$200 in Hand, Gun to Head - Which Would You Pick?

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  1. Empyrean

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    Hi everyone,

    I've been reading around this and other forums and this seems to be one of the most commonly-asked (but never really answered) questions:

    You've got $200 in your hand, you want good bang for your buck. What tablet do you get?

    You're into a good amount of productivity (PDFs, Office docs, etc.), a fan of movies and shows (HD video playback), Skype-ing with relatives, and playing the occasional game (a decent 3D GPU).

    Even though quad cores are under-utilized by any current Android app/OS currently, Key Lime Pie (Android 5.0) is rumoured to require a quad-core processor, so let's just add that to the preference to future-proof your purchase. Further to that point, let's make 2GB of RAM your benchmark.

    You don't particularly care about a specific size, so the entire gamut's fair-game.

    So you read and search and narrow it down to three:

    Window N80 - (RK3188; 1.8GHz; Mali 400 MP4; 2GB RAM; 4000mAh)
    Chuwi V88 - (RK3188; 1.8GHz; Mali 400 MP4; 2GB RAM; 5000mAh)
    Hyundai T7S - (Exynos 4412; 1.4GHz; Mali 400 MP4; 2GB RAM; 3300mAh)

    Which do you choose and why? Or do you have a better option? :confused:
     
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    Well, if anyone's interested, I decided to go for the Chuwi V88 - it's got stellar specs (RK3188, 2GB RAM, 5000mAh battery, etc.) in a teeny form factor all for around $189 or so. It's on pre-sale now but is being released next week according to resellers.

    I'll post a review when I get mine - probably won't be for at least 3-4 weeks though, given how lovely the shipping process to Canada usually is with shipments from China.
     
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    Google Nexus 7 (32GB model).
    But I think it's $250, so I would save another $50.
    I have the 16GB model (that may be around $200), and I'm very happy with it.
    Here's my criteria for choosing a tablet: http://www.androidtablets.net/forum/showthread.php?p=255207
     

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