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The Kindle Fire is a very attractive option, but I came across this this morning, and it turns out its made by a partner company of JLab.

http://www.amazon.com/Trio-DROID-7C-2-3-4GB-Tablet/dp/B005H74110/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1328046597&sr=1-1

I spend the last few days testing some of their other stuff and ive been really impressed.

I can probably pick one of these up at cost from MachSpeed(the company that produces it), but I want to see if its even worth buying.

Im not looking for a powerhouse tablet seeing as Ill be using it at home for reading and general web browsing rather than games and such.

Any thoughts on it?
Worth buying for simple use?
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I know a friend with one. Very solid feeling tablet. I like it alot.
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I know a friend with one. Very solid feeling tablet. I like it alot.

Just got off the phone with a buddy over at MachSpeed.

Looks like the new models also have capacitive touch rather than reactive like the older ones, and have an SD expansion slot for up to 16GB of extra space.

At the price I would be paying...its a very attractive tablet.

Any other input?
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You should also probably look into rooting it to install regular market apps.
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You should also probably look into rooting it to install regular market apps.

Oh, Of course.
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Oh, and keep in mind, I am an HP Touchpad owner (with android "of course" wink.gif) and I believe the Kindle is worth the money at its regular price.
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I haven't used the 1 you linked but I got a Kindle Fire for Christmas. Its probably the most useful thing I have next to my desktop. I use it every day and I love it. I read quite a bit and that is mostly what I use it for but I've also watched my fair share of movies etc. on it. Of course you can always root it to Android if you want. Its by far my new favorite gadget.
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Oh, and keep in mind, I am an HP Touchpad owner (with android "of course" wink.gif) and I believe the Kindle is worth the money at its regular price.

Ive been looking at a Fire for a while.

For me its just a matter of not wanting to spend $200 on an ultra casual use tablet unless its the only reasonable option.
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post #9 of 15
for your needs, the Kindle Fire will be perfect.. as someone said root it... thumb.gif
makes me wonder now why i paid $500 odd bucks for a samsun galaxy tablet 10.1 when i use it pretty much for what you do frown.gif
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post #10 of 15
You can pick up a Kindle Fire $150 off criagslist. I picked up 2 for $290 and sold one for $190 on ebay so... this one was $130. Its not a bad tablet
Haven't rooted it. And actually typing this post on my fire... love the keyboard. If you hold it in portrait mode it fits perfectly for typing
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