Q: What is the best tablet under $200?

newguy
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Any suggestion what is the best tablet in the market and under $200? I want to give to my niece for stocking. Pro's and Con's are really help. Thank you :)
newguy posted Nov 20, 2011
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chirayu1
I have no pros and cons, but I would say HP Touchpad which cost $149 for a 32GB, it is better than iPad, the reason iPad is expensive is that the company named Apple,
hope you the best
chirayu1 (rep: 217) posted Nov 20, 2011
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newguy
Thanks, chirayu1 for the suggestion. It help me a lot to choose :)
newguy (rep: 121k) posted Nov 20, 2011
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mikeeemartin
Good luck finding a Touchpad, though. They are pretty scarce as HP no longer makes them. Most people are scalping them for twice that price. Application support is more limited than an Android tablet too. It is a great unit though if you can find one.

I'm a fan of the new Nook (even though it is slightly more) and the Fire too.
mikeeemartin (rep: 14) posted Nov 20, 2011
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newguy
@mikeeemartin: I'm thinking about Kindle Fire as well.
No luck for me to find HP 32GB tablet under $200.
Nook or Fire?
newguy (rep: 121k) posted Nov 20, 2011
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MrBklynW
iPad charges so much is because they know they have a top notch product.

You will from now on never ever will find a touchpad for $149 anymore.

I can see so far for $199 the blackberry playbook tablet is your best choice.

pros: HDMI port, Native flash ( for Flash videos and games on websites), 1080p HD Display, the specs are not bad either, capable to run android apps w/ emulator (I'm not sure anyone is trying to port android). Meets the needs of all the basic needs

cons: The OS is Rim's own operating system so there isn't an extensive support like Apple's IOS or android
MrBklynW (rep: 413k) posted Nov 20, 2011
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MrBklynW
how old's your niece i might add?
MrBklynW (rep: 413k) posted Nov 20, 2011
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newguy
Thanks MrBklynW for the input, just give me more knowledge about tablet.
How about Kindle Fire? What do you think?
newguy (rep: 121k) posted Nov 20, 2011
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newguy
14 y.o.
newguy (rep: 121k) posted Nov 20, 2011
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MrBklynW
Kindle fire is a okay tablet but i am not a fan of it.

It has good support from amazon large library but it pretty much lacks everything else.
MrBklynW (rep: 413k) posted Nov 20, 2011
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MrBklynW
Well for a 14 year old, i think any tablet would meet her needs...i hope, since kids are much more tech savvy these days.

I'm not saying the kindle fire is all bad, run's its own customized android os very simple OS layout that a child can use, good specs for price but for the money's worth and capabilities i would go with the playbook.
MrBklynW (rep: 413k) posted Nov 20, 2011
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MrBklynW
i would get it from walmart for 3 bucks cheaper=P

heres my round upe for the playbook

http://dealspl.us/Tablet_deals/p_blackberry-playbook-tablet-round-up
MrBklynW (rep: 413k) posted Nov 20, 2011
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MrBklynW
nm they just raised their price.
MrBklynW (rep: 413k) posted Nov 20, 2011
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MrBklynW
yikes i just checked, sold out everywhere=T sorry. well it is not too late. They'll come back, i'm certain other retailers are going to drop their prices. Wish i read y
MrBklynW (rep: 413k) posted Nov 20, 2011
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MrBklynW
wish i read your post earilier before they were sold out, sorry newguy.
MrBklynW (rep: 413k) posted Nov 20, 2011
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newguy
Nothing to be apologized, instead I have more inputs. Thanks MrBklynW.
I wait until black friday, so that's why I 'm doing some research now.
newguy (rep: 121k) posted Nov 20, 2011
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MrBklynW
Cool, well i hope you find your niece the right tablet=) Take care newguy=D
MrBklynW (rep: 413k) posted Nov 20, 2011
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newguy
Thank you all :)
newguy (rep: 121k) posted Nov 20, 2011
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brende
I got the zenithink zt-180 with the 10" screen under your price point, i did buy it in shanghai china. after looking on ebay there were better deals to be had then what i paid. i know with the 1020 firmware upgrade it has everything you will need.
brende (rep: 60) posted Nov 23, 2011
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newguy
Thanks Brende for the info :)
newguy (rep: 121k) posted Nov 23, 2011
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