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'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.

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.

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.

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


--- Quote from: z1812 on April 26, 2021, 04:31:09 PM ---Have a look at Samsung Tablets from Best Buy. They have a good selection.

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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. 


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