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Re: The Tablet Computing Thread
« Reply #5360 on: March 1, 2016, 01:37:57 pm »

A Surface is a bit overkill to just watch football streams on, any old tablet will do that I think.
Not if you want to use Kodi/Acestream. Flash streams are shite!

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Re: The Tablet Computing Thread
« Reply #5361 on: March 1, 2016, 01:38:58 pm »
Not if you want to use Kodi/Acestream. Flash streams are shite!

You can install Kodi and Acestream on Android.

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« Reply #5362 on: March 1, 2016, 01:50:20 pm »

You can install Kodi and Acestream on Android.
Can you suggest a good android tablet just for streaming using kodi and acestream then?

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« Reply #5363 on: March 1, 2016, 01:53:30 pm »
Can you suggest a good android tablet just for streaming using kodi and acestream then?

Haha not really I have an Ipad and was actually thinking about buying a Surface.................  ;D

Just thought that the Surface was a very expensive way to stream football.  The Nexus 9 would do the job I'm sure.

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« Reply #5364 on: March 1, 2016, 01:54:02 pm »

Haha not really I have an Ipad and was actually thinking about buying a Surface.................  ;D

Just thought that the Surface was a very expensive way to stream football.  The Nexus 9 would do the job I'm sure.
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Re: The Tablet Computing Thread
« Reply #5365 on: March 1, 2016, 03:13:58 pm »
Can you suggest a good android tablet just for streaming using kodi and acestream then?

Sony works for me :wave

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Re: The Tablet Computing Thread
« Reply #5367 on: March 1, 2016, 03:26:04 pm »
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« Reply #5368 on: March 2, 2016, 10:03:55 pm »
Xperia Z4 tablet
Seems a lot more expensive than I can get a Surface Pro 2 for!

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Re: The Tablet Computing Thread
« Reply #5369 on: March 21, 2016, 07:24:54 pm »
Bought a Linx 1010b today. Full windows 10 in a tablet with attachable keyboard.

I'm pretty impressed and will continue to have a play with it. For only £140 its a bit of a steal.

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Re: The Tablet Computing Thread
« Reply #5370 on: March 25, 2016, 02:08:03 pm »
Little bit of help needed.

Just got myself a Asus Zenpad C7.0 ,so far I'm happy with it but just the one problem,

when I'm using it for Zwift (online cycling program) my Bluetooth connection to my speakers (for my music player) falls away, I did notice that lots of my apps extra were being updated so could that be the reason why?

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Re: The Tablet Computing Thread
« Reply #5371 on: March 25, 2016, 03:21:47 pm »
Bought a Linx 1010b today. Full windows 10 in a tablet with attachable keyboard.

I'm pretty impressed and will continue to have a play with it. For only £140 its a bit of a steal.

Was looking to get one of them,i'm going blind with this HP Stream 7

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Re: The Tablet Computing Thread
« Reply #5372 on: March 25, 2016, 07:41:14 pm »
Really stuck between getting a new laptop or a tablet. I only want something to stream films on, browse Internet, Skype etc.

I'll be doing quite a bit of typing on here and I used uTorrent quite a lot on my laptop before it broke so just wandering if this would be ideal on a tablet.

Help?
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« Reply #5373 on: March 28, 2016, 08:00:45 am »
Really stuck between getting a new laptop or a tablet. I only want something to stream films on, browse Internet, Skype etc.

I'll be doing quite a bit of typing on here and I used uTorrent quite a lot on my laptop before it broke so just wandering if this would be ideal on a tablet.

Help?

an android tablet will easily suffice for your needs. If you do not intend to use your tablet for serious work like photoshop, MS excel, Projects etc, you will be fine with a good tablet.

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Re: The Tablet Computing Thread
« Reply #5374 on: March 28, 2016, 11:11:53 am »
Got a Galaxy Tab 4 (won it in a work raffle) but it's still on Lollipop.  Anyone know when they're likely to throw Marshmallow onto it?
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« Reply #5375 on: March 28, 2016, 12:01:07 pm »
Got a Galaxy Tab 4 (won it in a work raffle) but it's still on Lollipop.  Anyone know when they're likely to throw Marshmallow onto it?

They wont in all likelihood. Samsung are poor when it comes to updating their non flagship devices. Dont hold your breath.
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« Reply #5376 on: April 5, 2016, 08:35:27 am »
Got a Kindle HD10 and have put showbox on it but it won't play the films or any series on it (will play trailers). Any boffins out there with the answer to help this dinosaur sort it out? (My 15 year old lad probably can but it's like trying to speak to a sloth).
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« Reply #5377 on: April 5, 2016, 11:58:40 pm »
Has anyone got an IPad Pro 9.7 yet? How does it compare to the IPad Air 2? Thinking of upgrading but would like an honest feedback first.
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« Reply #5378 on: April 28, 2016, 12:02:20 pm »
Hi Folks,

I think i've out grown my Nexus 7, so I am now in the market for a 10" android tablet. I mainly use it to watch Tv series etc so want something with a very good resolution. At the moment the Amazon Kindle Fire appears to be the front runner. Any alternatives i should consider?
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Re: The Tablet Computing Thread
« Reply #5379 on: June 12, 2016, 11:39:36 am »
For anyone looking for a Windows 10 tablet I can recommend the Chuwi Hi10. A steal at £115 from Gearbest. 

http://en.chuwi.com/product/items/Chuwi-Hi10.html.

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Re: The Tablet Computing Thread
« Reply #5380 on: June 20, 2016, 10:55:49 pm »
Thinking of purchasing a Samsung Galaxy tab S2 in the coming days. Going for a 9.7" over the 8". Is there much difference?

Does anyone have one here? If so, is it worth the price?
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« Reply #5381 on: June 21, 2016, 02:13:10 pm »
Thinking of purchasing a Samsung Galaxy tab S2 in the coming days. Going for a 9.7" over the 8". Is there much difference?

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« Reply #5382 on: June 21, 2016, 05:49:13 pm »
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Thank you, that is really helpful. Much appreciated.
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« Reply #5383 on: June 22, 2016, 12:43:00 pm »
Thank you, that is really helpful. Much appreciated.

Wont be a significant difference in day to day use but the bigger one should be better for movies and stuff, while also being less portable. Both of them have similar innards otherwise.

Personally for me tablets should be 10 inches at least, considering most phones are 5.5 or above these days.  No point carrying a phablet and another 7 or 8 inch tablet which does pretty much the same things.
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Re: The Tablet Computing Thread
« Reply #5384 on: June 23, 2016, 05:54:40 pm »
Never owned a tablet before but planning on buying iPad mini4 .Should I wait till september for the new release ?

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Re: The Tablet Computing Thread
« Reply #5385 on: June 23, 2016, 06:34:32 pm »
Wont be a significant difference in day to day use but the bigger one should be better for movies and stuff, while also being less portable. Both of them have similar innards otherwise.

Personally for me tablets should be 10 inches at least, considering most phones are 5.5 or above these days.  No point carrying a phablet and another 7 or 8 inch tablet which does pretty much the same things.

I don't remember what size my iPad is, but it's not the biggest one - I think it is like 7.8. I like the smaller size better because I mostly use it for reading and it is easier to hold. So maybe that is something to think about too. For movies, like you said, bigger is better.
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« Reply #5386 on: September 5, 2016, 10:20:53 pm »
After a second tablet for my mum. She's currently got the nexus 7 2nd edition. She wants to use the 2nd tablet for streaming sports and movies (mobdro and showbox etc). She's got the nexus connected to the television with one of those leads (mdl I think they are called) and she wants to do the same with the 2nd tablet. I did advise to not buy very cheap, I reckon about £100 would be her limit. Would appreciate any tips as its been years since I looked for a tablet. Thanks all!!!
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« Reply #5387 on: September 6, 2016, 07:49:55 am »
After a second tablet for my mum. She's currently got the nexus 7 2nd edition. She wants to use the 2nd tablet for streaming sports and movies (mobdro and showbox etc). She's got the nexus connected to the television with one of those leads (mdl I think they are called) and she wants to do the same with the 2nd tablet. I did advise to not buy very cheap, I reckon about £100 would be her limit. Would appreciate any tips as its been years since I looked for a tablet. Thanks all!!!

Why a tablet though, considering she wants to just stream stuff to the TV? A smart android dongle will connect directly to your tv through the HDMI port using a standard HDMI cable and do everything a tablet can and more.   

I am talking about something like this one
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« Reply #5388 on: September 6, 2016, 09:20:31 am »
Did think about a fire stick or similar type of device, but she knows how to use the tablet and any new type of technology will probably scare her. Took her years to get mobile phone....thanks for the advice though!!

So any recommendations for a reasonable tablet?
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« Reply #5389 on: September 6, 2016, 11:48:04 am »
Did think about a fire stick or similar type of device, but she knows how to use the tablet and any new type of technology will probably scare her. Took her years to get mobile phone....thanks for the advice though!!

So any recommendations for a reasonable tablet?

Pretty limited options in that price band unfortunately..., IF you are ok with trying a Chinese Import, there are loads of super cheap options on websites like Gearbest and GeekBuying.

If you are only interested in a branded tab then I would suggest the following;
https://www.amazon.co.uk/TF103CE-1A004A-Transformer-10-1-Inch-Storage-Android/dp/B013OYZ27E/ref=sr_1_16?ie=UTF8&qid=1473158405&sr=8-16&keywords=tablet

Good balance between cost and features and should be easily able to handle all kinds of media streaming and playback.

Another option.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Acer-10-1-inches-Tablet-Iconia/dp/B01I3B29II/ref=sr_1_36?ie=UTF8&qid=1473159010&sr=8-36&keywords=tablet

Looks decent as well and should suffice as long as your mum is not into high end 3d gaming! :D

Will see what else I can find....

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« Reply #5390 on: June 7, 2017, 09:06:57 am »
apologies for bumping an old thread...
my daughter has given me her old tablet, its a Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and I am keen to hook this up to my tv but I am not sure which MHL cable I would need to purchase. As you can see from my posts above I am a complete novice at this sort of thing and would really appreciate some advice!!
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« Reply #5391 on: June 7, 2017, 01:36:15 pm »
apologies for bumping an old thread...
my daughter has given me her old tablet, its a Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and I am keen to hook this up to my tv but I am not sure which MHL cable I would need to purchase. As you can see from my posts above I am a complete novice at this sort of thing and would really appreciate some advice!!

could be wrong but when I had the tablet 4 years ago it was not possible to hook up to the TV.  How is it charging mine now takes a day to charge so is not really being used.

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« Reply #5392 on: June 7, 2017, 03:53:04 pm »
could be wrong but when I had the tablet 4 years ago it was not possible to hook up to the TV.  How is it charging mine now takes a day to charge so is not really being used.
not sure on the charging. My daughter never really used it so I am hoping the battery is in good condition. She's also lost the charging cable so I've had to order another. Its been on since Saturday albeit not used and the battery has only dropped about 20%.
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Re: The Tablet Computing Thread
« Reply #5393 on: June 16, 2017, 10:46:11 am »
They wont in all likelihood. Samsung are poor when it comes to updating their non flagship devices. Dont hold your breath.

Is there actually anyone who isn't poor when it comes to android tablet updates though, I have owned a few from various companies and don't think any of them have ever had more than one major os update.

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« Reply #5394 on: June 23, 2017, 05:54:39 am »
Is there actually anyone who isn't poor when it comes to android tablet updates though, I have owned a few from various companies and don't think any of them have ever had more than one major os update.

Well unfortunately that is true.  The only way to get guaranteed updates for at least 2 years is by buying a Google/Pixel device. 

Sony are good with their updates though. Xperia Z4 tab is still getting updates if i am not mistaken.

I always recommend windows tablets over Android ones for the same reason. There is so much more you can do with a windows tabs and updates will be regular (sometimes TOO regular!).

There are some really good devices near the 300 GBP mark if you are ok to import from a site like Gearbest or Geekbuying.  The Cube i7 book for example. Fantastic piece of kit, I am loving every bit of it. The screen is gorgeous, the keyboard reasonably good and best of all, it runs full windows on an Intel Core M3 processor and is fast enough for non gaming tasks.

Can be used as an 11 inch tab as well as a full fledged laptop with the keyboard attached.
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Re: The Tablet Computing Thread
« Reply #5395 on: June 23, 2017, 07:04:29 am »
Had a Chuwi Hi 10 for a year now. Paid £115 at the time and it's still flying along on Windows 10  ;D

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« Reply #5396 on: July 8, 2017, 10:26:24 am »
recently purchased a Samsung Tab A T580 10.1 from Amazon, £174.95, blinding bit of kit so far

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« Reply #5397 on: July 10, 2017, 05:50:02 pm »
Got our youngest an Amazon HD tablet two years ago,he has used it every day and it hasn't skipped a beat.So anyone looking for a cheap option should really consider one of those.Pretty sure that Amazon have sent out two updates in that time.
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« Reply #5398 on: July 12, 2017, 02:05:56 pm »
Can anyone recommend a good tablet that can dock to a keyboard and run full version of windows?

I seen someone mentioned the cube i7 but on gearbest.com it states

"The model dispalyed on the tablet PC is internal model, actual product model is Cube i7."

So not even sure what that one looks like.

I only want to use it for checking emails, browsing, sportsmania & youtube really!

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« Reply #5399 on: July 13, 2017, 04:23:58 pm »
its the Cube i7 book.

http://www.gearbest.com/tablet-pcs/pp_366651.html


this is the one i have. fantastic value. Fast enough for everything except heavy gaming. Can run photoshop fine.

Gorgeous screen.
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