Need help with a tablet

Discussion in 'Android Tablet Discussions' started by JonnyDixon, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. JonnyDixon

    JonnyDixon Member

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    Well im just looking for a cheap tablet untill q1/q2.

    Must have wifi and 7inch+
    1080p Playback
    3d games
    Be able to access market place
    Multitouch
    g-sensor
    and 2.1+ android
     
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    gurgle Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Better question What don't I own, Oh a generic APAD
    How cheap do you mean cheap? The sweet spot for what you are describing is at least $250USD for a decent chipset. There are devices in the 175-250USD range which might come close, but it is the multi-touch and consistent 1080p playback are the sticklers. Many use the Telechips 8902 which has known MKV 1080P issues

    I may be totally off base, but I think between US Thanksgiving and Christmas, you will see a number of units around $200-250 which may meet your expectation. But, the core restraints are three.
    1. Good 1080p without stutter needs at least a Cortex A8 or a Snapdragon processor with a decent secondary GPU built into the Chipset.
    2. It would be better to have a multi-processor (NOT as some market but two parallel CPUs not the CPU and GPU) and there are very few tablets with that capability. Think in PC terms a P4 vs a Core2 vs an I7 in the Intel arena.
    3. Multitouch is dependent upon Firmware, screen capability and CPU processing. Multi-touch is just now reaching the Android 7" tablets. And these are at minimum $170USD +shipping

    Plan for a unit which the vendor is solid. Those will be the ones which will offer a path to Gingerbread. There will be one out there, but if you pay too low, you will be disappointed. Pay too high and you will feel like a sucker when you see the same unit on sale in March for $70-100 less

    But that is my opinion
     
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    i can go up to like $500

    Any ideas of decent tabs mate? thanks for the very detailed reply.
     

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