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pleasestoparguing Thu 25-Oct-12 22:59:57

Can't afford ipad but there are a lot of cheap tablets.
For DS who likes minecraft and then just stuff on the internet would a cheap one be OK and if so which one.

Snowfire Fri 26-Oct-12 00:15:39

The Nexus 7 is supposed to be pretty good, I heard the price is about to come down soon as well!

PedroPonyLikesCrisps Fri 26-Oct-12 12:37:57

Depends what your budget is, but avoid the really cheap ones as you get what you pay for. Nexus 7 is definitely the best 7 inch tablet around, but if you're going for a full size one then look at one of the Samsungs (better than an iPad anyway!)

pleasestoparguing Fri 26-Oct-12 19:17:13

Thanks for the replies - thinking low budget as can't really afford too much - I know that the cheap ones will be just that but was thinking in terms of something that wouldn't be too pricely so if DS lost/broke it it wouldn't be the end of the world - will any of the really cheap ones play minecraft or have I got to spend lots of money? How can I find out what will play minecraft?

PedroPonyLikesCrisps Fri 26-Oct-12 19:41:14

Minecraft should play on most devices. But like with all games, the better the hardware the better the game performs. I would highly recommend the Nexus 7, at £159 it's a steal!

chocolatespiders Fri 26-Oct-12 19:45:26

Pedro - Where have you seen it at that price?

I have been looking for something like this for dd who is constantly arguing with her sister over her sisters Ipad!!

I know nothing though, the best I do is read the reviews on Amazon

PedroPonyLikesCrisps Sat 27-Oct-12 06:48:01

Apologies, it's £169.99, but PC World have it at that price.

chocolatespiders Sat 27-Oct-12 21:37:20

thanks- i will wait till Monday when the price may drop again and will make the purchase. my only worry is dd wont use it until Christmas and 2 months of the guarantee will have gone by then!! I am a bit of a worrier though

pleasestoparguing Mon 26-Nov-12 16:59:20

On advice from this thread I'm going for the Nexus - where's the cheapest place now to get it?

NetworkGuy Mon 26-Nov-12 21:26:58

Suggest looking on for techy (and other) deals.

Everything from which supermarket is selling cheapest Baked Beans or clothing to mobiles, computers, etc, etc.

ilovemydogandMrObama Tue 27-Nov-12 19:53:35

re: Nexus, does anyone know whether it's possible to view films etc offline? Was reading that it isn't possible on the Kindle Fire...

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