Help picking out a tablet for HDMI / GPS / camera usage

Discussion in 'Android Tablet Discussions' started by jenerous, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. jenerous

    jenerous Member

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    I've done so much research my brain hurts, and the folks on this site seem very helpful, so here I am pleading for help picking out a new tablet. :eek:

    What I want:
    - Small size (7 or 8 inch screen) for portability
    - Android 3.x OS
    - Wifi only
    - Bluetooth
    - HDMI
    - GPS (without needing a cellular data plan)
    - USB / miniUSB port
    - SD / microSD port
    - 5 MP or better front camera

    Things I will do with it:
    - Have multiple people using the same tablet (with their own logins if possible)
    - Play flash games on the web
    - Watch flash player videos from the web, while hooked up to our HDTV (international soccer games to be exact)
    - Use GPS navigation on the road
    - Take pictures

    So far I've been very interested in the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, but there are some cons:
    - It seems like the Acer Iconia A100 does most of the same things for a lot less price
    - I'd have to purchase about $50 in additional accessories to connect to my TV (the multimedia dock + the HDMI converter)
    - The camera is only 3MP

    Any advice or insight is greatly appreciated!
     
  2. G37

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    For what you're looking for, it's going to be the Toshiba Thrive 7". It has the 5MP camera, mini-HDMI out, GPS, bluetooth, wifi, Android OS 3.0+. The two tablets you mention offer some of what you're looking for but not all.

    Let me know if that helps
     
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    Thanks for the reply G37. I didn't even realize the Thrive came in a 7 inch! Looks like it has everything on my wishlist, although it's definitely larger and heavier than the Galaxy. Also it would be hard to resist springing the extra $20 to upgrade to the 10 inch Thrive. :rolleyes:

    Looks like between the Galaxy 7.0 Plus and the Thrive 7", it's a battle of slim vs features. Tough one! I'll have to check them out in the store I think before deciding.
     

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