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Tablet suggestions

I am looking for suggestions on an android tablet around $300. Screen size 7-8". No apple because we have problems with the chromecast connection.

We plan on keeping it in our kitchen/dining area and we will use it for general browsing, storing our cook books (epub), uploading the newspaper, streaming via chromecast, accessing our sonos system.

Thanks in advance.
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Thanks. I wIll look into this. Do you know the difference between the Tab A and their E and S series. I looked online but I am still confused. Thx.
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boneca wrote:
Nov 21st, 2017 1:55 pm
Thanks. I wIll look into this. Do you know the difference between the Tab A and their E and S series. I looked online but I am still confused. Thx.
E is for excrement. Bottom of the barrel.
A is for average. Actually fairly below average.
S is for supreme. The only decent ones.

There's not much choice in Android tablets atm unfortunately. A Tab S2 or Zenpad 3s would be ideal but outside your budget.
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boneca wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 10:26 am
I am looking for suggestions on an android tablet around $300. Screen size 7-8". No apple because we have problems with the chromecast connection.

We plan on keeping it in our kitchen/dining area and we will use it for general browsing, storing our cook books (epub), uploading the newspaper, streaming via chromecast, accessing our sonos system.

Thanks in advance.
LG G Pad III 8.0 costs $240 from Fido. You need a Fido buddy to buy that for you
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danieltoronto wrote:
Nov 21st, 2017 7:38 pm
LG G Pad III 8.0 costs $240 from Fido. You need a Fido buddy to buy that for you
Lots of people selling the LG-Pad brand new for $150 on kijiji. They got them for free with the Fido data plan
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Gee wrote:
Oct 18th, 1974 2:55 am
Lots of people selling the LG-Pad brand new for $150 on kijiji. They got them for free with the Fido data plan
Hmm they are all 16 Gb whereas the one at Fido is 32 Gb. That is the catch
16 Gb is really tight if not viable at all
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willy wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 12:45 pm
The new Samsung Tab A 8.0 (2017) seems to fit your criteria .... but I personally found $299 is a bit too much. I would wait for it to go on sale or you may want to wait till BF ...

https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/sa ... 31619.aspx?
Not only that . Its resolution sucks (Native Screen Resolution 1280 x 800 (WXGA))
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I bought the Samsung Tab A 10.1 for my kids and they're pretty good. Bought them for $279 at BB.
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jackrabbit000 wrote:
Nov 21st, 2017 9:11 pm
I bought the Samsung Tab A 10.1 for my kids and they're pretty good. Bought them for $279 at BB.
I do not like the form factor (10" to big to hold in bed IMO) . And 16 Gb sucks too
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danieltoronto wrote:
Nov 21st, 2017 8:02 pm
Hmm they are all 16 Gb whereas the one at Fido is 32 Gb. That is the catch
16 Gb is really tight if not viable at all
How many apps do you need?
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Gee wrote:
Nov 21st, 2017 9:52 pm
How many apps do you need?
Hmm it is 14 Gb only after 2 is allocated for the RAM.
Anyway (32 - 2) Gb gives you zero worry at all
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danieltoronto wrote:
Nov 21st, 2017 10:13 pm
Hmm it is 14 Gb only after 2 is allocated for the RAM.
Anyway (32 - 2) Gb gives you zero worry at all
No worries, maybe

... but is it worth the extra $100?
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danieltoronto wrote:
Nov 21st, 2017 9:48 pm
I do not like the form factor (10" to big to hold in bed IMO) . And 16 Gb sucks too
I added a 64GB 95 MB/sec SanDisk Extreme microSD Card in ours. No issues with 16GB in any of them.
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If can get BF deals from down south then the Amazon fire 8" for $50 USD and 10" [better screen] for $100

Use their own version of android but can google how to install google apps

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