefer to have HDMI, not sure if it does).  


But in general, you want 2gb of ram, 1.5ghz or higher, IPS or better screen, semi-decent battery size - if you go cheaper, you make compromises. And too cheap and those get painful. 


Also I hope you don't plan to replace your digital camera with the tablet. Tablet cameras range from terrible to just okay at the lower price points and in general. 


In general tablets are good though - nicer screen experience, whether 8 inch, or 9.7, suits home use really well and much nicer than browsing or reading or watching on a phone. And for travel, beats a laptop. 

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  Reply # 1520634 28-Mar-2016 01:46
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Do not get that model you linked. That storage is pathetically low, and with the ram and cpu, it will most likely be annoyingly laggy. I also see no mention of microSD slot - which is basically compulsary for any but the most light of users. 


Storage - at least 16 internal, and microSD. If the internal space is small, the app space will be small. If it's a little known brand (like less known than chinese brands), there will be no fixes, roms, technical help online. If there is no microSD you'll run out of space and wish you purchased another tablet. At least with microSD, you can get more space. 


I would stay away from that, unless it's a tablet for your kid. In general those warehouse stationary tablets do not look very good. I mean there is a 250 buck tablet with 1gb of ram, and 8 of storage. smh

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