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Old 04-16-2012, 01:16 AM   #1
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Suggestions for Tablet

I'm looking at a few different tablets for my mother at the moment.

All she wants to accomplish on a tablet is watching a few Closed Caption videos available from iTunes, and the normal email / surfing. It certainly is nothing special.

I'm looking at one specific brand / model that has gotten good reviews. The iBex Flytouch 5. It has a decent price when compared to other major brands, and it seems as if it is what will work for her.

I, most likely, WILL NOT be purchasing it from that specific eBunk seller, but the listing provides relevant information.

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Old 04-16-2012, 10:06 AM   #2
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Re: Suggestions for Tablet

Have you considered the Kindle Fire? It is only 7 inch not a ten inch. She would get a 3 month free Amazon Prime account where she would be able to get free movies and TV series to stream to here Fire from Amazon Prime Instant movies.

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Old 04-16-2012, 12:21 PM   #3
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Re: Suggestions for Tablet

I got one of those flytouch tabs for my step son. The display is less than brilliant and the touch screen is not very sensitive. It was only about 100 though. I might look at the new galaxy nexus. Lots of features for the price.
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Old 04-18-2012, 07:26 PM   #4
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Re: Suggestions for Tablet

I'd say you should buy almost any tablet that has your preferred operating system . Maybe avoid the cheapest ones, but don't buy a super fast-expensive-overrated one. There won't be much to do on the tablet. When my brother bought one, we were super enthusiastic, imagining how many things we will do with it, but now it's used only for bored browsing, and for that, and mediocre tablet is more than enough.

Though be aware for your tablet to have proper multitask. My brother's tablet multitasks fine, just it does not play youtube video in background, and it's frustrating.
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Re: Suggestions for Tablet

Well I can see this is an expanding market for sure. I've ran across something that may be worth the wait.

Vizio 10" Tablet
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Old 04-23-2012, 02:33 PM   #6
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Re: Suggestions for Tablet

I am definitely partial to my iPad 3

but I realize they are expensive...

for older eyes and simpler needs she couldn't go wrong....again---I realize they are more expensive.

As an ebook reader alone.....NOTHING compares....and I have tried them all, Kindle, Nook etc.....

Beautiful screen
Superb interface
Great battery life
Decent camcorder/camera
Tremendous APP availability
Versatile, light and mobile....

I stopped lugging around a laptop about 18 monts ago.....never looked back....
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Old 04-28-2012, 08:22 PM   #7
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Re: Suggestions for Tablet

I finally got to play around on an iPad 2 the other day.
Man those iPads ARE very nice...
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I finally got to play around on an iPad 2 the other day.
Man those iPads ARE very nice...
You can get a refurbished IPad 2 for under $400, my friend got one from Apple and it looked brand new with full warranty, plus you can't beat a iPad, and this is from a guy who doesn't like Apple!
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Re: Suggestions for Tablet

I use a asus transformer prime. Very nice.
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I use a asus transformer prime. Very nice.
How do you like the Prime?
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Old 05-15-2012, 01:35 PM   #11
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I love it...great resolution, capabable of converting to a netbook with the optional dock, capacity for added storage (mocro sd), best of all its android more customizable.
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I love it...great resolution, capabable of converting to a netbook with the optional dock, capacity for added storage (mocro sd), best of all its android more customizable.
Your right it is the best of all android tablets from all the reviews I've read!
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Apple company's tablet is good as it can be handle roughly.
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Apple company's tablet is good as it can be handle roughly.
What's your definition of "roughly" LOL

Unless you have one of the military grade rubber cases......I wouldn't plan on it surviving a drop on a hard floor.

But I think this is true for basically any electronic device.
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Your right it is the best of all android tablets from all the reviews I've read!
I think if I ever get a tablet, it will probably be an Asus Transformer.
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