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Discussion in 'Android' started by Sop, Jan 22, 2011.
My brother is getting a tablet soon so which are good or should he get me a 3DS? Haha.
Best Value:aPAD or ePAD
Stop comparing 3ds to tablets they have nothing to do with each other
Get both, 3DS and a tablet. Or even better, get a Galaxy Tab, an iPad, and a 3DS then post again here telling all of which one really is the best.
I'm going to get none of them for a while - 3DS only has one game I'd want to play so far (Zelda) so it doesn't look like it's worth it until it comes down in price.
No, I just want a 3DS. But he wants a tablet.
You could always try researching it yourself. You need to find something you like, and should decide for yourself.
Diferent things. Is like compare a fridge with a washing machine.
You can get the IPed
So what's the best tablet out of them all?
Seriously, do some work yourself, don't expect everybody to just give you the answers.
All the android tablets out right now suck. Wait for the XOOM if you really need one. I say 3ds for now and save up for the xoom later.
Whilst you seem to have ignored the advice we have given, here's another point you should consider. What's the "best" tablet for me, does not make it the "best" tablet for you. "Best" is subjective - dependant on people's needs and preferences. This may sound harsh, but asking what the "best tablet" is, is a stupid question.
The iPad is basically a big iPod Touch. Their purpose is exactly the same, except one has a bigger screen and an even bigger pricetag. The Galaxy Tab is what you get when someone looks at the iPad, remembers the tablets of old (like my HP Pavillion tx2550ea, or the later dual-touch versions), broke off the keyboard, then went to play on their Android smartphone and had a revalation. In fact, the iPad has a similar story. People looked at kids playing games on their iPods and smartphones, looked at people playing games on their laptops, and thought "why not mash it all together in one simple product". Now people can play their iPod games in HD.
Then again, tablets have been around for years, used by some professional designers (niche market) to help them draw/model stuff. It's only now that Apple have tried to snare a much bigger market by making them out as "the future of laptops". The iPad features underpowered hardware, an underpowered but shiny OS, badly ported apps (the number of times iFish has complained at me for Skype crashing on him...), all at a much lower price than professional tablets. People still buy it because it's Apple. Others follow, bringing their own varieties of underpowered hardware at even lower costs, trying to jump in the bandwagon for the latest gimmick, but they miss the point. Netbooks were never truely successful because people wanted too much from them. Tablets are closer, but if the hardware and software isn't ready for it then people are still going to be disappointed.
I'll end my rant with a quote:
Warning: Spoilers inside!
The market is flooded with even more useless tablets
The push for tablets – the majority of which feature ARM-based processors – will accelerate, with RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook tempting the business sector with its recognisable brand name, powerful new OS and impressive specifications.
Sadly, we think that poor software compatibility, and a lack of interest from developers, will prevent it from becoming a major success. A redesigned iPad 2 will be doing its best to convince the Apple crowd that they should invest in a new tablet, with rumours of a dual-port design that enables the device to be docked in both portrait and landscape mode, providing a significant improvement over the original. However, its high price and increasingly restrictive developer guidelines will probably mean that it won’t be a device for everyone.
Meanwhile, Google Android 3.0, codenamed Honeycomb, will burst onto the scene in the first half of the year, powering the majority of non-Apple tablets. Sadly, we reckon they will all fail to deliver: the tablets that don’t disappoint on the hardware side will be ridiculously expensive, while the sensibly-priced models will be a horror to use.
Source: Bit-tech predictions for 2011
EDIT: I forgot, the original question. The best tablet is my HP Pavillion tx2550ea. It has overheating problems and it's a known design flaw (the later versions fixed it by using CULV CPUs), but it's mine - I got it before the hype for tablets started because it would be useful in University. It's become very popular in University and several people have borrowed it off me over the last few years. It's still on Vista (my brother's one is on 7 but he actually uses it for designing/modelling at Uni) but it can play L4D and TF2 and LoL and several other multiplayer games when I host LAN parties. It also has a lil HP remote control so I don't have to get up when it's hooked up to the TV to play movies. New, it cost £700 (normal price for a media laptop), but I got mine and my brother's one for £500-550. It wipes the floor with the iPad, so I declare it the best tablet of them all.
fix'd that for ya, you can root your nook color and it becomes and excellent tablet for only $250
Also, wait for the Xoom, should be much better (and expensive)
motorola xoom , tho it will be expensive when it comes out
All the Android tablets right now suck as hell because they use Android 2.1 or lower. Android 2.1 was NOT MEANT to be used on tablets but on phones. If you do get a Android tablet the screen must be 7 inches or smaller because that's the highest screen size Android 2.1,2.2,1.6 offers. You either could get the iPad, or wait for the Xoom which uses Android 3.0 which was built for tablets and the large screens.
Right now the best android tablet is the B&N Nook color, the people on xda have Android 3.0 and 2.2 running on it, it costs about $250 but to run those androids versions you flash a image onto to a SD card, so you hack into a tablet. Someone ported 3.0 honeycomb from a emulator image Google released a few weeks ago.
Galaxy Tab runs 2.2.
Oh I thought it ran 2.1 since the Galaxy phones run on 2.1. Still 2.2 wasn't built for tablets.
Now is not the time for android tablets. Wait until march time when Android 3.0 is out and new tablets are dualcore
You might want to take a look at the new HTC Flyer. Looks really nice, and it's got a 1.5Ghz processor (don't know if it's dual core though)