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Recommend a tablet?
« on: 25 December 2020, 22:54:55 »
So my Nook died a while back, and I'm finally looking at replacing it. 90% of what is use it for would be storing oodles of very large pdfs (some of them a lot less optimized than what CGL puts out), and browsing/referencing them during games. Reading e-books would also be nice, but I suspect that by now, that won't tax the hardware of anything actually on the current market. I've no real interest in watching videos, or whatever weird stuff the kids these days do that calls for high-end equipment. Definitely nothing that will be telling me to put stuff on the cloud, this most remain fully functional even without any net access.

Does anyone have any recommendations?
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Re: Recommend a tablet?
« Reply #1 on: 25 December 2020, 23:45:01 »
i have been using this kindle for four years i think?
does most things just fine although a couple busy websites
will crash it, local weather is one

good screen, good battery life,
but your best bet is get one of the new model kids tablets
they are 10" screens, and the tablet is the same a
 basic build as the adults but comes with a two year warranty built in
as they assume kids will mess it up
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Re: Recommend a tablet?
« Reply #2 on: 26 December 2020, 11:34:02 »
little older but its a good work horse at least for me
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its 10" in size a little heavier might be slow but it has an sd slot for microcards and i am using 64 gb in it dropped it few times still no cracks or splits...its a mini work horse...p
only minus i have to pick with it is the weight its dense solid other than that it fits my needs for both as a tool and a book
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Re: Recommend a tablet?
« Reply #3 on: 26 December 2020, 12:16:09 »
I am still using the 8" samsung galaxy s2, the biggest issue with it, is the relatively small battery
the current flagship of that family seems to be the s7 or s7+

the s7 is 11" so I would say its basically a full letter size sheet of paper.  it seems to have option for 128-512 gb of internal storage, and has a micro sd card slot that can accept up to a 1tb card which is likely overkill, but if you want huge amounts of storage .... well there you go


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Re: Recommend a tablet?
« Reply #4 on: 10 January 2022, 22:31:14 »
According to versus comparison Surface Go is best option because small amd comfortable, good for media consumption, office work, web browsing. But not for game.

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Re: Recommend a tablet?
« Reply #5 on: 12 January 2022, 11:43:52 »
I go with Dave, when my Kindle breaks the wife buys a used one- usually pretty cheap since it is not their latest/greatest.  I would prefer one of the earlier OS, but the current Fire I have works pretty well with tons of books, PDFs of BT rule books, some other docs I have stored on it- like e-tickets to events, hotel reservations or other travel stuff, my kid has taken video (and got in trouble) along with storing a lot of pictures I like to share, and a few games like Angry Birds.  Never used music from it or watched videos.

Battery is pretty good since I keep the Wifi off as much as possible and use it mostly to read PDFs & books.
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Re: Recommend a tablet?
« Reply #6 on: 12 January 2022, 11:56:41 »
Stick with Nook:
I've got one myself and love it.

One tip: When viewing PDFs it gives you option of using either the Nook app or Google Drive. Drive works slightly better.
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