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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 2012-01-02, 01:20 AM Thread Starter
 
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Anyone buy a tablet from ioffer.com ?

A friend put me on to this site over the holidays, i know its alot of "fakes" perhaps, but i was thinking of getting a cheap tablet to play around with. But, i have no idea what to look for in a tablet. ( meaning the internals) Has anyone looked at any of these? Or should i just try and find a $200 playbook. I kinda want a little bigger screen . Ideas?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 2012-01-02, 01:48 AM
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iOffer is like eBay unregulated, meaning you're likely to get scammed. I'd recommend you stay away, especially for big-ticket items.

Do some research and decide what kind of tablet you want, and then go out and find it. Walking in blindly without really knowing what you're looking for is likely to end in disappointment.

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As above. You have to know what you want. If I didn't have an HP Touchpad already I would pick one up from Ebay. Gives me email on multiple accounts, syncs calendar, surf the web, free Canadian news highlights, comic strips, Angry Birds(if I'm totally bored).
Or a Playbook for 249 until tomorrow at a large retailer.
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That's the problem I'm having. In a tablet, I just want something that has a decent internet speed for videos and stuff on the web. Like streaming live sports games. I have a lap too and desk top.I wanted a toy I could pack around to work. I thought of the playbook, but the 7 inch screen made me wonder. Slot of the ioffer stuff only has 256 of ram. I don't know how fast that is for a tablet. I also have a blackbery phone. Hmmm, need more ideas and to learn more.
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I've tried some of the sub $100 tablets and they mostly have terrible screens. They're usually not responsive at all or overly sensitive in places making them really difficult to control. And a poor resolution, lots of aliasing, or overall lack of clarity.

If you want to try something like that be prepared to be pretty much throwing your money away on a lemon. There's a good chance that after a few days of frustration you'll chuck it in a drawer and go back to your laptop for casual surfing.

I'd recommend spending $200 and getting an actual usable tablet. The Playbook is the best deal at that price point but the kobo vox also has a nice responsive and crisp screen. The 7" screens are fine for the sort of usage you described.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 2012-01-02, 04:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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I guess playbook is the way to go. 32 gig for $249 at futureshop. Whats with the "MICA" i see advertised?
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