EarlSmithie
(junior member)
07/26/13 10:18 AM
What tablet should I buy? (Limited budget)

Hello guys, you are the experts here so help me out: I'm a college student and I'm planning to buy a small tablet for general things like school works, check PDF's and files, a lot of reading, writing and sharing, stuff like that, my budget is a bit tight so I can't afford to spend more that $300. I think some good options are the new Google Nexus 7 or the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0, but I can't decide. Wich one do you think it's better for me? Thanks guys.

bigsnack
(junior member)
07/26/13 03:11 PM
Re: What tablet should I buy? (Limited budget)

If you don't mind going refurb, you can get the better Galaxy Note 8 for $305 from Amazon, and personally, I think that maybe a better/faster machine than the Tab 3 8.0.

LisaG
(Head Honcho)
07/26/13 08:38 PM
Re: What tablet should I buy? (Limited budget)

Between the Tab 3 8.0 and the new Nexus 7 (just released today), I'd pick the Nexus 7. Much better display, much faster tablet.

EarlSmithie
(junior member)
07/26/13 09:03 PM
Re: What tablet should I buy? (Limited budget)

I just wish there was a microSD slot

Alexandra86
(junior member)
08/01/13 07:45 PM
Re: What tablet should I buy? (Limited budget)

Hello, EarlSmithie. I found a nice, solid tablet in the "Hisense Sero 7 PRO" available at WalMart for $149. It is a 7 inch form factor with a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor running Jellybean 4.2 at 1.3Ghz. It has a 1280 X 800 HD display, 8 gigs of storage memory and 1 gig of ram with a microSD slot capable of adding a 32 gig card, plus both front and rear facing cameras. Front camera is 2 megapixels, the rear is 5 megapixels with flash. It includes a mini HDMI port and Bluetooth connectivity for extremal mice, keyboards and speakers. The micro USB charging port supports USB data transfer from both a PC and OTG. The device also allows for tap syncing with other devices. It may not be the fastest kid on the block but is a very worthy and well built budget tablet which will probably fill your needs quite well. You can search it on the web for more specs and Youtube has a few reviews, though not the in-depth review I hope MobileTechReview will give it in the near future. :-) There is also a plain Sero 7 LT available for around a hundred bucks, but since I don't own it, I can't speak to its quality, however word is it's a dog compared to the PRO version. Regards, Lexi.


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