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4th November 2011, 08:57 AM #31
Ah yes, I can see the lack of multi-touch being very annoying. So that brings me to the Hannspree Hannspad (Hannspree HannsPad 10.1 inch Tablet PC (ARM Cortex A9 1GHz, 512 MB RAM, 16 GB Storage, WLAN, BT, Android 2.2): Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories) which is the cheapest capacitive I can find, also dual core which is nice. The catch is that a) £270 is a little more than I had in mind, and b) if I'm going to spend £270 not £150, then should I just keep going and get a Samsung Galaxy or Asus Transformer for £400??
4th November 2011, 09:14 AM #32
Last night I was in currys so I had a little play with the Advent Vega. Although I can see what one of the previous posters was saying about its limited viewing angle, it isn't bad. It's certainly not the worst screen I've ever seen, but also nowhere near the best either.
The device itself looked fairly well built and the responsiveness seems perfectly adequate.
However this opinion was formed from a 5 minute play so best go look at it yourself and read some more reviews, but at £130 for a refurb it has certainly made it to my list.
4th November 2011, 10:41 AM #33
After looking at reviews on the Advent Vega running Android 3 that looks very apealing. But I am a little concerned that there is only a 3 month warrenty with the refurb units I would be tempted to pay £230 for the extra cover tbh. Question is, can I afford the extra? And of course do I need one
4th November 2011, 11:02 AM #34
The warranty from the pc-world ebay shop states 6 months?
4th November 2011, 11:19 AM #35
If a computer is going to break, it is likely to do it in the first few weeks or after several years, so I don't think 6 months versus 3 years makes much odds.
Also, I really don't think it is worth paying £230 instead of £130 for that extra warranty - buy it at £130 and if you need to buy another in a few years, it is still only £260!
4th November 2011, 02:14 PM #36
My bad, thought it said 3
Originally Posted by plexer
4th November 2011, 09:59 PM #37
Advent Vega is looking tempting - a bit worried about hacking it to get Android Marketplace on it though, don't want to brick it...
5th November 2011, 04:18 PM #38
Change of plan #78 - decided that a cheap one would just annoy me and I'd end up replacing it, so I'm going for a Samsung Galaxy instead (although I will wait to get a look at the Transformer Prime (is it just me that wants to insert the word "Optimus" in there?!).
5th November 2011, 04:31 PM #39
That's what I was thinking too. Cheap Android tablets are a false economy due to all of the compromises made by the manufacturer to reach a particular price point.
Originally Posted by enjay
5th November 2011, 04:32 PM #40
my friend just got a samsung galaxy tab 8.9 and she is very happy with it. It seems a bit difficult to find many places selling in the UK though so we ended up getting it from ebay. HMV also sell it but they messed us around.
Is a good little tablet.
15th November 2011, 12:26 AM #41
According to the latest rumours, the Kindle Fire should be released in the UK at the beginning of next year.
Originally Posted by flyinghaggis
File this under the 'whispers from the underground' but we're hearing from a very reliable source that Amazon are planning a UK release for the Kindle Fire! Our mole indicated that the original target for the UK release was January 2012
and although this date was dependent on the stateside shipments and subject to change, it is still on the cards and we should 'definitely' see it in Q1
This is particularly intriguing as although obviously books are a very big part of the Kindle experience, App Store and streaming video content are also very important to the fire, both services that are yet to launch here in the UK. (Source
15th November 2011, 08:38 AM #42
Kindle Fire is only 7" though. 99.9% decided on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
15th November 2011, 09:02 AM #43
- Rep Power
The Samsung is well over £300. I have the 7" one with 3g and it is really good. I recently got a 10.1 Acer A500 for my daughter. It's wifi only but the specs are good, the usual tegra dual core 1gb processor, 1gb ram, 16gb onboard expandable, hdmi connection, front / rear cameras and one thing you dont usually get on tablets, a full size usb port for a keyboard connection. I think you can pick one up for £279 from Tesco Direct which is a good deal.
15th November 2011, 09:05 AM #44
have you looked at the kogan agora? I bought it about a month ago as I couldnt warrent spending the money on an ipad or galaxy tab, its not the greatest of tablets but still has a capacitive touchscreen and access to market, expandable memory up to 32gb not bad for the £80 I paid for it? worth a look but I would have to agree with cheap tablets not being that good. If your going to use it for any decent length of time I would splash out a bit more... If you want any more info on the agora let me know...
7" Tablet PC with Capacitive Touchscreen: Powered by Android - Buy your Android Tablet PC from Kogan
Last edited by neon; 15th November 2011 at 09:08 AM.
15th November 2011, 09:16 AM #45
I did look at the Acer, but the lack of Android marketplace put me off.
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