Have a look at this:
ASDA Slashes Galaxy Tab Price to £300
My wife had a go on a IPAD 1 and I thought this would be a good xmas/birthday pressie. I know IPAD's are dropping in price because of the new version being released, but they are still on the pricy side for me.
I wanted to know how they compare to the Android alternatives which are 3 times less price wise.
Asus transformer 'apparently' out tomorrow. Android 3.0 tablet with 1280x800. dual core with 1gb ram. Attachable keyboard unit to turn it into a laptop, longer battery life, hdmi out and usb connectivity.
Motorola xoom out 9th april. Another android 3 tablet with 1280x800. another dualcore with 1gb ram.
Most of the current android tablets now out are very, very poor and are rushed out to try and grab a piece of the market while they develop proper tablets. You'd be wasting your money IMHO on the sub £300 tablets. Only my opinion, but personally I'd pay extra not to use the apple tether iTunes.
Last edited by Theblacksheep; 29th March 2011 at 03:42 PM.
Still a bit pricey TBH, I have been looking at some of the £100 Tablets my wife would mostly be using it for browsing via a 3g mobile broadband stick, playing the odd game, but (this might be the killer) she writes alot (using Word at the moment) and she is writing a book, plus she needs to be able edit office documents she currently has saved. The laptop she currently has is well past its sell by date so i`m looking for possible replacment. if not a tablet then I think i`m looking at a Netbook.
anyone have any thoughts or opinions?
Last edited by Theblacksheep; 18th April 2011 at 09:44 AM.
This may be biasness speaking, but I avoid Apple like the plague due to their closed minded unintuitive business model.
My vote leans to the far right - Android.
Personaly I'm holding fast on the tablet PC world until Windows 8 comes out with its surposed ARM processors and Windows Phone 7 like elements. Bought a Windows Vista tablet some time ago that I am selling now on eBay which I found more than useful in my college days all of which happened long before the iPad and Microsoft was working on something called the 'Ultra mobile PC'.
So my 2c is wait (if you can) for Windows 8 to come out and get a tablet PC that can run every Windows program in the book and not only does flash but Silverilght, HTML5 and every other bit of gubbins that runs the web.
Sorry to throw a spanner in the works.
For me the iPad beats all the others simply for the app store, it's beautiful looks and quality of build. If she isn't going to be using loads of apps and storing lots of music / movies then I'd look at one of the lower spec iPads.
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