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#1 jnelsoninjax


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Posted 13 September 2013 - 02:45

I am looking to purchase 2 tablets, one for me to use for school work, etc. and one for my wife. I read that the Nexus are supposed to be really good tablets, but I would like advice on what way to go. I do know that we only need them to be WI-FI since we have wireless service at home and I have it at the college.

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 12:03

All tablets have WiFi on them.  Some have LTE.  The N7 now has LTE version and WiFi.  Great tablet, fast, smooth, and I do not have any lag with the device.  Feels good in the hand, battery last all day, and it is easily rooted.  If a 7in tablet the size you want, then definitely go with the N7.  If you want something bigger like a 10in tablet, then the Nexus 10 is a good tablet as well.  The N10 version 2 is rumored to be coming soon.  I would also stick with Nexus devices if you do not plan on rooting them as they will get the updates the soonest.

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 03:38

The best tablets for feature/value are Nexus.....

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 05:13

Nexus 7. I got one for my sis for x-mas and she loves it and doesn't have that many problems with it.

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 05:39

What's your budget/screen size requirements? The Nexus 7 2013 is hands down the best "mini" tablet on the market. It's my daily driver for work, and play. It will have the latest version of Android, and it's extremely smooth/very capable. 

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 08:43

Very happy with the Nexus 7, especially now it's multi user.

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 08:46

Another vote for the 2013 Nexus 7. 

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 09:15

I agree with everyone suggesting the Nexus 7 2013.

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 09:24

I've got the original Asus Transformer (TF101) and I love it. It's been pretty damn solid between me and the kid dropping it. After a good 2 years though, it's done. At some point, it dropped and the power button stopped working. I sort of broke the bevel frame so that I could reach the button underneath which allowed it to work but eventually moving that frame around has cracked the screen. Needless to say, it still works! I use it to stream music all the time. Luckily most of the crack is in the corner over the black part so I can just ignore it. I won't let my kid use it now. I would recommend Asus and when I get the money, I will be getting one again.

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 10:34

I got a Nexus 7 last week and it's pretty dang nice, the screen is awesome, you get updates when they're released, not months later as you'd most likely get with an OEM, etc.

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 10:38

Only heard great things about the nexus 7 - consider one of the "Note" range of Samsung tablets too, if you need a good stylus to work with the tablet.

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 14:57


Right now, on the Android tablet section, the Nexus 7 has a even bigger monopoly than what most people think Samsung has on Android headsets. There is no question: Nexus 7 or even the Nexus 10 (refresh problably coming soon)

What's your budget/screen size requirements? The Nexus 7 2013 is hands down the best "mini" tablet on the market. It's my daily driver for work, and play. It will have the latest version of Android, and it's extremely smooth/very capable.

Im not too sure about your ""mini" tablet" comment. The Nexus 7 is a tablet.

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 15:02

I highly recommend the Asus transformer tablet series. It is not only a tablet but can convert into a laptop type form (which is great for school/work). The keyboard additionally powers the tablet when the tablet runs out of juice. The quality of the materials on the asus tablet are excellent. Asus makes overall excellent products.



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Posted 10 October 2013 - 15:07

Are you thinking of taking hand written notes on your tablet also? Check out Samsung Note 8 then.

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 18:54

The nexus are good devices, but if you have deeper pockets I'd go with the Note range. I personally own the Note 10.1 and have not had anything bad to say about it for almost a year, using it almost everyday.