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    Alternative to iPAD (Dare i ask)

    Well as i dont want to fork out £500 for an iPad i was wondering if anyone out there was using something else.

    I've currently been looking at some Archos Tablets that run Android, they're priced just under £200. They get a lot of complaints about the touch screen not being too responsive but what do they expect for that price!!

    Anyhoo, any suggetions?

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    what about a 2nd had ipad as you know it'll be under a year old and still in warranty... plus you could always buy applecare if you needed to ...
    i recently picked up a 16GB wifi version for £350

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    Well as i dont want to fork out £500 for an iPad
    The Advent Vega was due out at PC World yesterday, seemingly - £250. The advantage of PC World is that you can, at least, try out the touch screen before you buy.

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    etch a sketch, hell of a lot cheaper and vastly more entertaining

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhicks View Post
    The Advent Vega was due out at PC World yesterday, seemingly - £250. The advantage of PC World is that you can, at least, try out the touch screen before you buy.

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    Hmmm good call...

    lol@MK-2!!

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    There is a windows 7 tablet slate selling at novatech, can't remember what the price was through

    Might be worth a look!

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    Considering getting an Advent Vega to compare it to the iPad in one of our school based projects. The problems with proxy settings though might be an issue (as they were with the iPad until we tested 4.2)

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    What did you get in the end Little-Miss ?
    I was going to get an iPad [ don't fall off your chair ] - but on checking, getting to print from it seems a bit of a hassle - I am now looking at possible alternatives.

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    I can print wirelessly to my HP printer. PITA anything else though.

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    Looks like it won't be an ipad then. I wonder if I will be able to print from an Android based tablet.......

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    Little miss got the archos.

    Ben

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    That i did. Never tried printing from it to be honest.

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    List of supported printers that you can print to from your iPad:


    UK AirPrint-enabled printers:
    HP Envy eAll-in-One series (D410a)
    HP Photosmart Plus e-AiO (B210a)
    HP Photosmart Premium e-AiO (C310a)
    HP Photosmart Premium Fax e-AiO (C410a)
    HP Photosmart e-AiO (B110)
    HP Photosmart eStation (C510)
    HP LaserJet Pro M1536dnf Multifunction Printer
    HP LaserJet Pro CM1415fn Colour Multifunction Printer
    HP LaserJet Pro CM1415fnw Colour Multifunction Printer
    HP LaserJet Pro CP1525n Colour Printer
    HP LaserJet Pro CP1525nw Colour Printer
    HP Officejet 6500A e-AiO
    HP Officejet 6500A Plus e-AiO
    HP Officejet 7500A Wide Format e-AiO
    HP Officejet Pro 8500A e-AiO
    HP Officejet Pro 8500A Premium e-AiO
    HP Officejet Pro 8500A Plus e-AiO
    Last edited by tech_guy; 5th March 2011 at 03:25 PM.

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    OK if you own a HP then !!

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    All I want is a tablet that will let me install Firefox, allow me to print from it [ without having to go through google's cloud printing thingymebob or something else ] display word documents and play some flash.
    It seems to me there is not a unit that can actually do these basic requirements [ that's NOT windows 7 ] - now someone tell me I'm wrong.
    Last edited by mattx; 5th March 2011 at 04:58 PM.



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