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Old 25-11-2013, 18:17
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Old 25-11-2013, 18:37
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Details and spec here:
http://www.lidl.co.uk/cps/rde/SID-07...l&id=7811&ar=3

It's a special, so if you want one then you'll probably need to be in the queue outside when they open the doors in the morning.
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Old 25-11-2013, 19:39
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It looks nice and will sell-out at that price.

I don't think it's a serious competitor for the hudl long-term and I personally wouldn't ever buy a tablet with that little internal storage as 8GB just isn't enough IMO

I guess it's okay for light use?

These days, with all the apps, music, films, books available, that will fill easily and not to forget that with the OS loaded there's probably only about 5GB left for the user.

It has no GPS either so not really fair to compare it to the hudl which most people agree is worth every penny of the 119.00 - arguably slightly more.
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Old 25-11-2013, 20:32
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Looks fine but imagine battery will be naff.
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Old 26-11-2013, 07:37
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It looks nice and will sell-out at that price.

I don't think it's a serious competitor for the hudl long-term and I personally wouldn't ever buy a tablet with that little internal storage as 8GB just isn't enough IMO

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32GB sd card solves that!

I was posting basically to alert people. This will be ideal for kids with the 30 saving on the hudl
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Old 26-11-2013, 08:35
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32GB sd card solves that!

I was posting basically to alert people. This will be ideal for kids with the 30 saving on the hudl
It is considerably slower, has a lower resolution screen and that internal storage WILL be a problem as there is no apps2sd option or move to SD card on the device (unless it ships rooted?).

It'll be fine for some, but I know the range of games that my youngest likes to play, the Lidl device would run out of space in no time.
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Old 26-11-2013, 09:54
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32GB sd card solves that!

I was posting basically to alert people. This will be ideal for kids with the 30 saving on the hudl
Well that's fine for a lot of people but for a load of others that's just a level of hassle they don't need.

Not everyone who uses/owns a tablet is familiar with SD cards let alone where to buy one and mount it.

Just reading some of the posts in this very forum should tell you that there are many out there who haven't a single clue about anything techie.
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Old 26-11-2013, 11:44
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Not everyone who uses/owns a tablet is familiar with SD cards let alone where to buy one and mount it.

Just reading some of the posts in this very forum should tell you that there are many out there who haven't a single clue about anything techie.
I can't believe that someone who can access this forum can't buy and mount a micro SD card as it is no different than mounting one in a mobile phone.
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Old 26-11-2013, 12:36
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I can't believe that someone who can access this forum can't buy and mount a micro SD card as it is no different than mounting one in a mobile phone.
Pretty sure you can't download apps and Games to SD card on recent versions of android so once you take the space of operating system 8gb won't leave much room for apps\games ..some games are approaching 2gb each so in fact 8gb v 16gb storage can be a big issue
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Old 26-11-2013, 13:42
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Pretty sure you can't download apps and Games to SD card on recent versions of android so once you take the space of operating system 8gb won't leave much room for apps\games ..some games are approaching 2gb each so in fact 8gb v 16gb storage can be a big issue
Precisely - you can't (at least without rooting); was going through config on a Tesco Hudl and Asus Memo Pad HD7 last night. Both running either 4.2.1 or 4.2.2 iirc, neither offers apps2sd.

Last night installed Zombie Driver (well over 1gig) and Anomaly (close to 1gig) on the old N7. Yes, there are plenty of games that are well under 100meg, but as some get increasingly cinematic, memory usage jumps up radically.
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Old 26-11-2013, 14:55
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Precisely - you can't (at least without rooting); was going through config on a Tesco Hudl and Asus Memo Pad HD7 last night. Both running either 4.2.1 or 4.2.2 iirc, neither offers apps2sd.

Last night installed Zombie Driver (well over 1gig) and Anomaly (close to 1gig) on the old N7. Yes, there are plenty of games that are well under 100meg, but as some get increasingly cinematic, memory usage jumps up radically.
This appears to solve the problem of storage.
SD card APK installer - Google Play Store
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Old 26-11-2013, 14:57
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Old 26-11-2013, 15:21
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Old 26-11-2013, 15:29
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Well that's fine for a lot of people...
Ah, well maybe you weren't around when someone put up threads...
Erm... why're you talking to yourself?
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Old 26-11-2013, 15:44
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Erm... why're you talking to yourself?
Oops - wrong quote!
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Old 26-11-2013, 15:47
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I can't believe that someone who can access this forum can't buy and mount a micro SD card as it is no different than mounting one in a mobile phone.
Ah, well maybe you weren't around when someone put up threads (2 IIRC) because of how crappy the hudl SD slot was perceived to be.

They said it wasn't working and then proceeded to dig around in the slot (with a pin!) to remove the card.

It turned-out that it had been mounted incorrectly (I surmised this as after I posted a link to instructions on how to mount/unmount, the OP never returned to the thread) and the FM concerned wasn't even a tech-novice

Hey, only time will tell but IMO 8GB internal storage is an issue and it's an issue to the point where I wouldn't even consider buying a tablet with such limitations.

I'm pretty sure I'm not alone in that and besides, having to buy an SD card ups the value immediately and it's just another level of aggro that's not needed if a 16GB version was purchased to begin with.
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Old 26-11-2013, 23:11
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I have a granddaughter who has a fairly cheap Chinese tablet with only 8gb plus a full 4gb full of music and is still very happy and no problems with loading games,which she deletes when she gets bored of it.
My Nexus 10 has 16gb of which 11gb is still available,but I'm sure there are many here would only buy the 32gb.
My whole point in posting was simply to inform, as the Lidl tablet will suit many people looking for a good value tablet for Xmas.
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Old 28-11-2013, 20:02
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I have a granddaughter who has a fairly cheap Chinese tablet with only 8gb plus a full 4gb full of music and is still very happy and no problems with loading games,which she deletes when she gets bored of it.
My Nexus 10 has 16gb of which 11gb is still available,but I'm sure there are many here would only buy the 32gb.
My whole point in posting was simply to inform, as the Lidl tablet will suit many people looking for a good value tablet for Xmas.
I understand that you were posting to inform, and so was everyone else - informing others with their opinions about what you posted.

Surely that's the entire point of forums?

Many people just lurk and don't get involved in discussions (I do so myself on other forums) and reading different views is interesting and informative.

The alternative would have been for this thread to start and finish with your OP or maybe several posts afterwards saying 'that's good - think I'll buy one'

All jolly nice but not particularly helpful.
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Old 28-11-2013, 20:04
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It's a fairly amazing spec for the price - outdoes the Nexus really, if you take into account the SD Card slot at the very least.
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Old 29-11-2013, 10:17
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It's a fairly amazing spec for the price - outdoes the Nexus really, if you take into account the SD Card slot at the very least.
Its not bad spec for the price, but it doesn't outdo the Nexus 7 - even the 2012 Nexus 7 is likely a better all round device.

As for how it compares to something like the Hudl - 40 more, possibly up to 50% faster, higher resolution screen.

I'd even go as far as saying that the Nook HD is a better bet as well.

But if you have a Lidl nearby, can't find a Nook HD, absolutley cannot go over 80 and don't have any clubcard points .... its probably ok.
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Old 04-12-2013, 16:59
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Just to finish off this strand - I turned up at my local Lidl at 8.00am on Monday morning expecting a queue but I was the only customer. I had to ask for the tablets (there was nothing on display) and I cleaned them out of the total stock of 2 (two) units!!!
My wife and I are delighted - it does everything we expected and more.
Almost vanilla Android (and easy to remove the customised stuff).
My only real grouse is that the maximum volume is rather low. I asked the tech support if it was possible to increase it but they say not. I suspect some Euro H&S is intervening!
I'd go into more detail but in view of the very limited stock there is not much point!
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Old 04-12-2013, 20:19
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I have the previous gen tablet from Lidl's and it works brilliantly. Android 4.1 - external SD cards work a treat.
Likewise with my phone that runs android 4.0 - you have the option to move to SD card and it does that just fine. Plenty of storage with a 16gb SD card (both devices are unrooted)
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Old 04-12-2013, 23:32
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Just to finish off this strand - I turned up at my local Lidl at 8.00am on Monday morning expecting a queue but I was the only customer. I had to ask for the tablets (there was nothing on display) and I cleaned them out of the total stock of 2 (two) units!!!
My wife and I are delighted - it does everything we expected and more.
Almost vanilla Android (and easy to remove the customised stuff).
My only real grouse is that the maximum volume is rather low. I asked the tech support if it was possible to increase it but they say not. I suspect some Euro H&S is intervening!
I'd go into more detail but in view of the very limited stock there is not much point!
You expected a queue at lidl for a budget tablet?! Did the lidl staff clap and whoop as you went into the store?!
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Old 05-12-2013, 00:02
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You expected a queue at lidl for a budget tablet?! Did the lidl staff clap and whoop as you went into the store?!
LMAO
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Old 05-12-2013, 00:20
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You expected a queue at lidl for a budget tablet?! Did the lidl staff clap and whoop as you went into the store?!
might of done if it was very quite store with hardly any customers
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