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michaelthepro
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Need help in buying a tablet for my dad!

Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:04 am

I'm looking for a good tablet for my dad, usually for web browsing and watching youtube. I referred this tablet list and they suggested me to go for lg gpad2. Should I buy it? Please help! I need good value for my money.
 
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Re: Need help in buying a tablet for my dad!

Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:07 am

What's your budget?
Does he already have a tablet or a smartphone? If so, is it an Android device, Apple device, Windows device?
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Re: Need help in buying a tablet for my dad!

Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:21 am

My budget is $200-$250 and currently my father uses Galaxy A3 smartphone.
 
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Re: Need help in buying a tablet for my dad!

Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:47 am

I realize this is out of your budget, but I'd get him the new 2017 iPad for $329. Its been getting rave reviews and the price is actually quite good. iOS has a larger library of tablet optimized apps compared to Android and it has the whole 'it just works' factor going for it.

Your other option, if you're sticking to android, is the Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 for $199. Its the defacto successor to the 2013 Nexus 7. CPU is plenty fast, it has a microSD card slot and front facing stereo speakers. Nvidia has, so far, offered very good software support for it. The only thing is that its mainly marketed and designed for gamers, but you can just ignore all the gaming features and use it as a normal tablet. Word of warning, this tablet does NOT ship with a USB charger. You'll have to buy that separately or use the one that came with his Galaxy A3.
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Re: Need help in buying a tablet for my dad!

Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:50 am

michaelthepro wrote:
My budget is $200-$250 and currently my father uses Galaxy A3 smartphone.

Do you know if your dad ]likes/dislikes/has no opinion] on the Samsung interface modifications to Android? If he prefers the Samsung look-and-feel (or has no opinion), there are several Galaxy Tab models out there which fall within your budget range and would give a similar experience. If he specifically doesn't like them, then look elsewhere.
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Re: Need help in buying a tablet for my dad!

Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:54 am

I never recommend Android tablets because the security/update situation for those is actually worse than phones! But if you absolutely must do Android, the only one to get is the Nvidia Shield K1. It's what I would spend my own money on.

Best solution is, and probably always will be, an ipad. The new 9.7" ipad5 for $329 is truly a steal.
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Re: Need help in buying a tablet for my dad!

Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:54 am

Kurotetsu wrote:
I realize this is out of your budget, but I'd get him the new 2017 iPad for $329. Its been getting rave reviews and the price is actually quite good. iOS has a larger library of tablet optimized apps compared to Android and it has the whole 'it just works' factor going for it.

Your other option, if you're sticking to android, is the Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 for $199. Its the defacto successor to the 2013 Nexus 7. CPU is plenty fast, it has a microSD card slot and front facing stereo speakers. Nvidia has, so far, offered very good software support for it. The only thing is that its mainly marketed and designed for gamers, but you can just ignore all the gaming features and use it as a normal tablet. Word of warning, this tablet does NOT ship with a USB charger. You'll have to buy that separately or use the one that came with his Galaxy A3.

Great minds think alike! :lol:
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Re: Need help in buying a tablet for my dad!

Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:20 pm

Here's a list of some good tablets I could think of:

Amazon Fire HD 10
Asus ZenPad S 8.0
Asus ZenPad Z8
Acer Iconia One 10

I believe they're all under $250 (elderly friendly too). Lucky dad!
 
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Re: Need help in buying a tablet for my dad!

Wed May 17, 2017 4:26 am

What's your budget?

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