[Chugalug] Android tablets

Stephen Kraus ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 4 21:27:45 UTC 2012


Chad - The 30 Pin connection, used mostly on ASUS tablets, is for the
docking station i.e. Transformer series, so you can attach the Tablet to
the Docking Station/Laptop.

I purchased an Asus 300T for my wife in August, she likes it and so do I.

On Tue, Dec 4, 2012 at 4:09 PM, Chad Smith <chad78 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'll add a nickel.
>
> I don't know what this "30-pin to USB connector" is - but it sounds like
> it's trying to be an iPad.
>
> For a list dedicated to openness and anti-proprietary-ness I am amazed how
> much "Buy the more-expensive bastardized vendor-lock-in version" talk I
> hear when it comes to tablets.
>
> I am currently searching for the right tablet myself - as my old one was
> broken my an unfortunate "I'll fix it by brute force" incident with its
> idiot owner.
>
> As always - ask yourself what you want the device for.  Do you need GPS?
>  Do you want expandable storage?  Do you plan on using video out?  Do you
> want to hook USB devices into it?  What size do you want?
>
> It seems, since you picked a 9.7" one that a Kindle Fire would not be a
> good fit for you (nor would the other more popular $200 models - the Nexus
> 7 or the Nook).
>
> Here's a 10.1 inch Quad-core ICS tablet with BlueTooth, HDMI-out, 8 GB,
> USB-host/OTG, dual cameras, TF Card slot, 1024 x 600 for $180.
>
>
> http://lightake.com/detail.do/sku.Zenithink_C94_Quad_Core_Android_4.1_10.1_Inch_GPS_Tablet_PC_Freescale_IMX6Q_1.2GHz_Bluetooth_8GB-58495
>
> here's a dual-core one with pretty much the same stuff but no bluetooth
> and only 4GB for $170 - from an American seller (if that makes a difference
> to you - the shipping would be faster for sure).
>
>
> http://www.buy.com/prod/sungale-10-1-tablet-cortex-a9-oap-4-1-0ghz-4gb-storage-microsdhc-card/230236307.html
>
> I'm trying to find something with pretty much everything.  GPS, Bluetooth,
> HDMI, TF, Dual-core (at least - quad if possible), USB-Host/OTG, in a 7"
> tablet.  I find a lot of tablets that have some if not most of those
> features, but finding them all in one product is proving difficult.
>
> *- Chad W. Smith*
>
>
>
> On Tue, Dec 4, 2012 at 2:02 PM, Lynn Dixon <boodaddy at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I will add my 2 cents to Aarons.  Might as well spend the extra $50 bucks
>> and get a Kindle Fire.  I would also highly recommend the Galaxy Nexus 7
>> for $199 as well.  I rate it equal to a Kindle Fire, but it doesn't have
>> all the "Kindle-ness" good stuff.
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Dec 4, 2012 at 2:56 PM, Aaron Welch <n2nightfall at gmail.com>wrote:
>>
>>> The only Android tablet under $200 I would buy is the Kindle Fire HD.
>>>  Just my 2 cents.
>>>
>>> -AW
>>>
>>> On Dec 4, 2012, at 2:52 PM, John Aldrich <jmaldrich at yahoo.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> > Anyone know anything about the LePan Android Tablet? WalMart has it
>>> for about $150. Here's a link to the WalMart webpage:
>>> http://snurl.com/25s352o
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