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Recommend a tablet?

Discussion in 'Mobile and Tablet Games' started by gavinh87, Jul 9, 2017.

  1. gavinh87

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    Hi guys, the wife wants a tablet to play her Facebook games on. Some farm type thing.
    I got her a nvidia shield but that stopped working just outside warranty.
    It was brilliant but they seem to have gone upto twice what I paid for it!
    Are there any decent tablets that can game comfortably for around £200?
    We tried the lads fire tablet and that lagged quite a bit.
     
  2. Lartyconshayo

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    Maybe a Samsung galaxy Tab S2 ? Probably have to go secondhand but I bought one off MM last year and still going strong. Not a huge gamer but the thing is sleek and fast
     
  3. Kelt

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    ^^^ cherry trail x5 cpu, it's at the budget end. nowhere near as fast as the shield, just under half the antutu score of a shield k1. we have a couple of 8" chewi Hi8 pros with the same cpu. they are OK.
     
  5. Schizo

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    2nd hand ipad ?
     
  6. gavinh87

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    Thanks for the suggestions guys, the x5 cpu is out of the question. I tried an asus with that in and it went back, thats why I got the shield.
    @shizo how would an ipad fare against the shield, or a better question what generation is more comparable to the shield?
     
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    honestly the k1 smashed everything in it's price range. Nvidia discontinued them and there's no shield x1 on the horizon, presumably as a result of the nintendo switch deal. There's not thing else that comes close to it for similar money and i wouldnt recommend buying a second hand tablet either. unless somebody else has a decent suggestion than you're going to have to wait, lower your expectations (shes only playing facebook games right? i know you said you sent the x5 back but we seem to manage fine playing basic games on our two....) or increase (as in double) your budget.
     
  9. gavinh87

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    I thought as much. She plays something called hay day? And whilst her phone can play it, its not ideal. First world problems eh?
    All I remember is she tried an acer iconia last year and it was pretty bad.
     
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    K1 discounted again?!?!? It made a small reappearance over Christmas as that's when I got one after months of waiting.
     
  11. gavinh87

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    The only k1 tablets I can find are the HTC nexus 9 and they're all second hand.
     
  12. Shocky-FM

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    Facebook games?

    Grab one of these, you can usually pick them up for £150, or check the clearance section in your local John Lewis or online as they might have them for less. Great display for the price and enough performance and memory to keep everything relatively snappy, just don't expect K1 GPU performance.

    http://www.gsmarena.com/lenovo_tab_2_a10_70-7089.php
     
  13. gavinh87

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    Thanks guys. I grabbed a firehd 8 in the primeday sale for £50.
    It runs it just fine, much better than the atom acer we tried last year.
    Shes happy with it, the screen is a little lacking in colour and brightness but for the price of a few in the local on a friday night I'm not complaining!
    Its certainly not the fastest but it'll do!
     
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  15. Nemeses

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    By far the best advice