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I know it isn't the tablet to "set the world on fire."

However, even with the kindle at 200$, this still looks like a great alternative with more features and expandable memory..

Definitely deserves some attention IMHO.

I still don't know if I'm going to hop on it though.
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The hands on I've read call it a tablet that belongs in the chinese knockoff bin with a lenovo brand name on it.
    
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Really now? since I've only read rave reviews of the thing I am curious what your source is.

I also feel the need to ask, aren't you the one who plugged the nook color recently as "the best value tablet out there" while it has similar or arguably inferior specs to the A1?
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Really now? since I've only read rave reviews of the thing I am curious what your source is.
I honestly don't remember, I want to say TIMN Podcast. They were talking about something different, not the A1.

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I also feel the need to ask, aren't you the one who plugged the nook color recently as "the best value tablet out there" while it has similar or arguably inferior specs to the A1?
Yes, but inferior specs?

It's got the exact same CPU with higher stock clocks (nook overclockable)
It's got a crap screen to the nooks IPS
8GB internal vs Nooks 8GB for the price

It has a nicer body, GPS, Cameras. Will almost certainly have a smaller dev community. You also run into the issue that it's $199 since it will be new, and the nook can be had for $170 new on occasion, and mint used go for even less (closer to $150). Tradeoffs. In my opinion, the Nook is still the one to get until the Fire is rooted/modded to work with google apps. If I sold my Transformer tommorow, I'd buy a nook.

Then you run into the issue, by the time this launches, the Kindle Fire will be out at the same pricepoint. Again, the tablet to get unless you need the GPS.
    
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Yes, but inferior specs?

It's got the exact same CPU with higher stock clocks (nook overclockable)
It's got a crap screen to the nooks IPS
8GB internal vs Nooks 8GB for the price

It has a nicer body, GPS, Cameras. Will almost certainly have a smaller dev community. You also run into the issue that it's $199 since it will be new, and the nook can be had for $170 new on occasion, and mint used go for even less (closer to $150). Tradeoffs. In my opinion, the Nook is still the one to get until the Fire is rooted/modded to work with google apps. If I sold my Transformer tommorow, I'd buy a nook.

Then you run into the issue, by the time this launches, the Kindle Fire will be out at the same pricepoint. Again, the tablet to get unless you need the GPS.
First, I'm colorblind so an IPS screen is useless to me to some degree.

I really don't know anyone in person who cares about IPS vs. good ol' TN screens. I personally just look for a "decent" quality without really worrying about color too much..

Second, a lot of people are going to buy whatever they buy new either way. At the moment new nook is 250$ same cost as a 16gb A1.

Third, the kindle fire is nice, but limited memory is enough to get me considering something else. Even with cloud storage and all the other nice things, it still limits storage.

And honestly between the 3 tablets, there are trade offs going every way.

A "smaller" dev community is really a very relative issue as well.. I'm not worried about having the absolute biggest dev community, only adequate dev attention, which it still has a good chance of getting.
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