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XDanger 02-27-11 09:22 AM

currently in the market for a tablet pc/ipad
 
Getting an ipad is the easy option but what about a slightly cheaper Android tablet?

would I be able to upgrade it to Android 3.0?

Surfer 360 MN10U looks nice ,says 3.0 update in April...


Hardware wise does this beat the crap out of an iPad or are they comparable?

Processor: NVIDIA Tegra250 ™ 1 GHz dual core
Display: 25.7 cm [10.1 "] capacitive multi-touch LCD (1024x600)
Battery: Lithium Polymer Battery 3300 mAh 7.4V
Memory: 512MB DDR2
Internal Memory: 512 MB NAND FLASH (SLC Type)
Dimensions: 275mm x 178 mm x 13.60 mm | 750g
Weight: 750g
Networking: WIFI | Bluetooth | UMTS 3G | GPS
Other Features: MicroSD slot | WebCam 1.3 M | Stereo speakers | Mic | G-Sensor
Docking station: DC in | HDMI Output | 3x USB | line out | headphone jack,
Ports: 1 x USB | 1 x HDMI | 3.5 mm headphone jack | Micro SD | SIM slot

six_storm 02-27-11 11:08 AM

Re: currently in the market for a tablet pc/ipad
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by XDanger (Post 2397719)
Getting an ipad is the easy option but what about a slightly cheaper Android tablet?

would I be able to upgrade it to Android 3.0?

Surfer 360 MN10U looks nice ,says 3.0 update in April...


Hardware wise does this beat the crap out of an iPad or are they comparable?

Processor: NVIDIA Tegra250 1 GHz dual core
Display: 25.7 cm [10.1 "] capacitive multi-touch LCD (1024x600)
Battery: Lithium Polymer Battery 3300 mAh 7.4V
Memory: 512MB DDR2
Internal Memory: 512 MB NAND FLASH (SLC Type)
Dimensions: 275mm x 178 mm x 13.60 mm | 750g
Weight: 750g
Networking: WIFI | Bluetooth | UMTS 3G | GPS
Other Features: MicroSD slot | WebCam 1.3 M | Stereo speakers | Mic | G-Sensor
Docking station: DC in | HDMI Output | 3x USB | line out | headphone jack,
Ports: 1 x USB | 1 x HDMI | 3.5 mm headphone jack | Micro SD | SIM slot


What are you wanting to do with this tablet? If you are looking for a hardware beast, you ought to wait to see what Apple has built in to the iPad 2 later this week OR you can wait for another couple of months for the Android camp to come up with something. From what I've seen, the Xoom is a really nice tablet but man is it expensive. And if the iPad2 stays around the $499 price point, it's going to be extremely hard for these other companies to compete.

XDanger 02-27-11 02:27 PM

Re: currently in the market for a tablet pc/ipad
 
I assumed the iPad2 would be more expensive, They'd have to drop the iPad price a lot to sell it otherwise and I doubt that will happen.

If the iPad price does drop then good but it might be too long to wait, its for the other half.

Bearclaw 02-27-11 06:05 PM

Re: currently in the market for a tablet pc/ipad
 
Price Vs. Performance, iPad is king.

However, I bought a Nook Color and rooted it to run Android Froyo. 7" Tablet. Perfect.

Sazar 02-27-11 06:25 PM

Re: currently in the market for a tablet pc/ipad
 
The Zoom basically out-specs the iPad and iPad 2 in pretty much every way, plus Honeycomb looks fantastic. If you can grab it for the $600 deals they have going on, you might net a nice little deal.

XDanger 02-27-11 06:41 PM

Re: currently in the market for a tablet pc/ipad
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Sazar (Post 2397872)
The Zoom basically out-specs the iPad and iPad 2 in pretty much every way, plus Honeycomb looks fantastic. If you can grab it for the $600 deals they have going on, you might net a nice little deal.

$965 For a Xoom here in England.

same Tegra 250 as the German tablet I mentioned?

The 3D isn't out yet is it?


She only wants it for the usual girl stuff, Facebook and ....that's about it,

Angry birds?

Roadhog 02-27-11 06:43 PM

Re: currently in the market for a tablet pc/ipad
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by XDanger (Post 2397884)
$965 For a Xoom here in England.

same Tegra 250 as the German tablet I mentioned?

The 3D isn't out yet is it?


She only wants it for the usual girl stuff, Facebook and ....that's about it,

Angry birds?

netbook?

XDanger 02-27-11 06:48 PM

Re: currently in the market for a tablet pc/ipad
 
she has her heart set on a tablet bless her...

I've advised waiting for Honeycomb and the possible iPad1 price drop until deciding but she does what she likes at the end of the day.

betterdan 02-27-11 07:02 PM

Re: currently in the market for a tablet pc/ipad
 
My wife loves her ipad and surprisingly I like it too. She uses it for school work, some scrabble online game and general internet use.


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