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    Best tablet for our caretaker

    Hi All,

    Im after a tablet for our caretaker that can:

    Create documents and spreadsheets
    Access to internet
    be about 7 inches
    take pictures/video
    access internet (I know all tablets can do this)
    also 16gb or above.


    Hes looked at the galaxy tab and liked it but not sure. Ideally id like it to be Android so that its easier to manage.

    Any ideas?

    many thanks
    Last edited by hardtailstar; 11th February 2013 at 11:39 AM.

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    I saw this while browsing ebuyer the other day. Haven't read any reviews on it just yet. Acer Iconia B1 Tablet PC - Tablets | Ebuyer.com

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    Android might be an issue if you have a proxy server. Have you had a look at the iPad mini?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    Android might be an issue if you have a proxy server. Have you had a look at the iPad mini?
    Not a problem for us and he looked at that and didnt like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    Android might be an issue if you have a proxy server. Have you had a look at the iPad mini?
    Why? We have found Androids connect via to proxy as long as they are 2.2 or higher, so basically anything from the last 2 years.

    The Acer on eBuyer posted above does look a good deal, been keeping any eye on those myself. I love my Nexus 7 but it only has a front camera.

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    edited the above post as forgot needed 16gb or above of storage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardtailstar View Post
    edited the above post as forgot needed 16gb or above of storage.
    Expansion
    Micro SD Slot - Up to 32 GB
    Just read it has an expansion slot!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by north-ict View Post
    Just read it has an expansion slot!!!
    I missed that! also unless im blind it says it has two cameras but I can only find the front facing camera listed.

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    Our Site Manager said some of the tablets you can buy from the bloke in the hoody outside the Red Lion, will do him

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    Nexus 7? Will always be up to date and the best hardware for its price.


    Edit; Sorry just noticed the need for a camera... We have some Toshiba at300's and they are OK, cameras suck though...
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    Stay clear of the Nexus 7, the build quality is akin to Russian Roulette. Some work fine, apparently but lots don't as well, stick to a reputable manufacturer like Samsung or a non ASUS rebrand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    Stay clear of the Nexus 7, the build quality is akin to Russian Roulette. Some work fine, apparently but lots don't as well, stick to a reputable manufacturer like Samsung or a non ASUS rebrand.
    I can validate this. I'm stuck in front of a pile of them now. Wondering why I purchased them. Two arrived with the batteries disconnected so heaven's knows how they got through quality control. On one the rear cover doesn't fit properly so I'm going to make it fit, and another keeps going ga-ga and needing a reboot. All I've done to it is check for updates.

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    bit of a bump for this, anyone want to suggest others?

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    Buy Archos 80 Cobalt Tablet (8”, 8GB, wifi) from our Tablet PCs range - Tesco.com

    Here's a bit of a left-field suggestion....

    Will take a micro-SD up to 64Gb....Has front and rear cameras...Bought 3 for our kids at Christmas* (8,14 &16) and they love them. Running ICS...haven't seen a JB update, and doubt they'll get it as the Titanium series has just come out.

    *They were a last minute thought....We picked them up on Christmas Eve for the princely sum of £49.50.... 50% off....bargain of the year!

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    If he gets so much hassle as my Caretaker then Paracetamol for his headache!



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