Tech Geeks: i need your input plz..... netbook? or Tablet?

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  1. phoenix1234
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    OK so Christmas is fast approaching and I need to get a present quick sharpish....

    so i need some info. on which would be better to get, a netbook or a tablet, here is the criteria:

    its for an 11 yr old
    Budget: £150-£170 MAX!!!
    preferably with access to the Android market
    Usage: basically web browsing, ie Fb and games
    net access would be through a 3G dongle
    it doesnt have to be superquick but anything around the 1GHz mark would be nice

    anything else i need to add just let me know

    If you guys have any suggestions, could you please provide a link to reviews/bargains etc or at least give me the model name

    i have looked at the Archos 101 and the Archos Arnova 10" G2, neither of these have access to the android market

    Thanks in advance for any help you may provide
     
  2. chris888222

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    I would say tablet for portability. Easier to carry around.

    Oh and tablets have more downloadable stuff from the AM. :P
     
  3. phoenix1234
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    Can nobody recommend anything.... :-(
     
  4. Jakob95

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    It depends for an 11 year old he could break the tablet easily compared to the Netbook. The Acer Iconia A100 is a good tablet that is 7inches but has good specs, I bought it for $190 on Black Friday at Best Buy. Not sure how much it costs though, but I know it should be cheep.
     
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    hmmmm nice tablet is that, but a little out of my price range from here in the UK..... pity

    thanks for the suggestion though
     
  6. phoenix1234
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    C'mon i know loads of u peeps have tablets n netbooks,, feel free to post
     
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    AWWWWWWWW C'MON i wouldnt normally be hassling like this but i NEED suggestions ASAP, plz post guys.......
     
  8. mysticwaterfall

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    If you want Android at all, you should go with a tablet, since it was never designed for netbooks (I know it's on some, but that's a kludge). However, your other criteria of a 3g dongle is a little hit or miss depending on the tablet. And for games, it really depends what games were talking about... if you mean FB games, those can be hit or miss on either tablets or netbooks based on how good flash runs. If you mean android games, the tablet would be better. If you mean PC games, well, your only choice then is the netbook but most of them wouldn't run anyways.