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I need a new portal work/travel computer. I would like an android tablet and need it to play video, play movies, email, email files. Open word and PDF files. Edit word files. Do wiring printing.
These are the absolute minimums I need. Any recommendations?
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I would look into the Eee Pad Transformer by ASUS. I picked up an iPad2 two weekends ago but almost got the Eee Pad instead. Seems pretty solid plus you can get the optional keyboard dock, very nice addon. Price isn't to bad...well compared to the iPad2 that is. Check it out I doubt you will be disappointed.
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The nook would work for everything on your list (possible exception of printing. That depends on the printer). I have one and it's great if you mod it. However, the EEEpad would be my android tablet of choice if I was buying now. I'm considering selling my nook for it.
    
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From what I have read, the nook is in my price range. Is it easy to brick of when adding doid?
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Not easy at all, and it's very east to unbrick.
    
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I see some on YouTube with just the market and some with Droid OS.. does the Droid OS allow more apps. Or something? What are the benefits compared to just rooting for market?
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post #7 of 15
The nook is always running the droid OS. It's actually called android. Droid is a different term altogether.

Anyway, the stock rom is designed around book reading. Many apps don't appear in the marketplace. Things don't necessarily work how you would expect. In general, it's the easiest to do, but the least useful.

Running a conventional android rom like Cyanogenmod is a bit more difficult, but not terribly so. However, it's a far more "tablety" OS. It's far more productive, with more apps, better tablet UI, etc.

When honeycomb is done, it will be even better. That's a work in progress, though some exciting progress is being made even right now.
    
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A newer model is coming, not to mention the current model may drop in price, so I'd wait until May 24th if you can.
http://www.slashgear.com/barnes-nobl...r-3g-05150274/


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post #9 of 15
Newer model is going to be an eInk model. I'd bet a rather large sum of money on it. The current nook color is still heavily supported by B&N, and is what, 6 months old? The non color nook is much older and could use an update to the newer displays and maybe newer version of android.
    
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post #10 of 15
I'd like to see B&N do a Nook tablet with a traditional LCD on one side and an eInk on the other. Great day reading without losing tablet functions and self-lit night reading. Obviously there would be some reduced functionality on the eInk side (possibly no touch) and you would need Gorilla glass on the LCD to ensure no scratching. If designed well, it could work out though.
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