In need of help picking a tablet

Discussion in 'Android Tablet Discussions' started by matthewnadaw, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. matthewnadaw

    matthewnadaw Member

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    Hi, I'm new here.

    I'm looking for a tablet to cater to my school work and part-time job but I can't find the right one (for me, at least). You see, I work in the game industry and I plan to start developing for android soon. I just need the tablet to have a few things to let me be able to use it for school and work.

    BUDGET - $150 and below.

    AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE, I would like it to have :

    -OS Android 4.0 OR 4.1 JellyBean
    - Full support Google Play
    - Built in speaker
    - Skype-able
    - Back and Front camera
    - Duo core (quad core would be nice too)
    - 7 inches at least
    - Wifi capable
    - Multi-touch
    - 8GB Storage
    - Video 1080P, AVI/MOV/MP4/RMVB/FLV/MKV…
    - Music MP3/WMA/WAV/APE/AAC/FLAC/OGG
    - Ebook UMD, TXT, PDF, HTML, RTF, FB2…
    - Capacitive Touchscreen
    - High Resolution
    -Gravity Sensor

    Nice to have but not necessary:
    - Built in Microphone
     
  2. SpeMall.com

    SpeMall.com Senior Member

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    Hi matthewnadaw, welcome to the forum!
    Based on your requirements, i think you can take a look at the Ainol Novo 7 Crystal. It comes with dual-core processor, android 4.1 Jelly bean, IPS screen... and it's the best budget 7 inch tablet among the market right now, for ONLY $119.99 shipped! welcome to order! :)
     
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    matthewnadaw Member

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    I'd like to see more from the other brands. Does anyone have any suggestions?
     
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    vampirefo. Senior Member Developer

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    In your price range the one SpeMall.com posted is probably the best.
     
  5. ensarj

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    Hi. You can click here for a comparison chart of very good 7 inch tablets in 3 price categories. You have all of the features listed. You can also browse the entire website for even more 7 inch tablets. I hope this helps.
     
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    Tablet / Device:
    Idolian 7" Idolpad Plus, Onda v811
    I am also new to Android tablets. I purchased an Idolpad Plus last month. (older tech., but I didn't know diddly) It was so much fun that I decided I wanted a larger, better one and have been really been immersing myself in the market since. I think the following are all worth looking at. I believe they all meet or exceed your hardware requirements.

    Onda V701 or V711 (the 711 has the IPS display & is a few dollars more)
    Cube U30GT
    Pipo U1
    Zenithink ZT280
    Ramos W17

    The real trick is firmware / software support. Buying a particular tablet will not ensure it comes with Google Play. It depends on who you buy it from. Go with a seller that responds to your email questions promptly and is able to verify that the tablet they are selling has Play pre-installed. Watch out for Web sites that seem to have prices too good to be true or "seem" to be affiliated with the Mfg. Their are a Truck Load of scams on the internet. I just purchased a Onda V811 from a Chinese retailer through Aliexpress. I made my decision based on reviews on several Android tablet forums. I used Aliexpress because they hold the purchase funds in escrow until you receive the product. They also rate the sellers much in the same way Ebay does & appear to provide an extra layer of protection for credit card purchase I expect delivery by Friday via DHL-UPS. I'm hoping all my research pays off. I'll post an update when it arrives. If the 811 pans out, the same outfit sells the V711 for 129.28 delivered. ( 5 bucks more for UPS)
     

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