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Tablet buying advice? Answered

I am planning on getting a tablet on EBAY I was wondering what people thought of this idea. The reason for this is that my MP3 player that I use a lot is dying. Also, I would like toplay around with a tablet and see what they are like. I was hopng to get a slightly older new or used tablet on EBAY. I don't want to pay any more then maybe 25 or 30 dollars. I know that sounds kind of low for a tablet, but I have seen some go for very low on EBAY.

Thanks for any sugestions.

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bwrussell

7 years ago

I've been casually looking at doing the same thing, mostly as a cheap e-reader but also to see if I mind carrying a tablet around before i invest in anything costly. One thing I've been checking is if the tablet can be rooted. Once you gain root access then you can install newer versions of Android, if the hardware can handle it. Also try to get one with an ARM processor, without ARM you can't run the actual google market ( I think they cal lit Google Play now) even if you have root, or at least that's what someone on the interwebs said.

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nurdee1bwrussell

Answer 7 years ago

It sounds to me like you and I are in the exact same position. I want a tablet but I have very limited funds that is I don't want to spend any more than thirty dollars. I have looked in the completed listings section of ebay and seen some that went very cheaply but so far I haven't had any that are cheap enough for me to even bid on. I will let you know if I ever get one.

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FoolishSage

7 years ago

You can't expect much for 30 dollars. If you are going for a android tablet try to get one which already comes with android 3 (honeycomb) rather than 2.2 or 2.3. Honeycomb was the first to be made specifically for tablets instead of phones and the honeycomb system requirements tend to guarantee a certain level of quality.

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nurdee1FoolishSage

Answer 7 years ago

I am trying to get an android one. I know that thirty dollars won't go far but I am hoping if I watch EBAY I may find one that goes cheap. I know alot of people are very quick tog et rid of their old ones as soon as the next latest and greatest one comes along. I will try for one with android 3 althought the ones in my price range seem to mostly be 2.2.

Thanks.