CrossPurposes Posted August 31, 2012 Share Posted August 31, 2012 So I'm back and forth between different possible tablets, and the Nexus 7 of course has plenty of good points, but then some tablets are cheaper, and at least have ports/inputs the Nexus 7 doesn't. And I'm not sure if the Nexus 7's quadcore is really necessary, it might be unnecessarily powerful for me. I've been looking at tablets(archos, coby, etc.) that are in the cheaper range, and have some good features, but one has a low amount of RAM: Android 3.2 Honeycomb ARM Cortex A8 1.2GHz 512MB Memory Even the Kindle Fire only has 512 MB, although it's a dual core at least and this isn't. I don't do internet gaming. I don't care really. I do surf a lot, I'd use it as an E-reader, and to look up Youtube videos sometimes. Really, a lot of my internet usage is just reading forums/articles/wiki, but I DO tend to multi-task with multiple browsers a lot. So between that and the occasional Youtubing, that's the most demanding internet activity I use. Multiple internet browsers(e-mail, forums, etc.) really. I know this is a subjective thing, but I'm trying to make the best decision I can with my meager funds. So with that in mind, do you think it's a good fit, or is the single core 512 MB processor too old fashioned now? I've been told Honeycomb/3.2 was a "dead end" and has low app support. That could be very bad, if I want to find apps for text-to-speech, reading comic books, etc. A guy told me his Nook Color is a single core 512 MB unit, and it mostly collects dust, with few people he knows wanting to buy it off of him due to the perceived slowness. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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