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    Default Another Tablet Rec Question - looking for functionality

    Hey All,

    I've been poking around the forums trying to figure out the best tablet. I currently don't own a tablet and till recently haven't felt a huge need for one. I think I am more looking at it as a convenient thing to pick up while sitting on the couch watching tellie that is bigger than a phone and more convenient than my laptop. I don't really play games though will likely use it as a media center (stream music, watch video while travelling, books etc.). The other consideration is that this will be shared between my wife and me. While I'm not paranoid about her reading my email something that is convenient for multiple users seems desirable. Since this isn't a gaming or heavy video tablet the best screen is not that important. Also functional pictures are nice but i'm not replacing my dSLR. Likwise, I care less about the best processor and more about something that is functionally snappy. Finally, I'm less concerned about getting the newest and the best b/c my guess is that in a year this will get co-opted by my infant son and if I like the tablet form I'll get something new for myself.

    While price is not the primary concern it is still a factor. Ones I've been looking at:

    Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8" - this seems like the leader but i'm unclear on the multiuser experience. The multitasking functionality seems cool
    Nexus 7" - Multiuser is nice. Lack of expansiion - is that a problem? Smaller screen
    Samsung Pro 8" - Is multiuser worth $150? i know the screen is better but that just doesn't matter to me
    Kindle Fire - I'm guessing with all of the kindle lines, since there is no google play all of my google music is gone, correct?
    LG Pro 2 - Don't know as much about this - so not sure if this meets needs better

    Anything else that I'm missing? I think it probably is between the Samsung and the Nexus but am open to arguments for others...

    Thanks,

    bg
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    Default Re: Another Tablet Rec Question - looking for functionality

    Nexus 7 is a great choice, especially the 2nd generation (although the 1st gen Nexus 7 would likely be fine for your needs). The lack of microSD slot shouldn't be a big deal, especially since it sounds like you intend to use it mostly around the house, where you could stream music or video via wifi anyway. It's a really fast and powerful tablet, and the screen is beautiful--I know you think it's not that important, but believe me, once you use a screen like that, it's hard to go back to lower resolution!
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    Default Re: Another Tablet Rec Question - looking for functionality

    I like the LG G-Pad currently 225$ online

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    Default Re: Another Tablet Rec Question - looking for functionality

    I've seen the LG G-Pad has come down. What is the advantages of that one? Does it have multiuser support?

    Another consideration - and something that makes me nervous about buying a samsung is long term support. My guess is that the Nexus will likely continue to get updates where it seems that the history of samsung (i know less about LG) is to stop updating their stop sellers. I know i can always root but to be honest i'd rather avoid that route (pun intended!) if possible...

    bg
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    Default Re: Another Tablet Rec Question - looking for functionality

    Quote Originally Posted by bennyscuba View Post
    I've seen the LG G-Pad has come down. What is the advantages of that one? Does it have multiuser support?

    Another consideration - and something that makes me nervous about buying a samsung is long term support. My guess is that the Nexus will likely continue to get updates where it seems that the history of samsung (i know less about LG) is to stop updating their stop sellers. I know i can always root but to be honest i'd rather avoid that route (pun intended!) if possible...

    bg
    Yes it does support multiuser. Why i like it... LG's user interface, Qpair, size, battery life, no lag, and the expandable storage.
    Owner of a replacement Htc One... Till something better comes along
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