I purchased the Nexus 7 in October, 2012. Was the best investment for my money. It does exactly want I need. I like the google apps. Unlike other tablets,can't get all apps. With the Nexus 7 you can get any apps. I new to the android world and the lastest technology. But the Nexus 7 is so easy to use. I've tried other tablets, but I think this one was the best choice for me.
Quality hardware, NFC support
Like a bucket of water being used to douse the Kindle's flames, Google appears poised to reclaim any tablet ground lost since the introduction of Amazon's forked version of Android. It may not tread a lot of new ground, but the Nexus 7 is a solid performer and easily the best tablet around for the thriftier buyer.
Great battery life, Uniform responsive performance
In the end, if you're in the market for any tablet, there's no reason why the Google Nexus 7 shouldn't be on or near the top of your list. Sure, it's not a particularly cutting-edge device in the hardware front, but there's nothing else close at the moment that can match its sheer offerings at its phenomenal price point. This could potentially be the best-selling Nexus branded device thus far!
Good screen, Speedy performance, Handy form
The Google Nexus 7 tablet is one of the best tech bargains of the year. This 7 inch Android tablet is priced so aggressively that every low-cost tablet maker must be terrified. Just as important, it doesn't look or feel cheap either, thanks to the powerful quad-core processor and the texturing of the rear. It's not perfect, and that not all Google services are available in the UK yet is a shame, but this is undoubtedly the best sub-£200 tablet we've seen.
Well-equipped device for such an affordable price
Google has set a new standard for budget tablets with the Nexus 7. It's an unbelievably well-equipped device for such an affordable price. The silky smooth performance and high resolution IPS screen are the highlights for us. If you're looking for a tablet under £200 then look no further than the Nexus 7.
Build quality, price, power
The impressive thing about the Nexus 7 is the quality of the device you get from Asus, at the price you're being asked to pay. The hardware and the build quality is top notch, there is plenty of power and the screen is fantastic. Add this to a pure Google experience, the latest version of Android and you're on to a winner from a software point of view too.
But there are also plenty of places where you can pick holes in the Nexus 7.
Great with exceptions
A very good tablet! Preferred over the Kindle Fire because of the Micro SD Card port. The B&N Nook Store, unfortunately, is quite small; lacking the apps available on the Google Play store. It's dual-core 1 GHz processor is more than enough to plow through any game I've been able to throw at it. The 1 GB of RAM is also more than enough to handle anything. The battery life is also very good, lasting all day even if I play some graphics intensive games. I've never had it die on me.
Very sharp looking display, great for reading
Staring deeply at the $270 price of the 16GB base model of the NOOK HD+ ($300 for the 32GB version), there's no arguing that their intent is to keep Amazon itching with anticipation. Rightfully so, they're able to do just that, as the NOOK HD+ has the more detailed display of the two - while also being lighter as well. However, it's missing out on several key features to make it an instant buy over other highly-prized full tablet offerings on the market.
Stylish, well priced, fantastic screen
There is the feeling when you're using the Nook that it's really not all that fast, at least in terms of raw processing power. Sometimes when performing fairly simple tasks we'd find the graphical transitions would stutter and lag. Strangely, this doesn't really affect the performance in other ways. We could play videos with few problems and when you're looking at eBooks, there's really no problems at all, even with heavily graphical books.
Profiles for multi-user households and kids
The Nook HD+ is an excellent choice for people who want a simple, easy tablet experience focused on consuming books, video, and other media. At $270, it's a better value than the Kindle Fire HD 8.9, which costs $285 without ads, doesn't perform as well, and isn't as nicely designed.
I stalked this tablet for months before purchasing. I went to stores and tried it out. And finally I found one day on Amazon for $429!...That was the best price I have seen anywhere. I am enjoying my tablet but at times the internet seems slow to me but movies games everything else runs seamlessly.
Gorgeous sturdy design and build
The Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700T costs $500 and at that price faces direct competition from the new iPad, so - despite the fact that one runs on Android and the other on iOS - comparisons are inevitable. They both feature brilliant screens, but they are brilliant in a different way. The Asus Infinity has the brighter, better suited for outdoor use one, while the iPad claims an advantage in the sheer level of detail and image quality.
Fantastic screen, Powerful, Superb build
The Asus Transformer Pad Infinity is a fantastic Android tablet. It has tweaked the design of its predecessor the Prime, upped the clock speed and shot the screen's pixel count into the stars. There's very little to dislike about this tablet, even if it does trade in a few hours of battery life for its upgrades. The price is high but, for now at least, it justifies the premium.
Bright display with stable viewing angles
The display deserves special praise. Asus uses the Super IPS panel which has great viewing angles. The screen is bright, has great contrast and is very sharp. The touch screen works well which makes the use of the Transformer Pad Infinity TF700T a real pleasure - indoors and outdoors. And that is what every tablet buyer wants, right?
Slim, stylish, multipurpose
The Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 takes over from its predecessor as the top Android tablet available. You get high performance mixed with high style, and you don't have to make a lot of sacrifices to get both. Other tablets - including the Prime, which is expected to drop in price once this model gets into the market - may provide better value, but no other Android tablet will give you the full package that the Infinity does.
Lightweight, Fantastic screen
Is the Nook HD the best 7-inch tablet on the market? In short, no.
It's cheap and cheerful design and interface at a sub-£200 price tag would have blown us away a year ago, but such is the fast pace of the tablet market these days, the Nook has been left behind by superior competition.
Sharpest display on a 7-inch tablet is great for reading
Here's the deal folks. If reading is more of your forte than anything else, there's no question that the NOOK HD is the ideal tablet for you, especially when it has a healthy and robust ecosystem in that particular category. And with that snazzy looking display, it's sure to be swell for other things - like watching movies and surfing the web.
Lightweight, with good ergonomics
In terms of hardware alone, the Barnes & Noble Nook HD is an excellent tablet-ereader combo. It's lighter than the competition, and clever ergonomics make it the comfiest 7-inch tablet to hold one-handed. The screen is excellent too, with more pixels on show than any rival. Its issues are all in the software. The custom Barnes & Noble interface is easy to use, but it could be quicker.
Cheap 7 inch tablet with a stunning HD screen
We can hardly find fault with the hardware, but UK-specific content - including magazines, newspapers, books and apps - is sorely lacking. Much is promised, but you're taking a risk if you jump in and buy a Nook HD right now. As with the Kindle Fire HD, the Nook HD will be good option for anyone wanting something that's easy to use, and there's the bonus of user profiles as well.
Very fast processor
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is an Android 4.0 tablet made with note taking in mind. Unlike many other tablets, it comes with a special stylus - the S Pen, which offers precision superior to that of generic capacitive styli. In terms of specs, its 10.1-inch PLS TFT display has a resolution of 1280 by 800 pixels, and its quad-core processor runs at 1.4GHz. A pair of cameras is also on board - 5MP main one with auto-focus and LED flash, and a 2MP front-facing shooter.
Amazing Wacom S Pen is stylus heaven
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is ugly and innovative, powerful and limited, a success and a disappointment. With its superb quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM, it's the most powerful Android tablet yet, while its stereo speakers mean it's the best-sounding. Its Wacom-based S Pen and tailored apps/interface make it an amazing creativity tool, and it comes with some great pre-installed software like Photoshop Touch.
Granted, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 lacks the one competitive spec that other top-tier tablets specifically the Acer Iconia Tab A700, Apple iPad, and Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 have at the same or lesser price. Samsung's rendering enhancements help lessen the sting of this omission somewhat, but the difference is clear, particularly with text-heavy content.
Stylish, superb media playback
It's a much over-used expression, but the Note is an iPad killer. We aren't pretending that Samsung has quite the same build quality as the Apple, and we know people are beholden to the iTunes ecosystem, but the Note has so much that's unique and features that we'd actually use. Its screen is its biggest letdown, but it's not bad, it just doesn't compare well to the iPad 3. It is, however, a great tablet and is very deserving of its score.
Cutting edge fast CPU
Samsung hasn't disappointed us with their new flagship tablet. The Galaxy Note 10.1 has everything we wish for in a tablet except a full HD display: a bright and sharp display, active pen input, an excellent software bundle with customizations that improve usability, dual band WiFi, an AV remote and more. Though the casing is plastic, fit, finish and quality (including the internal hardware design) are excellent.
Fast performance from a powerful quad-core processor
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is Samsung's best 10-inch tablet yet. It's propelled by a powerful chip and the S Pen stylus marks it out from the competition (so long as you have a use for it). While the underwhelming screen resolution and lack of Android Jelly Bean software are disappointing, if you're willing to shell out, it's still a sound Android tablet.
It's hard not to be immediately sceptical of a device that on the face of it is the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 with an S-Pen thrown in.
Once you spend some time with it, you begin to see the benefits and understand why having a souped-up stylus on a big screen makes more sense than having it on the 5.3-inch Samsung Galaxy Note. It's the closest we've come to a real pen on paper experience on a tablet, but is that enough?
Nice tweaks to Android, PlayStation games
The Sony Tablet S has everything needed to be a fantastic tablet, and a front-runner in the Android race. The form factor makes it a superb buy for people who spend time on the move.
If you're choosing an Android tablet you won't be disappointed, but if it's a shoot out between the Sony Tablet S and the iPad 2, unless you're a hardened Sony fan, then your money is still better spent with Apple.
Very different looking design
When we see so many tablet makers cranking out the same looking designs, we-re happy to find the Sony Tablet S standing out from the crop - and especially more with its hip looks. Besides that one instant distinguishable feature, we-re mightily impressed in Sony-s work with their very first Honeycomb flavored tablet as it combines a healthy set of multimedia and gaming centric qualities.
Interesting design, Full-size SD card slot
The Sony Xperia Tablet S is a pleasant-enough tablet. Not everyone will like the folio-style design, but it has its benefits, plus it's a whole lot slimmer than its predecessor. That said, Sony hasn't been aggressive enough in its pricing of the Tablet S to compensate for its mediocre screen and relatively low-power processor. With the Google Nexus 10 on the scene, the Sony Xperia Tablet S simply doesn't offer enough bang per buck to earn itself a recommendation.
Splash-protected case and ports, Compact size
Waiting for Sony's new tablet was worthwhile: The Xperia Tablet S brings a welcome change to the tablet market. The Japanese manufacturer relies on the currently popular Tegra 3 chip from Nvidia and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that in view of its known high-performance. Sony also manages to stick out from some strong competition in details. It starts with the case's very high quality build, which is splash-protected and expands the tablets field of use even more.
$250 worth of pre-loaded apps and eBooks
Fuhu NABI NABI2-NV7A is well built device that can make both the kids and parents happy. It is only let down by non availability of Google Play store. But, still, this tablet is recommended for parents looking for an intuitive way to teach kids new lessons without making the learning experience boring for your kid.
Nearly everything I wanted it to be
We have two I Pads in our home and my A700. I have owned the A700 for six months now. I purchased this in June 2012 so it was waiting for me when we returned from our vacation. I have several HD games and I have played with several different browsers/keyboards. Default browser and keyboard work but you can find something better if you look. The screen is beautiful and easy to read in all but direct sunlight.
Expandable memory, Video output
The Acer Iconia Tab A700 is a competent tablet that shows off what Android can do well, but in some key respects it feels like a test run at a top-end tablet rather than the real deal. Its screen is impressive in most respect, but the design and the poor cameras make it feel like it doesn't quite belong at the top of the tree where it has set up shop.
Good workmanship, High resolution display
In summary, the Acer Iconia Tab A700 comes in with mixed results. The tablet performed well and earned some good results in the single factors, but the darker display helped to lower the overall impression. The Acer is still current next to the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700T, which is the only other Android tablet with a full HD display. Also considering the Acer sells for 449 Euro (~$588) that makes it a lot cheaper than the Asus-flagship.
Lovely 1920 x 1200 display, quad core CPU, USB host, sturdy
Right now, only the Acer Iconia Tab A700 and the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 have 1920 x 1200 displays. They go neck and neck with the New iPad and its Retina display and they have top CPU and storage specs plus USB host. But the A700's aging design, insensitive touch screen and micro-lags hold us back from feeling truly excited. Hopefully Acer will remedy the performance and touch screen issues, but until then we have to list them as a caveat.
Fast quad-core processor
Like the A510 and A200 before it, Acer has built another solid tablet, but only for those willing to sacrifice a bit on style, weight, and size. It runs Android 4.0 and has good processing power, but it's heavier and bulkier than what we're now seeing from most manufacturers and the interface feels a bit slow at times. It's a solid tablet, but doesn't stand out from the crowd.
I would have liked more foresight
This item while a nice tablet for the money, does offer one problem. Currently Coby is not licensed as part of the google suite. As such the reason for buying an android device, at least for me, is removed. You cannot immediately get things like gmail, contacts, and calendar, or worse yet use the store. So all those applications I bought a while back are well not available on this without rooting it.
Multi-touch technology is effortless, intuitive and responsive
The Coby MID1045-8 10.1 inch tablet is a great alternative to high costing tablets and provides its users with efficient features, apps, technology and connectivity to make the experience similar to that of iPads and other expensive brands. Its multi-touchscreen is what makes the Coby comparable in performance and with the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS you can expect the power and versatility everyone wants in a tablet.
Good build, Better viewing angles
The Coby Kyros MID1045 is a good tablet. When I say good it means it can handle ordinary tasks plus, it has a good build which adds attractiveness to the device. It has a decent set of ports but we find the DC charger unneccessary since the device can be charged via microUSB. I'm satsfied with the tablet's display quality as it is better in terms of viewing angles compared to other Kyros tablets but it still has lots to improve on especially on color reproduction.
I love it
This is a great device for the kids. My children received one each for Christmas and they really enjoy playing and customizing it. I particularly like the znoodles app that allows parents to choose which apps their children can have access to. At first I too had difficulties setting the wifi because the screen was not calibrated. However, if you go to settings and display you can calibrate the screen. I also find that it works best with a stylus than with the touch.
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