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Portable Which 7" or 8" android tablet for <£150?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ShakeyJake, 21 Apr 2015.

  1. ShakeyJake

    ShakeyJake My name is actually 'Jack'.

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    Hey guys.

    My venerable old Asus TF201 has finally given up the ghost and I'm in need of a new tablet. I don't use the tablet as much these days so the want to spend £500 like the last time just isn't there.

    My main uses are web, forums, very light gaming (puzzle and such, no fps or racing) and general multimedia. I use it to stream music from the pc to the bluetooth speakers in the kitchen for instance.

    What tablets would you guys recommend? As a start, I've just been in Currys and seen the Asus Memo pad 8 (£119) and the Lenovo S8 (£99). Any good?

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  2. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    Tesco Hudl2, £120, even lower if you have Clubcard vouchers which double up when used to buy a Hudl.

    Excellent little tablet, 8" screen, really bright colours, HDMI port & SD card slot. It actually runs a fairly stock version of KitKat, only a couple of bundled apps (Tesco focused ones). Can't really grumble for that price.
     
  3. GiGo

    GiGo was once a nerd.....

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    :yeahthat:

    Got the Hudl2 for the my stepson, fairly durable, nice screen, pretty fast, think I might buy one next time, only thing I don't like is there is no Cyanogen Mod build for it, but that's a personal thing :lol:

    For the £120 price tag, it's hard to beat. Samsung Tabs are nice, but not worth the money, unless you buy second hand and get a bargain.

    There is a chap selling the Tab 4 for £80, reasonable price http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=283690
     
  4. Big Elf

    Big Elf Oh no! Not another f----ing elf!

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    Only thing to watch out for on the Hudl 2 is problems with the battery. I'm currently on my 3rd and likely to be getting another shortly; just waiting for the latest software update on the off chance it fixes it.

    The software update was due 9 April but didn't appear so is overdue.
     
  5. ShakeyJake

    ShakeyJake My name is actually 'Jack'.

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    So my new hudl2 is updating and installing etc as we speak. They're down to £99 now so no brainer. I'm wary of the battery issue but it's a known thing so should be fixed and at least there's always someone physically in Tesco to shout at if something goes wrong.

    Thank for all your suggestions.

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  6. GiGo

    GiGo was once a nerd.....

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    Hope you like it.
     
  7. Harlequin

    Harlequin Well-Known Member

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    and as the person who works on the CSD , I honestly love it when someone shouts at me - usually I then tell them its after 28 days so please call the technical help number....


    or try not to shout and be polite and you usually get a lot further
     
  8. GiGo

    GiGo was once a nerd.....

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    But under the sales of good act you can return it to the store up to 1 year after purchase ;)
     
  9. daveypro

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    +1 for the Hudl2, great tablet for a ton.
     
  10. Big Elf

    Big Elf Oh no! Not another f----ing elf!

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    Despite the annoying problems I've had with the battery I still think it's an excellent tablet for the money. I have to say as well that the Tesco Support team rank amongst the best I've ever dealt with.
     
  11. ShakeyJake

    ShakeyJake My name is actually 'Jack'.

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    A figure of speech I promise you. I'm the politest and nicest customer you can want, or at least I try to be. I do however, always get what I'm owed.

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  12. ShakeyJake

    ShakeyJake My name is actually 'Jack'.

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    What were your battery problems Big Elf?

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  13. JamesRC

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    Slight thread jack, I hope I can be excused... but how is the 'bundled' software on the HUDL2? Can it be rooted and removed easily?
     
  14. Harlequin

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    so that gives you the right to be abusive to staff who are only doing their jobs yeah?
     
  15. Harlequin

    Harlequin Well-Known Member

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    it usually works when `I know your busy but I bought this hudl and the the battery doesn't work anymore , I would like my money back`.
     
  16. monkeydud

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    I've got an Lenovo a10 (was about £149 then got vat back on it as a special offer) and love it. It's the 10inch version of the a8. If you use it for media the speakers being front facing make a massive difference!
     
  17. ShakeyJake

    ShakeyJake My name is actually 'Jack'.

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    Really? Damn, I usually walk in, brandish the shotgun and motion menacingly. Would never have thought of asking politely.





    You can remove the ui changes easily, I got apex launcher from the play store and had 'my' android in 2 minutes. As for the Tesco apps, they can all be hidden from the menus but not all can be uninstalled. It doesn't feel 'Tescoey' at all.



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  18. JamesRC

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    Great, thanks for that :)
     
  19. ShakeyJake

    ShakeyJake My name is actually 'Jack'.

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    Home screen with Tesco launcher removed:
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    App drawer with bloat ware hidden:
    [​IMG][/URL]

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