Tablets around $150
For Christmas I am buying 2 tablets for my girlfriend and I. My budget is up to 150 each. Right now I am looking at the HP Mesquite tablet , the Dell Venue 8, the new HP Slate 7 plus and a new 2012 Nexus 7. Of the ones I have listed what would be the best for me to buy. I am looking for something that does the basics, email, videos, Netflix, some gaming and, reading books with a decent screen.
So which would you recommend? And are there some refurbished tablets that might be worth looking at also?
- 12-05-2013, 05:17 AM #2
- 12-05-2013, 10:22 PM #3
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Re: Tablets around $150
The Nexus 7 2012 is a good choice, once you upgrade it to KitKat it will run just fine, and you won't be needing that 5MP rear camera of the newer version anyway. I really can't recommend anything else beside Nexus, it's the only guarantee of fast updates.
You could get the cheaper MemoPad HD7, which I got for my brother, it's not as fast however, especially for gaming, but it has a barely usable rear camera and microSD slot. Also the screen might be slightly better than the Nexus 7 2012, even though same resolution.
I never had issues with refurb, and if you do return it for an exchange, duh. It depends on how good the return policy is. You can get used on Swappa.com, it has pretty good standards, never had issues buying and selling from there (as long as you're careful).
You might want to look out for the Nvidia Tegra Note 7 that is coming out too, but it's out of stock on Newegg right now. If I was to get a $200 tablet right now, this would be it. So no advantages of the Nexus stock Android, but the performance destroy the Nexus 7 2013 for gaming. It has durable design (which both Nexus 7 lacks from my experience). Front speakers. Dedicated microHDMI out port and microSD slot. And decent stylus support. But from the reviews, the display is only average. It's kind of hard getting a decent screen and is 1080p unless you atleast get a Nexus 7 2013.
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