My criteria for a good Tablet

Discussion in 'Android Tablet Discussions' started by Natey2, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. Natey2

    Natey2 Senior Member

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    My criteria for a good Tablet,
    7/7/2012:

    Must have:
    Android 4.0.3 or newer pre-installed.
    Google Play pre-installed by Manufacturer.
    Run latest Netflix downloaded from Google Play, not some hacked-up version of Netflix.
    Be easily root-able, not a 50-step process to hack and root.
    Have USB driver available from Manufacturer to allow Android SDK to access it as a device.
    Pass a significantly high percentage of Google's CTS tests.
    History of Manufacturer delivering software update(s) to customers, via their website.
    Android standard screenshot works (Power + Volume-down ?).
    Easy to get into stock recovery via key-combination on boot.
    English docs that are available and accurate.
    ClockWork Mod Recovery available, to allow nandroid backups.

    Nice to have:
    Large user base.
    Good support from Manufacturer.
    Device charging via USB port as well as power adapter.
    Not too expensive (subjective).
    Removable micro-SD card.
    7" size.
    Easy and inexpensive product return process (i.e. none of that $100 return-shipping cost BS).


    Nexus 7 tablet is pretty close. Any other tablet meet all of the above criteria?
     
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    I was thinking of getting a china tablet, but I'm starting to consider other options as well. I honestly don't want to spend hours rooting and playing with my device to get the basic stuff wroking. Look at this:

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    Acer ICONIA A100 TAB A Series 7" Android Tablet w/ 8GB Storage, 1GB RAM, WiFi | eBay

    The first one is only 250$, much better specs than Aurora 2 and you could always return it. It has honeycomb 3.2, but I don't see why someone couldn't upgrade it. I don't know but after seeing this and a few other tablets, I'm starting to feel that the tab prices are coming down and it may be smarter to wait a little bit. Chinese tablets also may have to bring their prices down.
     
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    THe A100 for $140 shipped is a CRAZY deal. Nothing else in that price range even begins to come close. I love mine. It was the easiest Android device I have ever rooted too.
     
  5. Natey2

    Natey2 Senior Member

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    That appears to be a Refurb unit, not new.
     
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    http://1saleaday.com/

    toshiba thrive (refurb) for 215$

    Specs:
    • 1GHz Dual-Core Mobile Processor
    • 1GB NVIDIA GeForce Video
    • 10.1" LED Backlit (1280x800) w/ Capacitive Multi-touch
    • 16GB Internal Storage
    • 5MP Camera
    • WiFi N + Bluetooth 3.0
    • Inputs/Outputs:
      • HDMI
      • USB 2.0
      • 3.5mm Audio
      • SD Memory Slot
     
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