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Old 11th October 2011, 14:36   #136
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If used daily the laptop can be put in sleep mode instead of shutting down - eliminating shut down and boot up times. Just closing the laptop lid puts it in sleep mode - isn't it?

I used a laptop and a tablet but I preferred the lappy over the tablet. The tablet comes into picture when you think of portabilty - perfect for using it on the go. If the use is solely for indoor - I always use the laptop - eventually I sold off my tablet :( .
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Old 13th October 2011, 04:23   #137
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guys, im looking for a tab for my father, 60 years old, and only level of exposure he's had to IT on his own is editing word docs.

what would be the easiest to maintain tab for such a person?
I thought ipad2, but would really appreciate alternatives as well.
Get him Duo. A laptop that can be used as a tablet too. There are couple of models from Dell. Its inspiron Duo or latitude duo. They are very neat to use. Check it out, its a good gadget to flaunt and does the job too as its fast.
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Old 13th October 2011, 06:46   #138
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I bought myself a Acer Iconia A500 tablet for a steal price of 250$ as part of a special promotion. Have updated it to 3.2 and discovering android for the first time. Seems good so far. If anyone has any questions on this acer tablet, please feel free to ask.
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Is the Akash tablet worth buying? If its being sold in my college, I can get it for 1.5k or get the commercial version for 3k. I don't actually need a tab, buying one for the heck of it. I will be using it only to surf net and do presentation, nothing more.
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Not released till now.
Check the Archos site it shows "coming soon"
ARCHOS 101 G9
I think it is available somewhere but i don't know how to get it ? see link at the first line.

any pointers please

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Old 15th October 2011, 10:24   #141
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I bought myself a Acer Iconia A500 tablet for a steal price of 250$ as part of a special promotion. Have updated it to 3.2 and discovering android for the first time. Seems good so far. If anyone has any questions on this acer tablet, please feel free to ask.
Where and how did you get this ?
total time of purchase and delivery, any warranty limitations etc.

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Old 15th October 2011, 13:19   #142
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Where and how did you get this ?
total time of purchase and delivery, any warranty limitations etc.

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It was part of a company promotion at a friends office. Employee discount kind of. Not sure what you mean by total time of purchase, it was a just order placed and delivery in 3 days. Full warranty offered.
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@josh.machine

"Not sure what you mean by total time of purchase, it was a just order placed and delivery in 3 days. Full warranty offered."

I thought some public campaign associated or clubbed with some reward point sort of thing where you make first purchase get rewarded and with other purchase you get the discount.

Any way employee discount not for me

Someone not interested...

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Any reviews on the Motorola Xoom?

I plan to gift one for my dad. I am being quoted 32k. Is it worth the buy?
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Any reviews on the Motorola Xoom?

I plan to gift one for my dad. I am being quoted 32k. Is it worth the buy?
Acer Iconia A500 is around 10k cheaper with the same hardware

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Acer Iconia A500 is around 10k cheaper with the same hardware
Where do you get one at that price ?
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Where do you get one at that price ?
The xoom is 35k on flipkart and the A500 is 26k
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Acer Iconia A500 is around 10k cheaper with the same hardware
Again, the Acer dosent have 3G / GSM capabilities which i am particularly looking for. Also has a 256 k display compared to 16M colors of the Motorola.
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Is the Akash tablet worth buying? If its being sold in my college, I can get it for 1.5k or get the commercial version for 3k. I don't actually need a tab, buying one for the heck of it. I will be using it only to surf net and do presentation, nothing more.
Sachin where are you getting them? I am also interested in buying one since I can use it by connecting it to my wifi access. Do keep us posted on the availability.

The tablet itself seems to have some decent specs considering it being an really entry level one. Good for browsing the net and reading articles.

The specs are from their website-

Screen 7 resistive
Operating System Android 2.2
Processor - 366 MHz in addition to Graphics Accelerator and HD Video Co-processor
Storage 2GB Flash Memory with 2GB Micro SD card which is expandable up to 32GB
Memory -256 MB RAM
Network Wi-Fi Enabled
Connectivity 2 USB ports
Battery 2100mAh
Web Browser DataWind Accelerated Browser
Modem Inbuilt cellular and Subscriber Identity Module (SIM)

Students Version Price: Rs.1500-Rs.1750 (without SIM and GPRS facility)Students version has a wifi connection to access internet.
Retail Price: Rs.3000 inclusive of taxes (With SIM and GPRS facility)
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Can anyone suggest the best tablet for under 15k. Need only wifi, 3g not needed.
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