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Old 10-16-2013, 05:44 AM   #1
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Another cheap Android tablet- from Argos

Argos has launched its first own-brand Android tablet computer in time for the Christmas shopping season.

The 7in (18cm) tablet will retail for £100 and run on Google's Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 operating system.

More info here:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24520499
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Old 10-16-2013, 03:26 PM   #2
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Argos has launched its first own-brand Android tablet computer in time for the Christmas shopping season.

The 7in (18cm) tablet will retail for £100 and run on Google's Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 operating system.

More info here:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24520499
i don't want to be a party pooper but you can get essentially the same thing from ebay for about £36 to £45.

all the functions.latest android.
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Old 10-16-2013, 05:15 PM   #3
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Quality might be different. Don't know what quality Argos is but I've tried a couple of the cheapies-barely worth the money IMO.
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Old 10-16-2013, 05:33 PM   #4
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Argos has launched its first own-brand Android tablet computer in time for the Christmas shopping season.

The 7in (18cm) tablet will retail for £100 and run on Google's Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 operating system.

More info here:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24520499
"Cheap" indeed, it comes with specs that would have been OK in 2010. Next!
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Old 10-16-2013, 05:35 PM   #5
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Aimed and priced as they said for the 8-13 age group where I guess a lot get lost or stolen. Probably not suitable for adults but perfect for that age group.
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Old 10-17-2013, 08:35 AM   #6
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I think I could usefully own two more tablets, in addition to my iPad (2). The iPad essentially lives downstairs, in the living room. I mainly use it for web browsing.

I'd also like a small, cheap lightweight tablet with a good, tough shell case for carrying around. Mobile data would be a plus for that one, too.

And then a third one to keep upstairs by the bed, for a bit of Netflix and web browsing when I'm in bed. And a way to read books (PDFs and comics, say) that my eInk readers don't handle well.

That'd be my ideal setup. The cheaper they get, the more likely I am to expand my collection. The advantage of the Argos and Tesco models is that they have retail stores that I can easily get to, so I'd be able to return or exchange faulty devices.
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Old 10-17-2013, 08:55 AM   #7
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I'd also like a small, cheap lightweight tablet with a good, tough shell case for carrying around.
I did that with a Kindle Fire HD 7 and a matching Otterbox case for around $158 (£98). It goes with me to work, appointments, friends, family, etc.
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Old 10-17-2013, 05:12 PM   #8
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I was actually looking at the new Nexus 7 tablet on the Argos site earlier I'm tempted but I've read quite a lot of bad things about it. I'll wait for kit kat and see if things improve.
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Old 10-17-2013, 05:14 PM   #9
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I was actually looking at the new Nexus 7 tablet on the Argos site earlier I'm tempted but I've read quite a lot of bad things about it. I'll wait for kit kat and see if things improve.
I've had a Nexus 7 for a while and was thinking about the new one. What bad things have you heard about it?
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Old 10-17-2013, 05:17 PM   #10
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I've had a Nexus 7 for a while and was thinking about the new one. What bad things have you heard about it?
Most of the stuff was on the verge forums here's an example thread

http://www.theverge.com/2013/10/9/48...-glitch-ridden

Should give you the general gist.
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Old 10-17-2013, 05:21 PM   #11
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Thanks, I'll take a look at that.
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Old 10-17-2013, 06:22 PM   #12
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Hmmm .................

If Argos are selling it .... get the bargepole out and don't use it
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Old 10-17-2013, 06:27 PM   #13
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I actually quite like Argos I bought my Sony T1 there and when it died 8 months later for no apparent reason they just gave me a new one straight away with no issues and no fuss.

Saying that I think buying a cheap tablet that isn't a Nexus could be letting yourself in for a world of hurt but I'm pretty confident in Argos and actually use them quite a bit.
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It's just an Argos rebranded cheap tablet. I really wouldn't want one (I'm a quite a long way from their 8-to-13 years old target market!) but I'm sure they'll sell loads of them.

Edit: that made me chuckle "Kids find it hard to share, so we've priced our tablet at a level that means everyone in the family can have one." Erm, how about teaching kids to share instead would make it even better value

And if it's a bargain people are after, then it looks like a £29 tablet will be available in the UK by the end year...

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The guardian reviewed it, and didn't like it...

http://www.theguardian.com/technolog...blet-jellybean
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