Simple, no frills, cheap, and reliable tablet?

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  1. scl23enn4m3
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    Hey everyone, I was going to post this is the sticky regarding finding the right tablet but it seems pretty dead, and I'm kind of a time contraint. So I hope no one minds providing me with their advice.

    I decided to use an Android tablet to control my media center since they are relatively cheap...based on that, you already know cost is an issue. My only requirements in a tablet are wifi, a capacitive display, and doesn't break down on me. I intend to lighten up the software as much as possible and run a single app. I don't want a camera, bluetooth, awesome processor, excessive memory, microSD slot, HDMI out, and all the other things that make a tablet more useful. Form factor can play a role since it's going to be seating on my couch all day...it needs to at least look good. Any suggestions? TIA.
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    it seems the tablet you are looking for is Eken m009s.
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    Thanks for the suggestions both of you! I'm going to check the prices and specs on both of those .
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    Damn, that Vizio piece is way out of my price range. And it looks like the Eken has a resistive screen? :(
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    The Galaxy Tab 7" is going for about $270 now and it is rock solid as far as reliability, and its built quality, with gorilla glass, makes it a tablet to consider,

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    Thinking about it, if screen size isnt a huge issue Archos makes a tablet with a 4.2" screen that might just fit the bill, and $150 price tag might work.

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    Thanks for the reply Tom. I already wrote the Tab off due to the price. I'm familiar with all the main stream tablet options. I just have no idea where to start when it comes to the lesser known models. There seems to be a new one coming out everyday, just flooding the market. Archos is definitely an option. I was actually following an Archos 70 on ebay a few days ago. I might end up just going with them since they are a company based in the US. Thanks for your suggestion!
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    I suggest that you simply go to ebay and buy a used android phone running froyo or better. Do not bother with a sim card.
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    Hadn't really thought of the Archos 70, but the price has seriously dropped. My first tablet was the Archos 5IT and I still have it and it is going strong. To this day I doubt there is a better media tablet than Archos makes. I believe, though, that Archos is actually a company based in France, not that that should be a problem.

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    just try the sylvania Sytabex7, thats the one tab that you'll need, and its cheap $99

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    That though did cross my mind, but in that case the only phone that would really make sense is the Dell Streak 7...maybe the 5. We have a few HTC Evos around the house, and the though they have a large screen, it's still not comfortable to use as a remote, which is what I want it for.

    Thanks for the suggestion. I'm researching that right now.

    France/US...same difference :p. Either way, I know I can call them and get support without an issue. I'm actually currently looking at the Wopad, an Archos tab, and this Renesas someone on another forum suggested. I still have to look into that Coby from above though.

    Cheap is nice, but the screen is resistive. I need something that's finger friendly. Thanks for the reply though!

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