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Best Tablet for $$$ Kindle Fire?Nook?Other?

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  1. BlackCat67

    BlackCat67 Junior Member

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    As the title says I am looking for the best Tablet for my money. I am looking to stay below $300 or even $250. What are your thoughts? I need to use it for reading, email, websurfing etc.
     
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    I got my wife the nook color for christmas and rooted it with cyanogen mod.

    For the money, you really cant do much better.
     
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    Blackberry playbook is also dropping in price hard. Very underrated tablet, unfortunately very little native apps but it also runs android apps.
     
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    Been wondering about this as well. The wife has been pesting for a tablet. Was looking at the Kindle Fire($200), Acer Iconia($260), and one from HTC ($300)
     
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    I think the Acer Iconia could be the best one for that price, but it's recommended to invest a bit more to get a better one, rather than repenting later.
     
  6. BlackCat67

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    Such as?
     
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    iPad, Transformer Prime
     
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    Since when is the ipad in the op's budget of under $300?
     
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    I've got the kindle fire and absolutely love it - so far. Runs quick, Running/loading ebooks is easy - I just send .mobi files to myusername@kindle.com -- and they automatically appear in my documents for reading.. Lots of great apps - biggest downside is that you can't access Android Market - can only use Amazon market and some apps I like aren't there- but I made a backup on my android phone and sent them to the kindle via a wireless explorer app.
     
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    I love my Samsung galaxy but it's not in your price range. If you're signed up with amazon prime I would go with the fire.
     
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    I have the Nook Simple Touch for reading and i can only recommend an e-ink display if you are planning to read a lot of books (like 1+ a month).

    Browsing the web is possible too, but with a normal tablet it is way more comfortable.
     
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    Chinese android tablet. It can do all the thing you want with very LOW price.
     
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    "I think the Acer Iconia could be the best one for that price, but it's recommended to invest a bit more to get a better one, rather than repenting later."
     
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    I've looked at a few, just feel safer with something in which I may actually have help if something goes wrong. I'm leaning towards the KindleFire at this point.
     
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    Make sure you play with both the fire and nook color before making a decision. I found that the nook color was much more responsive to touch, and noticed a considerable lag with the fire when scrolling through books.