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John_Wayne
08-23-2012, 09:28 AM
Do you know of a cheaper alternative to the iPad, that can be used for business purposes? Any ideas or suggestions?

ChiefsOne
08-23-2012, 09:29 AM
iPad mini coming out next month

MoreLemonPledge
08-23-2012, 09:29 AM
Google Nexus 7. $200 and probably the best tab you can get. It only has a 7" screen, but other than that it's a great little tablet.

Fish
08-23-2012, 09:34 AM
This one is probably perfect for you....

http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/4130/etchasketchintroduction.jpg

ILChief
08-23-2012, 09:36 AM
You can get an iPad 2 for $399, pretty much the same as the new without the retina display

Fish
08-23-2012, 09:53 AM
I've had people ask this question a lot. And usually, they are only looking at one factor in choosing a tablet... price. But what they don't think about, is all the other important factors that go into choosing a tablet.

What are you using it for? Will it have a specific purpose?
Are there individual apps needed? If so, are they available for that cheap tablet? Lots of people buy cheap tablet alternatives before they realize that the apps they intended to use aren't available on the cheapo tablet they bought. The cheaper tablets usually run some modified version of Android, and sometimes don't even have access to the entire Android market. And many times the stripped down modified version of Android is only upgradable with manufacturer modified and provided Android OS, which always sucks and is several versions behind.

I'm not saying get an iPad or you'll be disappointed. But do some research on tablets so you know more than just the price point you'd like. There's a great deal of difference between the cheapo Android tablets and the good quality ones. The cheap ones are garbage. Don't be fooled by the price alone. You get what you pay for.

Toadkiller
08-23-2012, 09:55 AM
Apple often has the ipad 2 refurb for 319. I have two of them. Come with the full warranty and they look brand new, shipped from china. I recommend going with an apple refurb

John_Wayne
08-23-2012, 09:55 AM
This one is probably perfect for you....

http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/4130/etchasketchintroduction.jpg

How did you know I had one of those as a kid? I hated it. I could only draw stairs.

John_Wayne
08-23-2012, 09:57 AM
Apple often has the ipad 2 refurb for 319. I have two of them. Come with the full warranty and they look brand new, shipped from china. I recommend going with an apple refurb That's a good idea. Where? Amazon? I don't want to buy from some scam website.

Toadkiller
08-23-2012, 09:59 AM
Right from apple. None in stock right now, and they come and go fairly quick. But if you arent in a big hurry then Id wait. Black, wifi, 16gb

http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/specialdeals/ipad

Here is the direct link for that model:

http://store.apple.com/us/product/FC769LL/A?AID=10479833&PID=4485850&SID=wOS6oO0zEeGGmM621S3TyQ7zS2_AkG.2_0_0_0

Saulbadguy
08-23-2012, 10:12 AM
your mom

John_Wayne
08-23-2012, 10:14 AM
Right from apple. None in stock right now, and they come and go fairly quick. But if you arent in a big hurry then Id wait. Black, wifi, 16gb

http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/specialdeals/ipad

Here is the direct link for that model:

http://store.apple.com/us/product/FC769LL/A?AID=10479833&PID=4485850&SID=wOS6oO0zEeGGmM621S3TyQ7zS2_AkG.2_0_0_0

Rock and roll!

Thanks!

Der Flöprer
08-23-2012, 10:15 AM
Google Nexus 7. $200 and probably the best tab you can get. It only has a 7" screen, but other than that it's a great little tablet.

Using it right now. Love it. Quad core processor and 16 GB for $250. Yeah. Love it.

DaFace
08-23-2012, 10:16 AM
"For business purposes" is incredibly broad and doesn't really tell us what you need.

KChiefer
08-23-2012, 10:17 AM
I have an Acer Iconia A500. Got it for $270 after tax but it can be had for ~$200 now.

The A501 has built in 3g wireless I believe. The A200 is their newer version if you wanted to look into it.

Anyways Iconia are considered a best "bang for buck" tablet.

Msmith
08-23-2012, 12:35 PM
"used for business purpose" = surfing porn?

BIG_DADDY
08-23-2012, 12:43 PM
This one is probably perfect for you....

http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/4130/etchasketchintroduction.jpg

LMAO

Reerun_KC
08-23-2012, 12:45 PM
This one is probably perfect for you....

http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/4130/etchasketchintroduction.jpg4G compatible?

vailpass
08-23-2012, 12:54 PM
"For business purposes" is incredibly broad and doesn't really tell us what you need.

Are you going to make him spell it out? P-R-O-N. There, are you happy now?

SuperChief
08-23-2012, 01:09 PM
Using it right now. Love it. Quad core processor and 16 GB for $250. Yeah. Love it.

This. It's an incredible machine. Very powerful, and the 7 inch screen size is plenty.