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    I was wondering if anyone has seen Tablets at Shoppers. If so, approximately how much are they and what brands? I'm debating using a redemption on buying a tablet for my son for Christmas. I live an hour away from a Shoppers so I can't just pop in to check it out so I was hoping someone could help me out.

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    I saw a Kindle Fire (7 Inch screen) at my SDM for $199, not sure the storage size. I don't use tablets but I think it has good reviews.



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    I redeemed to pick up an Acer Iconia B1, 7" tablet for my son at Shopper's week before last. They were $119.99 sale price, and during redemption weekend, looks like they are $99.99. We opened his up to set it up and test it out, and it seems like a pretty great tablet for a kid. It is only 8GB, but has a slot for an SD card.

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    Acer Iconia B1 - from the reviews the camera isn't very good. 8GB but expandable up to 32GB with a MicroSD card
    I got this one for my dad for Christmas - he'll just use it to surf the web, and maybe watch TV/movies with it. He doesn't play games.
    Has Android Jelly Bean 4.1 - no updates after that, so if keeping an up to date OS is important to you, this is not the way to go.
    Price range from $99.99 - $149.99 (you can usually get it from $119.99 - $139.99)

    Asus Nexus 7 - 32GB
    This is the one I have. I bought it last year during after Christmas redemption - it was selling at $269.99. It's been on sale this year for $239.99.
    This is like an official Android tablet - 32GB (not expandable), and mine just updated to Android KitKat (the most recent OS). I find sound for movies is kind of quiet - I wear headphones when I watch movies because I find the loudest volume level, while good for youtube/music, isn't loud enough for my movies.
    I play games, surf the web, read books, watch movies/TV, and listen to music on it.

    They used to have a tablet by Craig - I would NOT get that one if they still have it. It was cheaper, but the reviews were terrible, and Shoppers has a no return policy on SDM (some stores allow returns, but don't count on it).

    For eReaders I've seen Kindle, Kobo, and Sony.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckbealady View Post

    Asus Nexus 7 - 32GB
    This is the one I have. I bought it last year during after Christmas redemption - it was selling at $269.99. It's been on sale this year for $239.99.
    This is like an official Android tablet - 32GB (not expandable), and mine just updated to Android KitKat (the most recent OS). I find sound for movies is kind of quiet - I wear headphones when I watch movies because I find the loudest volume level, while good for youtube/music, isn't loud enough for my movies.
    I play games, surf the web, read books, watch movies/TV, and listen to music on it.

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    Is the Nexus 7 the First Generation version or the latest generation one (2013)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsmile View Post
    Is the Nexus 7 the First Generation version or the latest generation one (2013)?
    I imagine it would be the first generation - you'd have to check to make sure.

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    after the electronics sale last weekend alot of shoppers are sold out ,,to save time why not call first to check,,
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    Thank you everyone for the great information!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckbealady View Post
    Acer Iconia B1 - from the reviews the camera isn't very good. 8GB but expandable up to 32GB with a MicroSD card
    I got this one for my dad for Christmas - he'll just use it to surf the web, and maybe watch TV/movies with it. He doesn't play games.
    Has Android Jelly Bean 4.1 - no updates after that, so if keeping an up to date OS is important to you, this is not the way to go.
    Price range from $99.99 - $149.99 (you can usually get it from $119.99 - $139.99)
    Agree on the camera. The one I bought was for my eight year old, so a good camera is not a priority for him. The reviews on the camera are terrible, and the sample photos I have seen are pretty blurry and poor quality. The sound on the Acer Iconia is great though, it seems to be very responsive, pretty quick. Very quick to download apps. I don't know much about the OS issue, or what it impacts being not he most current... can you expand on what that means for the tablet and its capabilities/apps for the uninitiated?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdkmosher View Post
    Agree on the camera. The one I bought was for my eight year old, so a good camera is not a priority for him. The reviews on the camera are terrible, and the sample photos I have seen are pretty blurry and poor quality. The sound on the Acer Iconia is great though, it seems to be very responsive, pretty quick. Very quick to download apps. I don't know much about the OS issue, or what it impacts being not he most current... can you expand on what that means for the tablet and its capabilities/apps for the uninitiated?
    Honestly, I don't think having an older OS is a big deal. The only major differences I have seen between the Acer and Nexus (with KitKat), is the keyboard. There are probably add-ons that I just never use, which is why I can't see much of a change.
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    Yeh in new version they also add rear camera, the one I have has only front camera. If SDM has the new version I will try to get that.

    Quote Originally Posted by luckbealady View Post
    I imagine it would be the first generation - you'd have to check to make sure.

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    Acer 10" 16gb quad core is on my list. Any reviews of this??

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    Quote Originally Posted by lyds911 View Post
    Acer 10" 16gb quad core is on my list. Any reviews of this??
    Not from me. Saw it today in my local store for $299.99 - missed the model information though, so I can't even look up reviews for you.
    What you might want to do is check out the various 10" models on amazon.com for Acer tablets. I find it tends to have a lot of customer reviews for products.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lyds911 View Post
    Acer 10" 16gb quad core is on my list. Any reviews of this??
    That is Acer tablet A210 ( 2012 ) model.
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    Quote Originally Posted by takasuite View Post
    That is Acer tablet A210 ( 2012 ) model.
    Got this tablet. For the deal and promo paid less than $60 to take home..little heavy but love the big screen. Will work perfect for vacations

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