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So I've been reading around here and there about tablets, and I don't know much about them at all so I'm not too sure what I'm looking at/for. I'm thinking it would make a good Christmas present for the gf if I can afford it. She currently has a regular Kindle. I'm looking for something that can do general web browsing/movie watching and will do it well enough. I'd say the max I can spend on it is around $250. What would you recommend? And where should I look at picking one up? I was looking at the Kindle Fire, but don't know what exactly to compare. She mainly uses her laptop for e-mail, facebook, youtube, and netflix stuff. Thanks.

I hear a lot of good things about the transformer, but can't afford that high of a price tag. Thought I might have seen a deal on them though in the online deals section a little while back.
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Look for some refurbished Tegra 2 units. Other then that, the Kindle is pretty darn good. Not exactly 100% slate worthy, but given a few updates, I'm sure it'll be silky.
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Where should I look for refurbished units? What uses the tegra 2? I know the transformer does; past that, not sure.

Thank you btw. smile.gif
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Where should I look for refurbished units? What uses the tegra 2? I know the transformer does; past that, not sure.
Thank you btw. smile.gif

Found one on newegg.com, but they are still a bit over budget.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&N=-1&isNodeId=1&Description=refurbished+tablet&x=0&y=0
post #5 of 12
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Yeah, that's what I'm noticing...

I'm reeeeeeally hoping to not spend over $300 on one, but I also don't want to get her something that's going to only be good for a few months or not be up to snuff.
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I just picked up a Kindle Fire, and I'm liking it pretty well as a tablet. It's quick, it streams movies like a champ and the web browsing is pretty quick. My only annoyance with it is that there is no android market, everything goes through the amazon app store. I don't have a problem with that by itself, but not all of the apps I like to use are available on the amazon store.
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Hmm. The Transformer eee pad is $184 open box on Newegg. Think I might try for that.
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Hmm. The Transformer eee pad is $184 open box on Newegg. Think I might try for that.

There you go! If it's a good ips screen thats not a bad choice.
post #9 of 12
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From what I've seen in videos and reviews, it does. I've seen the price for it go up a couple of times but haven't seen it actually in stock... Looking like I may have to wait to get a tablet till her b-day since Christmas is getting close and I haven't found any deals lately on these like on black friday and such.
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I'm typing this on a Acer Iconia Tab W500. It's a windows tablet that uses the amd C-50 apu with 2gb or ram (1.6 usable). Thought I'd throw it out there. I got mine refurbed on ebay for 350$, in almost new condition. Best value if you want to stay windows. 32GB SSD + Sd/microSD for expansion.


I hate being raped by having to buy apps I can get for free on windows.



Edit: Refurb also comes w/ the keyboard dock to turn it into a netbook.
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