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#16 rfirth

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:13

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.


Or, you know, one of those Windows tablets :p


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:19

Or, you know, one of those Windows tablets :p


The SurfaceRT now starts at $450.

#18 SMELTN

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 13:45

The SurfaceRT now starts at $450.

Oh good lord please don't get her a Surface RT....

Now the real information you need to get for us is:
  • Does she WANT a tablet, or a laptop with touchscreen?
  • What facebook games does she actually play? Some facebook games now have Apple/Android versions of those games so that would help us help you.


#19 OP Nothing Here

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 16:30

Oh good lord please don't get her a Surface RT....

Now the real information you need to get for us is:

  • Does she WANT a tablet, or a laptop with touchscreen?
  • What facebook games does she actually play? Some facebook games now have Apple/Android versions of those games so that would help us help you.


She won't pay over $300. So the SurfaceRT is out anyways. We already looked at the appz store and there is only 2 games of the 4 she plays. Her main game she plays is one of the ones they don't have. Now she's on this kick about getting a Kindle FireHD.

Anyways, the games she plays is Farmville 2, DoubleDown Casino, Licky Jim Casino and Bingo Blitz.

#20 moloko

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 16:38

Nexus 7 unless she likes expensive things then get her an ipad mini. **** i got my wife a 2000$ LV purse for xmas. coming with a nexus would of put me in the dog house.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 16:42

Anyways, the games she plays is Farmville 2, DoubleDown Casino, Licky Jim Casino and Bingo Blitz.


Sounds like it's time for a new wife.

Also, a Kindle Fire HD is still not going to do what she wants. It's an Android based tablet, so it has the same limitations as a Nexus 7, but with more crapware.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 16:57

What games doe she play?

#23 OP Nothing Here

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 17:10

Sounds like it's time for a new wife.

Also, a Kindle Fire HD is still not going to do what she wants. It's an Android based tablet, so it has the same limitations as a Nexus 7, but with more crapware.


I'm not even going there.

She knows that. So she figures just get something she can read books and watch movies. She says it's cheaper anyways.

What games doe she play?


Farmville 2, DoubleDown Casino, Lucky Jim Casino and Bingo Blitz.

#24 SMELTN

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 18:29

She won't pay over $300. So the SurfaceRT is out anyways. We already looked at the appz store and there is only 2 games of the 4 she plays. Her main game she plays is one of the ones they don't have. Now she's on this kick about getting a Kindle FireHD.

Anyways, the games she plays is Farmville 2, DoubleDown Casino, Licky Jim Casino and Bingo Blitz.


No way would I get a Kindle HD unless I was bought a ton of stuff on Amazon/books. Just get the Nexus 7 for her. It will give her both ANYTHING on the Amazon market, and ANYTHING on the Android market, it will allow her to play games get updates regularly and its the best Android tablet out.

now as far as the games she plays, honestly there are a TON of replacements out there, that are identical to the games she plays. My wife quit playing Farmville 2 and now plays Hay Day, which is almost identical but she likes it better. Same thing with the poker type games and Bingo.


Keep in mind Zynga is hurting bad and lost a bunch of people and Gameloft is making copycat games like crazy that are REALLY good.

#25 OP Nothing Here

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 19:00

I told her about Hay Day and all she said was never heard of it. Then told her about your wife liking it better and she said: "Mm..Ok." So no clue if she will even try it. But I doubt it. All her friends play Farmville 2.

#26 Growled

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:02

Bump it up to $329 and get an iPad mini. You'll be glad you did. So will your wife.

#27 SMELTN

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:12

I love my mini. I don't use any other tablet I own anymore since buying the mini.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:20

No way would I get a Kindle HD unless I was bought a ton of stuff on Amazon/books. Just get the Nexus 7 for her. It will give her both ANYTHING on the Amazon market, and ANYTHING on the Android market, it will allow her to play games get updates regularly and its the best Android tablet out.


And you can download the Kindle app and view the Kindle books.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:27

I would like to point out that so called "Facebook" games such as Farmville have native Android versions which authenticate via Facebook. You don't play them within a browser but native to the tablet. So you could argue - better!

#30 Growled

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:31

I would like to point out that so called "Facebook" games such as Farmville have native Android versions which authenticate via Facebook. You don't play them within a browser but native to the tablet. So you could argue - better!


Have you ever tried the Android Farmville app? I did once and it was terrible for me. I found my friend's iOS app much better.