Total newbie! Suggestions for tablet buying?!

Discussion in 'Android Tablet Discussions' started by Gangrel, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. Gangrel

    Gangrel Member

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    Hi,

    I've come here because I'm considering buying an Andriod tablet, but, to be honest, I'm getting a bit weary of finding contradictory reviews and information on different websites. I hoped if I let people know what my needs were, then maybe people here could at least give me a few pointers towards tablets that are worth considering.

    Firstly, I'm in the UK, just in case that has a bearing on what is and isn't available. My budget is around the £150 (c.$235) mark, but I can be a bit flexible with that.

    My main interest is in finding a table that I can use to display game aids while I game master roleplaying games. To that end, I need:

    A decent PDF viewer.
    Something that at the very least displays Word files (preferable allows editing).
    A minimum battery life (when working with the above) of 4-5 hours.

    If I could also access BBC iPlayer once in a while, that would be cool, but not essential.

    Any advice and/or suggestions would be greatfully received.

    Thanks,
    Gangrel
     
  2. lady-momo

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    Hi there, As for your budget, i would suggest you to buy the A8 , can totally meets your budget, and it's a real hot one in the market.
    the specs of this device are as follows:
    Google Android 2.2 OS
    1.2 GHz Freescale iMX515 Cortex A8 processor
    512MB RAM
    Supports 3G and Wifi for fast and easy connectivity to the internet
    Flash 10.1 preinstalled
    gravity sensing, 3D games
    support multi-tasking
    external 3G Internet access
    8 inch TFT
    etc...
    i'll send you more details via PM. Hope it's useful to you.;)
     
  3. Gangrel

    Gangrel Member

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    That's a great help, thanks nvery much. Oddly the link from your PM is blocked to me (maybe it's a regional thing?!). I've had a quick look around and it's pushing the top end of my budget here in the UK (I love the way we often end up paying on an exchange rate of $1=£1!!) but it's certainly worth some serious consideration and shopping around.

    Thanks again, your help is much appreciated.
     
  4. xaueious

    xaueious Administrator Staff Member

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    Asus Transformer TF300, Huwaei Ideos S7-104, HSG X5A, (Past APAD IMX515, APAD RK2808, RK2818 RT7)
    That variant is the best PDF viewer shanzhai tablet on the market, because it has a 4:3 ratio and a fast CPU to boot. Not sure what you can get in the UK.
     
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    Where can you buy this tablet at? Is it a capacative screen and have Android Market?

     
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    I'm definitely interested in this one. To try another idiot question; as it (presumably) has a software keyboard, is it possible/straightforward to switch to a UK keyboard layout on one of these? Thanks in advance.
     

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