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Started by Toonces, April 26, 2021, 01:44:49 PM

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Toonces

'sup Team Grogheads.

I find myself in the market for a tablet, but I have no idea where to start.

I've gone through at least 3 Kindle Fire's and I'm not interested in going the proprietary Kindle route this time.  Nor iPad, although something like an iPad is more or less what I think I'm looking for.  I am shying away from Kindle because it seems once you go off the Amazon Kindle reservation it gets hard to find apps, etc.  At this point I'd prefer to just run a Kindle app for books.

The primary use would be for reading non-Kindle books and pdfs for work, and surfing the internet while prone in bed balancing a beer on my belly; I have a laptop for any heavy lifting computer work.  If the tablet can play some war games or RPGs on the side, so much the better.

I don't have a specific price in mind, but if we can keep things around $250 or less that would be a good starting point.

I welcome your suggestions.
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Dammit Carl!

Had pretty good experience with a Surface for work over the past year - has a hard case back with kickstand.

Down side is only 1 usb port.  Otherwise, I've done plenty of light report work and whatnot on it.

Note: I know this probably doesn't hit the $250 mark by far but perhaps you might luck into a good buy via Craigslist.

Toonces

Ooof.  600 clams is a bit more than I was hoping to spend.  I dunno, maybe it's worth it to just buy once, cry once and be done with it but...dude.
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z1812

Have a look at Samsung Tablets from Best Buy. They have a good selection.

W8taminute

Quote from: z1812 on April 26, 2021, 05:31:09 PM
Have a look at Samsung Tablets from Best Buy. They have a good selection.

I got my Samsung tablet from Best Buy 4 years ago for about 300 bucks.  Still works great and I can game on it. read pdfs, and even have Microsoft Office suite installed on it. 

Staggerwing

You can 'jailbreak' the Fire tablets to add the Google Play store. It's not hard to do, just download a few files and install them. Their price is hard to beat and they go on sale a lot. I find the 10 inch Fire to be pretty nice, though none of the Android tablets (including Fire) will be as slick as a fairly new iPad and I always fid myself going back to the latter.
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Anguille

There's a good selection of Samsung tablets in that price range.