Leaving the netbook at home and getting rid of the backpack:Which pocket-size tablet?

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  1. iansmitchell

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    I'm looking for a tablet to replace my netbook as my to-go piece of technology.
    My current primarily piece of technology is an Acer aspire one (the older one, KAV60). I use it all the time, it does everything I need, and I carry it everywhere. That's where we get to the problem, the 10.1" netbook is too big for a pocket, basically necessitating a backpack. I got an extended battery for it (makes it heavier, but I no longer have to carry the charger). My battery life is about 7-8 hours at low brightness with wifi on (all I use), with less for video.
    I want it to be:
    7"-8" (fit in a jean pocket)
    As durable as a phone (fine for a 3 foot drop onto hardwood, minimum)
    Capacitive touch-screen
    wi-fi enabled
    I want it to be able to:
    Open/edit word/excel documents
    Watch hulu/netflix and use flashI would also like it to have:
    Full-size USB port for keyboard, thumb drive.
    Support webcam if it doesn't have a built-in (not super important, either way, I'll still have the netbook for video calls)

    I think that's pretty much all of my needs. I'm not entirely sure what android 2.1/2.1/2.3 differences are. DEFINITELY want pocket sized, though.

    I'm currently looking at these:
    X10.com - AirPad 7" Android Tablet PC running Android 2.3, with Flash 10.1 with a 7" 800x480 resolution TFT LCD Capacitive multi-touch, 5 point touch screen.
    Haipad M8 - 8 inch 1.3GHz Processor Android Tablet
    Nook color w/ android put on it
    Random chinese tablets on ebay?

    Please inform me, experienced tablet-people. :)

    Price- up to $250, less as possible.

    EDIT: I'd also consider front and rear facing cameras and GPS as awesome features.
     
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    SpeMall.com Senior Member

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    hi iansmitchell,

    Welcome to the forum. maybe you can take a look at our: Android Tablet PC

    lots of decent tablet PC are under $200 there, and there's a yearly special offer for customers, big discount Up to 20%. welcome!

    Hope you can find what you want here, and enjoy your online shopping!:)
     
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    You might want to try fitting a 7" tablet in your jeans pocket, I find that my S7 fits in my lower pocket of cargo type pants, but I wouldn't try to put it in jeans pocket. YMMV, GL.
     
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    My friend's first generation kindle fits fine into my cavernous jean pockets, and the airpad is smaller in every measurement (I checked). I'm less sure about sizing for 8" tablets, though.
     
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    I'd like to hear some more, if possible.
     
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    Honestly there isn't a tablet yet available that would reliably survive a 3' drop to a hardwood floor.

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