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Cheap Android tablets?

Cheap Android tablets?

littleguylittleguy Member
edited August 2012 in General

Do you know of any cheap Android tablets? (7 inch or larger). If they sell it on DealExtreme, that'd be even better: http://dx.com/c/laptops-tablets-1499/tablets-1409

My only preference is that it has Android 2.3 or higher.

I'm looking to use this tablet as a personal weather station/internet radio on my nightstand. (Is there a better hardware solution? Which?)

Thank you for your input!

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  • inol novo 7 ... google it. I think you will like it, atleast when I checked it 2-3 months ago it was nice for its price.

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  • DanielMDanielM Disabled
    edited August 2012

    I got my Chipad from ebay :D Was a bargain :) it dont work anymore tho lol

  • TazTaz Disabled

    Why not Galaxy7?

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  • @Taz_NinjaHawk said: Why not Galaxy7?

    Too expensive. I'm looking in the ~150 USD range, or about 100 EUR.

  • Mon5t3rMon5t3r Member
    edited August 2012

    ainol, icoo, freelander.. they are the best in my opinion.

    i have icoo d70gt and my sister use the d50 II.. if you want to play angry bird series out of box go with d50 since i only can play angry bird space in this tablet.. :D

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  • There are 7 inch with android 4 tablets on ebay for about $75 or even less. I bought one for my kid so he can watch some kid movies on it.

  • @rds100 said: There are 7 inch with android 4 tablets on ebay for about $75 or even less. I bought one for my kid so he can watch some kid movies on it.

    75$ with delivery to BG? :D

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  • @Alex_LiquidHost said: 75$ with delivery to BG? :D

    almost everything is "free" shipped from Shenzhen.. :D

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  • @Mon5t3r said: almost everything is "free" shipped from Shenzhen.. :D

    Yeah but they tend not to get delivered. I've ordered 2 tablets for over 500$ for my ex girlfriend and neither of them got delivered from China. Didn't get a refund either.

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  • @Alex_LiquidHost said: inol novo 7 ... google it. I think you will like it, atleast when I checked it 2-3 months ago it was nice for its price.

    Thinking of getting the Ainol Novo 7 Paladin instead: http://www.ainol-novo.com/ainol-novo-7-paladin-first-android-4-0-tablet-pc.html

    99 USD!

  • @Alex_LiquidHost said: 500$

    O.o what kind of tablets is that? it wasn't delivered or they not sent it to you? perhaps from your local custom?

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  • AlexBarakovAlexBarakov Member
    edited September 2012

    @Mon5t3r said: O.o what kind of tablets is that? it wasn't delivered or they not sent it to you? perhaps from your local custom?

    Most likely not delivered. It was 2 tablets, one 200$ and one 300$.

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  • This is what I just bought.. Nice and fast , capacitive 5 point touch screen, and Android 4.

    http://www.hhgregg.com/arnova-designed-by-archos-4gb-7-android-4-0-ice-cream-sandwich-multimedia-internet-tablet/item/502082

  • innyainnya Member
    edited September 2012

    i ordered the 7 inch Ainol Novo 7 Tornado Android 4.0.3 Cortex A9 CPU 1G DDR3 8GB Flash tablet pc for $86.00 (with keyboard case, without keyboard case 76 dollars).

  • @innya: hows the Ainol Novo 7 tornado? Is it worth it?

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  • @innya and ordered from? Link?

  • What? The Nexus 7 is not cheap enough?!

    @littleguy said: better hardware solution

    Umm.... a Raspberry Pi?!

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  • rds100rds100 Member
    edited September 2012

    @Alex_LiquidHost said: 75$ with delivery to BG? :D

    Yep, "free shipping" standard for China sellers :) You get tracking number (registered airmail). Never had a problem with getting my stuff lost or stolen. Maybe the fact that the post office is just two building away on the same street as our office helps :) And also maintaining good relations with the lady that delivers the mail helps :) I am a regular customer there - receive small packages at least several times per week.

  • @rds100 said: Yep, "free shipping" standard for China sellers :) You get tracking number (registered airmail). Never had a problem with getting my stuff lost or stolen. Maybe the fact that the post office is just two building away on the same street as our office helps :) And also maintaining good relations with the lady that delivers the mail helps :) I am a regular customer there - receive small packages at least several times per week.

    I suspect that they don't get delivered even to our local post office in Troyan. I am around 99% sure that they get stolen in Sofia. Since I started ordering in ebay around 3 years ago, I have packages for over 1k $ in total that have not arrived, both small and big. I thought it was customs related, however nothing arrived there as well. Generally things from the USA come on time (got a new earbuds, delivered in 3 days last week), however things that take longer to delivery, it is just hit or miss on my side. Either come, either not. They do not keep tracks of what packages were delivered and etc. and the ladys at the local office tend to give out the packages to everyone that claims them. For example last week went to pick up a letter for my father, from some judge abuot some fines. Not a problem at all. (Prosto poiskaha da im podpisha obratnata razpiska, tva che ne sym chovekyt, izobshto ne gi pritesni)

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  • There are some great deals on Toshiba Thrives. You can find one for a bit under $200.

    There are a lot of really cheap sub $100 tablets, but most are resistive screens. You really want a capacitive one.

  • ainol have ice cream sandwich. pretty good

  • @Alex_LiquidHost for $500 items don't use the regular post. Use EMS, DHL, etc. There is accountability there...

  • @rds100 said: for $500 items don't use the regular post. Use EMS, DHL, etc. There is accountability there...

    Well, I never ordered anything over 299$, was talking combined. All the small packages that never arrived and etc.

    Still not sure if it is worth it - 200$ chinese tablet with 200$ DHL delivery

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  • How do you guys deal with stolen package?claim it from the seller/courier/credit card? @Alex_liquidhost 1k is alot.

    Well I just ordered some more SSDs from newegg ( the vertex 4 is only $109 for the 128Gbs, ) I hope they arrive here in Asia.

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  • Just pay with PayPal or MasterCard and put in a claim if you don't receive it

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  • Ainol Aurora ii is really fantastic, recently I purchased one from AliExpress. http://bit.ly/NDmeVL

  • telephonetelephone Member
    edited September 2012

    Aliexpress is usually the cheapest place. Just make sure to order from sellers with either a good rep or a lot of orders (over 100 on the same item).

    Most ordered Tablet PCs on AliExpress

    EDIT: I've ordered 5 different tablets from providers on Aliexpress and never had a problem :)

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  • Just to chime in, never had any issues by stuff sent from China/HK to Austria (neither lost packages nor damaged nor stolen) and customs are not a problem here, sometimes they are opened but i never had to pay anything even if it was far over the allowed sum, they care more about drugs i guess.

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  • Just get an HP touchpad they rock! Got mine for $150

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  • @thharris said: Just get an HP touchpad they rock! Got mine for $150

    That's no Android, is it ?

    I advise you not to buy a cheap crappy tablet. The CPUs are way to slow for a smooth and joyful Android experience. Go with the Nexus 7 or one of the cheaper Galaxy tabs.

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  • Well, the CPU is good enough for video playback and for angry birds. What do you need faster CPU for?

  • I dual boot android and webOS on my touchpad.

  • @Freek said: Go with the Nexus 7 or one of the cheaper Galaxy tabs.

    explained here

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  • @Freek said: I advise you not to buy a cheap crappy tablet. The CPUs are way to slow for a smooth and joyful Android experience. Go with the Nexus 7 or one of the cheaper Galaxy tabs.

    But what about the Ainol Aurora II? The specs look pretty badass, and it's cheap (130 USD!)

    http://www.ainol-novo.com/ainol-novo-7-aurora-ii-dual-core-1-5ghz-7-inch-ips-touch-screen-1g-ram-android-tablet.html

  • @thharris said: Just get an HP touchpad they rock!

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    This. Managed to get one when they first went on sale, and CM9 is glorious.

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  • @thharris said: Just get an HP touchpad they rock! Got mine for $150

    I actually enjoyed WebOS a little bit, unfortunate it lacks any apps though. I also got mine when it went on firesale. Performs pretty well if you ask me, little bulky for me though.

  • @Cosmicgate and @Pats I got the information from @rm_ command on my older post.

    http://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?SearchText=ainol+novo+7+tornados&catId=7&manual=y

    I picked one with free shipping.

  • Is there any cheap Android tablet ..on which we can access the webcam through flash .. something like http://chatroulette.com/(just an example)

  • i have in my hand ainol novo 7 fire/flame.

    bought it just for its screen resolution, and good enough that on 7 inch, full page pdf file is clear enough to read without need to enlarge the font (or zoom in).

    however can't install google chrome (not compatible?), can use firefox though .... most probably need to flash it to dark elf (so it recognise as samsung device, so the uncompatible apps/game can be installed)

    for email, web browse, and facebook/twitter ... already satisfied. and oh my main purpose, read pdf book/magazine ... superb!

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  • nexus 7 for $199

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  • $150 for t-mobile galaxy 7, flash it then you have cell phone, kindle, game device, computer...

  • After reading this thread, looks like ill be getting myself the ainol novo 7 fire from the local distributor this week. I was quoted $190 for it. Pretty cheap for a tablet if you ask me.

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  • Cosmic why not do extra 50 for the beast nexus 7?

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  • @nexus: there's no local distributor for the nexus. Ainol on the other hand offer after sales service( warranty claim, repairs etc) from the distributor. Besides, I like the fact that ainol has the hdmi port as I use my MacBook occasionally to watch movies on the tv at my gf's place.

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  • Guys .. anybody using this ainol 10 inch tablet ..or any other better option in your opinion.. http://www.ainol-novo.com/ainol-novo-10-hero-ii-10-1-inch-quad-core-tablet-pc-dual-camera-wifi-hdmi-bluetooth-gps-16gb.html

  • MicrolinuxMicrolinux Member
    edited February 2013

    @fresher_06 said: Guys .. anybody using this ainol 10 inch tablet ..or any other better option in your opinion..

    The potential issue you might see is that it uses a Vivante (sp?) GC1000 GPU, which is relatively weak. Not particularly suitable for gaming, but if you don't do a lot, probably not a huge issue.

    I have a Cube UG30T with the dual-core RK3066 CPU which uses a quad-core Mali 400 GPU, snappier and more rendering features. The newer quad-core RK3188-based tablets are starting to coming out, and look to be a pretty good value proposition.

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  • I have an Acer Iconia A100 tablet with 7" display and Android 4.0.something that works fine, I am selling it for $140 because I don't need it. PM me if you want ;)

  • ATM7029 aren't the best SoC around. I have no idea why Ainol switched to them. And @Microlinux is right, Vivante as a GPU on that SoC aren't good thing. It has worst support for 3D. If you are looking for a cheap tablet, get something with RK3066. They are proven to be fast and good enough for almost every task & app. But if you really would like a performance or the newest tech, either grab some chinese tablet on Samsung Exynos 4412 or wait for RK3166.

  • my main usage will be to use it as a my apps tester machine.. with 10 inch screen.. if anybody has some cheap offers.

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