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Which of these tablets do you rate as 'the best'?

Most Useful Answer CTPAHHIK  Jul. 18, 2011 at 07:42

Took a quick look and:
- I don't feel safe buying Tabtech M7 from Wendy Lou. Seriously, when did Amazon became Ebay?
- A1CS X220 only provides 1 month warranty, anything beyond that needs to be shipped to factory and China, where it has a good chance of not arriving at all. Unless you would like to FedEx it.
- Shyle M7 is shipped from China and nothing mentioned regarding warranty or support

Why not go with Archos? Something like that?
http://www.amazon.co.uk/ARCHOS-10-1-GB-Internet-Tablet/dp/B00422W5QO/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1310971537&sr=8-2

I don't know if it's a good price or good tablet. There are a lot of different models of Archos, but they are distributed by major electronic retailers. It's 199 fulfilled by Amazon.

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CTPAHHIK  Jul. 18, 2011 at 07:42

Took a quick look and:
- I don't feel safe buying Tabtech M7 from Wendy Lou. Seriously, when did Amazon became Ebay?
- A1CS X220 only provides 1 month warranty, anything beyond that needs to be shipped to factory and China, where it has a good chance of not arriving at all. Unless you would like to FedEx it.
- Shyle M7 is shipped from China and nothing mentioned regarding warranty or support

Why not go with Archos? Something like that?
http://www.amazon.co.uk/ARCHOS-10-1-GB-Internet-Tablet/dp/B00422W5QO/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1310971537&sr=8-2

I don't know if it's a good price or good tablet. There are a lot of different models of Archos, but they are distributed by major electronic retailers. It's 199 fulfilled by Amazon.

allan1954  Jul. 18, 2011 at 10:01

theres a 7 inch archos tablet in cpw for £75 in store i got one for my son works ok.

shuwaz  Jul. 18, 2011 at 10:57

I am not looking to purchase - I have the SG Tab and it does the job for me (good on battery and decent for email/web browsing)... oh and its turns out it is hackable so I have Android 2.3 running via CFW ROM.

This is a tablet for my relatives and they want something half decent.

I am just looking at the reviews from other people who have purchases those same tablets and they all seem to do better than most others out there and for less money (e.g. Archos).

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 18, 2011 at 11:30

shuwaz,
have you considered a Nook Color? It's Barnes&Noble's Android based eBook reader.
It can be jailbreaked and flashed with Froyo. It has a gorgeous screen (most cheap Android tabs cut corners pricewise by fitting sticky bland screens. Not the Nook Color.)

shuwaz  Jul. 18, 2011 at 11:37

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2011/04/nook-color-tablet
One big drawback: Users of the Froyo-based Nook Color won’t be able to download Android apps directly from the Android Market. They’ll have to wait for developers to port versions of apps over to the Nook Color. That’s a gigantic ecosystem — approximately 200,000 apps — that’s completely out of reach for Nook users.

shuwaz  Jul. 18, 2011 at 11:39

It's over £200, I would rather recommend the Archos range for that price!

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 18, 2011 at 11:47

Shuwaz,
$249 DOLLARS....
And once rooted/flashed you can restore/install the market.
I had one 2nd hand running Froyo...like any other tab.
But granted, I didn't root/flash it myself - from all I read it's not the most straight forward procedure.
The Mobii POV 7'' tablet isn't bad, And it's £149 (I tried one last month. Not bad) http://www.laptopsworld.org/new-pov-7-inch-and-10-inch-tegra-2-tablet-pc.html

shuwaz  Jul. 18, 2011 at 11:54

Is there one selling for around the same price as the ones mentioned originally? Ebay and Amazon dont have anything at that price (unless you include used/secondhand and refurbs).

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 18, 2011 at 12:10

Anything expansys have in stock for under £200 now.

CTPAHHIK  Jul. 20, 2011 at 08:54

Take a look at Ebay Item: 270781177382

shuwaz  Jul. 20, 2011 at 12:10

Hey Jan, I bought the SGS2... arrives tomorrow! oO

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 20, 2011 at 14:01

Typing this on one. Rooted, unlocked, Lite'ning ROM 3... Mixed feelings. Good phone. I just can't like Android. o_O

Enjoy yours.

shuwaz  Jul. 20, 2011 at 14:10

I just can't like Android...
Pray tell why not? :|
I mean, surely all Os's out there have their flaws don't they? That's one of many reasons why I didn't get the iPhone 4.

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 20, 2011 at 14:40

...honestly, don't know :O
Don't worry - best Android I used :)

shuwaz  Jul. 20, 2011 at 16:20

Jan:
Could you do me a favour and update my thread: SGS2 - How long does your battery last?

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 21, 2011 at 07:05

Shuwaz.
No prob - didn't have a chance yet, but will do it shortly ;)

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 21, 2011 at 09:52

replied in your thread - awaiting comment approval (hotukdeals don't trust me :p )

shuwaz  Jul. 21, 2011 at 10:57

Thanks... 8)

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