All iPads Current iPad Owner - Looking for opinions about cheaper tablets for work.

Discussion in 'iPad' started by snarestud940, Jul 12, 2013.

  1. snarestud940 macrumors 6502

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    Hey Everyone,

    I currently have a third generation iPad that I use for most of my email, surfing, and videos. See my signature for all my devices.

    What I'm asking is:

    I teach Marching Band and Drum Corps. and I put all my music pages into iBooks on my iPad. It's great! The bad part is that I have dropped my iPad twice and currently have no more AppleCare+ replacements. I would like to buy a very cheap Android or Windows tablet to be able to bring to practice, put the music scores on it, along with the drill pages, and not care if it rains, or gets dropped every now and then. The only thing I really need it to do is to be able to save and read PDFs, and to be able to access them without Internet (basically saving them to the device itself). I am looking to spend no more than 100 bucks, maybe a tad bit more.

    Anyone have any suggestions?
     
  2. zmagik macrumors regular

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    Was gonna say Nexus 7 there going for less than $190
     
  3. snarestud940 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. zmagik macrumors regular

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  5. snarestud940 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Damn. Really?
     
  6. cledet macrumors regular

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    Not sure. I purchased the Nexus 7 at launch and still works great. I barely use it though.
     
  7. Zerilos macrumors 6502a

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    The Nexus 7 is a good device for the price (it's no iPad though). I would not go cheaper, there are many very cheap tablets that will die very quickly. For Android stick with Samsung or Google.
     
  8. snarestud940 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I used to have a nextbook 7. Do you know about those?
     
  9. tracyblue macrumors newbie

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    I purchased the Nexus 7 at launch and still works great. I barely use it though too[​IMG]
     
  10. Zerilos macrumors 6502a

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    Just Googled it and it seems a decent choice given the extremely low price.
     
  11. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Why don't you just put a case that will protect it from drops and some light water?
    Even if you buy a new tablet, it's still subject to breaking.
     
  12. Badrottie Suspended

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    If you decide to buy another iPad like refurnished or used one from Craigslist or eBay, I suggest you to buy a stronger case like OtterBox :apple:
     
  13. RenoG macrumors 65816

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    ^^^ this, otherwise print the documents out and carry them in a folder.
     
  14. snarestud940 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I purchased a Lenovo tablet for 110 dollars from bestbuy. Just what I needed!
     

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