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#1 +ultimate99

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 01:18

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

100-150 CAD. Recommendations?




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Posted 28 February 2014 - 01:30

http://www.amazon.co...eywords=tablets

 

 

 
"This tablet here is by far, the best bang for your buck."
 

 

http://www.amazon.co...YSE8_B00FFVYSKW

 

http://bestappsforan...word-excel.html



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Posted 28 February 2014 - 01:34

One of my brothers has this tablet and is quite pleased with it.



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Posted 05 March 2014 - 14:17

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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Posted 05 March 2014 - 14:21

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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Posted 05 March 2014 - 15:07

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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Posted 06 March 2014 - 14:50

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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Posted 07 March 2014 - 12:06

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



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Posted 08 March 2014 - 11:58

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



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Posted 08 March 2014 - 12:39

It was built for cloud use just like googles laptop.

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 03:08

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



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Posted 25 April 2014 - 09:14

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

No -- I just got a Samsung 10 Android with a stylus.

 

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

 

http://www.amazon.ca...rds=asus note 8

 

http://www.amazon.ca...or asus tablets



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Posted 25 April 2014 - 10:13

No -- I just got a Samsung 10 Android with a stylus.
 
 
http://www.amazon.ca...rds=asus note 8
 
http://www.amazon.ca...or asus tablets

 
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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Posted 25 April 2014 - 10:28

 
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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Posted 30 April 2014 - 08:34

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 !