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  • Premier Icon paladin
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    I’ve got a nexus 7, ideal for me for travelling, fits in my pocket.

    If I was wanting something to use mostly at home, I’d go for a 10″.

    Apple is good, no question about that, I’ve got an iPod touch, but I wouldn’t have paid the premium for an iPad or mini.

    GEDA
    Member

    I got a nook hd after the screen on my nexus 7 broke. Upgrade it to play store and install a different loader, desktop what ever you call it and its great for 150. No camera or gps but it works for me.

    jonba
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    Nexus 7 user. Been good for me. Don’t see many reasons why I’d want an iPad now.

    sicklilpuppy
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    +1 for the nexus 7, can’t beat it for £160, the new one is supposed to be even better but closer to £220.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    Nexus 7 & Version 2? Sold near to cost.

    Unless there is something Apple Specific required then why bother.

    Lazgoat
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    You might not find any deals on the old Nexus 7 as they’re most likely sold out now. The new Nexus 7 is meant to be great but I’d give it a few weeks to see if there are any issues with the first batch before buying.

    choppersquad
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    Been thinking of buying a small tablet and was wondering whether there were any good alternatives to the iPad mini? I’ve had a look at the Google Nexus 7 but don’t really know what kind of things to be looking at? If anyone knows of any killer deals on larger tablets then that’d be ok too as I’m open to any suggestions.

    choppersquad
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    In your opinions, would it be more sensible to spend the extra £49 on the 32gb Nexus 7 or would 16gb be enough? I’ll probably only use it for browsing and playing the odd game, or maybe reading books.

    Premier Icon martymac
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    16gb is plenty for that imo.

    Premier Icon nickdavies
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    Apple refurb store has ipad mini for 229 if that helps?

    prawny
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    I had away on an Archos 80 titanium before I bought my ipad. It was fine in the shop only just over £100 too I prefer the screen shape of the ipad and Archos to the widescreen of the other 7inchers, it’s a bit more comfy for browsing. Decided to spend the extra in the end though.

    cranberry
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    I’d suggest that you pick up the 32gb version of the Nexus 7 as tablets can’t be upgraded if your storage needs change in the future.

    Premier Icon paladin
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    I got the 32Gig nexus as I put a few movies on it. The only way to add storage is with an otg cable and memory stick. Shame it didn’t have a slot for extra memory.

    Premier Icon AlexSimon
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    Old 16Gb Nexus is £129 in a couple of places, most notably Carphone Warehouse:
    http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/asus-google-nexus-7-16gb-v1-2012-129-carphone-warehouse-1650704

    Edit: only reason for extra storage is if you are needing music/movies on the go.
    If mainly used wi-fi at home, I don’t see you going beyond the 16GB model.

    clubber
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    That’s a bargin.

    Premier Icon AlexSimon
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    clubber – Member

    That’s a bargin.
    There’s a whole host of other tablets which suddenly become irrelevant when the Google one is this cheap. See also the £159 Nexus 4.

    choppersquad
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    Well I’m currently using my new google nexus 7, and very impressed I am too. The iPad mini did feel a bit better quality build, but it was over £100 more expensive for the 32gb one, so it was a no brainer as far as I’m concerned.I feel so bloody old though. Sitting here wishing I had a nice instruction booklet in front of me.

    clubber
    Member

    It’s all online! 🙂

    choppersquad
    Member

    I suppose I could print it all out for that authentic 80’s feel. 😀

    clubber
    Member

    I’ll bet you wouldn’t be the only one…

    IanW
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    get some balls man, buy the real thing.

    choppersquad
    Member

    Maybe I could “share it with Rupert”?

    mattyd
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    Nook Hd looks to be a good budget buy at the moment for £79.
    Nook
    I don’t have one, but it appears you can hack it to add Google Play store etc as per Geda above.

    GEDA
    Member

    You do not need to hack it just install the update on the nook website. Mine has a 64gb sd in it

    turbo1397
    Member

    i just plumped for the nexus 7 deal above.. cant go wrong for £129!

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