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#1 Nothing Here

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:52

Well, we should be getting our tax return in the next week or so now and my wife wants a tablet. The thing is, I know diddly squat about them. All she wants is a dependable tablet that will play Facebook games nicely without any issues. No long wait times on loading then either. The rest of the stuff that she does is check her email, weather and local news.

She also wants it to be under $300. Any advice would be great. Thanx.


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:55

Well, we should be getting our tax return in the next week or so now and my wife wants a tablet. The thing is, I know diddly squat about them. All she wants is a dependable tablet that will play Facebook games nicely without any issues. No long wait times on loading then either. The rest of the stuff that she does is check her email, weather and local news.

She also wants it to be under $300. Any advice would be great. Thanx.



Under $300.00, a Google Nexus 7 dude.

http://www.google.com/nexus/7/

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:56

the under $300 budget knocks out 10" tablets, so in the 7" range I'd say the Nexus 7 would be your best bet :) https://play.google....id=nexus_7_16gb

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:02

Under $300.00, a Google Nexus 7 dude.

http://www.google.com/nexus/7/


So, she will be able to load up a web browser and play her facebook games?

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:11

So, she will be able to load up a web browser and play her facebook games?

no. but then again you won't be able to do that on any new tablet anymore (except a Windows RT tablet) since mobile flash was killed off last year

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:16

So either way then a tablet isn't going to work for her then?

no. but then again you won't be able to do that on any new tablet anymore (except a Windows RT tablet) since mobile flash was killed off last year



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Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:18

So either way then a tablet isn't going to work for her then?

not necessarily. many facebook games have a phone/tablet version as well. just check the playstore to see if the ones that she plays are there

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:18

So either way then a tablet isn't going to work for her then?


You can install Flash yourself. It's still hidden deep inside Adobe's Web Site. All you have to do is find it and install it.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:19

So either way then a tablet isn't going to work for her then?


Correct. The easiest way to do this would be to get a Nexus 7, find a flash.apk(all over the internet and we can provide you with one) and download firefox. Firefox on Android OS 4.2 (known as Jellybean) will support flash, as long as you manually install it. Officially flash is killed off and no updates will be received.

On my Nexus 4, I tried this and it worked. Do I ever use flash? No, but I made a bet to my friends I would never need flash on a mobile device and guess what, still dont.

#10 OP Nothing Here

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:24

Well, since I know nada about these things, I would probably bork the S.O.B. up. So, I will see what else can be done. Also, we checked the playstore and only found 2 out of the 4 games she plays. One of which not found was the game she plays most.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:34

Officially flash is killed off and no updates will be received.


... opening you up to unpatched security vulnerabilities? That doesn't sound like a very good solution.

#12 mrp04

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:41

A $300 tablet won't do everything you ask. The cheapest you can get that will is an Atom based Windows 8 tablet, which can be bought for $450 I believe.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:50

A $300 tablet won't do everything you ask. The cheapest you can get that will is an Atom based Windows 8 tablet, which can be bought for $450 I believe.


This is basically what I told her. But she's adamant about 300 or less. So best bet might be a used lappy.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:54

This is basically what I told her. But she's adamant about 300 or less. So best bet might be a used lappy.


If she insists on touch, you can buy a used older model tablet PC. They're not extremely light, but they have 2 finger touch support in addition to stylus support. I see a few HP 2730p laptops with SSDs for $250 on eBay, such as this one. 128GB SSD and two batteries. Throw Windows 8 on there and it'll be pretty nice. Just make sure it has touch support first, the 2730p is configurable with pen-only input I believe.
EDIT: According to the description it does not support touch. I'm nearly positive there are configurations of the 2730p with touch support, even though this item says there aren't.
Here's one for $200 that shows it supports single touch input but has a slow and small 80GB 1.8" HDD.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:11

I didnt know anyone play's Facebook games anymore. But The nexus 7 is your best bet. What she's asking for no longer exist in today's technology unless its a laptop or desktop.



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