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Well I am forced to get an ereader for school coz most books are in digital format only >_> was about to get the 70 bucks Kindle but changed my mind in the last moment. Decided to get myself a cheap tablet, coz I do like to read comic books and already have quite a digital collection of New 52 and some others.

The point I am making is I am looking for a good but not too expansive tablet to read comic books and normal books on, web surfing, no serious gaming, i got my rig for that.

So I did some research and I kinda came down to Kindle Fire, Nook Tablet 8gb and Lenovo A1 and Nook Color unless there are any other ones below 200 usd mark.

As I understood Nook Color can be rooted to run 2.3 Android no problem and will be like a proper tablet? But the performance is not the greatest?

Nook Tablet 8gb the CM is still in alpha as I saw. Does anyone know when proper root will be out? Or did i get something wrong?

I have no info on Lenovo A1 except it runs 2.3 as well but is it a proper 2.3 or some kind of modified version like on Fire and Color?

Kindle Fire can be rooted but there are bunch of different ones? I saw ICS is in the works for it.

Sorry I am new to the portable computers business, and I really dont understand much on the software part of it especially the ROMs and how to's and such. If someone could point me in the right direction, what is what and such.

I still use my trusty Nokia N97, which i dropped from a motorbike, was kicked around in a rock concert, and thrown around and dropped more then I can count smile.gif

*edited my thread checked the prices a bit better*
Edited by StormXLR - 3/7/12 at 10:25am
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post #2 of 8
Nook Tablet (rooted of course) is solid. Takes the gimped software and turns it into a fine Android Tablet.

PMd something too!
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Rumor has it that the NC is coming out with 1.4.3 installed which currently un rootable.
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I got an ipad and like it. I want to get a windows tablet now instead.
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I would vote the nook color as well, a modd'ers playground. It differs from both the nook tablet and kindle fire as it has much better support.

If you wanted to go actual android tablets (there are a few very close to that price) then I would suggest those first.
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you can pick up the blackberry playbook for $199 now, 3mp front camera, 5mp rear (only $200 tablet with both front/rear cameras), dual core processor, only $200 tablet with a micro-hdmi output (AFAIK) and with the most recent playbook OS update it can emulate android apps now



on the other hand the nook color dropped in price to $170 and has a micro-SD card slot
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post #7 of 8
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Originally Posted by Ice98 View Post

you can pick up the blackberry playbook for $199 now, 3mp front camera, 5mp rear (only $200 tablet with both front/rear cameras), dual core processor, only $200 tablet with a micro-hdmi output (AFAIK) and with the most recent playbook OS update it can emulate android apps now
on the other hand the nook color dropped in price to $170 and has a micro-SD card slot

Haha thanks smile.gif
sadly playbook still costs around 290 usd here in China smile.gif
but I did pick up Nook Color for 170 usd, and got CM 7.2 running on it smile.gif
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post #8 of 8
HP Touchpad if you can find one cheap these days. They have came a long way. I also recommend the kindle fire.
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