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cheap tablet recommendation

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Looking for a cheap tablet mainly for reading pdfs, word docs, powerpoint and excel.

100-150 CAD. Recommendations?

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If I ask for a stylus then I'm pushing it, right?

 

I guess I won't find a win8 tablet with my price range..

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Hello,

If I ask for a stylus then I'm pushing it, right?

 

I guess I won't find a win8 tablet with my price range..

What you would be looking for a x86 tablet running Linux with a USB port.

Why? Because when you look for a Windows tablet you automatically pay the Windows license which is 200+ Sorry but it aint gonna happen.

If you find a x86 tablet with no OS and a USB port it is the only way and even then....I have my doubts! If you find one, please tell me as well :laugh:

Anyways, do remember you get what you pay for :) I would really wait out, get some more cash and get the Nexus 7. Amazing piece of hardware and software.

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Hello,

What you would be looking for a x86 tablet running Linux with a USB port.

Why? Because when you look for a Windows tablet you automatically pay the Windows license which is 200+ Sorry but it aint gonna happen.

If you find a x86 tablet with no OS and a USB port it is the only way and even then....I have my doubts! If you find one, please tell me as well :laugh:

Anyways, do remember you get what you pay for :) I would really wait out, get some more cash and get the Nexus 7. Amazing piece of hardware and software.

The new or old nexus 7? it's 100 CAD difference! :p

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Other than the Nexus line and possibly the Dell you won't find any decent cheap tablet, most are cheap for a reason

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So the only android tablet with a stylus is the galaxy note?

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The nexus 7 looks sweet, but no expandable memory is kind of a turnoff for me..

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It was built for cloud use just like googles laptop.

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Asus Note 8 32gb cannot be found on Canadian market??

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Oh, ya, forgot the overly priced Amazon's offers... :p

 

 

I'm in a dilemma, i'm looking for reading lots of pdfs/docs and annotate.

Dell Venue 8 Pro:

Pros:resolution, on sale now (CAD 270 WITHOUT stylus (approx 300 with stylus), 32gb (i don't mind)

Cons: i'm not sure about synaptics and their stylus tech.

Asus note 8:

Pros: built-in stylus + wacom tech

Cons: 64gb version available only, therefore very expensive (CAD 420 + tax)

Now there's the HP Slate 7 Extreme, but i'm not quite sure about the stylus. (i don't mind android, as long as I can read pdfs/docs and annotate)

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Oh, ya, forgot the overly priced Amazon's offers... :p

 

 

I'm in a dilemma, i'm looking for reading lots of pdfs/docs and annotate.

Dell Venue 8 Pro:

Pros:resolution, on sale now (CAD 270 WITHOUT stylus (approx 300 with stylus), 32gb (i don't mind)

Cons: i'm not sure about synaptics and their stylus tech.

Asus note 8:

Pros: built-in stylus + wacom tech

Cons: 64gb version available only, therefore very expensive (CAD 420 + tax)

Now there's the HP Slate 7 Extreme, but i'm not quite sure about the stylus. (i don't mind android, as long as I can read pdfs/docs and annotate)

The Lenovo Miix 2 8" is only $299USD and you can add a case and stylus to it for an additional $10. Seems like a better deal than the Asus, but I'm not sure if it's a WACOM stylus or not. It's also an x86 tablet with an Intel Atom processor. It also comes with Office Home & Student 2013 pre-installed.

 

According to Google, that tablet is $330 CAD.

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I would consider saving up for a more recognised tablet to the likes of the Samsung Galaxy or Google Nexus.

 

Tablets play such an important(ish) role in our lives that its worth getting it right :) 

 

Of course the other posts were brilliant, and im sure any recommendations should be fine !

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I just the hp slate 7 extreme and was happy with it at first. But I started inking a lot on it felt sluggish. I loved LectureNotes on my note 2,but kinda sucks here. I tried several others but I'm not really content.

I think I'll return it. Stylus idea is kinda similar to Miix 2 stylus, capacitive. Honestly, the surface was awesome for stylus and onenote. But returned for other reasons. One extra point is that 7" is a bit small but can live with it, would prefer an 8".

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Interesting, but no stylus...

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Stili are cheap, get one separate from the device, not like you really need one

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Dell Venue 8 Pro.

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Nexus 10 or 7 i am still amazed bye these devices

have them both and i still have fun

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Yes, i need a stylus, that's the main purpose. 

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Yes, i need a stylus, that's the main purpose. 

 

Dell Venue 8 Pro with a stylus... 

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Dell Venue 8 Pro with a stylus... 

I know....still this vs asus...haha!

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