Hey there guys, a bit of a lowdown on the situation...
I may be going to Hong Kong for about 20 days a little later in the year with the girlfriend. Now although I'm pretty fluent in Cantonese myself, she's a Welsh girl and will no doubt be bewildered with the culture shock and lack of English speakers out there (staying in the New Territories). For the times when we wont be hiking about the concrete jungle we'll be exhausted and bored in the nights at the guest house we'll be renting. We would get a hotel but it's stupid money. This place is basically a bedsit in an apartment building. Which is great to keep costs down but it's far from the lap of luxury. A Bed, a toilet, a shower, a fridge and air con in a glorified shoebox-All you need really when travelling! Even if there was a TV in the room it'll all be in Chinese!
Soooo I'm thinking of getting a tablet pc and uploading some video files on there. I've already bought a few shows over the years including Sherlock and black books and a couple of movies so I'm hoping this will keep us entertained for the trip. Now I was considering bringing my laptop but weight is an issue with my camera gear anyway and I don't want to lug around anymore than I need to.
I think a tablet would be ideal to view videos and using it to connect to wifi in places like museums and mac donalds (she's a very fussy eater so no doubt we'll be visiting that safe choice from time to time) so that we can access the net when we're out and about if need be to email relatives back home.
I'm after a budget tablet. Something that will allow me to put video files to watch on there (expandable memory preferred) and something able to send a couple of emails and surf the web. Obviously the cheaper the better so that if it gets damaged or stolen then it wont bother me so much. If it survives the trip then we can use it as a general web browser about the house. So any advice guys? I've never had a tablet in my life and I'm expecting a bigger version of my htc desire hd just without the call function. No ipads here guys, it's primary purpose is a portable, rugged cheap video player with email and web functions, no need for fancy apps or bells and whistles.
Thanks in advance,