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    #TABLET

    Suggest that she save her money and buy a Wacom. Cheap tablets are shit.
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    #Tablet

    I think he means Tablet Computer, not Drawing Tablet, Greasemonkey. I don't think drawing tablets tend to have 512MB of RAM or SD slots.

    For $150 you're going to be looking more in the eReader Tablet range, instead of Actual Tablet range, and the Nook Colour is probably the closest to those specs, and can be pretty easily hacked to run stock Android builds (though with the most recent software update doesn't necessarily need to be). The Kindle FIre is higher specced in the processor/RAM department, but doesn't have expandable storage, since Amazon is really keen on people getting on board their cloud services.
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    #tablet
    Seconding the nook color or kindle fire.
    A friend just got the kindle fire and has Loved it. Seems to be more responsive than the nook, but both seemed decent to me. If I were to go with one of the 2, I'd go with the fire, since that's where my ebooks mostly are, and because it feels lighter to me than the nook. Best of luck.
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      CommentAuthorcity creed
    • CommentTimeJan 8th 2012
     (10398.104)
    #tablet
    got a samsung galaxy tab here, piece of unstable malfunctioning shit, wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy.
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    Eh, I shouldn't post after five bottles of Trippel.
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      CommentAuthoroddbill
    • CommentTimeJan 8th 2012
     (10398.106)
    #tablet

    All "tablets" at the 150 or below range are cheap shit. The Nook Color is an okay color eReader that does some tablet-like things, but it is in no way even close to an actual tablet computer. The only way to make it even get near that is to root it and run a more standard version of the android os and really, does your wife want to fiddle with buggy custom android builds or does she want to use a tablet? I have no direct experience with the Kindle Fire, but I suspect it is much the same, without the android.

    You cannot buy a real, functional, tablet for less than $500. You don't want to buy anything that calls itself a tablet that costs less than that. It will not do what you want it to do, and you'll then have wasted the money you spent on it.

    Honestly, and this is coming from a lifetime Windows user who hates the apple ecosystem and is not a fan of deranged apple fandom, if you want a tablet, save up and get an ipad. The ipad works wonderfully, and is still the format defining machine. If you can't buy an ipad right now, just don't buy a tablet. Wait. Either you'll be able to afford one later, or someone will come out with a decent non-ipad tablet (this second thing hasn't happened yet).