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Old 06-03-2013, 10:44
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Hi!

I am looking for a tablet but can't afford an iPad and want something bigger than say a Nexus 7. I like the idea of SD slots and a good wifi reception.

I'm looking at these and wondering if anyone here has one:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/A1CS-FUSION5...pr_product_top

http://www.amazon.co.uk/A1CS-RAPID5-...564440&sr=1-16

http://www.amazon.co.uk/NATPC-X210-D...2564440&sr=1-6

Thanks!
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Old 06-03-2013, 11:21
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A friend has just ordered the http://www.amazon.co.uk/A1CS-RAPID5 based on the reviews on Amazon. If you haven't decided in a week or so I'll come back and let you know what I think.
I bought this http://www.ergoelectronics.com/produ...an-tablet-gti8 a few weeks ago. Though GoTab has some bad reviews if you check them out (there was a problem with screens going a bit haywire when on charge but I understand they had a resolution for that) I was told that they've put a lot more R+D (research and development) into this one than they've ever done before. So far for my requirements I'm very happy. Haven't tried the cameras as yet. Cons so far are battery life and volume. They've preset the maximum which is fine for normal use but I wanted to use it in the car last week but with motorway traffic it wouldn't have been loud enough without external speakers.
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Old 06-03-2013, 11:31
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Oh to hell with it, I'm ordering the Fusion5 Xtra v2, it gets great reviews and I've just claimed my 12 months free broadband from O2 so it'll pay for itself that way. Thanks!!
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Old 08-03-2013, 20:55
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I know you were going to go for the Fusion5 Xtra v2, just thought I'd say my friend got the
A1CS-RAPID5-...564440&sr=1-16 yesterday and is delighted with it. I know she's only just got it but it's really good and it's compatible with Kindle which she's happy about.
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Old 08-03-2013, 23:55
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Quality control on sub-100 tablets can be variable and poor so you do take a risk when buying one. Personally, I'd steer clear of stuff like Go Tab and Joy Tab go no lower than middle rank brands like Archos, Versus, etc. Above all, look at the experiences of others in depth on the likes of Amazon, Reevoo and Argos because that can give a good idea as to where the problems lie.
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Old 09-03-2013, 14:10
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All have pros and cons.

You can get a 9" Nook HD+ for 140.
It's 1080p 256 ppi 3:2 screen is slightly less a show pony screen resolution so more use to
for web things being a bit clearer at full resolution.

I find reviews of the 7" Nook HD a bit moronic by claiming the slightly raised bezel (which, to me, massively lowers the risk of breakage on dropping, is a negative.
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Old 09-03-2013, 17:18
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Quality control on sub-100 tablets can be variable and poor so you do take a risk when buying one. Personally, I'd steer clear of stuff like Go Tab and Joy Tab go no lower than middle rank brands like Archos, Versus, etc. Above all, look at the experiences of others in depth on the likes of Amazon, Reevoo and Argos because that can give a good idea as to where the problems lie.
I know what you mean but the A1CS-RAPID5 - is just above 100. And as I said so far it's really good. Most of the reviews for that one were excellent and customer service seems to be good.
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Old 09-03-2013, 17:28
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I know what you mean but the A1CS-RAPID5 - is just above 100. And as I said so far it's really good. Most of the reviews for that one were excellent and customer service seems to be good.
Overall, the reviews seem good for that particular tablet and there do appear to be many satisfied customers. On Amazon, you can look at at the 3,2 and 1 star reviews to see if anything bad in particular stands out. One point to look out for is customer service - how good are they at either exchanging/repairing a tablet when things go wrong?
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Old 09-03-2013, 17:43
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One point to look out for is customer service -
Review expectations, review age, review knowledge, false reviews, etc etc
they all come into it.

It is why people buy an iPad.
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Old 09-03-2013, 17:46
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Overall, the reviews seem good for that particular tablet and there do appear to be many satisfied customers. On Amazon, you can look at at the 3,2 and 1 star reviews to see if anything bad in particular stands out. One point to look out for is customer service - how good are they at either exchanging/repairing a tablet when things go wrong?
Exactly what I was thinking about the customer service.
Just wanted to say (in case anybody else reads this) when my friend told me what she was getting I had a look at the reviews. There are only a few poor reviews for this tablet and the problem people have all seem to be to do with not being able to get any reception if they are too far from the modem, such as being upstairs. Though there were only a few having that problem I thought it would still be ok for my friend as she lives in a bungalow. Anyway she couldn't set up the wi-fi yesterday so called on me. I tried and tried to no avail it kept saying 'Authentication problem (something like that) so in the end she sent an email to the company. While she was doing that (on her laptop where the connection was fine) I thought I'd try to connect my phone to her wi-fi and couldn't. It made me think there was a problem with her wi-fi even though it showed a strong signal. We are both on TalkTalk and I sometimes lose connection on my laptop and it picks up my daughter's wi-fi next door though the signal is weak. Anway she brought the tablet to mine and it connected to the wi-fi right away. As it happened, due to a BT line down last year but I still had problems when it was sorted, I ended up with a new modem from TalkTalk, it was a different modem to the one my friend had so I gave her my old one which still worked perfectly and she was able to connect the tablet to the wi-fi with no problems. So it wasn't a problem with the tablet. Just thought I'd mention it in case anyone reads this that may have connection problems even though they can get on the internet on their PC/laptop.
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Old 10-03-2013, 07:23
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I have an Ainol which is a Chinese branded tablet, which I have used on a daily basis for the last few months without it failing. Recently it has started crashing a fair bit, so may need a change of firmware. The tablet itself has a rooted version of Android & is spoofed as a Nexus to fool certain apps.

In the next couple months I will be getting probably be getting a Samsung based tablet as it will work well with other Samsung devices that I own.
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:46
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https://play.google.com/store/device...icrosite&hl=en A very nice tablet for the same price as your first link.
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:57
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I have had a Ployer MOMO 12 for a couple of weeks now,and its been great,great screen also.Worth a look
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Old 10-03-2013, 14:48
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I have had a Ployer MOMO 12 for a couple of weeks now,and its been great,great screen also.Worth a look
...however, many people have also had unfortunate experiences with that particular tablet: http://www.amazon.co.uk/product-revi...owViewpoints=0

My advice is also to not by taken in by any cheap tablets for sale on shopping channels, e.g. Ideal World, but instead do some research first on the tablets on offer. Cheap tablets are cheap for a reason and it's a case of buyer beware.
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Old 10-03-2013, 18:21
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The link you provide does not refer to the MOMO 12,if you put MOMO 12 in the internet,i think you get a different view.The MOMO 12 is not a sub 100 tablet,around the 169 mark.
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Old 11-03-2013, 01:14
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The link you provide does not refer to the MOMO 12,if you put MOMO 12 in the internet,i think you get a different view.The MOMO 12 is not a sub 100 tablet,around the 169 mark.
I stand duly corrected: http://www.amazon.co.uk/product-revi...owViewpoints=0

On a general note, Ideal World were yet again selling potentially dubious sub-100 tablets tonight to unsuspecting customers and I think that's ethically wrong because the cheap display tablets work well for the TV presentation but things seem to go wrong on the ones supplied to customers. It's not a nice thing to do especially when the duff, cheapo tablets are meant for children's presents and the children end up being very disappointed.

There is a consumer story link here: http://blogs.mirror.co.uk/investigat...aints-mou.html
What a rubbish company, cant get through on the phone and when i do its a person who is having difficulty understanding English. I purchased two --- yes two tablets and they dont connect via wifi, tried everything. No answer from customer care -- what a great christmas gift for the children... NOT.
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Old 12-03-2013, 12:12
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Hi!

I am looking for a tablet but can't afford an iPad and want something bigger than say a Nexus 7. I like the idea of SD slots and a good wifi reception.

I'm looking at these and wondering if anyone here has one:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/A1CS-FUSION5...pr_product_top

http://www.amazon.co.uk/A1CS-RAPID5-...564440&sr=1-16

http://www.amazon.co.uk/NATPC-X210-D...2564440&sr=1-6

Thanks!
Take a look at the Archos 80 Titanium http://www.carphonewarehouse.com/mob...ANIUM_8GB_WIFI

Although i ended up swapping mine for a Nexus 7 because of a WiFi fault the Archos was a nicer tablet i thought. Better built, SD card access, just as fast (according to the benchmarks i did) no lag, 4:3 is a nicer formfactor and the 8 inch screen made a big difference. Someone on here said ah but worse battery and not as fast updates but i am charging the Nexus 7 just as much and the differences between the the 2 versions of android in use are not massive, they are both on Jelly Bean.

It doesnt have bluetooth or GPS so bare that in mind although it does have a crap rear camera.
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Old 20-03-2013, 02:51
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I have had the A1CS-RAPID5 since November, It's a great tablet, solid and reliable, internet browsing is quick and the tablet is easy to navigate around.

The only downside I have found is the battery drains down quickly when you are playing games, this happens to most Tablets.
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Old 20-03-2013, 19:41
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see this on ebay





http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acer-Iconi...item2a2a683b3e
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Old 23-03-2013, 17:11
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I don't need a tablet - does anyone? - but would use one for downloading books, music, photos, etc. 9" is as small as I would want to go. I am of the opinion that, if something is too cheap to be true, performance suffers. Paying approx 70-80 pounds for one should do what I want it to, but surely the quality won't be there? Any input will be appreciated.
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Old 23-03-2013, 17:14
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This is the todays special value on QVC today, at the same price, and on 4 monthly easy pays, but there is a p+p charge of 8.95. There is, however, also the option of going for the 16gb for an extra 20 which is, apparently, only available on QVC atm.
I still think 7" is too small.
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Old 23-03-2013, 18:10
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I bought one of these last month from Argos for 99. Not too bad, the build quality isn't brilliant but it has a 1.2 gig dual core so it runs most apps quite well.

One thing I wanted on a small Android tablet was GPS which this device has, which at this price is unusual. However, be warned it does not have a compass or the other sensors so for example Google Sky won't work correctly (i.e. it won't point to the correct part of the sky) but Google maps and Google nav does. Compass apps don't work. As a 7" GPS unit for the car it's great.

It has a micro SD card slot so I popped in a 16 gig card for music. I already own a Playbook and iPad but wanted something dirt cheap to use on the tube or just carry in a pocket and not be bothered about it being stolen or broken. Stick it in a decent case and it's fine.
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Old 23-03-2013, 18:26
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WHy would anyone pay rrp on ebay. You can get it for less.

gsmarena claim it has GPS, bluetooth 4 and an SD slot so looks like it has uses.
Decent dual core CPU, pale GPU.
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Old 24-04-2013, 21:51
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I'm thinking about getting an Acer Iconia B1 tomorrow. I watched a few reviews on Youtube, and although it has a flimsy built, It has some pretty nice features. For example, all other cheap tablets that i saw had ARM Contrex CPU and Iconia has Intel Core. Most more expensive tablets don't have an SD card slot or GPS. I'm planning to use the tablet with my smart tv with second screen apps and some internet on the go and e-book / pdf reading. Do you think Iconia is a good value for money?
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Old 25-04-2013, 09:52
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I was bought a 10" tablet (I think it was Acer) last year, cost around 150 and it was rubbish, the lag was unacceptable, games crashed constantly, it went back within 3 days!
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