Which tablet to buy? S7 / S7 FE / ??


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Oct 12, 2022
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Hi, I'm looking to buy an Android tablet. It will mostly be used for: taking notes in school, playing some less demanding games, browsing the web, watching content, and sometimes as a secondary display. My picks are (prices in brackets convertered from my currency):
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 (440$)
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE (280$)
- Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 (380$)
- Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 Pro (470$)
I like those tablets since they have a desktop mode
I'm open for suggestions though. Maybe even ChromeOS would be good, but It would still need to have a tablet mode.

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Jul 18, 2015
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with those choices, I would stick with Samsung s7 because it is known but after comparing specs, the Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 Pro would be a close second. They are almost the same. I guess I would check the update history and see which one is updated regularly and how long they will offer updates.


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Aug 14, 2014
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I don't really know a lot about non Samsung models, but my Husband has the Tab s7. He has been very pleased with it & has had no issues. His primary usage has been watching content while on the treadmill, playing games, light browsing, & listening to music. The size of the tablet is good & not overly heavy to carry.

It should get updates to at least the fall of 2024.