Android Tablets

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  1. TxDoc

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    Hope this is in the right area.
    Wondering what Android tablets are popular and what is the price range for a better/ best cost.

    Mainly going to just use to browse the web, watch YouTube, listen to tune in radio, order on Amazon, make/send documents in Word/ MS Office.

    Will mainly access with Netgear router inside the house or shop.

    If no tablet, maybe a basic Dell laptop Inspiron XPS 15.

    I do like using Swype and I guess all tablets can use this app??
    Thanks for any suggestions.
     
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    I bought a gently used Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 (10.1") about a year ago and it runs great. There are a few newer models in the Tab line since that one, and in different sizes. The Pixel C series looks nice, although expensive. Mine came with a kickstand case and I bought a Bluetooth keyboard so I can use it like a laptop when needed, or pop it out of the case when carrying it around the house. Like phones, everyone has their own opinion on what is good, best, etc. For me, the Galaxy Tab tablet has been a good choice for the amount I spent and the little I use it.

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    Check out the Asus ZenPad 10 S. You get a lot of tablet for the price

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    Thank you for your time and information. That helps a lot.

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    I second that zenpad mentioned. If you want something cheap and good, check out the amazon fire tablets.
     
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    I'm coming back to this for some more help.
    1. From what I understand, the Zenpad will get Oreo. After that, will it just become obsolete?
    2. What is the newest model and what kind of memory cards should I buy?
    3. What model and options should I look at?

    I mainly wasn't to use my Wi-Fi to:
    Access the internet.
    Watch YouTube.
    Do homebanking.
    Make and send documents.
    Read, and SEND emails.
    Like using my phone, but a larger screen.

    Less cumbersome than a hot laptop on my lap for a couple of hours.

    IF you are recommending one, and can leave me an AMAZON link to purchase, I would appreciate it.
    Thank you
    Dr Mark
     
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    What price point do you have in mind @TxDoc ? And I assume you meant to type "send" e-mail?

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    >$500, I guess. But, if it takes more, I guess that's fine, too. I'm guessing $400 is gonna be ballpark.


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    No, it was right......Not really, you're correct, SEND. SWYPE does require a double check.
     
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    Doc,

    For Wifi only I think the ASUS Zenpad 3S 10 (Z500M) is the latest. It uses a Mediatek CPU and is currently running Nougat 7.0. They are ~ a year old now incredibly cheap at that moment, but I'm not holding my breath for Oreo on this unit. I was kind of surprised when we actually got Nougat to be honest. If I did something really dumb and broke my current Z500M, I wouldn't hesitate to order a new to replace it. Especially at that price.

    Verizon is also now selling both 10" and 8" LTE units with qualcomm chips
     
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    The Verizon units would require paying a monthly fee like a phone, correct?

    I really would be using this at home, or where there is Wi-Fi, I believe. Or, would take my phone.

    I just thought, what if my phone wss used as s hotspot?

    Sorry for the dumb questions. This is new to me.
    Thank you
     
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    No such thing as dumb questions, we are here to help each other learn and understand these devices we all use.

    I can use wifi hotspot on my phone to provide an Internet connection for my tablet, so I assume it would work on all tablets.

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