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Just wanted to have a separate topic for this.

 

Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook/index.asp

 

So far I've been totally satisfied with my Nook Simple Touch. I've been reading it every night. It's not in any way awkward and I have 100+ books loaded on it (you can guess how on your own). I haven't rooted it yet but once I do I'll have access to android market allowing me to load a variety of other apps on it included one that will allow me to properly view non-novel-size PDF documents.

 

My mom has actually been impressed with it too and now wants an ereader too although she wants a larger one. I tried to get her to tell me exactly why and she said mostly because she just doesn't want to be left behind in terms of technology. [offtopic] Seeing how she adapted to her smartphone, I actually really credit that specific device with opening up her mind to technology options based on multiple conversations. [/offtopic]

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I have an oppurtunity to buy any e-reader for 20% off. I think it might be crazy, but that drops the nook tablet to 200. I think the nook simple would still be around 80. Or i could get a kindle fire for 160.

 

I would never advocate doing retarded stuff like buying/reselling, but if one of you are interested let me know before I go in to work tomorrow at 1pm.

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Maybe an acer iconia tab? I've seen these going on sale recently, try and look for something cheap around christmas time?

Also, it's much more expensive than some of the other options and runs windows which is not ideal for her needs. Android is preferred.

 

Currently looking at the Archos 101.

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runs windows

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Operating System:

Android 3.0 (Honeycomb)

 

Tech:

Dual Core Processor

 

LCD Features:

Capacitive Ten-point Touchscreen

 

Display Type:

Wide XGA

 

Resolution:

1280 x 800

 

GPU/VPU:

NVIDIA ULP GeForce

 

HDD Interface:

eMMC Architecture

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There is also iconia tab that runs windows and regardless the android one is still way too expensive. You can get a ASUS Transformer Prime for same price.

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my coworker offer me to buy his kindle fire for 150 should i take it ?

 

can i put android easily on this shit? plz let me know

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Yes kindle fire runs android. Yes you can even root/rom it (they're working on some details). I would honestly prefer a different tablet than that, the hardware is pretty mediocre. A Nook Tablet has better hardware and is normally only 50 bucks more, and if you wait a while I'm sure you can find some good deals on some of the other tablets.

 

Also keep in mind that you need a use for it. kuhla and I bought e-readers because we read. I didn't buy a tablet because I can use my phone or my computer for just about everything I could possible need. I don't consume media outside of my computer/phone and I have no real intention of doing so in the future. Unless you plan on netflixing on the go or reading color comics or some other use, I generally would just think twice before getting a tablet.

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I could not find a use case for a tablet for a long time, and only recently was I able to (mostly work related). I can see your use case at work being watching movies on a larger screen, so I suggest a large screen.

 

Tablets at home would primarily be good for couch & bed surfing. I'm getting the transformer for work due to its great note-taking abilities, office work, and showing information that does not require moving around a huge laptop (even 14 inch laptops are too larger and cumbersome where I often just print out the material.)

 

I suggested the Asus Prime for my office, but due to the lack of availability, I recommended the ThinkPad Tablet instead (despite Lenovo's lackluster software design). We just purchased one an waiting on delivery.

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Do any of you have a microSD reader? If internal, I would need to borrow it for 10 minutes.

 

Lenovo K1 32GB was $299 at Fry's. Try it in store.

A guy at work bought one of these. He seems to like it. I handled it today and it seems legit. The stock software it ships with seems a bit bloaty though.

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The ideapad at newegg never came back in stock at newegg upped the price to $500 to be consistent with everyone else.

 

some options - http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList....lue=398%3A57389

 

Now looking at the Archos 101 G9.

A new fire has been lit under my ass. Budget is UNDER $500 and 9.7" screen or larger are the newest restrictions.

 

Filter: 9.7" or larger, Android 3.0 or newer, 1280 x 800 resolution or higher, $500 or cheaper -- http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList....amp;PageSize=20

 

Of those listed, the following have active xda boards: Samsung Galaxy Tab, Archos G9, Acer Iconia Tab A500, Asus Eee Pad Transformer.

 

The Archos 101 G9 8GB seems like quite a deal. Official ICS is already out for it.

 

Thoughts?

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Form Factor, but anyways:

 

New! Asus - Refurbished Eee Pad Transformer Tablet with 32GB Memory - Brown/Black

- $350

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haha, I already tried to get her to let me buy her a refurbished one and she was very unhappy about that idea, she wants new

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