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  # 657152 17-Jul-2012 18:08
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Have you checked out the Sony NZ Website?
Really cool tablets and very comfortable to hold. Packed with features.


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  # 657806 18-Jul-2012 16:45
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Sorry for hijacking the thread. I'm also waiting for the Nexus 7 but the zatab drew my attention: larger display, microSD card slot, two cameras,...but could not find any review about it, so I wonder if any geekzoner has any feedback.


 
 
 
 


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  # 658057 18-Jul-2012 22:28
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I just ordered 2degrees huawei mediapad at the warehouse.
Cost $249 plus $6 shipping, in total $255
3g device, 7" portable enough for light browsing, emails and ebooks
The best thing is it is cheap enough
old dual core, comparing to the quad core nexus 7, which is the only downside I can see right now
But since I am only looking for a tablet for ebooks and something to bring with me on a trip, I would consider this a good buy
Only if the nexus 7 is a 3g device。。。。。。




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  # 658078 18-Jul-2012 22:56
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wanghou168: I just ordered 2degrees huawei mediapad at the warehouse.
Cost $249 plus $6 shipping, in total $255
3g device, 7" portable enough for light browsing, emails and ebooks
The best thing is it is cheap enough
old dual core, comparing to the quad core nexus 7, which is the only downside I can see right now
But since I am only looking for a tablet for ebooks and something to bring with me on a trip, I would consider this a good buy
Only if the nexus 7 is a 3g device。。。。。。


+1 to this, the MediaPad at $250 is a steal. HD screen, same processor as the Sensation and Xperia S, plus it has 3G. Would seriously consider this over the Nexus 7 at that price

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  # 658080 18-Jul-2012 22:59
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In relation to the recommendation for the Sony tablets - I wouldn't go there.

+1 to the MediaPad at that price, seriously very good deal and with the 3G I may well take it over the Nexus at that price.

Actually maybe that should be +2 for the MediaPad, since I just grabbed one!




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  # 658099 18-Jul-2012 23:43
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Work has kindly lend me a loaner iPad1 to play with. I'll use that to check out my usage scenarios while waiting for something better to show up on the market... Well, unless the pixelated iPad1 screen or the Apple way drive me up the wall first :)

Anyhow... Look what I found on Google about TF700...
http://www.vodafone.co.nz/help/device-support/user-guide/?wm=man:5245,page:hom

Does that mean TF700 is coming to NZ soon?

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  # 658100 18-Jul-2012 23:45
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technicaljoe: Work has kindly lend me a loaner iPad1 to play with. I'll use that to check out my usage scenarios while waiting for something better to show up on the market... Well, unless the pixelated iPad1 screen or the Apple way drive me up the wall first :)

Anyhow... Look what I found on Google about TF700...
http://www.vodafone.co.nz/help/device-support/user-guide/?wm=man:5245,page:hom

Does that mean TF700 is coming to NZ soon?


I dunno how you found that but yea, I'd say so. Looks like VF is gonna surprise us with their LTE network as well

 
 
 
 


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  # 658277 19-Jul-2012 11:11
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NZtechfreak: In relation to the recommendation for the Sony tablets - I wouldn't go there.

+1 to the MediaPad at that price, seriously very good deal and with the 3G I may well take it over the Nexus at that price.

Actually maybe that should be +2 for the MediaPad, since I just grabbed one!


I agree, it is a nice price indeed. I got the S7 Slim earlier in the year for $199. Have just pushed the purchase button on a Mediapad as well.

Thanks for the heads-up wanghou168!




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  # 658328 19-Jul-2012 11:51
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Yeah I went for the MediaPad too.

Looks like we will have a decently sized GZ mediapad community soon ;)

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  # 658347 19-Jul-2012 12:09
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I wanted a mediapad, but they released so long after they said they would I gave up waiting and got the TF101.

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  # 658496 19-Jul-2012 15:03

... strongly considering mediapad. Anyone cares to comment on real-life usability? Battery life, speed?

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  # 658512 19-Jul-2012 15:26
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fatboy: ... strongly considering mediapad. Anyone cares to comment on real-life usability? Battery life, speed?


Here's my review - I perhaps didn't have as much time as I really wanted with it but they wanted it back before xmas. If you read through it, my definition of speed has changed drastically with the S3 on TW and now again with the S3 on JB

http://www.androidmobile.co.nz/item/1017-huawei-mediapad-review-the-perfect-stocking-filler?

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  # 658538 19-Jul-2012 15:49

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fatboy: ... strongly considering mediapad. Anyone cares to comment on real-life usability? Battery life, speed?


Here's my review - I perhaps didn't have as much time as I really wanted with it but they wanted it back before xmas. If you read through it, my definition of speed has changed drastically with the S3 on TW and now again with the S3 on JB

http://www.androidmobile.co.nz/item/1017-huawei-mediapad-review-the-perfect-stocking-filler?


Yes, thanks, just read through that (didn't realize it has been out for a while :).

I'm doing a lot of pdf (scientific articles) reading and annotating, so was thinking of getting a tablet for a while.

Battery life is probably one of key factors for me. The battery capacities are very similar between Nexus7 (4350mAh) and Mediapad (4100mAh), so I'd expect to get similar longevity out of them? However GN7 claims 9h video playback, whereas you only got 3-4 hours out of Mediapad? I now it's claimed vs. real-life but ... Any suggestions?

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  # 658550 19-Jul-2012 16:03
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P1n3apqlExpr3ss:
fatboy: ... strongly considering mediapad. Anyone cares to comment on real-life usability? Battery life, speed?


Here's my review - I perhaps didn't have as much time as I really wanted with it but they wanted it back before xmas. If you read through it, my definition of speed has changed drastically with the S3 on TW and now again with the S3 on JB

http://www.androidmobile.co.nz/item/1017-huawei-mediapad-review-the-perfect-stocking-filler?


Yes, thanks, just read through that (didn't realize it has been out for a while :).

I'm doing a lot of pdf (scientific articles) reading and annotating, so was thinking of getting a tablet for a while.

Battery life is probably one of key factors for me. The battery capacities are very similar between Nexus7 (4350mAh) and Mediapad (4100mAh), so I'd expect to get similar longevity out of them? However GN7 claims 9h video playback, whereas you only got 3-4 hours out of Mediapad? I now it's claimed vs. real-life but ... Any suggestions?


If you want a better idea for battery life then I'd say find the N7 owner's thread on GZ or find the battery life thread on XDA. Lots of people are starting to get theirs now

I am almost sure the N7 will feel lighter and better in hand as well, it's actually 50 grams lighter. MediaPad also has MicroSD and HDMI out if it matters to you

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  # 658554 19-Jul-2012 16:09
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fatboy:
P1n3apqlExpr3ss:
fatboy: ... strongly considering mediapad. Anyone cares to comment on real-life usability? Battery life, speed?


Here's my review - I perhaps didn't have as much time as I really wanted with it but they wanted it back before xmas. If you read through it, my definition of speed has changed drastically with the S3 on TW and now again with the S3 on JB

http://www.androidmobile.co.nz/item/1017-huawei-mediapad-review-the-perfect-stocking-filler?


Yes, thanks, just read through that (didn't realize it has been out for a while :).

I'm doing a lot of pdf (scientific articles) reading and annotating, so was thinking of getting a tablet for a while.

Battery life is probably one of key factors for me. The battery capacities are very similar between Nexus7 (4350mAh) and Mediapad (4100mAh), so I'd expect to get similar longevity out of them? However GN7 claims 9h video playback, whereas you only got 3-4 hours out of Mediapad? I now it's claimed vs. real-life but ... Any suggestions?


That video playback time for the N7 will be quoted using natively supported codecs and therefore hardware decoding which uses less battery than real-world use often does - in the real world many codecs require more battery intensive software-decoding. Still though, I would expect you can get more bang for your buck on the MediaPad than 3-4 hours, especially now that it has an ICS update.




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