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Last response: in Mobile Computing
August 18, 2012 9:55:42 PM

I'm looking for a cheap device under $200 that will Allow me to browse the Web, watch video (including flash), listen to music, and possibly do some writing.

I bought the 64GB blackberry playbook today from microrcenter for $200. So far it seems solid. The browser seems more powerful than most tablets and the price for 64GB seems exceptional. It comes with a word processor, but the app store seems less than ideal. Anyone know of Any options that are better than the playbook for a similar price?
August 22, 2012 5:39:31 AM

i wasn't really impressed by the archos tablets, similarly priced tablets had an eighth of the storage of the playbook, similar specs, and some fairly bad reviews for the build quality.

honestly I think it really comes down to the playbook against the nexus 7. Obviously the nexus 7 is the more powerful device.

nexus - 7inch
playbook - 7 inch

nexus - 1280x800
playbook - 1024x600
nexus wins, but I don't have a problem with the playbooks resolution

nexus - 1 GB RAM
playbook - 1 GB RAM
tie unless one uses better ram, but it's not listed

nexus - 1 x camera 1.2 MP
playbook - 2 x camera 5MP, 3MP
playbook wins, but I'm probably not going to use this as a camera

nexus - quad core tegra 3 processor
playbook - 1 GHZ cortex-A9 dual-core
nexus wins by a mile, the most important win for the nexus in my opinion

nexus - 9 hours of video playback
playbook - 7.9 hours of video playback
nexus wins, holds some value to me

nexus - 8 GB $200/ 16GB $250
playbook - 64 GB $200, ive seen 16 GB for around $160
playbook wins by a long shot.

maybe I'm holding onto a desktop ideology that I really need more space. Does anyone feel limited by their 16 or 8 GB on their tablet. Will the nexus provide a better(faster) browsing experience. The playbook renders the desktop version of any website beautifully, but it's nowhere near as snappy as my desktop on the same connection. Will the nexus do the same, but slightly faster? and is that speed worth the extra $50 and loss of storage space (or extra $90, same storage space).