Recommend me a tablet for 200€ - 250€

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  1. SpaceJump
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    SpaceJump Where's my new 2D-Metroid?

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    I decided to buy a tablet and am currently comparing. It's really hard to decide. The Nexus 7 looks great, but how is it against Galaxy Tab tablets? What other good tablets are there in the 200 - 250€ price range?
     
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    Nexus 7
     
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    the asus transformer 300t is pretty good
     
  4. SpaceJump
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    SpaceJump Where's my new 2D-Metroid?

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    So it's really the best for its price?

    The asus transformer 300t is not in my price range.
     
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    there's a rumor though that a Nexus 10 is coming i'd wait for that
     
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    I'd say it's a hell of a lot better than the Galaxy Tab range, there are a few discrepancies like no rear camera or expandable storage but you should have enough for the 16GB version. You'll get updates as soon as they're released which is the major benefit over non-nexus devices and there's a ton of developer interest if you're thinking of going down the root, custom rom path.


     
  7. SpaceJump
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    SpaceJump Where's my new 2D-Metroid?

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    What do you think about the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0? I could get that for 220€.
     
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    Honestly?

    Go for the Nexus 7.

    Quad-core Tegra 3 vs TI OMAP dualcore.
    No annoying (personal..) Touchwiz UI
    Better screen resolution: 1280 x 800 vs 1024 x 600

    More bang for buck.
     
  9. SpaceJump
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    SpaceJump Where's my new 2D-Metroid?

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    That sounds reasonable! I think I'll go pick one up this afternoon :D

    Thanks for all your answers :)
     
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    I'd really go for the 16GB model if you have the money though, I'm kind of regretting getting an 8GB one.
     
  11. SpaceJump
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    SpaceJump Where's my new 2D-Metroid?

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    Yeah, if I buy it, it will be the 16GB version.

    How is the screen? Big enough?
     
  12. Cyan

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    I want to buy a tablet too, but I didn't check what's available yet nor the price range.
    It will be for my father who is new to Internet and technology.
    I suppose nexus 7 is a good one? A little more expansive than I decided to put, but it's maybe worth it for current and future use, and I could use it too.

    It requires Wifi AP to connect to internet, or does it use a phone/3G?


    I'm curious about rooting.
    What's the main interest?
    I've read "backup & restore the system". Is a restore often needed?
    knowing it's for someone who is not familiar with a computer, he may break things which require a restore?
     
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    AFAIK rooting is also useful if you want to install vanilla Android or a modded rom to get updates earlier and to remove bloatware. I don't think that'll be needed on a Nexus though.
     
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    Re: the Nexus 7:

    Wifi-only.


    Total control of your own device(s). Endless options.

    Don't forget rooting your device also exposes you (sort of, it's up to you/your father in the end) to some risk(s). Especially if he's indeed not familiar with a computer, I would never give him a rooted device.

    My 2 cents..
     
  15. Cyan

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    Thanks.
    I suppose I can root/unroot just when needed.
    might not be needed, all he wants is browsing internet, youtube, google map.
    maybe nexus7 is a little too much for that :lol:


    SpaceJump, I give your topic back to you ;)
     
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    Nexus 7 owner and long-time android user and rooter here, you'll want to be rooting the device as soon as you get it as it wipes the data from the tablet, obviously you can make backups but it's easier from a fresh start :) Rooting is useful for a number of reasons, yes you can install user developed roms and different firmwares but you also have more control over your device and can use specially designed apps that are not available to non-rooted users, ones that I can think of off the top of my head are AVG and avast! Titanium backup, which let's you painlessly create and restore a backup to an SD card, AdFree which is just an adblocker, movetosd which allows you to move any app to the sd (or flash drive, see later) even those that are made not to do so, setcpu which let's you fiddle with your cpu clock (can be dangerous if you don't know what you're doing). The single most important app however and the one worth rooting the nexus for even if you're not interested in anything else is stickmount, this little beauty of an app (only available to rooted users) enables you to use a usb flash drive with a otg cable (four or five pounds/dollars from Amazon) in my case my 16gb device became an 80gb device with a 64gb flash drive :) You'll want to keep all your apps on your actual device or they won't work when the usb stick isn't plugged in but this is perfect for storing any videos, music libraries or other large files that you may have. Hope this post was useful :)
     
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  17. SpaceJump
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    SpaceJump Where's my new 2D-Metroid?

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    Thanks Cyan ;)

    I just went to a store to puckup the Nexus 7 and tried it before buying. I have to say that I imagined the screen a bit bigger. I know it's only 7", but I expected it to be a bit bigger in reality. Hm, I'm not sure now. I'll have to check some bigger devices first now.
     
  18. ProtoKun7

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    The 300T is what I've got. I quite enjoy it.
    Given that Nexus devices are vanilla Android, that first reason would be irrelevant. Still nice to root though.
     
  19. SpaceJump
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    SpaceJump Where's my new 2D-Metroid?

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    Just bought the Nexus 7 :D

    What is the best Internet Browser to use with it. I'm not really satisfied with Chrome.
     
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    I'd say the stock browser's good, but is the Nexus 7's stock browser actually Chrome anyway?

    Try Dolphin.