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Here's the dealio,
Im selling my iPad 1. Over it. Hahaha.

I need a new portable device for school/internet browsing and just general entertainment.

It needs to have 3G as i will mostly be using it on the go. Im trying to decide on an android tablet, Playbook or Vita.

Android Tablet options:
- Samsung Tab 7.7 [No 3G option available from carriers frown.gif ] But my favorite device.
- Samsung Tab 10.1 [Dont like size]
- Samsung Tab 8.9 [4G, but expensive]

Here's my dilemma.

The 10.1 has better data plans, but i prefer the smaller size and faster 4G speed of the 8.9 but I ultimately want the 7.7 because its my ideal size. Unfortunately the 7.7 doesn't come on a data plan in AUS and i don't have the funds to buy on outright. I'm selling my iPad, so i will have approx. $400 cash but this would not be used to buy the above tablets as they come on plans but maybe a Playbook. To further harden my decision Vodafone is selling the Vita for $55 dollars a month for 12 months with data.

So which one?
Save for galaxy tab 7.7
Buy Galaxy Tab 10.1 on plan $53 (24 month)
Buy Galaxy Tab 8.9 on plan $50 - 60 with less data, better network (24 month)
Buy Playbook with money from iPad and be contract free.
Buy PS Vita on plan $55 (12 month)


I know there different products, with different uses but all can be used for mobile entertainment.
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post #2 of 11
I would get the 8.9 version. Its the fastest of the three, and has the cheaper of the plans. It has better network according to you so thats also why i would get it lol. 4G is a must for me, because 3G is slow as a turtle.
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4G is new in Australia, is it really a big difference in real world usage?

Its also on Telstra which is the most stable and has the widest coverage of the country. So it is looking like a good option...

Here's my one issue,
8.9: 4G, reliable network, more coverage. Prefer this size or smaller.
$49 a month for 24 months and only 1GB of data.
or
$59 a month for 24 months and 4GB of data.

10.1: Reasonable network, cheap. Free keyboard dock.
$43 a month for 24 months and 2GB of data
or
$53 a month for 24 months and 6GB of data.
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Ah that changes everything tongue.gif Idk too much about tablets. If the 10.1 works for you, buy the 6GB of data. smile.gif
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Hahaha,

See that's where I'm stuck! I didn't like the size of my iPad but the 6GB of data is enticing.

Thanks for the help. I almost bought the Vita today because its only a 12 month plan! smile.gif

Goddam 7.7 being bloody expensive... wink.gif
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Look into the Asus tablets. They're sexy
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post #7 of 11
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I reckon!

I froth on the Transformer Prime. So pricey though biggrin.gif

In the mean time... I've emailed Vodafone asking about their unnamed "upcoming tablets" and if there's a 7 inch version. If not! It maybe Vita time wink.gif
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Well vodafone was useless.

BUMP
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Have you considered a Galaxy Note?
    
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Originally Posted by skatingrocker17 View Post

Have you considered a Galaxy Note?

Yeah but there really expensive...
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