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Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 (2020) SM-T500NZAAXAC 10.4” 32GB Tablet - $199.99

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I bought this for a friend for $219 over Perkopolis a few days ago, now this is $199 and stackable with Amazon Back to Work discount? I will be returning the one bought from Samsung.com. Relieved Face
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User381785 wrote: Please just be quiet already. The A7 has all around better hardware, screen, battery life and you don't have to deal with Fire OS. You're always chiming in these tablets.
Fair.

Have I introduced you to our lord and savior, Fire HD 10?
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Anyone have experience using this tablet with Zwift?
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peakingduck wrote: I've been on the IOS train for quite some time now and been using iPads. Looking at a new tablet just for basic tasks (99.99% RFD+Reddit+YouTube/streams). The iPad pro looks nice but don't feel like dropping $1k..

$200 is a nice price point. Do those Android tablets bog down after 1-2 years? The one thing I can appreciate about our iPad mini is that it still performs great despite being 5/6 years old.

Do people still root these Android tablets and whatnot?
I don't think you need to spend $1K on an iPad . The basic one would be more than able to do what you need it for . It will also be supported for years compared to any Android tablet but base iPad is double the price .
Always is what people see as a value for $ spent
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All right, I give up - I'm going to return the Costco one and order from Amazon. If it was just $30 less vs. the 64 GB SD card, I wouldn't bother. But I added the "pay with TD Reward Points" option on Amazon to see what value I'd get for the points (equivalent to about 1% cash back), and an offer popped up for $30 off my first purchase with points over $100. That would make it $170. That's too tempting!
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bwr827 wrote: Would this work well running Microsoft Teams for remote learning?

I’d like to be prepared for further Covid issues just in case.
Just the app itself? Yes. Camera is decent and much better than what a laptop will give you. But remember there is no keyboard, mouse here. So will you be needing to do office type documents, a lot of typing?

If so, then you might want to either go laptop, or look at a higher end tablet that comes with things like S-pen, or cover cases that have trackpads and a small keyboard built in.
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peakingduck wrote: I've been on the IOS train for quite some time now and been using iPads. Looking at a new tablet just for basic tasks (99.99% RFD+Reddit+YouTube/streams). The iPad pro looks nice but don't feel like dropping $1k..

$200 is a nice price point. Do those Android tablets bog down after 1-2 years? The one thing I can appreciate about our iPad mini is that it still performs great despite being 5/6 years old.

Do people still root these Android tablets and whatnot?
iPad Pro isn't designed to compete with this... apple has 3 lines of tablets for this very reason. Honestly Samsung doesn't even have a tablet compete with iPad Pro, their S7+ is really designed to compete with iPad Air. iPad Pro is designed to be more or less competition for Surface Pro.

Samsung generally updates their devices for 2 years so after another year you likely won't receive many updates. You will still get android 11 update but anything after is a mystery. Apple generally is much better with updates (they are still updating ipad air 2... from 2014/2015, tab s2 stopped getting updates years ago for comparison, the official update ended at android 7). Of course its also worth noting you could always do your own unofficial updates on samsung tablets. Samsung has a pretty big user base so there is a lot of 3rd party support for it if you are into that kind of stuff. There are unofficial updates of android 10 for samsung tab s2 so as long as you are willing to update yourself, it really isnt a huge issue. So in short, yes people still "root" these devices and what not. The process is rather simple too.

The one thing to note is Apple tablets generally have less memory but their CPU is quite a bit ahead of SD CPUs. As in multiple generations faster for single core processes (which apply to most apps). Even the 2020 iPad would be quite a bit faster that tab A. In terms of pure CPU power, its actually competition for S7. Of course S7 has a much better screen, memory, speakers, etc (pretty much everything but CPU). Which is why while this is the closest samsung competition for iPad, the regular iPad is priced quite a bit higher (even regular price).
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The new 2021 Fire tablet goes down to $159 when on sale (the old Fire tablet used to go down to that price every few weeks, so I imagine this one will be similar). I think for most people the Fire tablet will be of better value. Amazon will support it for much longer than Samsung (Samsung is generally crap when it comes to releasing updates for non-flagship models). There's also a much larger ecosystem of accessories for the Fire tablet
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Looking for a tablet for my 8 year old. This will be used for Minecraft /Roblox and Netflix etc.

We bought an amazon fire tablet last year and wasn't impressed with it, so she's still using my archaic nexus 7 that seems to never die.

Should I buy this for her and then get her a beefier ipad/S7 tablet in a couple years, or is she going to outgrow the needs of this before then? She has a laptop for school, so I doubt she'll use it for anything too strenuous.

Thank you
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User381785 wrote: This is a much better tablet
Could you elaborate? Some of the specs are better on the Samsung but it seems barely so
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Richfields wrote: Looking for a tablet for my 8 year old. This will be used for Minecraft /Roblox and Netflix etc.

We bought an amazon fire tablet last year and wasn't impressed with it, so she's still using my archaic nexus 7 that seems to never die.

Should I buy this for her and then get her a beefier ipad/S7 tablet in a couple years, or is she going to outgrow the needs of this before then? She has a laptop for school, so I doubt she'll use it for anything too strenuous.

Thank you
Save yourself a future purchase and get an iPad
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Is the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ 256GB for $899.99 any good?
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Paigne wrote: iPad Pro isn't designed to compete with this... apple has 3 lines of tablets for this very reason. Honestly Samsung doesn't even have a tablet compete with iPad Pro, their S7+ is really designed to compete with iPad Air. iPad Pro is designed to be more or less competition for Surface Pro.

Samsung generally updates their devices for 2 years so after another year you likely won't receive many updates. You will still get android 11 update but anything after is a mystery. Apple generally is much better with updates (they are still updating ipad air 2... from 2014/2015, tab s2 stopped getting updates years ago for comparison, the official update ended at android 7). Of course its also worth noting you could always do your own unofficial updates on samsung tablets. Samsung has a pretty big user base so there is a lot of 3rd party support for it if you are into that kind of stuff. There are unofficial updates of android 10 for samsung tab s2 so as long as you are willing to update yourself, it really isnt a huge issue. So in short, yes people still "root" these devices and what not. The process is rather simple too.

The one thing to note is Apple tablets generally have less memory but their CPU is quite a bit ahead of SD CPUs. As in multiple generations faster for single core processes (which apply to most apps). Even the 2020 iPad would be quite a bit faster that tab A. In terms of pure CPU power, its actually competition for S7. Of course S7 has a much better screen, memory, speakers, etc (pretty much everything but CPU). Which is why while this is the closest samsung competition for iPad, the regular iPad is priced quite a bit higher (even regular price).
Yeah, I always find it dumb when people compare the ipad pros with S7+. It's like comparing an Xbox Series X to a PS4.
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Judgment wrote: Is the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ 256GB for $899.99 any good?
I think you even get free Galaxy bud pros if you buy on Samsung store. But might be expired now?

It's pretty good hardware. Doubt theres anything you can find that will run sluggish. It's got the same performance as the S7. So if you can do without an OLED, you could also look at the 11" tab S7 and save a couple hundred dollars.

Personally I find 12"+ to be too big to wield as a tablet, but that's just me. 10"-11" is the perfect size.
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Thanks OP.

Ordered for my mom to use mainly netflix & Youtube watching.
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SomeGuyNamedBob wrote: The new 2021 Fire tablet goes down to $159 when on sale (the old Fire tablet used to go down to that price every few weeks, so I imagine this one will be similar). I think for most people the Fire tablet will be of better value. Amazon will support it for much longer than Samsung (Samsung is generally crap when it comes to releasing updates for non-flagship models). There's also a much larger ecosystem of accessories for the Fire tablet
In the past Amazon has released minor security updates for FireOS on their tablets for a couple of years after initial release, then dropped support. The never update the major version number of FireOS or the underlying Android version on a particular tablet model - until recently, when they bumped the 2018 models from FireOS 6 (Android 7) to FireOS 7 (Android 9). Future updates are unpredictable.
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SomeGuyNamedBob wrote: The new 2021 Fire tablet goes down to $159 when on sale (the old Fire tablet used to go down to that price every few weeks, so I imagine this one will be similar). I think for most people the Fire tablet will be of better value. Amazon will support it for much longer than Samsung (Samsung is generally crap when it comes to releasing updates for non-flagship models). There's also a much larger ecosystem of accessories for the Fire tablet
Samsung devices launched in 2019 or later will get security updates for a minimum of 4 years. OS updates varies.

https://security.samsungmobile.com/workScope.smsb
And select devices launched in 2019 or later will be supported with firmware security updates for a minimum of four (4) years following their global launch.¹

Monthly, quarterly and biannual firmware security updates will include patches for Android OS related security issues released by Google, as well as, patches for Samsung-specific security issues.
The 2019 Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 launched with Android 9 and is upgradeable to Android 11.
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S6 lite is also on sale on amazon

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