Have to return DD's tablet.... suggestions for a new one?

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  1. Jenny3

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    Got DD9 a tablet from Walmart that is a piece of junk. First time we opened it, it was flickering all over the place. Then the touchscreen stopped working. Now it won't turn on at all even though it's fully charged. :headache:

    I spent $99 on it, so I'd like to stay around that price for another one for her. Any suggestions?
     
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  3. Lewisc

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    $100 is way low for a tablet my suggestion is to forget it, increase your budget or keep what you have. You have exactly what you paid for.
    Best deal for under $200 is kindle or knook
     
  4. bdcp

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    You get what you pay for. Sorry, but $200 is the least you can possibly spend on a halfway decent tablet and even that is a low price. A Kindle fire is a little more limited, but if she wants it for facebook or games, it's perfectly fine.
     
  5. TnTWalter

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    it is now an android tab. He can surf web read books [kindle app lol] email netflix etc. does not have a camera.

    takes a little computer knowledge and patience. And an 8gb microsd card by sandisk.

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=860


    I paid $59 for the nook color before xmas through buy.com ebay site. don't see that right now. Check slickdeals.net periodically. Sometimes you can get a nook tablet too which is newer and can also be rooted.

    Good luck.
     
  6. Aliceacc

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    My kids got Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7 inch tablets for Christmas and haven't put them down! I was lucky enough to get the Student Editions when they were available in late August for $250.
     
  7. vacationer1954

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    The Kindle Fire looks like the most affordable, quality tablet out there. In terms of your price range, maybe you can get a used one from a friend who recently upgraded?
     
  8. torinsmom

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    Get a Nook Color. You can download some files onto a mini-SD card and it will then be an android tablet. I love mine. So many free apps and I can read books, browse the web, etc. You can download the BN app and the Kindle App and get books from both places too.

    Nook Color for $99
    http://www.overstock.com/Electronics/Barnes-Noble-NOOK-Color-BNRV200-7-8-GB-Slate-Tablet-Wi-Fi-Refurbished/5924200/product.html


    Tutorial on how to root the Nook(very easy with step by step instructions)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMFGd0MdRJU
     
  9. wiigirl

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    That would be my suggestion too. If you have to stay around $100 go for craigslist and try to find a nook, kindle fire, or Nexus 7.
     
  10. RitaE

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    I have a both rooted Nook Color and a Kindle Fire here and I'd really suggest spending the extra $40 for the Kindle Fire.
     
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    Your not going to get a good tablet for $100. The only tablets you can get for $100 are crappy generic wanna be tablets that aren't worth a dime.

    I once tried to buy those crappy tablets for my kids and it was a mistake. I took them back and bought them Kindle Fires instead.

    A Kindle Fire is $199 but it is an awesome tablet and all 3 of my kids got them for Christmas last year and love them.

    If you can't afford to buy the better tablet I would get her something different. Just let her pick something else to spend the $100 on.

    You have already seen first hand what a $100 tablet is like.
     
  13. Straitlover

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    I saw recently where either Acer or Asus (I get them mixed up!) will be putting out a $99 tablet soon. I don't know if the OP wants to wait on that, but I figured I'd mention it. :)
     
  14. RitaE

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    The Kindle Fire's are now $159 regular price. You can buy the refurbished models for $139.
     
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    Duplicate post, sorry!
     
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    I thought the OP was looking to buy a new unit at a B&M store.

    I agree with the suggestions for rooting a refurbished Nook. Apple puts a new battery in refurbished units. I don't know what kind of battery life will be left in whatever batteries are in the refurbished units linked by PP
     
  17. GoofyGirl75

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    I also recommend getting a nook tablet and running it as an android tablet with an sd card. Dh and i both have them and we use them all the time. We paid $99 for refurbished ones, and i think it was a great deal.
    I'd much rather have access to the full android market rather than be locked into just the kindle or nook one. There are tons of free apps, and i read on it too. I haven't paid a penny beyond my purchase price on apps or books. Also, if you run it from an sd card, your nook can also still run in stock mode, so you dont void the warranty.
     
  18. MinnieGi

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    We have 2 Nook tablets that run on android platform and also the Nexus Google. Kids love them all, but have to say the Nexus Google is the preferred one.
     
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    We also got the Nexus 7 32GB for me, DS 14 and my DS7 and DD 9 got one to share. WE LOVE IT!!! I would highly recommend it. I was able to set up a user account for them and place security around it so that can't access websites without a security filter and can't load apps without my knowledge. It was so simple. We also have NFC capability which is what you see in those commercials where they touch phones to send data from one phone to the other.

    I also heard that Asus is possibly coming out with a cheaper Nexus. It is the same as Nexus, just with reduced features. Here is the article:
    http://midsizeinsider.com/en-us/article/99-nexus-7-tablet-rumored-to-hit-shelve
     
  20. bdcp

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    My DS (26) has a Kindle Fire that we got him for Christmas last year. He also rooted his so it does a lot more than a Fire normally does. He is an IT tech in his day job so he also owns an Acer tablet and a couple of desktops. I agree about looking at refurbs, especially for a 9 yr old.
     
  21. ksloane

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    My dds 12 and 21 got the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2.0 7 inches for Christmas and love them so far. My dd12 hardly puts hers down. :rotfl2:

    They are about $200 though I think normally. Agree with others that tablets in $100 range are mostly all junk.
     

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