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?
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.
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.
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.