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What are some good, reasonably priced tablets?

Besides the iPad.



Looking to surf the internet, check emails, watch movies etc...


WiFi is a must, and a good amount of storage.
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Reasonably Priced Tablets is a punch line right? Seems to me the only reasonably priced tablet would be something off ebay from China with very questionable quality. I'd wait a little till more players are in the market, and the fad status drops a little. You'll start seeing more and more tablets at smaller and smaller price points, in the next couple of months, be just a little more patient is my advice.
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Seems to me the only reasonably priced tablet would be something off ebay from China with very questionable quality.
So true. I have a friend that seems to be doing fine with his cheap China tablet but I wouldn't take that risk myself mostly due to a bad experience with one of their cheap PMPs.

I decided just to get a netbook instead due to the high prices.
Edited by Peremptor - 4/16/11 at 5:29pm
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Lot's of misinformation here again. Do people read up at all or just post without looking?

OP: The big ones to look at are the Asus Transformer and the Acer Iconia Tab (make sure it's the Tab because the other Iconia is a dual touch screen laptop in the 1k USD range).

The Transformer should be out already or soon and for I think about 500-600 you get it along with a docking keyboard that contains another battery pack and turns it into something like a 16hr netbook. The bad news is that it runs Android 3.0 and probably has only a 32GB SSD.

PS: Best Buy might have them in store if you want to try it out. Don't know when though.
     
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Yeah, I've been watching for the transformer, from what I've seen its going to go for $300 without the keyboard/dock or $450 with.

- Runs Android 3.0
- 1Gb Ram
- NVIDIA Tegra 2, 1Ghz.

If the prices stay in the quoted range I'll be getting one for on the road.

*Edit* Expected in stores for the end of April.
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Also the toshiba android tablet seems to be decent also - similiar to the asus eee transformer. Also the asus transformer is available now from Taiwan on ebay. The wave of andoid tablets that are coming are very strong contenders and based on specs so far appear to be good Ipda alternatives.
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Lot's of misinformation here again. Do people read up at all or just post without looking?
The OP didn't make it clear if wanted a windows or android based tablet and I just went with a point on the 2nd post that hit a chord with me since I was looking for a windows based tablet before I settled on a cheap notebook for my needs.

A viewpoint that differs from yours misinformation? Hope the OP finds something that fits his needs eventually at any rate.
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Well, if you don't mind a used ipad 1 16gb. They are selling for $300-330 on Craigslist. I just got one for $300 so I'm a happy man Apple store also has them for $350 refurb but only once in a while.
    
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