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Well looks like there will be some from NCIX.ca going out but they are limiting it to one tablet (not a skew) per household based on the order you sit in queue. They will be price matching but once they are gone they will be gone and it's too late to order for sure as it sounds like they have more orders than hopes in stock.
I put 2 in early Saturday so I'll let you know if I get one or not but at this point I'm not holding my breath.

Officia NCIX.ca Statement can be found HERE
Edited by Maxxa - 8/25/11 at 8:15pm
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The processor isn't really all that great. Nvidia's Tegra 3 is so much better. I'd wait at least another 2 years before I ever buy a tablet computer. By that time they would be cheaper and faster. I don't know why people are getting orgasmic (yes its a word) over this deal, its just an over sized phone.
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Cost central also seem to be taking there time. Emailed them today and got a your order has been received and is pending processing. I think I'll prob miss out but fingers crossed. Any one get a final shipping/confirm from cost central???
    
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The processor isn't really all that great. Nvidia's Tegra 3 is so much better. I'd wait at least another 2 years before I ever buy a tablet computer. By that time they would be cheaper and faster. I don't know why people are getting orgasmic (yes its a word) over this deal, its just an over sized phone.
The reasons for such an 'orgasmic' reactions are plentiful.

Good hardware for $100
It's something that won't be made anymore
There's a high probability that Android will get onto these touchpads, which will make their value even more awesome.
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I'd wait at least another 2 years before I ever buy a tablet computer. By that time they would be cheaper and faster.
Yeah.. tablets, along with every other piece of tech will be faster in two years. Cheaper? No.

What do most people want - 2 years with this tablet or $100?

That seems like a pretty easy question to answer.
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I don't know why people are getting orgasmic (yes its a word) over this deal, its just an over sized phone.
And that's what makes a tablet great. More screen real-estate = better user experience.
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2 Years of fun for a 99$ android tablet? Heck Ya!
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2 Years of fun for a 99$ android tablet? Heck Ya!
My point is it is just a web browser. There is no real games for it. I would rather put that $100 towards a playstation vita then a dumb web browser.

But I guess if peoples definition of fun is surfing the web on a big screen then I guess its a good deal. I do that enough already on a desktop. Don't know how many hours a day people need to have their eyes glued on the web lol.
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My point is it is just a web browser. There is no real games for it. I would rather put that $100 towards a playstation vita then a dumb web browser.

But I guess if peoples definition of fun is surfing the web on a big screen then I guess its a good deal. I do that enough already on a desktop. Don't know how many hours a day people need to have their eyes glued on the web lol.
Hmmm, think of it as a portable porn player then.

Sometimes laying in bed is better, amirite?
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My point is it is just a web browser. There is no real games for it. I would rather put that $100 towards a playstation vita then a dumb web browser.

But I guess if peoples definition of fun is surfing the web on a big screen then I guess its a good deal. I do that enough already on a desktop. Don't know how many hours a day people need to have their eyes glued on the web lol.
A tablet is something that you don't realize how useful it is until you have one. When you want to look something up really quick, it is tons faster and better to just whip out the tablet then boot up the PC to just look up one single thing. Phones are too small if someone else is interested or it involves pictures.

Also when I play a game like Demons souls with my GF, we use her Ipad to look up items online. The tablet can just be left on the couch, which is possible to do with a laptop, but a little more cumbersome.

Plus watching movies/video on the bus,train, or plane.
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My point is it is just a web browser. There is no real games for it. I would rather put that $100 towards a playstation vita then a dumb web browser.

But I guess if peoples definition of fun is surfing the web on a big screen then I guess its a good deal. I do that enough already on a desktop. Don't know how many hours a day people need to have their eyes glued on the web lol.
Sure would be useful for students and E-Books. Not everyone uses a computer just for web and games.
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