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Old 25-01-2013, 02:31
peacellily
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Hi there

I am in the market for a tablet, and its a blinking minefield out there. I know about the flash problems and its a minefield.

I want a tablet that will do the usual facebook stuff including facebook games (flash based) bbc i player tv catch up etc all the things that have sadly been lost due to flash pulling out of google play.

anyway I have been given a few tablets that may fit my needs and would really appriciate you guys help and advice before I commit.

My budget is limited its 150 tops.

The playbook has dropped in price & I know its apps are limited however it does what I need I guess.

Priced around 129

This one was suggested as a better option & I really need feedback:

http://tech.uk.msn.com/tablets/gemin...o-know#image=2


Priced around 150

Anyone if you give me some advice good and bad need or point me in the right direction it would be very much appriciated
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Old 25-01-2013, 09:25
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I'm not an expert at what's on the market.

In your case (because you want flash) I would choose an android tablet.

You could get a nexus 7 tablet for around that price. They're pretty awesome.

http://www.techradar.com/au/reviews/...1087040/review


It supports BBC iPlayer:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/bbcintern...id_update.html


And there are instructions to install flash on it:
http://www.howtogeek.com/120277/how-...-bean-devices/
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Old 25-01-2013, 17:29
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thanks for that really need all the help I can get I have no idea asbout specs and stuff clueless, will look now.

anyone else ??
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Old 25-01-2013, 18:05
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At that price point, the Nexus 7 is an excellent choice. There is no better tablet circa 7" on the market.

The screen is one of the best for a 7" tablet, since its a nexus tablet you will get the latest android OS on it.

The tbalet is fine for surfing, emails, facebook, twitter, apps, watching films, listening to music on etc.
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Old 26-01-2013, 01:03
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From all accounts on here and elsewhere Google Nexus should fit the bill. I thought from what I'd read on here that you should still be able to access bbc iplayer without flash - presumably bbc iplayer will change it's format? I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong.

coffoholic mentioned http://www.howtogeek.com/, it's a great place for help with technology.
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Old 26-01-2013, 01:17
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Ok I have a few pointers, will look above.

But please if anyone can add more infor not matter how small, please add.
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Old 26-01-2013, 01:31
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Don't expect too much from the Facebook games even with Flash. They are a bit crappy on most tablets. But some of them have dedicated separate apps available which work much better on phones/tablets.
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Old 26-01-2013, 10:30
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Was going to point that out. Flash based games are built for mouse input, they won't necessarily work properly with finger touches. It's part of the reason companies like Zynga build apps for mobile and tablet.
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Old 26-01-2013, 11:59
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I'm not an expert at what's on the market.

In your case (because you want flash) I would choose an android tablet.

You could get a nexus 7 tablet for around that price. They're pretty awesome.

http://www.techradar.com/au/reviews/...1087040/review


It supports BBC iPlayer:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/bbcintern...id_update.html


And there are instructions to install flash on it:
http://www.howtogeek.com/120277/how-...-bean-devices/
If I were looking for a new tablet then I would have to agree with this at the price the OP quotes. Fits the bill exactly with the additional advice given on flash etc.
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Old 26-01-2013, 20:54
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To be honest, if Flash is really important to the OP for the purpose of playing Facebook games, I wouldn't buy a tablet for that. If they want a small device for that particular purpose, I'd go for a netbook.
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Old 27-01-2013, 17:51
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I am soo confused, I hear what your saying about a netbook & I am going to add it to the list.

Some people say whilst the nexus is brill the screen is too small, I wish I could have a few on trial & keep the best *lol*

If only !! I really appriciated everyone input, it helps
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