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Topic # 181003 29-Sep-2015 08:45
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Hi, I am getting fed up with my Asus TF700. It was brilliant but it is now really slow and at times quite unusable.
I'd like to stay with Android but there are even more choices now than when I bought that tablet.

I'm very time-poor at the moment, so I am hoping I can get your fingers to do the walking for me.
Price is not a big issue, but I would like a tablet that is over 9" in size.
I know a little bit about the Samsungs, but not sure what else is around?
I'm aware of the Sony Z2 tab, but that must be getting on a bit. Is there a newer one out?

I'll check back in later this afternoon for all your wonderful advice.

Thanks.





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  Reply # 1396326 29-Sep-2015 09:03
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Nexus 9 maybe?

Might be nearly a year old but is still received well and if OS software updates are important then it is still the most up to date  tablet and in a years time will still be the most up to date tablet

Below link has a good summary of the key players

techradar.com - Top 10 Best Tablet of 2015





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  Reply # 1396329 29-Sep-2015 09:11
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Sorry, but I wouldn't buy a tablet, I actually did.
A Samsung 9.7 inch Tab S2 wi-fi version. I haven't bought the cover for it yet. That's the one that turns it on/off by opening and closing.
I have also loaded a micro SD card, 64GB and put some stuff on that, but I must admit, I mainly use it as an e - reader so far.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1396344 29-Sep-2015 09:27
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I'd say it really depends what you want to do with the tablet.

It's the old "how long is a piece of string" question... the answer depends.

EG: hubby needed a pocket sized tablet with real GPS to use for yacht navigation. Secondary use - eReader. He doesn't need mobile data. That will probably be about it for his needs. 

So the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite which is 7" is entirely suitable for him, and was available for $150 a month ago 






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  Reply # 1396372 29-Sep-2015 09:55
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hm, samsung are nice.. but i wouldnt vouch for their software updates! Nexus 9 is decent. But for my money, I would seriously consider Asus tablets (ordered off amazon). I am using one of their 7 inch offerings, and it is really nice to use. The apps still get updated frequently. Nice feel to it, decent battery life. Overall, i am quite happy with it compared to how i was with the Samsung Note 8. 

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  Reply # 1396411 29-Sep-2015 10:21
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I have an Asus TF101, the old Tegra 2 processor. You want slow? That's pretty slow these days. It felt much faster when it was new, and I'm on the latest Android version as it's meant to be better for low power devices. The hardware has lasted a good while though.

I'd go Nexus these days most likely, for official updates for a good while then unofficial later. Samsung would be my 2nd choice.




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  Reply # 1396844 29-Sep-2015 20:49
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Thanks everyone. Whatever new tablet I get, I will probably try custom-romming (is that the term?) the TF700 to Lollipop.
But that will be a question for another time! :)




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  Reply # 1396868 29-Sep-2015 21:26
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Budget



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  Reply # 1397005 30-Sep-2015 04:02
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joker97: Budget

Explain??




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  Reply # 1397023 30-Sep-2015 07:29
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You want to spend $200 or $1200

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joker97: Budget


Amazingly useful invention, the question mark - really helps context and meaning, especially if abbreviating sentences to a single word! As in...

Budget?



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  Reply # 1397095 30-Sep-2015 09:37
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As a Sony xperia tablet Z (android) user for the last couple of years I have been thinking recently that the Windows tablets that have been coming to market are looking quite a good bet.
This view is solidified even more with the release of windows 10.
That said I havent done any active investigation of the models on the market - but will be considering that in the next month or so.

I just find android a bit tedious with a constant need for an 'app' for everything and the apps themselves seem to update every other day.

Pretty much a solid 'normal' (not RT) version of windows that lets you install occasional useful programs looks appealing.
Also like the thought that the OS will get regular updates independent of the hardware manufacturer - MS is extremely good with OS support - certainly compared with the horrible google android/hardware manufacturer android release system.

I realise that my post has not identified a particular piece of hardware to go and purchase - but maybe it is worth considering whether a windows tablet may be worth a look.







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  Reply # 1397098 30-Sep-2015 09:44
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Google just announced their Google Pixel C this morning - this will definitely be worth the wait i reckon

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  Reply # 1397099 30-Sep-2015 09:48
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Have you considered the Surface 3? Currently comes with the pen and keyboard included (I think that deal expires today). Pretty good value at $799 with those thrown in. 

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  Reply # 1397114 30-Sep-2015 09:53
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Zenpad S 8.0 (199USD cheaper version)

Reason - buy from Amazon and is below import tax threshold, good screen and more than adequate spec for the next 2 years. front facing speaker. Above average build quality.

If I want to buy a media consumption device, I wouldn't spend more than 300 NZD on a tablet





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  Reply # 1397117 30-Sep-2015 09:55
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zyo: Zenpad S 8.0 (199USD cheaper version)

Reason - buy from Amazon and is below import tax threshold, good screen and more than adequate spec for the next 2 years. front facing speaker. Above average build quality.

If I want to buy a media consumption device, I wouldn't spend more than 300 NZD on a tablet


Agreed with this - probably best bang for buck tablet out there at the moment. But I think the OP wanted something in the 9.7 - 10 inch size. Asus does have this sized tablet available as well - but looking at the Google pixel C, I would wait for that one. 

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