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  1. (FIH) The Don

    (FIH) The Don

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    This is for people who own a tablet.

    i do NOT care what kind you have, i will NOT accept ANY flaming just bc some guy has an ipad, or some else has a chinese knockoff

    this is for everyone who owns one

    its so we can discuss everything about them, best apps, good deals, and what not




    User Tablet Screen Size Clock Speed
    1 (FIH) The Don Galaxy Tab 7" 1.2GHz
    2 1freedude Viewsonic G-Tablet
    3 AphexDreamer Chinese thing
    4 erixx Archos 9 8.9" 1.2
    5 ASUS Transformer
    6 Pantherx12 Advent Vega 1.4
    7 95Viper Motorola Xoom
    8 fullinhusion iPad 2 10
    9 ktr Motorola Xoom
    10 trt iPad 2 10
    11 Grnfinger Blackberry playbook (2x)
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    i just got me a Samsung Galaxy Tab through work

    i must say, even though i have tried an ipad a few times, i have never really tried one for any longer than 5 mins

    i like the galaxy tab, the screen is good, very responsive, overall quality feels very good and not as plastic'ish as the galaxy phone
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    i'm definitely in the market for a tablet but i'm still missing real options to the ipad 2. if the ipad 2 had flash i'd already bought one. now waiting to see what the rest of the year brings in terms of new tablets
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    I'm in the market for one too.

    I am leaning heavily towards the Android platform because I'm not too fond of iTunes.

    Unfortunately for me there are currently only really two contenders on the market, the Asus EeePad Transformer and the Motorola Xoom. But both are the first iterations of Android 3.0 and I'm keen to wait to see it mature a generation or two first.

    EDIT: Actually on further inspection there does appear to be more Android 3.0 tablets out there. The Acer Iconia tablets look nice.
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    the transformer looks very good imo, it also comes with the keyboard which have a built in battery pack bringin the total amount of hours to like 16 :wtf:
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    theres also the HTC Flyer, but its pretty frekin expensive imo :(
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    I have a ViewSonic G-Tablet. It came with a not so hot GUI, but have experimented with various Froyo and Gingerbread ROMs. Kernels play big into productive use, as well. My current setup is G-Harmony v2.6 (1.1 bootloader) 2.3.4 and Pershoot's 2.6.32.42 kernel. Very fast, good use of Tegra II.

    I got his on the first wooting. Found it at 1 am, after it first showed up, and did a ton of research (thankfully work was slow that night!). I decided the order it at 1230 the next night, as it did not sell out.

    While the other 10.1" tabs are more crisp in the screen department, I am very happy with purchase. Besides, I plan on getting the dock, to hook it up to the tv (ditch the HTPC). Does Netflix, Pandora, Google+, etc. Mouse and keyboard usually work, too.

    Hey W1z, have you tried any tabs at all? I started my tablet adventure with a c-500 from Fujitsu. They make some nice shit.

    I really want to get Windows 8 on this puppy. If anyone from Microsoft reads this....I will do testing for you ;)
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    just rooted and flashed my tab to the overcome jupiter rom :D

    running pretty smooth, and oc'ed to 1.2ghz atm

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    Had a play with an Acer Iconia A500 yesterday and have to say I was mighty impressed. They have a way to go before the match the iPad 2 or Samsung 10.1 in terms of hardware - it's a bit thick and heavy - but otherwise the software and UI is bloody good.


    I didn't realise it was possible to do so. How is that achieved? Is it controlled in the ROM?

    Does it affect the battery life much?
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    is it just me or does it looks like the screen is a bit off to one side? or did they just photoshop the pictuere and inserted a regular 2.3 GUI?


    that one and the Eee Pad transformer is some very nice toys to play with :D

    yes it is possible :) i downloaded something called Voltage Control through market, but it requires you device to be rooted :)

    then theres different clock profiles you can choose from :) and set minimum freq and max freq

    mine is min 400 and max 1200

    :) will get SS later to show
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    Congrats for the club idea!

    I own a Archos 9 Windows 7 Tablet (it has flash of course). It's let down is the screen that is not multitouch. Since a year I do not use my laptop, this thing is a vice (i read with it even in the bath: i mean in the water :)
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    been thinking alot about those archos tab's the past year or so, but something told me not to get it cause from what i hear the quality isnt the best?

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    Have you tried any tablets with the Tegra 2 chipset?

    Pretty snappy and overclock-able.

    Although having said that Tegra 3 comes out soon-ish not sure but there's been a lot more coverage about it recently.




    Regarding the thread can I join? ( picture of tab soon)

    I've an Advent Vega running vegacomb beta 1.7( not ironed out all the bugs by a long shot :laugh: very choppy sometimes) running at 1.4ghz .


    Mostly I use it for casual gaming/flash videos.
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    Just got a Motorola Xoom! My B-Day present from the wife.
    (Thanks to WhiteLotus for the $100 off coupon post in hot deals)

    It is quick enough. The wife loves it... she spent all night, playing games on it, checking her e-mail, watching some videos, and texting her friends. So, I, only, got to set it up and test a couple of things. She played with it for about 6 hours and the thing still had charge left... nice. We'll see when the battery gets some age on it, how it does.

    It updated itself to 3.2. It is suppose to support 32GB cards now, when I get the correct card, we will see.
    Flash works.
    I ordered a 32GB SDHC card for it, but the idiots sent a 8GB(waiting to hear from them).
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    I've been wanting a tablet lately but I'm not technically minded with em just yet, still learning and undecided on which one to get:confused: Mainly looking at the Xoom and Samsung Galaxy:toast:
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    Regarding Archos: have been a time in the archosfans forums and at least my model has no quality problems. I have checked most of them in the shop and think they are very well thought and designed. Sturdy or durable is another issue, but mine has fallen a couple times from the nightstand and survived...
    Ah, another thing I dislike of mine is weight, it is not made for one-hand reading, so look for that if you are shopping...
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    My tablet
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    Resolution of the background is weird since I put vegacomb on so I assume it's compatibility issue with pic fast hd ( where I got background from)
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    Bump, not tablet based information guys?

    Vegacomb 3.2 build 7 came out recently for the Advent vega ( and similar tegra 2 based devices)

    Was going to embed the video but the usual tags don't work
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNvsKffbVYE

    It's pretty snappy, the kernel doesn't support overclocking yet but now it supports GPU acceleration the GUI just flies.
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    Found a cool news app called pulse. nice ui, makes use of a big screen. i have it on my phone, too, but it is much better on the tablet. Here is a link to the market website
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    Need more members!
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    Sign me up. iPad 2owner as of today:D
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    Been a Motorola Xoom owner since day -1 month.
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    there having a insane sale today on Blackberry Playbooks
    I can grab a 16GB model for 159.99.

    Anyone use/tested a Playbook and can comment if I'm wasting cash? I have a Blackberry 9700 for work and thought this would make a nice match to my phone??
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    I had both a Nook Color flashed with Honey Comb and Xoom Family Edition, and I sold one and returned the other. For some reason Android does not have a true word processor program with spell check , grammar check and editing functions. These function are not incorperated in Word to Go, Quick Office or any other program at this time. All they have is a suggestive keyboard for spelling. So Ipad 2 was the only option for me and I have found it superior in everyway. For the record, I am a longtime Android owner, from my Galaxy S phone to all the other devices I listed. I was not a big Apple fan, but I am now. Why a Palm Treo can have these functions, but a Android tablets does not is beyond me. I realize it is only a matter of time, but I needed one now for school and did not want a laptop to drag around.
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    Grammar check? Most humans have it build in! (lol)

    I got my Asus Transformer last week and it is the so nice! The Android experience is amazing out of the box, plus lots of customization to come.

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