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So who knows about tablets? (not me!)

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lynniep Sat 03-Nov-12 16:36:43

I have convinced DH we need a tablet. Actually he convinced himself because he thinks our DS's should have one 'for apps'. I disagree. I think I alone should have one... but anyway... ;)

I don't want to spend over £100 and have been looking at Amazon but am boggled. I have an android phone so was going to go for an android but tbh I'm still not that clued up because the only apps I use are weightwatchers and ebay.

I need:

something the kids can watch films and programs on when we are out and about in the car
something I can browse the shops on and my email
something the kids can play games on

I want something that has sound but works with headphones too.

I can't actually think of anything else since we have a pc at home anyway.

I dont really know how the internet connection thing works generally - can I do a mixture of wifi from home, then 3G using a SIM when we are not at home?

I want the best operating system I can get for the price - I just don't know what that is. I have decided on Android though.

I guess I want the most RAM I can get ( or at least a tablet that allows extra memory)


lynniep Sat 03-Nov-12 16:38:28

iplayer. I have heard that you can watch iplayer so I want that too!

niceguy2 Sat 03-Nov-12 19:21:14

I think if you double your budget then you can get yourself a Google Nexus 7 or Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.

I seriously wouldn't recommend a tablet which only costs £100. The Kindle Fire is £130 and even that's seriously locked into the Amazon world. In other words it's so cheap because you are tied into buying movies, books & apps from them.

If you are thinking of 3G access as well then you will need to look at tripling your current budget.

lynniep Sat 03-Nov-12 19:41:40

ooh, that shows how naive I am!!

PedroPonyLikesCrisps Sat 03-Nov-12 20:42:46

Nexus 7 is definitely your best bet. You can get one for £169.

Cinders22 Sat 03-Nov-12 21:16:07

My DH also recommends the Nexus 7 but said to wait two weeks as they are bringing out a 32 GB version for the same price (currently 8 GB). He has a Nexus 7 and it is very good, more powerful than an Ipad but you need a phone for the internet connection when out and about (apparently you have to set up your phone to a tethered wifi hotspot to get the tablet to work). If you need any more information pm me and I will get DH to reply as he is the geeky one not me grin.

Cinders22 Sat 03-Nov-12 21:17:22

DH just checked and he has the dates wrong, the 32 GB version is out now. Just make sure you don't buy the 8 GB as that is the same/similar price.

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