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For Tweeting while scuba diving, of course!
Or if you spilled your coffee.
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Any other features that you would want? Front facing camera? Rear camera? some of the cheaper tablets like the nook dont have cameras which I think is a nice feature in case video phone calls ever become mainstream.
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I actually may have found a Nexus 10 32gb on CL for $350. As with all things CL, I am weary, but they did respond to my text.
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Plus it's fully waterproof and has a 1920x1200 screen. Sure it's lower res than the Nexus 10 but on a 10" tablet, it is plenty high. Also the lightest and thinnest 10" tablet on the market.

Correction, it's only resistant for 30 minutes submersed in 1m of water. So no, you can't go scuba diving with this one. tongue.gif
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I think I'm gonna grab that 10 off of craigslist for $350. Problem is, our schedules don't allow us to meet up until next Saturday

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I think I'm gonna grab that 10 off of craigslist for $350. Problem is, our schedules don't allow us to meet up until next Saturday

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The N10 is definitely nice but I'm personally waiting for the Tegra4 Transformer Infinity. I assume someone on here explained that XBMC is not as well off on most devices in the Android world for certain reasons (access to GPUs or codec IIRC). The reason the N10's CPU is beating some quads and even octa cores is primarily the fact that it is a "better" architecture AKA the A15 core design while something like the Tegra3 was an A9 design. The A15 however trades off for being more powerful with consuming more power and by association increasing the thermal output of the chip. This is why in the ARM world I would be surprised to see many phones or any device below 7 inches using a quad or more core A15 chip as the power draw and heat dissipation requirements would be difficult to handle.
     
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Any idea when the Tegra4 tablets will be rolling out? I'm willing to hold out to see the performance of them.

Also, what about the rumored Nexus 7 refresh? This guy has had good communication, but seeing an unused tablet for $150 below retail is still raising flags. I'm gonna look around some more over the next week.
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Any idea when the Tegra4 tablets will be rolling out? I'm willing to hold out to see the performance of them.

Also, what about the rumored Nexus 7 refresh? This guy has had good communication, but seeing an unused tablet for $150 below retail is still raising flags. I'm gonna look around some more over the next week.

The soonest is supposed to be around August though you might see some before then. I'm not saying Tegra4 will be the best but it's going to be likely better (not huge amounts) then what's in the N10. Both are A15s, but the Tegra will be a quad with likely a better GPU. The N7 I couldn't make any guess as to the refresh. Well you should definitely meet the seller in a public and highly visible place and take the time to investigate the tablet. Never know, might just be they didn't want it anymore.
     
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I think I'm gonna grab that 10 off of craigslist for $350. Problem is, our schedules don't allow us to meet up until next Saturday

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Don't. The N10 has been known to have light bleed, and other issues. If you buy that one used, probably with light bleed, no warranty to return it...

Trust me, I have a N10. And exchanged it once.
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