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I wouldn't install Itunes on my computer at gunpoint, so I'd rather go for a tablet that isn't made by Apple.

I can get 75 euro back from my employer on the cost of the tablet, so that's a nice chunk I can remove. My restrictions are this:

- Not Apple
- max 200 euro, before the 75 euro discount.
- 7" or bigger if possible
- 8gb , bigger if possible or with an expansion slot.

Any recommendations? I've been debating getting the Galaxy tab 3, looks to fit.

Main use will be browsing, videos, reading, and the occasional game (looking at you, carmageddon!) when I can't access my desktop, or when my 4 year old laptop's battery runs out. rolleyes.gif


Thanks for any suggestions!
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May be able to find a Samsung tab 10.1
     
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Nexus 7 2013 is my recommendation, It is imo the best small Android tablet available. Not sure if you can find it in Ireland but they do sell it in UK.
Edited by sherlock - 10/2/13 at 3:19pm
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I've been doing a lot of research looking for a tablet myself. Right now I have my eyes set on the Nexus 7 FHD. The only problem is it will run you a hair over 200 euro for it.

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Originally Posted by Opcode View Post

I've been doing a lot of research looking for a tablet myself. Right now I have my eyes set on the Nexus 7 FHD. The only problem is it will run you a hair over 200 euro for it.


Yeah, I've been looking at that one. Though with the prices on amazon, it's 200 pounds, so a fair bit more than "a hair" over 200 frown.gif
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If you can find the Toshiba AT270 (or Excite 7.7), I'd suggest it. Toshiba has heavily discounted it (selling for $200 USD currently) through their online stores.

7.7" Super AMOLED+ screen (amazing screen, I had one for several months), 10 hours of battery life, aluminum backing, HDMI out via dock (something the Nexus will not do), Micro SD slot (again something the Nexus will not do).

It may not have the same resolution as the Nexus but then again 1280x800 is plenty on a 7.7" tablet and the color reproduction, and contrast on the screen blows the Nexus away regardless.

Also it has a Tegra 3 processor so it's no slouch in the processing department.
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I also would recommend the Nexus 7 2nd gen
     
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I'm currently typing this response on the new Kindle Fire HD that Amazon has for 139.99 USD and so far it's impressive. I didn't even have to download a forum app to use the website without issue. I simply am using the silk browser. I will a admit the 7 inch screen is a bit smaller and the lack of camera and microphone is disappointing, however for $139.99 I wouldn't complain. It's rugged, has great button placement on the back and 219 pip is plenty for a 7 inch display. Yes this was all typed on the new kindle fire hd. But I'm not sure if it's available in the EU.

If you're looking for something that packs a bigger punch I'd probably get a new Nexus 7 or Galaxy tab 3.
Edited by M3T4LM4N222 - 10/10/13 at 7:53pm
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