The Great Tablet debate

Posted Aug 30, 2012 at 9:53 am in Threads > Entertainment

Ok I have been contemplating a new tablet for a while now but really cant make up my mind. My biggest debating points that come to mind are Screen Size, Screen resolution/clarity, Hack ability, Specs (Processor, memory camera etc…)

1. There seems to be too many choice now, 7 in , 8.9, 9.7, 10.1
2 What resolution is the best considering your holding the device rather close to your face thus is a Super HD screen really necessary
3 Can I root it and alter it the way I want too, lets face it one of the best things about Android is the fact that you can make the machine truly yours
4 Specs, I know it is awesome to have the latest hardware but for the average person that is web surfing, playing a few games, watching some movies etc is there a real need to have the latest?

I know all of this is based on how much money you have to spend on one but this is what has me constantly waiting for the “next big thing”

Whats the most important to you?????

  • herbivore83

    1. Tablet size is about personal preference and usage style. What are you most likely going to be using the tablet for? Consuming? Creating? Gaming? If you’re going to be regularly on the move maybe a 7 in tablet is a better choice. If your usage will be mostly sedentary and at home then a 10 in tablet would suit you just fine. Go into a store, put your hands on some devices, and figure out what works best for you.

    2. For displays it’s the pixel density that counts. The more pixels in a smaller space, the clearer and crisper the image. If you care a lot about blacks and contrast, a Super AMOLED screen is your best bet. Otherwise, the Nexus 7 has one of the highest pixel densities around. Again, whether or not this matters is up to you.

    3. To state the obvious, Nexus 7 is a great candidate for development. There is also some great development out there for the Transformer series if you are looking for a dev community that has had more time with the device.

    4. There isn’t necessarily a NEED to have the latest and greatest, but the “average user” isn’t looking to hack and customize to the extent I think you want to. It sounds to me like display and development are your main factors when picking a device, so focus on those.

    Try not to think about what’s coming next or what you could have once the price drops. Whatever you decide to purchase it sounds like you’re ready to customize it and really make it your own. THAT is the great thing about Android: you’re in control. That power means that for at least a couple years you won’t have to worry about falling behind the curve. As long as you keep updating and tweaking, of course.

    Hope this helps guide you to that perfect tablet!