Android tablet to play games on

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Jul 5, 2011
  1. Game Dragon
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    I am looking for a 7" Android tablet to play games like Amiga, SNES, GBA, any recommendations or should I get a PC 7" Windows Tablet
     


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    Don't get an HTC tablet, unless there are Non-Sense ROMs available for it. Using a Wiimote(+ Classic Controller) as a controller via Bluetooth is way too cool and the only way I play retro games now.
     
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    Member jan777 motion control..? srsly? so 2008. 3DS is teh bombz

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    galaxy tab works pretty well. Although I do have problems connecting the WiiMote on it (touch screen control on any device is shit)
     
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    that's a craplet, aka a piece of junk that isn't worth your money, it will run slow as crap, runs either froyo or gingerbread (as opposed to honeycomb optimized for tablets), doesn't have any google apps (the android market, gmail, google maps, etc.), and is generally made out of pure bullcrap that will disappoint you in every way possible
     
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    Well damn. What am I supposed to do? I can't afford a $500 tablet.
     
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    I also have a galaxy tab, it is running GBA just fine , you don't need fancy things to play GBA games on it , check ebay
     
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    Well I did some research on the nook color and I'm impressed. It does need to be rooted to unlock it's full potential though. But all the stores in my area have it for $250. Where did you see it for $200? Also is has a 800mhz processor as opposed to 1ghz. Is that okay or will it cause slow down.
     
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    well if you want a full tablet you ought to root it or install another version honeycomb or cm7 also when rooted it can run up to 1.3ghz as i have been using it for 2 months i must say that is perfect all around.
    about the 200usd maybe it was an offer as they usually do sales ,even and for 250 it is a bargain
     
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    I bought mine for $190 "Buy it now" price on eBay.
    Don't bother installing Honeycomb on it if you get it, it's just a port, and has a lot of bugs.
    Cyanogenmod7 runs perfect, and it plays every game I've thrown at it.
     
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    I'm looking into getting a tablet as well. So you think the Nook Color is pretty good once rooted and tweaked? Will have to look into it further.
     
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    Nook Color rooted gets my vote, too. Have seen 5 working perfectly with games. Also, can just put CM7 on a microSD card without touching Nook Color warranty.
    On, price, check out $189 refurbished, no tax and free shipping with one year warranty:

    http://www.buy.com/prod/nook-color-by-barn.../221376447.html
     
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    another option would be the g-slate $260 on amazon, but i'm sure you could find it on ebay for cheaper

    you have to root both of them to actually get a quality tablet from them, just so you know, and if you want the best of android right now you'd have to give up $500 for the galaxy tab 10.1
     
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    How smoothly does it run emulators? Like N64, snes, sega genesis, ect.
     
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    well tested emus from me where snes,gba,genesis all were working very well and fast and i even use a wii remote control to play them without the touck key input cause of the cpu it can run most of them
     
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    How responsive/good is the web browser? Does youtube and megavideo work?
     
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    The tablet with the best value for money is probably the POV Mobii TEGRA or the Advent Vega over here. The only thing wrong with it is a poor viewing angle, but it is easily bearable.
     
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    It's good! Flash and everything works nice. I don't use stock, because I don't like the interface. Dolphin HD is very nice for the Nook.
    Youtube works great for me. I've never tried megavideo, but if it's a website using flash it should work.
     
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    Can you tell me what guide you followed to root your nook color? There's so many I don't know which one is best.
     

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