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    Android Tablets vs Netbook

    Was having a chat with my Dad earlier today and he expressed a desire in interest in a dead Acer Aspire One Netbook I have here.

    He does alot of travelung for his work and said he'd like either a tablet or a Netbook for when he travles so that he cab check his e-mail, keep in contact with friends and so on. He hates taking his HP 15.6 inch laptop away with him as thats just such a nightmare getting it through security etc at airports and son.

    I ventured out into the rain this afternoon to have a look at some tableta to get a feel for whats on the market, it would appear the cheapest one I saw was £199 and you can get a Netbook for £180 new if you look in the right places online.

    However, I've just been on ebay and after doing a quick search for Android Tablet I noticed they can be picked up for £60, which does look quite tempting as I'm half inclined to grab one just to see what its like, or would I be wasting £60 ?

    I don't want an iPad so please don't suggest it. Very much like Andriod as have that on my HTC Wildfire.

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    Re: Android Tablets vs Netbook

    I do like those, but still a bit too costly.

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    Re: Android Tablets vs Netbook

    Unless you managed to get an HP TouchPad for under £90 any of the sub £100 Android tablets are a waste of money in the long run.

    It might be worth look at the Hannspree Hannspad:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/271191-hannspr...et-sn10t1-1653

    Make sure you go for the latest production version as it has a much better screen than the older ones.

    Another one is the AndyPad Pro:

    http://www.andypad.co.uk/products/5-andy-pad-pro.aspx

    There is also the Advent Vega for around £200.

    Edit!!

    Even though Ebuyer is saying they are shipping the latest 1653 version it seems some people are getting the 1633 version still:

    http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/hann.../998114?page=5

    According to the thread Misco is shipping only 1653 versions:

    http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/...&sourceid=5116


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    Re: Android Tablets vs Netbook

    Don't touch an Android tablet that's under £150. It'll be using a slow CPU / chipset, and most likely a resistive touch-screen.

    I found typing on my 10" resistive tablet a chore, to the extent that my post rate on hexus when I was primarily using a tablet was probably a fraction of normal, as I simply couldn't face the hassle of text input. But I read a lot more stuff online, because the internet actually feels like it's meant to be prodded: browsing is much more fun with a touch interface, and feels intuitive. So if he thinks he'll do a lot of text input then a netbook is probably worth it, tbh.

    One proviso though - I hadn't tried swype when I had my tablet. On my phone it's incredibly easy and intuitive to use, and I've been massively impressed by it. It may be that a tablet with swype installed would be a different proposition altogether...

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    Re: Android Tablets vs Netbook

    Well that explains where there are so many of them on ebay, in which case will stear him away from those, infact looking at it and listening to Dad's requirements further a Netbook is indeed the way to go.

    Time to get trawling ebay as he's stipulated he does not want Windows 7 Starter Edition.

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