Final choice of a tablet

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  1. guy.joseph

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    Hi

    After pretty much the last 24 hours spent researching Android tablets, I've come down to a shortlist.

    My criteria:
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    • Larger (9/10") at 1024*600 or greater. The resolution is more important to me than the size.
    • At least one full size USB port
    • At least Android 2.1
    • A reasonable processor
    • AT LEAST 256mb RAM
    • A reasonable touchscreen that can be easily operated
    • As cheap as possible!
    Like
    • >= 1GHz Processor
    • 512mb RAM
    • Replaceable battery

    So after much deliberation, I've come up with these:
    • Zenithink ZT-180
    • Flytouch 2
    • aPad M1001 (doesn't have USB but multitouch makes up for it)
    They are all at the moment. I'm wondering if anybody has used these, and has any reccomendations, or if there are other models that I should consider.

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    I would consider the Archos 101 or Archos 70. I personally chose the A70 because I have heard that the 101 has some screen issues. The A70 might be a little small for your tastes but take a look--

    A70- ARCHOS

    A101- ARCHOS
     
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    A little bit out of my price range I'm afraid. Looking sub £150.
     
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    hmm,
    well when i was tablet "shopping" i looked on amazon.com to find mine. That site is usually pretty simple and reasonable
     
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    I'd seen that elsewhere, will get back to you about your price if I go for it. I'm chasing up the M1001 at the moment.

    Is there going to be an android 2.2 release for any of these?
     
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    I ***** **** the ZT 180 and the Flytouch2/Superpad but I think your price range may prohibit you from getting all the features you want. I **** *** ZT-180 shipped for *** and that is pretty generous. You will also find that the claimed 1ghz processors actually clock around 800mhz. I and the community can vouch for this. For a decent android 2.1 tablet you will likely have to spend around 200 dollars to get a tablet with everything it is supposed to, a good warranty, and good support if something goes buggy(And it will).

    Be careful you don't get screwed over with deals too good to be true on china tablets...there are many shady suppliers who will take your money and send you an inferior product. Some do the swaparoo where they send you a broken device and you contact them wanting a replacement and they will downgrade you to a different tablet....among other tricks.
     
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    As for a 2.2 release on any of these, there has not been any announcements. Updates either come in the form of a complete makeover and a price hike, small changes and a price hike, or the community ports it with some bugs but its free. These tablets are usually left to the independent developers to work out all the bugs and such.
     
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    OK so can you make a new reccomendation if I was to increase my budget to say $250 max?
     
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    Apparently, i would not agree with your point view on China tablet suppliers, you know what, i do agree that there're shady suppliers among the market, but there're also a large amount of sincere suppliers want to do sincere business with every customer.
    As for the android 2.2's release, just like what TheZ said, no announcements yet, but we'll give you the latest news about that,be patient pls.:)
     
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    Your only heavily supported options with that budget are still the ZT-180 or the Flytouch2/Superpad... which are both great tablets. They are actually very comparable in many aspects and I would have a hard time choosing between the two. The Flyouch 2 has a big following and a very successful previous model(Flytouch). I personally have never owned the ZT-180 but it seems to have very few bugs. The Flytouch2/Superpad has a GPS if that helps.
     
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    The Flytouch 2 actually clocks at 795mhz. Don't fall for that jazz. Still thats a great clock speed.
     
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    I think either way it's faster than the ZT-180
     
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    Gopher it man.
     

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