cheap tablet, Hudl, used Nexus, anything else?
I’m after a cheap tablet to mainly web browse, YouTube.
Liking to spend around the £100 mark but want something that isn’t going to make me launch it unlike my absolute crap cheap Nokia Lumia I currently use, any suggestions?
Edited to add- Samsung Galaxy 3 for £80 from PC world, any reason not to?Posted 3 years agoircSubscriber
Windows 8.1 11.6 screen netbook £129?Posted 3 years ago
IRC good price on the laptop but wanting tablet/touch screen jobbie for reading PDF manuals whilst spannering/tinkering and already have Win7 laptop.
Off to PC world to see if they will price match with Microsoft online store where the HP stream is £80 vs £100 at PC WorldPosted 3 years agounovoloMember
If you fancy the HP stream 7 ,then save a few quid and get a Linx 7 off ebay.
Spec wise virtually identical to the HP Stream but cheaper, I have just got one and is fine for the money , only downside to Windows tablets is the battery life is not generally as good as a Android tablet, probably looking at 4.5hrs compared to 7hrs+ for a Android tablet.
Good bit of kit for £59 though.Posted 3 years agowanmankylungMember
Wife is on her second Hudl.First one had a problem with the charging points failing.Second one is dead now because of same problem.Wouldn’t have another.
My kids had them, both went back to have the charger point repaired, they then broke again and got their money back. Although, the kids think that santa took their hudls to give to other less fortunate kids and brought them a ipads instead.Posted 3 years agoCletusMember
I bought an 8″ Windows tablet (Lenovo Miix 8) and really cannot get on with it at all. It seems very difficult to do the simplest things but maybe I am treating it as a PC rather than tablet.
For simplicity, ease of use and VFM Android is the way to go imo. I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 8 and that is fine for browsing, Youtube etc. although the screen could be a bit better.
In the OP’s position I would get a Hudl.Posted 3 years ago
Arrived today and must say I’m really impressed although I am a long time Microsoft user and have a Windows phone as well.
My phone apps are sync’d to the tablet so I can carry on playing Age of Empires, and the One drive stuff is sync’d nicely between my phone, pc and tablet.
Windows8 Metro tile/desktop thing actually works pretty well on a tablet-you can have easily accessible tiles/apps – mail, browser but still have a fully fledged PC underneath for when you need something a bit more in depth.
The tablet itself seems well made, its not the thinnest and the speakers aren’t very loud but for £80 i’d say its a winner!Posted 3 years agojosephrohdes221Member
I got my nieces one of these for Christmas.
Ainol Novo 7 Aurora 2 £99.99, can be found cheaper but you have to order from china then, i opted for a few quid more to get from a UK supplier.
The reason i opted for that was it was a reletivly good spec for the money, but it does need tweaking, as such there is a very good community that do this over at slatedroid forums. Once u get an upto date tweaked rom on it they are good, not nexus good but not far off.
Only reason i would suggest this over the one you are looking at is the resolution is better, apart form that they are fairly similar, oh and never belive the cpu speed they state, its always slightly exaggerated lol.
I would advise what ever cheaper end tablet u opt for in the end would be to get a screen protector, the glass on the low end stuff is never that brilliant iv found.
One tip id suggest though would be to pop into your local purple shirted place, i know i know. Have a play with all the low end stuff and see what you would be comfortable with, if you would be comfortable using it, then the kids would. I did this and decided on the one i linked to as the specs where slightly better.
Best way to think about it is, anything dual core, with a half decent resolution that has access to the play store, be it native or with tweaking, is what u are after, as at the end of the day you won’t be using it. It took me ages to get it into my head that the one i bought was’nt for me lol.Posted 3 years agomattsccmMember
What’s bad about this deal?Posted 3 years ago
*n*o idea what I am buying really?
“Rusty, I’m confused! After my Nexus 7 proved to be total s**t, I’m now looking for a new tablet. I though the Levino S8 was Android. Did I miss something here?”
The S8 is android and is good spec.
I bought a HP stream 7 which is Windows8. I didn’t think you could get a cheap windows tablet but stumbled upon the HP for £80. Really impressedPosted 3 years agonemesisSubscriber
Just thought that I’d add – I got a Linx 7 from ebay for £60 and for that money it’s frankly amazing. It’s full Windows 8.1 which I’m new to and still getting used to but it’s basically a full on PC for £60 (I plan to plug in a TV via HDMI).
Only thing (and I think this is a 8.1 thing) is that I can’t get it to connect to the homegroup my W7 media PC is on to access videos, etc but I’m sure I’ll work that out.Posted 3 years agooldboyMember
I’ve also been looking at the Leveno S8, after the two recommendations above, to replace my useless Nexus 7, but I now see there is a S8-50 as well. Is this the new version or the old one? Only the processor appears to be different as far as I can tell, although the S8 has the Intel Atom which I believe is highly regarded.Posted 3 years ago
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