what tablet should i get

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  1. ian2494

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    i had on order a eken m003 from ebay uk seller paid for it but they never had it in stock as the customs had them all :mad: so now waiting for a refund
    so can anyone tell me what tablet i should get now or should i just get another m003 as i like the size of the eken thanks all
     
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    I'd stay away from the EKEN tablets, at least as long as they stick to the VIA CPU. At this point, the Rockchip CPU tablets are a better choice.
    What's inside m003 seems to be up for debate - Some sites say VIA @ 600MHz, some VIA @800 MHz, some Rockchip...
     
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    well looks like its the eken got a tracking number from them after royal mail tried to deliver today so will need to collect it tomorrow hope its a rockchip
     
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    I haven't on the android tablet scene for long but I have done a lot of research before I purchased mine and from what I have read there is no Eken that has the Rockchip processor. Many claim to have one in them but once the person gets it, they find out that it doesn't. either by opening the system up or running tests on it.

    Good luck anyway
     
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    If you can wait till late summer/early fall there will be more viable tablet solutions on the market. The current Chinese versions are very problematic. I had an apad, which is now a paperweight (sent back for refund). I also have a Archos 7HT which is solid, but equipped with only a touch reflective screen and Android 1.5. Hopefully, we will see a capacitive screen and Android 2.0+ soon. I'd wait.
     
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    I'm sure we will, just take a look at Samsung Tab or Tape or whatever it's gonna be called - Problem is, we're probably looking at a price tab 2-3 times current offerings.
     
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    well got the apad today and it had a cracked screen so i told them i now want a full refund also escalated the dispute with paypal
     
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    when i contacted them the cheeky sods said we will give u £15 back and u can keep it i told them where to shove it that i wanted a full refund plus the price of return postage
     
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    I got my wife the base ipad and that is what she wanted and needed. It is a wonderful device, but I would like some comparable android device, 9 to 10 inches, with 1ghz, android 2.1 or higher, etc etc with usb and flash later on, with a GREAT captive (think that is how you say it) touch screen. Maybe when bigger names make their, they will be better. Would like android, with power in my hands to do more than the ipad.
     
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    well......you might have a wrong merchant.
     
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    i believe this site could give you a solution: androidostablet.com
    I got my tablet today and it works great including a free android toy and three stickers about android : )
     
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    Sweet! Any word if they have a 2.1 tablet?
     
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    Exactly. I would not buy this because it is running 1.5....
     
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    In terms of priority, you should make sure you are looking at the hardware before looking at the OS.

    At this point in time, most of the devices running Android 1.6/1.7 and higher are running the slower processors. On the flip side, the devices running the better processors (RockChips) are running Android 1.5.

    I personally have both devices (a) VIA processor with Android 1.7 and (b) RockChips processor with Android 1.5. The RockChips based device with android 1.5 is a much better user experience and I can't find a single reason why I would want the VIA + Android 1.7 device over my RockChips one. In fact, the via device is sitting in a drawer whereas I use my RockChips device (Moonse E-7001) every night.

    I agree with someone who posted earlier in the thread -- I'd prefer a 1 Ghz processor and a bigger screen... but unfortunately there just aren't any devices like that available for sale right now.
     

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