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I want a device that will

1) connect to the internet and let me surf

2) accept usb and allow me to play 720P/.264 movies that I have stored on an external drive from that drive.

3) has a screen size of at least 8" and can handle 720P

4) allow me to install other apps from the internet such as a stock trading platform that I presently have on my desktop.

Your input is much appreciated
Edited by dennyb - 6/5/11 at 10:17am
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I highly reccomend an Android tablet. Maybe a Samsung Galaxy?
    
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If you really want USB hosting capability, have a look at the Acer Iconia Tab A500. Runs on Android Honeycomb 3.0 operating system, and has all the capabilities of Tegra 2 based tablets. Bit kinda heavy and thick due to the aluminum body, but it's the only one with native USB support without going over $500.
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I highly reccomend an Android tablet. Maybe a Samsung Galaxy?
Thanks, i looked into the Samsung and it does not seem to offer USB hosting, but I'm reppin you for the effort

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If you really want USB hosting capability, have a look at the Acer Iconia Tab A500. Runs on Android Honeycomb 3.0 operating system, and has all the capabilities of Tegra 2 based tablets. Bit kinda heavy and thick due to the aluminum body, but it's the only one with native USB support without going over $500.
That is for sure a candidate...along with the Asus Transformer. From what I understand the dock for the Transformer accepts USB input and the OS readily plays well with 720P from an external HD source. Rep for you as well.

Someone please correct me if my estimation for the Transformer is incorrect for my stated needs in the OP....or if another device would be a better fit
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Indeed, the Transformer gives you access to 2 USB slots if you have the optional keyboard dock. Plus, it adds support for game controllers and other USB devices other than external storage. And yes, the Transformer is the second to get Honeycomb 3.1 (1st is the Xoom) which fixes some 720p HD video playback in both Youtube and the native video player.
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Indeed, the Transformer gives you access to 2 USB slots if you have the optional keyboard dock. Plus, it adds support for game controllers and other USB devices other than external storage. And yes, the Transformer is the second to get Honeycomb 3.1 (1st is the Xoom) which fixes some 720p HD video playback in both Youtube and the native video player.
So, you are saying that the external drive on which I want to load some of my many 720P/.264 movies won't work with the Transformer dock? I would have to have more built in storage? I was hoping that I could get one with a low(16gb) or so storage capacity and feed it from my external drive.
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So, you are saying that the external drive on which I want to load some of my many 720P/.264 movies won't work with the Transformer dock? I would have to have more built in storage? I was hoping that I could get one with a low(16gb) or so storage capacity and feed it from my external drive.
Shot in the dark, but
They sell large SD cards nowadays. Maybe your device can take SD?
Thanks for the rep :-D
    
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So, you are saying that the external drive on which I want to load some of my many 720P/.264 movies won't work with the Transformer dock? I would have to have more built in storage? I was hoping that I could get one with a low(16gb) or so storage capacity and feed it from my external drive.
External drives work fine.
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post #9 of 21
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Shot in the dark, but
They sell large SD cards nowadays. Maybe your device can take SD?
Thanks for the rep :-D
Yes, that is one solution but I really would rather use the hardware that I already have with the hopefully future tablet device.

I confess...I start researching intended purchases months in advance so that I can find the fit that will work best for myself and the wife. So,I am also interested in any new releases/yet to be released variants of tablet devices.

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External drives work fine.
Thanks for the info. Leaning more and more to the Transformer or a device with similar function as it seems to cover my needs very well. Rep to you as well
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Just to clarify, you do not need a large amount of internal memory. I use my usb drive all the time on my iconia, its really convenient.
     
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