Thank you for letting me know I have other options besides iPads.redflagdealsguy wrote: ↑ Thank you for the feedback, this is almost 100% consistent with my understanding of current state.
Thank you. I had a Amazon Fire HD 7" from perhaps 2015 - 2017. It was a great little burner device for light media back when I was a little candle burner on both ends, and needed an unwind. [I'm still candle burning, but it's different today.] I picked up the 7" unit in used condition, from a recycler, so it might have been a 2013 - 2014 unit.
When people tell me that this Fire HD 10 (2021) is unacceptably slow and bottlenecked by RAM, it's immediately apparent we're dealing with someone on a different level of tablet use. That's the charitable interpretation.
I have my Ryzen 7 64GB RAM laptop, I don't need a max-CPU high-RAM tablet for 4K gaming and 8K video editing (hyperbole to make a point). Most people don't, because tablets are fundamentally limited devices for power-user use-cases. The FUD'ing around this device invariably confuses average users who would do well with the OP tablet.
My usual answer for readers:
If you don't know what you need from a tablet, other than media, browsing, documents, and emails, the OP tablet should work well for you.
If you have specific intensive technical needs from a tablet, either consider a more expensive tablet, or upgrade to a proper laptop or desktop. If you're in the Apple space and have money to burn, the iPad Pro is an option, for $1,000 CAD minimum.
Last year RBC has a free iPad offer if you open the Signature account and keep it for one year. The cost was about monthly fee of $15.95 *12=$192. What do you think if the difference is only about $30? Thanks.