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Sup guys,

I've had a fair amount of looking about and I'm not sure which tablet to get. My second monitor has just broke (sad times) and was looking for a replacement. I could get the same monitor however, I was thinking about getting a tablet and getting a stand to put next to my monitor to have on whilst I game etc.

It will mainly be used for browsing the internet, youtube videos as well as playing on my PS3 and having stuff up which helps with game play. Apps aren't a huge bother with me although it would be cool to play something whilst I am chilling around the house or waiting for games to load online.

I was looking at lot at the Samsung 10.1 in black, just because it will match my Samsung TV, monitor and S4. Do you think it would look better with a matching set-up?
I would like something reasonably big so I can sit back at my computer chair and still read it without adjusting any settings or taking it off the stand.

The iPad mini seems too small for my liking as well as the new OS. The Google Nexus 10 looks pretty cool, however the size is a bit small. I don't want anything with the company logo on the front like the Sony Xperia Tablet Z.

As you can see I'm quite picky. I hope you guys can help.
My budget is pretty much around £250-£300. Again storage isn't a huge problem, mainly apps will be stored on there, no music or anything like that.

Thanks smile.gif.
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Wait till 22nd. Apple is releasing new iPads, then take a call.
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Wait till 22nd. Apple is releasing new iPads, then take a call.

Good shout, although I can imagine these are going to be expensive?
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It's Apple. Mostly everything they release is expensive. Although they are priced that way for a purpose. I know my iPad still runs very excellent and hardly any issues compared to my tf300t and infinity.
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I suggest looking into iPads. They're practically unmatched in the tablet segment. They're going to be a little more expensive, but I think its worth it.
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Probably wait till the new iPads are released so I can get the old iPad mini. Nothing really has changed apart from it's faster and lighter. Which I'm not bothered about as most of their iPads are fast anyway.
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Probably wait till the new iPads are released so I can get the old iPad mini. Nothing really has changed apart from it's faster and lighter. Which I'm not bothered about as most of their iPads are fast anyway.

Interesting thing. It looks like Apple silently refreshed the specs of the non-retina Mini. Aside from the color change (Black to Slate Gray), the $299 iPad Mini also features a 23.4 Whr battery compared to just 16.3 Whr on the original (~44% increase). For reference, the iPad Mini with retina display features a 23.8 Whr battery life. It would certainly be interesting to see how this affects battery life and charging time on the refreshed Mini compared to the older model.
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Interesting thing. It looks like Apple silently refreshed the specs of the non-retina Mini. Aside from the color change (Black to Slate Gray), the $299 iPad Mini also features a 23.4 Whr battery compared to just 16.3 Whr on the original (~44% increase). For reference, the iPad Mini with retina display features a 23.8 Whr battery life. It would certainly be interesting to see how this affects battery life and charging time on the refreshed Mini compared to the older model.

Interesting change. http://www.apple.com/ipad-mini/specs/first-generation/

According to apple's webiste, the Battery size increased 44% but the advertised battery life for the $299 Mini didn't increase any (still 10 hour video 9 hour broswing).
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If your doing 100% media consumption, my personal suggestion would be Amazon's new $139 Kindle Fire HD. It functions flawlessly for $139.99. It has a 1280 x 800 resolution screen, 1GB of RAM, a Dual Core 1.5GHZ processor and runs Fire OS 3.0 based on Android 4.2.2. There's currently people on the xda-developers forum working on a guide for rooting them and installing base Android. The only real downside with these tablets is the fact that they don't have front facing cameras, but if you have no intention of video calling, then that won't be an issue.

I purchased one last Saturday after much deliberation and i'm very pleased with it's functionality at such a low price point. I previously owned a Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 (Original) and this blows the absolute pants off of that tablet. You could literally purchase 3 of them for the price of an iPad Mini.

http://www.amazon.com/kindle-fire-hd-best-family-kids-tablet/dp/B00CU0NSCU/ref=sr_tr_sr_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1382594048&sr=8-1&keywords=kindle+fire+hd

and yes, this is a newer arrival. A lot of people actually didn't notice Amazon released a new Kindle Fire HD with all the hype of the HDX tablets they release.
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