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Topic # 159977 18-Dec-2014 22:30
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Hi There!

I have been given a $600 VF Voucher I can use at one of the big retailers. I am keen to get myself a new tablet. I don't mind "topping" up with $100-200 More. 

I want something LIGHTWEIGHT with a great screen. Android is my preferred platform, but my kids are starting reading eggs and other things which apple products are encouraged for compatibility

A decent high res screen, fast etc.. 

What you you guys/girls recommend? I thought the Sony was nice but only 1080P compared to the Galaxy S which is 1440p. Would like 32gb capacity but not absolutely essential. Wifi only is ok.

Wondering if I should hold out for Boxing day specials?




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  Reply # 1200258 18-Dec-2014 23:08
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Boxing day is likely to be much better than now
Sales in the new calendar year is likely to be much better than Boxing day



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  Reply # 1200259 18-Dec-2014 23:14
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nathan: Boxing day is likely to be much better than now
Sales in the new calendar year is likely to be much better than Boxing day


I was hoping you'd chime in and offer a SP3 :) 


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  Reply # 1200260 18-Dec-2014 23:22
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$600-800 budget and a preference for Android/iOS makes a SP3 hard sell



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  Reply # 1200262 18-Dec-2014 23:25
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nathan: $600-800 budget and a preference for Android/iOS makes a SP3 hard sell


If the budget fits I can be flexible on OS :)

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  Reply # 1200285 19-Dec-2014 06:31
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networkn: Hi There!

I have been given a $600 VF Voucher I can use at one of the big retailers. I am keen to get myself a new tablet. I don't mind "topping" up with $100-200 More. 

I want something LIGHTWEIGHT with a great screen. Android is my preferred platform, but my kids are starting reading eggs and other things which apple products are encouraged for compatibility

A decent high res screen, fast etc.. 

What you you guys/girls recommend? I thought the Sony was nice but only 1080P compared to the Galaxy S which is 1440p. Would like 32gb capacity but not absolutely essential. Wifi only is ok.

Wondering if I should hold out for Boxing day specials?





Just to repeat Apple rhetoric will you ever notice the difference between 1080P and 1440P in the real world?

I love my iPad but that is more a dislike for the Android ecosystem. $669 gets you an Ipad Air 32GB which is a grunty tablet for the money.

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sony z2 tablet, is fast (2.3ghz quad) and has a very pretty screen.  its waterproof (kinda of a bonus), but waterproof does make the usb charger a little annoying as you have to lift a cover to put it in.  usually around $650 but boxing day might get it cheaper

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for kids = ipad
for adults = ipad
for geeks = android
for OCD people like me = 13.3" laptop or hybrid

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  Reply # 1200303 19-Dec-2014 07:56
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joker97: for kids = ipad
for adults = ipad
for geeks = android
for OCD people like me = 13.3" laptop or hybrid


Brilliant summary!

We have just gone to iPad minis (upgraded from iPad 2), pick up a 64gb for about $750 at apple standard prices.  In the last couple of years the boxing day sales have been a huge disappointment, much better deals to be had/negotiated beforehand.  For kids especially can't beat the iOS ecosystem IMO.






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  Reply # 1201227 20-Dec-2014 20:03
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Anyone know who traditionally runs the best iPad deals in town ? I try hard to ignore iProducts as much as I can :) 


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  Reply # 1201228 20-Dec-2014 20:07
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Galaxy Tab S. Done. 




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  Reply # 1201236 20-Dec-2014 20:14
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hairy1: Galaxy Tab S. Done. 


Yah I am pretty much down to that or the Air Pad original since whilst the processor is bigger the battery life is less. 


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  Reply # 1201242 20-Dec-2014 20:19
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Picked up a Surface Pro 128GB for around $400, sure it's not that latest but man still an amazing machine and the battery life is not bad. Will be picking up a Nokia Lumia 2520 which is around $400 possibly in the new year, sure it's RT but the store for RT has improved a lot.

Loving my Nokia Lumia 1320, WP8.1 store has too many apps now, I actually preferred the quality over quantity now it's a minefield similar to Android/Apple.  A friend purchased a 1520 and that's an amazing phone, great as a small tablet too, just like the 1320.

The Sony tablets would have to be the best Android tablets I've used, the styling and materials used are great.



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  Reply # 1201244 20-Dec-2014 20:22
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Lurch: Picked up a Surface Pro 128GB for around $400, sure it's not that latest but man still an amazing machine and the battery life is not bad. Will be picking up a Nokia Lumia 2520 which is around $400 possibly in the new year, sure it's RT but the store for RT has improved a lot.

Loving my Nokia Lumia 1320, WP8.1 store has too many apps now, I actually preferred the quality over quantity now it's a minefield similar to Android/Apple.  A friend purchased a 1520 and that's an amazing phone, great as a small tablet too, just like the 1320.
 


I've had an RT and it's a good little machine but too limited for my liking. The Surface Pro is a brick, the 3 is ok, but way way outside of price range. 

If it were for me in terms of preference I'd be looking at another Fire HDX 8.9 or the Shield Tablet, but if I am considering for kids, most places prefer iProducts. 




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  Reply # 1201247 20-Dec-2014 20:24
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$639 is the cheapest I can find a 32GB Ipad Wifi Air 1. Anyone seen better from a NZ retailer (Not parallel imported)?

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  Reply # 1201266 20-Dec-2014 21:31
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+1 for the Tab S. But if you want to save a dollar look at the Tab Pro.

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