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what's a good tablet (possible new LTT vid)

I use my asus zen 10 tablet for hulu Netflix and other video watching currently when I watch some hulu shows the tablet just freezes sometimes it works and other times it does. if someone can point me in the direction of newer android tablets id appreciate it shopping online doesn't help very off brand tablets and other tablets are still on old os 

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im gonna be honest.. i dont like apple products but their ipads are fantastic for the price compared to android. theres a reason why nobody talks about android tablets... the base model ipad is only 300 and its probably better than a 500$ android tablet

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Honestly if you want a tablet go with an iPad or a 2-in-1. Samsung's galaxy tabs are the only android tablets worth looking at, and even they aren't very compelling. I haven't seen an android tablet worth seriously considering over an iPad since Nvidia stopped making the shield tablet.

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As others have said, the only real good tablets are the iPads. Pretty much all the Android based tablets are pretty bad, though your best bet among those would be from the likes of Samsung. 

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100% get an iPad. There are no other tablets that compare, even if you aren't an Apple fan. They're just better, period.

 

Hell, get a couple year old refurbished iPad.

 

https://www.apple.com/shop/refurbished/ipad

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3 hours ago, Jmann1092 said:

oesn't help very off brand tablets and other tablets are still on old os

Thats because Google lost to Apple. Google no longer offers "Tablet" support on Android. Its up to the device makers to do that themselves. Which is why they dont get updated very often. Apple has some nice tablets, they offer pretty decent amount of support on their products. 

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On 9/21/2021 at 3:22 PM, Jmann1092 said:

I use my asus zen 10 tablet for hulu Netflix and other video watching currently when I watch some hulu shows the tablet just freezes sometimes it works and other times it does. if someone can point me in the direction of newer android tablets id appreciate it shopping online doesn't help very off brand tablets and other tablets are still on old os 

If you want something to watch videos, then maybe something like a Galaxy Tab S6 for that AMOLED screen and 4 speakers. But for a tablet to actually get some work done on the side as well, the iPad is still king.

 

I've tried Samsung DeX when I had a Tab S5e and while it worked and was fine... I just wound up switching back to just the standard tablet experience. With a 10" display, you really don't want to work with windowed applications. It's like we're really going back to Netbook territory when trying to run a full desktop OS on a tiny display. Performance was also... meh. The iPad is certainly more refined in terms of software. 

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On 9/21/2021 at 10:17 PM, Donut417 said:

Thats because Google lost to Apple. Google no longer offers "Tablet" support on Android. Its up to the device makers to do that themselves. Which is why they dont get updated very often. Apple has some nice tablets, they offer pretty decent amount of support on their products. 

It's not so much that Google lost to Apple as that it never really tried.

 

Google's definition of tablet "support" so far has largely been limited to offering a scale-up for certain apps with a few lines of code. It still doesn't really do much to foster native tablet app development; it's still difficult to know which apps on the Play Store are tablet-friendly. The OS itself has relatively few tablet optimizations. And Google didn't help matters by shifting its attention to Chrome OS tablets in recent years.

 

I'll repeat an analogy I've used before. If Apple is the student that gets solid As by showing up at every class, Google is the student that attends the bare minimum of classes and wonders why it failed the final exam. The iPad wins simply because Apple always supports the app ecosystem, always has new iPad hardware every year and routinely delivers tablet-specific software features.

 

Google... well, it's like Microsoft in the '00s under Ballmer. It expects its monopoly in one area (in this case, phones) to magically translate to dominance in all areas, and it's giving up control of entire categories (mainly tablets and smartwatches) because it doesn't realize it needs to put in real effort.

 

In short: the OP should probably get an iPad, although something like the Galaxy Tab S7 FE might do the job if it has to be Android.

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If looking for the cheapest tablet with fantastic screen, consider the Samsung S5e.

 

10.1" OLED 1600p at 16:10 ratio.

Quad speakers, weighs 400g

 

If on a budget, the Tab A7 2020 model (4G RAM version), screen is 10.4" IPS 1200p at 15:9 ratio

 

If you want stylus input (and stylus included), the S6 Lite

 

These recommendations are on the basis of "the cheapest to get said capability while not being a throwaway product"

 

An iPad would be choice if you plan to do a lot more things on the tablet (including gaming) before going into the price territory of the more expensive Samsung tablets. Although keep in mind the aspect ratio of the screen is going to affect your viewing experience. YouTube is also kind of fucky on iPads.

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