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What is the Best & least expensive 10" Tablet


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Initial post: Nov 25, 2011 6:25:14 PM PST
Tim Hays says:
I've been checking out alot of the 10

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 25, 2011 7:18:51 PM PST
C. Schmidt says:
Define best.

Posted on Nov 25, 2011 7:43:57 PM PST
Tim Hays says:
Yea , this really stinks , I wrote a long paragraph explaining what I meant & what I was looking for that took me at least a half hour to do & that's all that sent of it , just a little perturbed about that , anyways , I'm not gonna do it all over again , so I'll do it shorter , I've been checking different ones for about a year now , from the viewsonic g tablet , to the motorola xoom , as well as Samsung models , Accer or Acer & Asus , most of the specs & optional ports seem to be almost the same , I basically want the fastest processor , largest ram , with all of the options combined between all of them , like front & rear facing cameras for video conferencing , sd card expansion slot , HDMI & USB ports & mini ports , etc... , in the strongest case & screen combination , with the best gaming performance & options for the best & least expensive price tag

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 25, 2011 8:01:02 PM PST
C. Schmidt says:
Of those listed, they are pretty much all the same, except the Samsung. No ports on that puppy. For the most part, that leaves price. Last I checked, either the Xoom or the Transfomer have the lowest non-sale price, but I could be mistaken. If you look at my Listmania, you should be able to see them all in one place and check the prices.

Posted on Nov 25, 2011 8:29:13 PM PST
Tim Hays says:
Ok , so I don't want any of the Samsung models is what you're saying , I know which one the xoom is but who makes the transformer , is that Asus or Acer ? I was also told that the sd card slot was not functional on the xoom unless you get the phone carrier for 4G or whatever , but I don't want a carrier , just the wifi , as I have wifi at my house so the carrier is not necessary or wanted for me , do you know if that's still true of the xoom ? Do you know of any better tablets than the ones I named , yourself personally & if not , in your opinion , which of these is the best built & performance for the price tag ? What is your , listmania ?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 25, 2011 8:38:09 PM PST
C. Schmidt says:
Asus makes the Transformer and Slider. Acer does the Iconia line.

That is inaccurate about the Xoom. The SD card function was fixed a long while back, even for wifi only versions.

About the only possible "better" tablets available are the iPad 2 and Transformer Prime (shipping next month). The Prime will be sporting the first quad core chip, and is reportedly lighter and thinner than the rest.

Click on my name, and to the right you will see a link to both my Listmania and tablet buying guide.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 25, 2011 10:15:08 PM PST
Tim Hays says:
ok Thank you very much , I'll check that out then , just one more question for ya if ya don't mind , just an opinion question for you because I had been kinda leaning toward the Acer myself personally , price & spec wise , but now that you tell me that they have fixed the sd card issue with the xoom & the price has dropped down significantly from six & eight hundred , down to around for , like the Asus & the Acer , I might be leaning back towards it instead now , sooooo anyway , back to the question of your opinion , which one do you personally think is the best , performance wise , built wise & port option wise , or should I wait for the new Asus & do you know how much the new Asus will cost ?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 25, 2011 10:33:27 PM PST
C. Schmidt says:
Myself, I like the Transformer because of the optional keyboard dock, which could come in handy for me. While you can connect a keyboard or mouse to the others, the Asus dock does it all in one go, plus adds extra battery life and ports.

As for the Prime, its price is $500 and another $100 for the dock, both available for preorder. That's roughly a $100 more than the current Transformer and dock. So, it comes down to where you want to be on the technology curve - jump in at the top, or take the price break by going a rung down.

Posted on Nov 25, 2011 11:16:59 PM PST
Tim Hays says:
Ok then , thank you very much for your time , help & opinion , I greatly appreciate it

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 25, 2011 11:27:21 PM PST
C. Schmidt says:
You're most welcome!

Posted on Nov 26, 2011 5:23:38 AM PST
Go to this site for a comparison:
http://www.tabletpccomparison.net/

Posted on Nov 26, 2011 5:46:06 AM PST
i.o. pine says:
No one mentioned IBM's Lenovo K1 IdeaPad so I will.

And no one mentioned one other thing which is actually kind of important (I think) and that is design of the _corners_ of the tablet. I can rule out at least half of the models discussed here because of their hard corners. Your tablet should be COMFY! Yes! Laugh if you will, but when you're snuggled under the covers with your tablet you do _not_ want those corners digging into you, trust me.

IPad, Samsung, Fugitsu, HP, Sony . . . the better brands are sensitive to this and their designs reflect a commitment to the ergonomics of reading your tablet in bed, on the sofa etc. by making certain the unit is adequately rounded when propped against your knees, for example.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2011 8:58:56 AM PST
Kate says:
C, I appreciate your Listmania. I'm having trouble pulling the trigger on purchasing a Tablet, I think I will just rely on your recommendations & go for it!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2011 9:13:42 AM PST
C. Schmidt says:
Hiya Kate!

Glad to help! Please feel free to ask questions if you have any.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2011 9:26:58 AM PST
MIZ PAT says:
What about the pandigital novel that a lot of retail stores are selling during Black Friday Weekend ? I was thinking about getting a couple for my teen grands.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2011 9:36:14 AM PST
C. Schmidt says:
Hiya Patricia,

I can't suggest one buys any Pandigital products. They are very cheap, in all sense of the word.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2011 9:54:08 AM PST
MIZ PAT says:
Thank you. Wouldn't want my grand kids laughing @ grandma's gift. Back to an amazon gift card.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2011 10:20:40 AM PST
C. Schmidt says:
Glad to help! Those gift cards come in real handy!

Posted on Nov 26, 2011 10:50:05 AM PST
Denise Dicks says:
Hi Schmidt, I have looked through your list, I have a question! :) I am a 44 yo woman looking for a tablet that I can watch movies/TV shows on, play basic games, FB, email, surf the web, look at recipes and read on. I am not a 'gamer' and would not require a tablet for business. Do you have any suggestions for me?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2011 10:52:33 AM PST
C. Schmidt says:
Hiya Denise,

Consider the Kindle Fire, which should do all you're looking for. :)

Posted on Nov 26, 2011 10:55:26 AM PST
Denise Dicks says:
Thank you for your time and input. :D

Posted on Nov 26, 2011 11:03:49 AM PST
C. Schmidt says:
Most welcome, Denise!
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