1. Emac4444's Avatar
    I'm trying to decide which tablet to get, I will be mainly using it for YouTube, Netflix, browsing the web and occasionally maybe schoolwork. My price limit is around $400 but would save up if a tablet is that good. I'm looking for about an 8" screen, that seems like the perfect size for me. The candidates are the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4, LG G Pad 8.4 GPE, Nexus 7 and the Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display. Battery life isn't too much of an issue, as I'll mainly be using it at home. Storage also isn't really an issue. I want it to be fast,fluid and intuitive and being able to browse the web while watching YouTube videos is a huge bonus for me. I'll also consider the 10" variants of each (Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1, Nexus 10, iPad Air) if you think that would be better and back it up. Thanks!
    02-17-2014 12:19 PM
  2. Gekko's Avatar
    Nexus.
    02-17-2014 12:20 PM
  3. JeffDenver's Avatar
    I'm trying to decide which tablet to get, I will be mainly using it for YouTube, Netflix, browsing the web and occasionally maybe schoolwork. My price limit is around $400 but would save up if a tablet is that good. I'm looking for about an 8" screen, that seems like the perfect size for me. The candidates are the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4, LG G Pad 8.4 GPE, Nexus 7 and the Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display. Battery life isn't too much of an issue, as I'll mainly be using it at home. Storage also isn't really an issue. I want it to be fast,fluid and intuitive and being able to browse the web while watching YouTube videos is a huge bonus for me. I'll also consider the 10" variants of each (Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1, Nexus 10, iPad Air) if you think that would be better and back it up. Thanks!
    I would not get anything other than the Nexus 7 (2013) at this point. Maybe an LG G Pad if I was desperate (though I would probably end up ROMming it).

    I like the Nexus 10 a lot, but it is about to undergo a refresh...which means the new one will be much better hardware and the old one will be much cheaper. The old one is still a great tablet though....my boss has one. The display on that thing is still excellent, even by 2014 standards.
    02-17-2014 03:38 PM
  4. someguy01234's Avatar
    I would get the LG Gpad Google Play Edition over the Nexus
    But if you want the regular version, for sale here for $250, ends tonight: Newegg.com - LG G Pad 8.3 Tablet - Quad-Core 2GB RAM 16GB Flash 8.3" Full HD Display Android 4.2, White (LGV500.AUSAWH)

    I can't recommend Nexus 10, its a year and a half old and the new one is coming very soon.
    02-17-2014 06:16 PM
  5. A895's Avatar
    I'm trying to decide which tablet to get, I will be mainly using it for YouTube, Netflix, browsing the web and occasionally maybe schoolwork. My price limit is around $400 but would save up if a tablet is that good. I'm looking for about an 8" screen, that seems like the perfect size for me. The candidates are the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4, LG G Pad 8.4 GPE, Nexus 7 and the Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display. Battery life isn't too much of an issue, as I'll mainly be using it at home. Storage also isn't really an issue. I want it to be fast,fluid and intuitive and being able to browse the web while watching YouTube videos is a huge bonus for me. I'll also consider the 10" variants of each (Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1, Nexus 10, iPad Air) if you think that would be better and back it up. Thanks!
    Nexus 10 with a stand case.

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    02-17-2014 06:28 PM
  6. Farish's Avatar
    You said schoolwork, so I will give you the disclaimer that I give everybody else.

    If your school has any special software, online courses, etc, make sure the tablet you want is compatible with it. There was a poster a few months back who bought a Nexus 10 and it would not work with his school online courses. Sometimes because of this the best tablet to get is a Windows Tablet.
    02-17-2014 08:23 PM
  7. A895's Avatar
    Nexus 10 with a stand case.

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    Matter of fact get a chromebook or a windows tablet. A tablet will be frustrating to use if you ever want to type anything. I see a tablet as pur media consumption and very web browsing. Anything more than that get a chromebook or a windows tablet.

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    02-17-2014 08:39 PM
  8. JeffDenver's Avatar
    For school work I'd get none of the above...I would get a cheap Windows 8 laptop instead. Tablets are not good computer replacements IMO...they are only good as supplements.

    I would not buy a tablet unless you already have a PC or laptop.
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    02-17-2014 08:48 PM
  9. A895's Avatar
    For school work I'd get none of the above...I would get a cheap Windows 8 laptop instead. Tablets are not god computer replacements IMO...they are only good as supplements.

    I would not buy a tablet unless you already have a PC or laptop.
    Exactly.

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    02-18-2014 01:53 AM
  10. A895's Avatar
    Asus T100 is your safest bet at $400

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/e?l...token=bJszD9oB

    If you don't even have a dedicated computer it's good choice long as you don't do anything like Photoshop or video editing. If you can't get something as a Windows 8 app you can always use the website as this is a full windows tablet with adobe flash in the browser.

    Posted via Android Central App
    02-18-2014 01:59 AM
  11. TeknoBug's Avatar
    Yeah I like the Asus tablets, but the Nexus ones are good too. My wife has a Samsung 10.1, it's not really a good tablet.
    02-18-2014 09:15 AM
  12. A895's Avatar
    Yeah I like the Asus tablets, but the Nexus ones are good too. My wife has a Samsung 10.1, it's not really a good tablet.
    Did you see what this is? This is a full windows 8.1 tablet with the ability to download and use legacy apps. It also has a full keyboard dock. This is pretty much a lower powered convertible laptop.

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    02-18-2014 10:23 AM
  13. Farish's Avatar
    For clarification, when I state Windows 8 tablets, I mean the ones with Intel quad core Atom processors with full versions of Windows 8.

    They are great zippy machines. If it wasn't for storage space reasons, I would have gotten one of these for my wife over a Windows 8 laptop.
    02-18-2014 01:25 PM
  14. Geodude074's Avatar
    I'm trying to decide which tablet to get, I will be mainly using it for YouTube, Netflix, browsing the web and occasionally maybe schoolwork. My price limit is around $400 but would save up if a tablet is that good. I'm looking for about an 8" screen, that seems like the perfect size for me. The candidates are the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4, LG G Pad 8.4 GPE, Nexus 7 and the Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display. Battery life isn't too much of an issue, as I'll mainly be using it at home. Storage also isn't really an issue. I want it to be fast,fluid and intuitive and being able to browse the web while watching YouTube videos is a huge bonus for me. I'll also consider the 10" variants of each (Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1, Nexus 10, iPad Air) if you think that would be better and back it up. Thanks!
    Get the Dell Venue 8 Pro for $250. It's an 8 inch tablet that does YouTube, Netflix, web browsing, and has Office 365 included.
    02-18-2014 01:46 PM

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