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Post teach me some tablets
I'll looking into getting my parents on the web. Need some suggests on tablets. The needed basics are web browsing (with flash support) skype, and word processing. Whats currently on the market? Not really sure on the price.

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Sun Nov 20, 2011 6:40 pm
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Post Re: teach me some tablets
I honestly would not suggest buying a tablet this year.

End of next year, Windows 8 should be out, ARM is doing some insane development, and NVIDIA has Kal-El (quad-core) chip coming out in Q1 2012 as well.

We should also be seeing tablets with ICS (Android 4.0) in Q1 2012 too.

If you really must buy now though, I'd likely look at the Kindle Fire or Barnes and Noble's Nook Tablet. Don't think they have front-facing cameras though so I guess Skype wouldn't work. Otherwise they are very solid tablets for their low price.

Maybe the ASUS Transformer?

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Post Re: teach me some tablets
i am in the same boat.. trying to get my wife one.

if Skype/video conferencing is an absolute, then the Ipad is pretty much the only choice for me. but the fact that Kindle Fire can do pretty much 80% of the things without Skype/video conferencing for $199, is pretty enticing to me.

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Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:09 am
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Post Re: teach me some tablets
Well any Android tablet with a front-facing camera should be able to Skype fine as well.

ASUS Transformer and Samsung Galaxy Tab come to mind.

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Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:40 pm
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Post Re: teach me some tablets
interesting. I'll look into the fire, and transformer.

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Post Re: teach me some tablets
Looks like the Prime should be out for Christmas. Pre-orders are being accepted now!

http://www.engadget.com/2011/11/22/asus ... america-b/

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