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#1 +Nik L

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 10:00

I know, I know... 6 months ago I would have berated me for asking this - you get what you pay for...

Except I have seen a fair few £60-100 Android tablets that were PERFECTLY usable since then.

Am looking for something for my neice to play angry birds on basically, put some cartoons on, etc.

http://www.maplin.co...h-tablet-677849

Any thoughts or suggestions?


#2 HoochieMamma

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 10:17

Looks ok, but if you want to get something a bit better then look here

http://www.androidin...am=39&t_size=42

I filtered it to show only official Google Play and 1Gb of RAM

This one cost wise is the closest and much better, spec wise

http://www.androidin...-dual-core.html

eBay it up and see if you can get it for a good price

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item3ccb09c617

#3 OP +Nik L

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 10:30

Oooh, cheers. Thing is, there's a maplin around the corner so I could grab it in time for Christmas. But overall, you think it's suitable? Not annoyingly slow or such?

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 10:41

The 512MB of RAM and the single core is the killer, they kinda suck. :/

If you can get something a bit better at least 1GB of RAM then you're sitting pretty for a tablet.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 10:43

I've never come across one which is particularly nice to use.
I would advise you try to find yourself a used Nexus 7 or Galaxy Tab 7 - the difference is night and day.

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item27ce151a18

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 10:47

I know, I know... 6 months ago I would have berated me for asking this - you get what you pay for...

Except I have seen a fair few £60-100 Android tablets that were PERFECTLY usable since then.

Am looking for something for my neice to play angry birds on basically, put some cartoons on, etc.

http://www.maplin.co...h-tablet-677849

Any thoughts or suggestions?


I bought one of those for my Dad for Xmas and had a play with it before wrapping it and its a snappy little thing, I was pretty impressed considering the price

I think the lower screen resolution helps with the lower power so you don't really lose much performance compared to higher spec and rez tablets

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 10:53

Take a look at these, http://www.novatech..../tabletpcs/?o=1

Nova tech is a local supplier to me but they are also based in Reading, Cardiff and Bristol, they are very good at delivery speeds. I have bought my 8 year old son one of the 7" tablets, unfortunately it isn't available any more but there is a small 4.3" one there too.

#8 OP +Nik L

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 10:56

I bought one of those for my Dad for Xmas

Implying this was last year? I am not expecting the world. Not expecting a Galaxy Tab spec LOL - but just so long as it's usable for a child really. Play music, read books, play angry birds, etc!

But yeah, not being cheap but was looking around the 60-70 quid mark purely because it's a second gift. Not looking at 100 quid...

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 11:16

Implying this was last year? I am not expecting the world. Not expecting a Galaxy Tab spec LOL - but just so long as it's usable for a child really. Play music, read books, play angry birds, etc!

But yeah, not being cheap but was looking around the 60-70 quid mark purely because it's a second gift. Not looking at 100 quid...


For this Xmas, its currently wrapped under the tree !

The only thing I found and was not even a problem, Google Play does not come installed, you have to download it from a different market that comes with the tablet, pretty straight forward and only took a few minutes and a reboot

Plays HD video smoothly, games like Angry Birds run great, the homescreen UI is fast and smooth even with a live wallpaper, I was seriously impressed comparing it to my ASUS Transformer which was much more expensive


EDIT - If you can put up with this irritating guys voice, and repeating himself over and over, there is a pretty full review he does here