Looking for a cheap tablet.

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Oct 19, 2011

Looking for a cheap tablet. by tagzard at 1:47 AM (688 Views / 0 Likes) 9 replies

  1. tagzard
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    Banned tagzard Tagzard the Crazy Dinosaur with Wings.

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    Looking for a cheap tablet. I don't want a iPad 2 because it is expensive and not worth it. What I am going to be using it for is
    • Watching movies
    • Reading ebooks (epub)
    • Reading Comics (pdf)
    What I want it:
    • A slot for a external microsd card or a sd card
    • mini usb port
    • ability to view flash
    • ability to view .avi and most other video formats
    • the ability to view epub and pdf files
    You guys got any opinions?

    My budget is 100 bucks (i'm a cheapo).
     
  2. Panzer Tacticer

    Member Panzer Tacticer veteran human

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    100 bucks? Doesn't exist. Sorry that's the basic truth. The entry to this product range is at least 200 bucks possibly 300 if done right.

    This is an example only and to be honest, I would demand more in a product,
    http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/archos-archos-7-8gb-home-tablet-501521/10145838.aspx?path=e40e2318d9162e7dcf097a6bd325ef85en02
    But it costs 200 bucks all the same.

    You can buy better, but, you also get to pay a bit more.
     
  3. tagzard
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    Banned tagzard Tagzard the Crazy Dinosaur with Wings.

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    http://www.ebay.com/ctg/Android-2-2-7-Inch-2-GB-Wi-Fi-Tablet-PC-/109423897?LH_Price=0..100%40c&LH_BIN=1&_dmpt=US_Tablets&_mPrRngCbx=1&_pcategid=171485&_pcatid=839&_trkparms=65%253A12%257C66%253A2%257C39%253A1%257C72%253A5560&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14
    How about this
     
  4. Ammako

    Member Ammako GBAtemp Guru

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    I'm not sure I would trust those.
     
  5. klim28

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    Try ZTE V9 Lite. I'm using this tablet and its cheap.

    *please no "yeah its from China" jokes*
     
  6. Terminator02

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    Your mission is hopeless, the best you'll get is a cheap, used nook color or the kindle fire when it comes out (Nov. 15). Expect to pay around $170.
     
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    Member SifJar Not a pirate

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    The new Kobo tablet (can't remember its name) looks reasonably and it costs $200. Less than that you are probably looking at cheap chinese tablets which are most likely made fairly poorly.
     
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    Member clegion GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Your Mission is doomed from the very start, well not if you want crappy tablets
     
  9. Originality

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    There's a term for those cheap crappy tablets. Craplets.
    All craplets I've ever seen run Android 2.3 or below. None use Honeycomb so you would not want to play movies on them and even flash would be flaky, if supported at all. Basically, if you want a tablet that can do what you expect it to, you need to shell out much more cash for it.

    On a side note, the ASUS Transformer Prime should be out very soon. It'll be like, $500, but it will be the best tablet on the Market by far with Tegra 3 graphics.
     
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