Jump to content


Guests: Please register to get rid of these annoying ads! Registered members enjoy an ad-free forum.


Photo

Official Black Friday NETBOOK & TABLET Discussion Thread


  • Please log in to reply
223 replies to this topic

#61 mcwalker  OFFLINE  

mcwalker

    City Planner & Bargain Shopper!

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 898 Posts
  • Member since 2006
  • Location: New York City

Posted Oct 7, 2010 - 9:24 am

Is the netbook on Woot.com worth it? I was hoping to get one under $250, but I am torn and obviously need to do more research. 5 hours doesn't seem like a very long time - and the processor may give fits when online gaming??? It is for my 7 y/o to do online gaming - would this work?


Note these are SOLD OUT as of 1:20 PM Eastern time. :(

#62 Ares  OFFLINE  

Ares

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 32 Posts
  • Member since 2005

Posted Oct 7, 2010 - 11:56 am

I'm hoping to see good deals on tablets. While I don't expect any deals on and Ipad, I would love to see a good android based tablet go on sale at a decent price in time for the holidays. I know of at least a couple good ones coming down the road, but I don't think they'll be in time for the holidays..heh.

#63 lcplwinkerswife  OFFLINE  

lcplwinkerswife

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 223 Posts
  • Member since 2008

Posted Oct 16, 2010 - 8:39 am

i would love to see a sale of some sorts on an ipad myself, but i doubt thats going to happen...
Let the Shopping Begin!!!:holiday01

#64 Klownicle  OFFLINE  

Klownicle

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 306 Posts
  • Member since 2005

Posted Oct 16, 2010 - 8:41 am

Office Max had a ONLINE Only deal for a 150$ HP Mini Netbook. And I missed it! Damn. It even had the new Atom Processor. :eyepoppin If that is a look of things to come, im DAMN exicted.

http://www.officemax...uct-prod3030568

#65 sweetdiggity  OFFLINE  

sweetdiggity

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,461 Posts
  • Member since 2008

Posted Oct 16, 2010 - 8:50 am

Office Max had a ONLINE Only deal for a 150$ HP Mini Netbook. And I missed it! Damn. It even had the new Atom Processor. :eyepoppin If that is a look of things to come, im DAMN exicted.

http://www.officemax...uct-prod3030568


No kidding! Wow!!

#66 Jen8112  OFFLINE  

Jen8112

    Super Mom! Super Shopper!

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,105 Posts
  • Member since 2009
  • Location: NH

Posted Oct 16, 2010 - 10:13 am

Office Max had a ONLINE Only deal for a 150$ HP Mini Netbook. And I missed it! Damn. It even had the new Atom Processor. :eyepoppin If that is a look of things to come, im DAMN exicted.

http://www.officemax...uct-prod3030568


This makes me excited too because they had a deal on a netbook last BF for $150. If they are doing this now then they should be cheaper BF. Hopefully it won't be in store only like last year because I don't have any near me. Crossin' my fingers though! ;)

#67 Lanhawk  OFFLINE  

Lanhawk

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 25 Posts
  • Member since 2004

Posted Oct 26, 2010 - 11:27 am

I think this will be the "hot" tech tool. http://www.archos.co...ntry=us&lang=enCan do all the things netbooks can, except faster and with a better battery life. Kicks ipad as its half the price, has webcam ( ipad doesn't) has usb port, has micro sd slot and can do flash (ipad can't) has wireless and you can tether it to your cell phone. :yup:

#68 Klownicle  OFFLINE  

Klownicle

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 306 Posts
  • Member since 2005

Posted Nov 5, 2010 - 5:16 pm

Depressingly lack luster so far in the netbook department. Im starting to get worried. :no: A 250$ here, and 270$ there, they were 200$ last year. Come on retailers step it up!

#69 nirvana4all  OFFLINE  

nirvana4all

    Sentient Program Operator

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,417 Posts
  • Member since 2007

Posted Nov 6, 2010 - 12:44 pm

http://www.geeks.com...-VETDAYsaleMain

$215...not too shabby for win7.
A computer can only be as smart as the person running it. :crash:

#70 Klownicle  OFFLINE  

Klownicle

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 306 Posts
  • Member since 2005

Posted Nov 6, 2010 - 7:27 pm

Refurb. :( I'm not pulling the trigger till sub 200$ anyways.

#71 nickle831  OFFLINE  

nickle831

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 128 Posts
  • Member since 2005

Posted Nov 11, 2010 - 6:34 am

well toysrus has a netbook on turkey day for $80 bucks it didn't say really any of its specs though. What does anyone think about the android tablet that TRU has also?

#72 Lvnlakers78  OFFLINE  

Lvnlakers78

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 349 Posts
  • Member since 2005

Posted Nov 11, 2010 - 6:59 am

So my 7 and 8 year old have both asked for laptops and of course my first thought was no way but now that I see TRU has netbooks for $80 im thinking maybe going that route. I of course know NOTHING about netbooks sooo is this ok for a 7 and 8 year old?? Can they play games on it? They use my computer all the time to play on disney.com and other sites like that.

#73 EliteABombAZ  OFFLINE  

EliteABombAZ

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 214 Posts
  • Member since 2004

Posted Nov 11, 2010 - 7:26 am

I am willing to bet that the $79 ToysRUs netbook is a Windows CE netbook. Not very powerful at all. I don't even know if it supports the Adobe Flash player needed for kids sites.

#74 momof3luvs1  OFFLINE  

momof3luvs1

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,101 Posts
  • Member since 2009

Posted Nov 11, 2010 - 7:31 am

Anyone know Anything about that 79.99 netbook at tru?
BF ADDICT AND PROUD OF IT :D

#75 amberjobryant  OFFLINE  

amberjobryant

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 878 Posts
  • Member since 2007

Posted Nov 11, 2010 - 7:38 am

i looked and right now tru has nothing compareable to the netbook in the ad, so i guess it is a guessing game......like others i am thinking the specs will be low though

#76 dwc designs  OFFLINE  

dwc designs

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 166 Posts
  • Member since 2010

Posted Nov 11, 2010 - 7:40 am

I may be looking into that 7" Android Tablet. Just tryong to figure out which model it is so I can get more info on it. *EDIT it's a sylvania so I'll try to find the specs for it

Edited by dwc designs, Nov 11, 2010 - 7:41 am.
MORE INFO


#77 reportermomof3  OFFLINE  

reportermomof3

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 158 Posts
  • Member since 2004

Posted Nov 11, 2010 - 7:42 am

Do netbooks usually come with Word? Or do I need to get a laptop for that?

#78 neboo  OFFLINE  

neboo

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 312 Posts
  • Member since 2006

Posted Nov 11, 2010 - 7:59 am

Sylvania Tablet Specs: * Android 2.1 * 7-inch 800 x 480 screen * Six hours of battery life * 1GHz ARM 11 Processor * 512 MB RAM OR 256MB RAM * 2GB Flash memory OR 18GB hard drive * Front facing camera * MicroSD card slot * 802.11b/g * WiFi * Two Mini-USB Sockets * HDMI-output
Xbox 360 Gamertag- neboo11

#79 racerfan  OFFLINE  

racerfan

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,948 Posts
  • Member since 2006

Posted Nov 11, 2010 - 2:45 pm

Sylvania Tablet Specs:

* Android 2.1
* 7-inch 800 x 480 screen
* Six hours of battery life
* 1GHz ARM 11 Processor
* 512 MB RAM OR 256MB RAM
* 2GB Flash memory OR 18GB hard drive
* Front facing camera
* MicroSD card slot
* 802.11b/g
* WiFi
* Two Mini-USB Sockets
* HDMI-output


Is this a good one???

#80 xtothey  OFFLINE  

xtothey

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 23 Posts
  • Member since 2010

Posted Nov 11, 2010 - 3:57 pm

Can you play games on the internet on the Android?

#81 EliteABombAZ  OFFLINE  

EliteABombAZ

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 214 Posts
  • Member since 2004

Posted Nov 12, 2010 - 9:20 am

Wow. So... now that Best Buy is out... really the only good netbook deal is $179 @ Radio Shack. I can't believe I am gonna camp at Radioshack. A first time for everything I guess.

#82 MoOn-BaBy  OFFLINE  

MoOn-BaBy

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 146 Posts
  • Member since 2005

Posted Nov 12, 2010 - 9:26 am

@Elite did u not see the netbook for 149 on page 12?

#83 EliteABombAZ  OFFLINE  

EliteABombAZ

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 214 Posts
  • Member since 2004

Posted Nov 12, 2010 - 9:50 am

Just did! OK. I got a little ahead of myself.

#84 racerfan  OFFLINE  

racerfan

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,948 Posts
  • Member since 2006

Posted Nov 12, 2010 - 9:57 am

Ok I am going to sound dumb here. What exactly can be done with Android and what exactly is it? I know there are android phones tablets etc. Can you go on the internet and browse? Do you need wi fi also with an android (phone/tablet) or is it built in to get on the internet. How does it work?? Can they be used as an ereader? Thanks for any help here. Tablets are new to me, I have not really looked into them and I know nothing about Androids.

#85 EliteABombAZ  OFFLINE  

EliteABombAZ

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 214 Posts
  • Member since 2004

Posted Nov 12, 2010 - 10:31 am

Android is an operating system designed by Google. Kinda like how your computer runs Windows. Many phones run Android. It makes your phone act more like a mobile computer than a traditional cell phone. Built in email, web browsing, music playing, movie watching, youtube...etc. While it is very advanced, it STILL is not in the same class as a desktop computer or laptop. There will be limits as to what it can do... like websites that have Flash or Shockwave will work on a very limited basis or not at all. Now many companies are jumping onto the tablet bandwagon and putting Android on tablets. Tablets have bigger screens than cell phones, but they will be missing the cell phone features such as calling or text messaging. Don't think of a tablet as a computer replacement but more so as a compliment to your computer for your internet connectivity. If you are sitting on the couch watching TV and you get a Facebook notification... no need to run to your computer.... just pick up your tablet sitting on your coffee table to check it. Example of an Android tablet:

#86 racerfan  OFFLINE  

racerfan

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,948 Posts
  • Member since 2006

Posted Nov 12, 2010 - 10:37 am

Android is an operating system designed by Google. Kinda like how your computer runs Windows. Many phones run Android. It makes your phone act more like a mobile computer than a traditional cell phone. Built in email, web browsing, music playing, movie watching, youtube...etc. While it is very advanced, it STILL is not in the same class as a desktop computer or laptop. There will be limits as to what it can do... like websites that have Flash or Shockwave will work on a very limited basis or not at all. Now many companies are jumping onto the tablet bandwagon and putting Android on tablets. Tablets have bigger screens than cell phones, but they will be missing the cell phone features such as calling or text messaging.

Don't think of a tablet as a computer replacement but more so as a compliment to your computer for your internet connectivity.

If you are sitting on the couch watching TV and you get a Facebook notification... no need to run to your computer.... just pick up your tablet sitting on your coffee table to check it.


Ah thanks so its another gadget, When I am watching TV my laptop is next to me (lol) I was just wondering if I should get something like that to take with me when I go out to have access to the internet. Would that work? Say I am out shopping, or at a swim meet I dont want to miss whats going on here on GD, would the android tablet work so I could check in on GD while away from home. Can you tell I am addicted to GD. Do I have to have wi fi or does it have 3g so I can get on the internet.

#87 xtothey  OFFLINE  

xtothey

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 23 Posts
  • Member since 2010

Posted Nov 12, 2010 - 10:45 am

Ok I am going to sound dumb here. What exactly can be done with Android and what exactly is it? I know there are android phones tablets etc. Can you go on the internet and browse? Do you need wi fi also with an android (phone/tablet) or is it built in to get on the internet. How does it work?? Can they be used as an ereader?

Thanks for any help here. Tablets are new to me, I have not really looked into them and I know nothing about Androids.

You aren't dumb!! I had the same questions:D

#88 EliteABombAZ  OFFLINE  

EliteABombAZ

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 214 Posts
  • Member since 2004

Posted Nov 12, 2010 - 10:45 am

Most have Wifi... but some like the Samsung Galaxy Tab will have 3G... Galaxy Tab hits Sprint next week I believe. Other carriers soon after.

#89 xtothey  OFFLINE  

xtothey

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 23 Posts
  • Member since 2010

Posted Nov 12, 2010 - 10:47 am

Ok, I am looking for something for my 10yo daughter. She wants a "laptop" but I was looking at the netbooks and then the Android. She just wants to get on the internet and play games and maybe look at YouTube videos.

#90 gingerlynn  OFFLINE  

gingerlynn

    Member

  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 53 Posts
  • Member since 2009

Posted Nov 12, 2010 - 11:29 am

Ok, I am looking for something for my 10yo daughter. She wants a "laptop" but I was looking at the netbooks and then the Android. She just wants to get on the internet and play games and maybe look at YouTube videos.


I have been looking through different threads trying to find this same answer too LOL. Looks like we among a lot of others Are asking this same question, What's the cheapest laptop, or netbook, or Android for a kid to play games, youtube, and facebook. I beg some computer savy person to tell us what that is...




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users