plz help me buy a tablet!

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Jul 12, 2012

plz help me buy a tablet! by mrpinkeye at 2:31 AM (1,331 Views / 0 Likes) 21 replies

  1. mrpinkeye
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    im trying to decide between these 2 horrible waste of space poor mans craplets:

    http://www.amazon.co..._pr_product_top

    and

    http://www.ebuyer.co...blet-pc-astro-7


    which of these would you give to the person you hate a little less than your worst enemy? im mainly going to be using them to help build a space ship and would also like it to power a small nuclear reactor



    i have £10000 to spend but would like to save as much money as possible for neck ties, loose women and pineapples


    thanks in advance for choosing "neither" "save up" and "wait until you have £10001"
     


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    when presented with a choice of either "drink your own piss" or "eat your own shit" I'd rather not choose at all
    if you see what I mean

    buy a bagful of candies

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    TBH, if those at
     
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    Yeah Costy kinda hit the nail on the head. I dont think you want a tablet that badly lol
     
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    well thanks to the one person that answered the question! im going to buy one and dont have more money to spend so it would be awesome if you could help me choose instead of rubbing in the fact i dont have loads of money to spend on something like this :(
     
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    buy neither and save your money
    I coudnt recommend either of those no name junky tablets
     
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    id drink my own piss


     
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    Shit with sprinkles on top still tastes like shit.

    Save up a little more and get something better than either of those.

    If you have to buy 1 of them get the second one.
     
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    right, forget it. i'll get both and send one back. thanks for not much

    or maybe i'll just ask people that leave reviews on amazon, seems there are people in the world happy with these devices after all
     
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    Save your money and don't buy a craplet.

    If you wait 6 months, 7" tablet prices will fall through the floor.

    Tip: If you don't see a forum for the device on XDA-Developers, don't buy it.

    EDIT: Sources tell me that the Kindle Fire is about to launch in the UK. Yes, it's out of your 80 price range, but it will cause two things to happen. The price of craplets in the UK will drop, AND you'll have access to refurbished Kindle Fires. A refurbished KF beats a brand-new craplet.
     
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    If all you want to do is watch movies and surf the web then get either of them. If it was me tho I wouldn't buy one of those.
     
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    so only one person can actually compare the 2 turds and choose one? please, no more of the "neither" or "wait" or "save up" comments. theyre not helping


     
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    Why exactly are you hell-bent on throwing your money away right now?

    EDIT: And how can you afford to buy both and then ship one back? If you have enough $$$ to buy both, why not buy a real tablet?
     
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    Get the bottom one.
     
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    im going travelling and have a smart phone and a laptop. i would like something inbetween to take with me. i need the money i have for travelling and so thought id get a cheapo tablet!


     
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    well like I said, I would go for the first one.
    It seems to have better specs.
    Better CPU, better screen, etc.
    also I like Amazon.
     
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    I'll suggest something unethical, but practical, assuming you aren't travelling longer than 30 days.

    Amazon has the best return policy ever.

    Buy the first one from Amazon. Pay for fast shipping to get your device before your trip.
    Go on your trip. Don't lose or damage the tablet!
    Get back home.
    Return the tablet to Amazon.
    Pocket your $80 and save up for a better tablet.
     
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    haha thats awesome! although one of the plus points of getting a cheap one is also so that i dont have to worry much about loosing/damaging it but i do like your style :)
     
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    @[member='mrpinkeye']

    Sorry you've had such a bashing, even from a forum Admin, in response to a totally reasonable question.

    I have a Chinese knock-off Android tablet with much worse specs than this, android 2.3, and a resistive screen to boot - and it's absolutely fine for watching movies, browsing websites etc. You won't be playing the latest games, but then you probably won't have time to with your space-ship building project, anyway.

    The tablets are much a much the same, get whichever one you fancy, and enjoy it. I think it might be time for me to think about an upgrade (though I'll probably be looking for a model with a resistive screen)...
     
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    thankyou!

    there is A LOT of choice when it comes to tablets around this price. the main difference i can see are processor, ram and memory.

    ARM Cortex A8 1.2GHz
    1.2 GHz A10 Dual core CPU + 500MHz Graphics Co-Processor
    All Winner A10 - 1.2GHz / GPU: Mali 400 MHz dedicated Graphics Processor

    are the above all equally rubbish!?

    will i see much difference between 512mb ram and 1gb ram?

    does it matter if i end up with 4gb, 8gb or 16gb internal memory if im going to use a 32gb sd card?
     

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