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$200 ish tablet

Postby 1984 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:50 pm

So, what's the best bet for a tablet at around $200? This would be for a kid who also wants a decent sized screen. Would go to $250 if it meant a something substantially better.

So many options on the market at the moment so I'm wondering if anybody happens to have been looking recently.

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Re: $200 ish tablet

Postby pedros » Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:59 pm

Best bang for your buck would probably be a Huawei mediapad. Think the M5 with a 10.8" screen is somewhere around $350, so a m3 should be considerably cheaper.

I got one of the older 3g model Mediapads well over 18 months ago for $150 new, still going strong.
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Re: $200 ish tablet

Postby Beaker » Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:09 pm

What will they be doing with it ? If it is just for like watching YouTube, FaceBook and games you will find tablets rather fragile. I would suggest a good TV box with a wireless game controller they can do all that stuff. If you need something that is more portable then get the most rugged case that you can get and tho I despise Apple they are rather fool proof and hard to make crash and less prone to spyware etc.
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Re: $200 ish tablet

Postby Playboy » Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:05 pm

I asked almost the same question about a tablet just a month or so ago, I was pointed towards a Samsung Galaxy Tab E 9.6 thingy.

Unfortunately I have not had a chance to get back to Phnom Penh in the past month, so have not looked around further than a few random Googles

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Re: $200 ish tablet

Postby Rama » Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:39 pm

Mi Pad 4 just been released, stupendous value Image
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Re: $200 ish tablet

Postby over the rainbow » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:38 pm

asus fonepad,,,https://www.asus.com/Phone/ASUS_Fonepad_7_ME372CG/
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Re: $200 ish tablet

Postby dv8inpp » Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:00 am

Amazon's Fire HD 10 at $159 is good value. Nice big plastic buffer around it for protection
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Re: $200 ish tablet

Postby 1984 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:50 am

Thanks for all the suggestions, everyone. Ipads do come recommended, and the devices are solidly made with a good look but I'd rather be on the Google store than Apple's. The Amazon tablet has is also good but apparently will not stop pushing Prime at you.

The kid will likely game on it. I agree gaming on the big screen is better but we already have a PC and PS4, part of the point of the tablet is to get him off those when I want to use them - and I'll get him onto some educational, reading, maths apps etc. (If you know any good ones, let me know.)

I'll be taking a look at the Media Pad and Mi Pad 4 and let you know how it goes.
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