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Old 08-27-2012, 11:47 AM   #1
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New 9" ideatab: At $300, this tablet is just barely more expensive than the Nexus 7

This looks fun.

9-inch 1280×800 touchscreen, a quad-core 1.2 GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of built-in storage, a 3 MP rear camera, a 1.3 MP front-facing camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HDMI out, and it runs ICS.

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At $300, this tablet is just barely more expensive than the comparable 16GB Nexus 7. For your extra $50 you not only get a bigger screen, but a rear facing camera and HDMI output.
Tempting. I like lenovo.


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Old 08-27-2012, 01:21 PM   #2
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Resolution is worse. It only has 167 ppi vs 216 ppi for the Nexus. The sole review at Best Buy gave it 2 stars because of the display. Not good.

Lack of a card slot is also a negative.
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Old 08-27-2012, 02:27 PM   #3
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Resolution is worse. It only has 167 ppi vs 216 ppi for the Nexus.
There was a time when we didn't talk about ppi resolution. Apple adopts, then suddenly every device has to be measured against it.

Card slots increasingly being left out. Engineering decision.
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Old 08-27-2012, 03:17 PM   #4
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Sounds nice, apart from the missing card slot. No card slot, no sale.
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Old 08-27-2012, 03:35 PM   #5
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Is it really missing if it never had it?
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:03 PM   #6
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There was a time when we didn't talk about ppi resolution. Apple adopts, then suddenly every device has to be measured against it.
It's been talked about here at MR at least since '07 when I joined.
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Is it really missing if it never had it?
Don't be a smart ass, that's my job
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:42 PM   #8
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It's been talked about here at MR
we are geeks.
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:45 PM   #9
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The PPI is important to the reading aspect - sharper text makes for more pleasant reading, and the 9" form-factor is just a bit too big to be comfortable, in my books... especially when you can go up an inch and get the clarity of the new iPad. The Nexus 7 is nice and light, despite its drawbacks, and has a screen like a paperback's in size. The 9" is bigger than a paperback, yet smaller than a hardcover... and at the same price, I can get a 7" with an SD card slot, or an Acer Iconia A200 with a 10" screen, MicroSD slot, HDMI support, and a PPI not much lower than this offering, but with more capability.

Sure, you lose the rear camera... but what type of person uses their tablet's camera to take pictures all the time?
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:48 PM   #11
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Looks interesting, but I'd wait until I could see some reviews of it online.
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:04 PM   #13
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I like the HDMI connection. Yeah, a card slot is preferred.
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How does this tablet compare to the Toshiba Excite 16GB which Costco had on sale recently for $300?
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Apparently it does have a micro sd card slot. One of the BestBuy reviewers said it was behind a door between the speakers. Engadget also said it had one.

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