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    Okay, what do you all think the best 8" Android tablet is? I'm leaning Dell Venue 8 at the moment. $199 for 32 GB, 1280x800 8" screen, 2 GB of RAM, and a dual core Atom processor. The Note 8 and G-Pad 8.3 are nice too because of their stylus support, but I can't bring myself to spend $350+ on an 8" tablet. The Acer A8 isn't bad for the price, but I think the Venue 8 is worth the premium. The Galaxy Tab 8 has physical buttons (I like on phones, hate on tablets) and TouchWiz, so thats a no go. Is there some obvious contender in the 8" space I am over looking? I really like the 8" form factor and am thinking of getting one, but I really can't decide which one I like.
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    Have read some good reviews on the dell venue 8 . Y dont u try them all in a store ?
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    Just got mine today in Red. So far it does everything I need it to. Check email, surf web, read books. There are more powerful ones out there with better battery life and maybe better screen, but the Dell VENUE 8 works fine so far..

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    Quote Originally Posted by sanchitgrover View Post
    Have read some good reviews on the dell venue 8 . Y dont u try them all in a store ?
    I don't know of any stores that carry the Venue 8 in store. I have tired the Note 8 and Galaxy tab 8 both.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdevenberg View Post
    I don't know of any stores that carry the Venue 8 in store. I have tired the Note 8 and Galaxy tab 8 both.
    N you dont like those ?
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    I know you (the OP) stated that the G Pad 8.3 was more than you wanted to spend. HOWEVER, its a really really nice tablet and in its case I think its easily worth the extra money. There are no performance issues, no lag, like I'd come to believe I had to accept with Android tablets. The display is stunning and the unit is so thin and light. Its like holding just a light screen. I've had iPads, the Asus TF700 Transformer, Samsung Note 8s, Note 10.1s, more iPads, Nexus 7s, and some others I've probably forgotten about. The LG GPad 8.3 is finally that experience that I'm finally happy with...and I didn't think I was going to be able to feel that way.

    I'd say try it for 10-13 days from Best Buy knowing you can return it for a full refund. I think you'd really be pleasantly surprised at what LG has done here. ...it really is that good.

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    Just get a Sony Xperia Z ultra lol

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    Just get a Sony Xperia Z ultra lol

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    Lol I was actually halfway considering a Galaxy Mega, but at that point I may as well just get a Nexus 7.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdevenberg View Post
    Lol I was actually halfway considering a Galaxy Mega, but at that point I may as well just get a Nexus 7.
    I wouldn't get a Mega if you're gonna do anything more than simply browse the internet and read email. The underachieving specs really do show and you feel it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haalcyon View Post
    I wouldn't get a Mega if you're gonna do anything more than simply browse the internet and read email. The underachieving specs really do show and you feel it.
    That really is mostly what I'll use a tablet for. I've got two laptops (a very powerful Asus G75VX and a very portable Chromebook) for doing work, I've got my phone for on the go gaming. Mostly I'm looking for something for surfing the web, reading emails, etc. on the couch and in bed that is bigger than my phone. I'm not sure why, I just really don't like the 7" form factor. I'd rather have 6"ish so I can easily fit it in my pocket or 8" so I can have more screen realestate. 7" seems like a awkward between size to me.d
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdevenberg View Post
    That really is mostly what I'll use a tablet for. I've got two laptops (a very powerful Asus G75VX and a very portable Chromebook) for doing work, I've got my phone for on the go gaming. Mostly I'm looking for something for surfing the web, reading emails, etc. on the couch and in bed that is bigger than my phone. I'm not sure why, I just really don't like the 7" form factor. I'd rather have 6"ish so I can easily fit it in my pocket or 8" so I can have more screen realestate. 7" seems like a awkward between size to me.d
    I think the G Pad 8.3 should cost you less than the Mega and performance-wise the G Pad is in a whole other universe than the Mega. Unless you really want 6.3 as opposed to 8.3 or you need the Megas voice capabilities then the G Pad is the easy recommendation.

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    Xperia Z ultra supports pencil recognition, you can use any writing utensil and use it like a S pen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexlam24 View Post
    Xperia Z ultra supports pencil recognition, you can use any writing utensil and use it like a S pen.

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    Pencil recognition sound like a wonderful way to scratch your screen! I know with gorilla glass it wouldn't, I just don't think I could bring myself to do it! I'd have to buy a capacitive stylus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdevenberg View Post
    Pencil recognition sound like a wonderful way to scratch your screen! I know with gorilla glass it wouldn't, I just don't think I could bring myself to do it! I'd have to buy a capacitive stylus.
    Yeah, I would only use a stylus And that's only after I had a decent screen protector.

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