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Topic # 180691 18-Sep-2015 07:46
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Amazon has announced a line-up of new tablet devices:

 


The cheapest one starts at $49.99 - really good price.




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  Reply # 1389503 18-Sep-2015 08:40
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  • Beautiful widescreen 10.1" HD display with over a million pixels (149 ppi / 1280 x 800)"    Not the best of resolutions for a new product introduction.




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  Reply # 1389537 18-Sep-2015 09:28
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They are all really low res.

But @ $50, $99 and $230 they aren't going after the $1000 flagships are they?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1389560 18-Sep-2015 09:42
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I'd be interested to buy the 8" version  as a play thing..  via the GZ link NZ$236 plus shipping via YS is not too bad..




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  Reply # 1389605 18-Sep-2015 11:06
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The 7 inch could be a goer for a kid tablet should our 2013 Nexus 7 ever die.

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  Reply # 1389609 18-Sep-2015 11:16
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Looked very impressive.
Only when I looked hard into the specifications did I notice they they all only have 1 GB of RAM. Probably not too much of a problem for most people. I would have expected at least 2GB. But a good deal none the less. 

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  Reply # 1389616 18-Sep-2015 11:26
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wasabi2k: The 7 inch could be a goer for a kid tablet should our 2013 Nexus 7 ever die.


Mine basically did when it upgraded to Lollipop..




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  Reply # 1389642 18-Sep-2015 11:53
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Can use google play store or Amazon store only?

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  Reply # 1389657 18-Sep-2015 12:33
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gzt: Can use google play store or Amazon store only?


was just about to ask the same question.    Not much good to me if I can't access the Play store..

Edit.  Asked the question on the Amazon Forum 

"No, Google wants to be the only app store on devices that their Google Play is installed on and have certain control over the OS and Amazon has their own app store and does not want to relinquish control of their devices"

Guess it will be a no no  ..




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  Reply # 1389724 18-Sep-2015 14:41
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old3eyes:
wasabi2k: The 7 inch could be a goer for a kid tablet should our 2013 Nexus 7 ever die.


Mine basically did when it upgraded to Lollipop..


Ours is/has been fine.

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  Reply # 1389729 18-Sep-2015 14:43
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wasabi2k:
old3eyes:
wasabi2k: The 7 inch could be a goer for a kid tablet should our 2013 Nexus 7 ever die.


Mine basically did when it upgraded to Lollipop..


Ours is/has been fine.


Mk 1 or Mk 2.  The Mk1s  2012 had problems  with the updates  but the Mk2 2013s seem to be OK..




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  Reply # 1389868 18-Sep-2015 18:47
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Never buy anything with less than about 250ppi unless you hate yourself.

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freitasm: The cheapest one starts at $49.99 - really good price.


It is a really good price... if we didn't have such a weak NZ dollar.

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