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Old 11-06-2011, 10:42 PM   #16
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emilikins - I've been very pleased with the Vizio for the three weeks I've had it. I haven't used it a great deal, but the battery life seems decent and most apps seem to run with no problem. I don't anticipate using a huge number of apps, so I doubt that storage space for apps will become an issue. I've tried and returned several other tablets under $300, but the Vizio is the only one that I might actually keep - and now it's under $200. It may not be perfect, but it seems to offer what I need. If they do come out with a fix for the memory issue, so much the better, but it's a decent tablet even if they don't.

I experimented actually moving an app to the SD card using Astro and had no difficulty running it, but I moved it back to the device since I have so few apps right now. But I believe it would work fine for most apps that allow use of the SD card.

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I'm still soooo tempted to pick one of these up....Costco (just down the street) has the same under $200 price....almost worth it as just a TV/Living room tablet....particularly if it would act as a remote for my TV (vizio) - laptop DVR - Stereo - DVD player...

wonder what Costco's Return Policy is on these....
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I'm still soooo tempted to pick one of these up....Costco (just down the street) has the same under $200 price....almost worth it as just a TV/Living room tablet....particularly if it would act as a remote for my TV (vizio) - laptop DVR - Stereo - DVD player...

wonder what Costco's Return Policy is on these....
Costco's return policy on Electronics has been 90 days. But I would double check if you buy one just to be sure.

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I'm doing my best to talk myself out of even doing this.....

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There will be other sales on other devices later in the month.

Does that help?

The $99 pandigital is somewhat tempting since it is only $100.
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There will be other sales on other devices later in the month.

Does that help?

The $99 pandigital is somewhat tempting since it is only $100.
Which Pandigital is it?
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Sorry, $80
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=155860

I would suggest looking around some of the android forums for updated operating systems, pretty sure a few exist if you are willing to do some leg work. And at $80 it may be worth playing with, it's still on my consideration list to see what I can do to it after I receive it. This is one of those items that should not be considered as a real device, it should be considered an Android experimentation tool where consequences of bricking and low due to the cost.

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http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=155860

I would suggest looking around some of the android forums for updated operating systems, pretty sure a few exist if you are willing to do some leg work. And at $80 it may be worth playing with, it's still on my consideration list to see what I can do to it after I receive it. This is one of those items that should not be considered as a real device, it should be considered an Android experimentation tool where consequences of bricking and low due to the cost.
Thanks. It's too low of Android version for me. I had my eye on the Nova for awhile but it hasn't gotten to many good reviews.
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I've ordered one of the Vizio tablets, now that my second Coby Kyros tablet has exhibited the same terrible wifi performance as the first one.

Didn't get the $198 price point, sadly, but I didn't pay too much more.

With a 4:3 screen and Android Market out of the box, I look forward to the box arriving in the mail.
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JAcheson - I think you'll enjoy your Vizio. I tried various other inexpensive tablets (including the Coby Kyros), but never found one I thought was worth keeping, as they all had some area where performance was very weak, particularly battery life. Today, I was listening to music while playing Solitaire and doing occasional web surfing and downloading of new apps. I used it for approximately 2 hours, yet I still had 71% of the battery left, so I likely could have continued using it for another 4 hours plus. The screen is very clear, much better than some of the other inexpensive tablets I tried.

Overall, I think you'll be quite pleased with your Vizio. Enjoy!

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It would be the IR that would sell me on the Vizio. As I said, my portable tab would remain my 7" Samsung, as it fits in my pocket; but a coffee table tab having a TV remote app would be awsome. I only wish the remote app had better reviews.
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I've been thinking of an Android Tablet just to play with. My main tablet is an iPad2. I don't think the Kindle fire will let me use the Android market with it. There is also a new Nook coming out. While I was at my Costco I thought it had an 8GB drive but the online add post 2GB. I wonder if it has more than one size of HD space.

Note: It appears it has 4GB but only 2 is usable.
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JAcheson - I think you'll enjoy your Vizio. I tried various other inexpensive tablets (including the Coby Kyros), but never found one I thought was worth keeping, as they all had some area where performance was very weak, particularly battery life. Today, I was listening to music while playing Solitaire and doing occasional web surfing and downloading of new apps. I used it for approximately 2 hours, yet I still had 71% of the battery left, so I likely could have continued using it for another 4 hours plus. The screen is very clear, much better than some of the other inexpensive tablets I tried.

Overall, I think you'll be quite pleased with your Vizio. Enjoy!

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Thanks, Steve! I will post to this thread and let people know what I think of it.
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My Vizio tablet arrived today. WOW! This thing is on a whole different level compared to the cheap tablets.

I've only had it a little while, but so far I think it's nicer than my Nook Color, and I'm a big fan of the Nook Color.
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