what tablet is the best to buy?
Im looking to buy a tablet. NOT A IPAD i know there cool but its just a big iphone so theres no point in it. The tablet im looking for i dont really care what brand but it MUST video chat!!! preferably skype. If you know about any or have one please let me know so i can check it out. thanks:)
and if u know prices please tell me. i want to buy asap
The best Android tablet depends on your needs…
If high-end video recording is important to you, consider the LG G-Slate which can record at 1080p.
For overall value: The ASUS Eee Transformer (TF101) is extremely feature rich for under $400: Android 3.1, 10.1 inch 1280×800 IPS (like iPad, but bigger and higher resolution) display, up to 9 hours of battery life (16 hours if optional dock added), optional ability to dock with keyboard, 1 GHz Tegra 250 ARM CPU with 1 GB RAM, good array of ports (mini HDMI, SD, micro SD), preloaded Polaris Office 3.0 for editing documents (.doc), spreadsheets (.xls) and presentation (.ppt) files. Note, though, no 3G (however people report success in tethering it to smart phones).
Galaxy Tab 10.1 (0.336 inches) is the thinnest Android tablet, and at 1.25 lbs it’s also the lightest of the big-screen (greater than 9 inch) tablets.
The Motorola Xoom is heavier and thicker than both the iPad or Galaxy Tab, the Xoom’s advantage is that it has HDMI out and micro USB ports. It also has a 5MP rear camera compared to Tab’s 3MP and iPad’s lousy 0.7MP.
Finally, if cellular service is important, check with your favorite carrier. At the moment, here’s the breakdown for non-iPad tablets:
Verizon:Galaxy Tab 10.1, Xoom, and Galaxy Tab
T-Mobile:G-Slate, Streak 7, and Galaxy Tab
None:TouchPad, Thrive, Eee Pad TF101, Iconia Tab A500, Archos 101, Archos 70, and NOOK Color
These non-iPad tablets have front-facing video cameras for video chat: PlayBook, Slate 500, G-Slate, Xoom, TouchPad, Thrive, Streak 7, Eee Pad Transformer, Iconia Tab A500, Galaxy Tab, Archos 101, and Archos 70. The PlayBook can do 1080p recording from the front camera; rest are VGA/Webcam quality.
xbox not seeing/showing all videos?
My xbox is suddenly not recognizing all the videos in my drive. I can still see the main folder as usual, but now if I have 20 videos in the folder it may only show me 15. Any new ones are taking days to show up on my xbox, despite any reboots (of either my computer or xbox). Also, it won’t play all of my mp4 files anymore. I can see them in the folder on my xbox but it says they’re not supported. It plays *some* mp4 files, but not all. I don’t see any difference between one or the other.
Any idea how to fix these issues? It just changed suddenly a week or so ago. I’ve opened Windows Media Player on my computer and done an “apply media info changes” but it doesn’t appear to make any difference when I turn on my xbox.
I’m not sure if I’m explaining this very well but hopefully it makes sense and hopefully someone can help me! I’m pretty tech illiterate, apparently!
I am having exact same problem, I did same thing, even reinstalled “optional media update” to xbox. Didn’t work for me but you may want to delete that particular update on you’re console if got haven’t done so already. You can download it again in game market place under “games” then go to the letter “o”. But it didn’t work for me, I am running vista with wmp11. Would love to be able to stream my mp4 and 3g2 files again, only way I can do so is thru a mobile device, Samsung Galaxy S2 Android Application “imediashare”, (best application I’ve ever used). This will allow you to stream content from your phone to your television thru your xbox, no wires or cables or transferring at all. I have no need for a pc except for storage which is went I want this Archos 80 our Archos 101 tablet which has 250 GB and runs on honeycomb. Hope someone knows a fix to this otherwise only business I’ll be doing with Microsoft is xbox and saying goodbye p.c, goodbye windows!
I’d like some advice on what ebook I should get?
So I would like to buy an ebook of some kind. I’ve decided that I would like to get either the nook color from barnes and noble or purchase some kind of tablet like an ipad (more specifically the ipad 2) and use the ibook app on it. Does anyone have both that could give me some insight? Price isn’t a problem even though the prices are both very different. I’ve still got to think about it myself, but I haven’t had an ebook before so I’m looking for some experience from others.
Minor terminology matter: An ‘ebook’ is read on an electronic book reader (‘ereader’).
First decide on your priority: long-run reading or apps (games, web browsing, etc)?
There simply is no ereader that excels at both currently. For long-run reading, the E Ink ereaders (Kindle 3, Nook Touch, Kobo Touch, Sony Reader, etc) are ideal because of their paper-like displays. LCD ereaders have back-lit displays and offer a computer-monitor-like reading experience. For apps, the LCD ereaders (or tablets) are better. E Ink technology does not offer color and is not fast enough for video.
For LCD ereaders, the Nook Color is basically a budget tablet. It’s great out of the box or can be rooted fairly easily to allow running of Android apps. An iPad 2 is at least double the price but has a larger screen and many more apps. Unlike the Nook Color, iPads can be bought with 3G for Internet access where cell signals are available. If price is no object, go for the iPad 2 over the Nook Color, or consider one of the many tablet competitors to the iPad.
Here’s a list of tablets organized per operating system:
[Apple iOS] iPad 2
[Android 3.2] Xoom
[Android 3.1] Thrive, Eee Pad Transformer, and Iconia Tab A500
[Android 3.0] G-Slate and Galaxy Tab 10.1
[Android 2.2] Streak 7, Galaxy Tab, Archos 101, Archos 70, and NOOK Color
[BlackBerry Tablet OS] PlayBook
[Windows 7] Eee Slate and Slate 500
Of the tablets, the Eee Pad Transformer has outstanding specs for the money.
what are the best tablets?
they need to be in the the 500 dollar price range i was thinking about the blackberry playbook should i get that or an android?
Base configurations of these tablets can be bought for around $500 or less: Galaxy Tab 10.1, iPad 2, Xoom, TouchPad, Thrive, Streak 7, PlayBook, Eee Pad TF101, Iconia Tab A500, Galaxy Tab, Archos 101, Archos 70, and NOOK Color.
With its 7-inch display, the PlayBook will be more portable but show less information on the display at once than the higher-resolution ~10-inch display tablets.
If you want to record at 1080p, the PlayBook (or the more expensive LG G-Slate) is for you.
For overall value, consider the ASUS Eee Transformer (TF101) for under $400: Android 3.1, 10.1 inch 1280×800 IPS (like iPad, but bigger and higher resolution) display, up to 9 hours of battery life (16 hours if optional dock added), optional ability to dock with keyboard, 1 GHz Tegra 250 ARM CPU with 1 GB RAM, good array of ports (mini HDMI, SD, micro SD), preloaded Polaris Office 3.0 for editing documents (.doc), spreadsheets (.xls) and presentation (.ppt) files. Note, though, no 3G (however people report success in tethering it to smart phones).
And, for completeness and comparison even though you didn’t mention iPad, here’s BlackBerry PlayBook vs Apple iPad 2 (leader in tablet category):
BlackBerry PlayBook Advantages:
3 MP front camera (vs VGA), 5 MP rear camera (vs 0.7 MP), 1080p rear video (vs 720p), 1080p front video (vs VGA), micro HDMI & micro USB ports, Flash support, 0.9 lbs (vs 1.33 lbs)
iPad 2 Advantages:
Display: 9.7 inch, 1024×768 IPS LCD (vs 7 inch, 1024×600 LCD), 10.4hr battery life (vs 7hr batter life), huge apps market.
Another difference: PlayBook is available on Sprint; iPad, on AT&T and Verizon.
Ipad2 or Android tablet?
i am going to buy a tablet to write notes on it at school. Which one has the best and fastest keyboard?
Typing notes: You’re going to want a real keyboard; typing via on-screen keyboards is only good for short notes or short messages. Get a tablet with Bluetooth that can be coupled with keyboard, or consider the ASUS Eee Transformer (TF101), which “transforms” into a laptop via a dock and keyboard.
Your school probably has great WiFi coverage, so you can probably save money by skipping cellular service. These tablets are WiFi-only or have WiFi-only versions: iPad 2, Eee Slate, Slate 500, TouchPad, Thrive, Eee Pad TF101, Iconia Tab A500, Archos 101, Archos 70, NOOK Color, and Kindle Fire.
IPad 2 Advantages:
IPads have a higher degree of fit-and-finish than the competition. Like iPhones vs other smart phones, iPods vs other MP3 players, or Macs vs PC’s, iPads are widely regarded as being more refined and polished than the competition. IPad also has a large and refined App Store (although Android Market is closing the gap).
IPad 2 Disadvantages:
1. No Flash.
2. No SD expansion; no HDMI port; no USB port.
3. ASUS Eee Transformer has a better display (10.1 inch, 1280×800, IPS vs 9.7 inch, 1024×768, IPS).
4. IPad’s camera resolution is a lousy 0.7 MP.
If you’d like an Android tablet with an even better display than the iPad 2, with a good array of ports (mini HDMI, SD, micro SD), with better cameras, at a lower price, and with a slick dock/keyboard option, choose the ASUS Eee Transformer (TF101).
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