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Looking to grab a tablet possibly. I think I want a 9-10" screen. I will use it for Internet, social media, movies(.mkv), and lastly I want to be able to write code on it (Python, Java, etc.). I know the ipad can do this and I am seriously considering it but what are some android alternatives? I have an iPhone 5 and MacBook Air so I've invested a lot in their App Store already so an ipad would be nice but idk how to play .mkv movies on it.
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if you want something cheap and powerful, I vote for the Asus Nexus 7. It has a quad core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor which is plenty fast, it's the most saught after android tablet for modding the software, cheap, nice IPS screen, 7 inches so it's really tiny but still didn't strain my eyes. with a kernel tweak, it can support USB audio for USB DACs like my Fiio e10 which sounded great. that same tweak allows you with an OTG cable to either add more storage or hook up to a DSLR camera to import photos to upload on the go if you want which is useful.
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I think the Galaxy Tab 2 is your best bet, not sure though so do a little research on it. The Nexus 7 like above post suggested also.
     
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I think the Galaxy Tab 2 is your best bet, not sure though so do a little research on it. The Nexus 7 like above post suggested also.

Isn't the galaxy tab slower than the nexus 7, and more expensive though? battery would probably last a little longer though
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Isn't the galaxy tab slower than the nexus 7, and more expensive though? battery would probably last a little longer though

Yes but it can do what he wants. I agreed on the nexus 7 also.
     
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Yes but it can do what he wants. I agreed on the nexus 7 also.

Oh lol, I was asking cause I wasn't really sure
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I don't think the Nexus 7 meets the 9-10" requirement.

I suggest the Asus TF300 or MeMo Pad Smart 10. Really, any Tegra 3 tablet would do. MX Player (for Android) works great for MKV playback (including karaoke-style subtitles). Most MKV playback apps on the iPad are paid and I'm not really in the mood to buy all of them just to test which one works best for MKV.
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The problem with the Tab 2 is that it is a Samsung UI, which is whimsically slow and i'm not being a fanboy here i actually own a Galaxy Tab 7.7 and when i had a problem the service department people are idiots

Decent 10.1" tablets are Asus tablets and Acer tablets
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post #9 of 25
Nexus 10. $399 for a 2560x1600 screen, more of a direct competitor to the iPad than the Nexus 7, and it is a Nexus device so it is free(I think) of the typical Samsung bloat.
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Another vote for the Nexus 10. Awesome display.
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