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Windows 7: I just stole this Samsung Galaxy 2.0 7 inch Tablet !

20 Jan 2013   #1
Solarstarshines

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I just stole this Samsung Galaxy 2.0 7 inch Tablet !

Hey guys a heads up

Right now all Samsung Galaxy 2.0 7 inch tablets are on sale some stores Frys has them for 199.99

If you go to Microcenter you can order it online for 179.00 I happen to get mine at Frys because you could only order online from MicroCenter and with a bunch of angry talk and talking to the right people they gave me that price


I have to say this Tablet is pretty sweet it has a multitude of features and even controils my TV

http://www.frys.com/product/7019281?site=sa:Tablets & iPads Pod:Pod5


Just putting the word out there if anyone out there is looking for a decent tablet that doesn't bottle neck


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20 Jan 2013   #2
strollin

W7 Ult desktop, W8.1 laptop, W7 Home netbook, W8.1 tablet, Win 10 TP VM
 
 

I have one of those tablets and it's pretty nice but I also have a Google Nexus 7. For that same $199 you could buy a Nexus 7 with a higher resolution screen (1280x800 vs 1024x600), faster processor (quad core vs dual core), twice as much storage (16G vs 8G) and the latest version of Android OS (Jelly Bean vs Ice Cream Sandwich).

The two pluses for the Galaxy Tab 2.0 are that it has a microSD card slot for expanding storage (up to 32G) and both front facing and rear facing cameras.
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20 Jan 2013   #3
Solarstarshines

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
I have one of those tablets and it's pretty nice but I also have a Google Nexus 7. For that same $199 you could buy a Nexus 7 with a higher resolution screen (1280x800 vs 1024x600), faster processor (quad core vs dual core), twice as much storage (16G vs 8G) and the latest version of Android OS (Jelly Bean vs Ice Cream Sandwich).

The two pluses for the Galaxy Tab 2.0 are that it has a microSD card slot for expanding storage (up to 32G) and both front facing and rear facing cameras.

well i got a 32 GB card already and it updated to Jellybean already so im pretty much set

the quadcore would be nice but I was looking for inexpensive tablet for my child since she is really hard pressed to learn the computer at 3 soon to be 4 years old the kid has already mastered how to open apps and knows how to use them todays kids crazy

anyhow i thought it was a steal for 179.00 considering the options available and it's pretty damn fast
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20 Jan 2013   #4
Solarstarshines

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20 Jan 2013   #5
Maguscreed

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I have the 10 inch galaxy 2 myself, it's a great tablet. Few complaints really.
I don't like samsung Kies, but you don't have to use it if you don't want to.
The only real complaint I do have is I can't make it understand ntfs even after they updated it to android 4.1

This is something I've done on other android devices without problem, for some reason I can't make it happen with any samsung though.
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20 Jan 2013   #6
Solarstarshines

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
I have the 10 inch galaxy 2 myself, it's a great tablet. Few complaints really.
I don't like samsung Kies, but you don't have to use it if you don't want to.
The only real complaint I do have is I can't make it understand ntfs even after they updated it to android 4.1

This is something I've done on other android devices without problem, for some reason I can't make it happen with any samsung though.
right now i am in the process of getting kiess to actually work correctly so i went and dowloaded vlc

im having a bit of a issue using jellybean vs icecream sandwhich because the is no more full share there is all share don't know if it is the same

Hopefully i can get VLC to work and just stream it im not digging downloading when i already have it on a backup drive also i did get it to sync with the media player but have yet to make a directory
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20 Jan 2013   #7
AC

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Am I the only one who got the wrong idea from the thread title? Lol...
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21 Jan 2013   #8
strollin

W7 Ult desktop, W8.1 laptop, W7 Home netbook, W8.1 tablet, Win 10 TP VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
I have one of those tablets and it's pretty nice but I also have a Google Nexus 7. For that same $199 you could buy a Nexus 7 with a higher resolution screen (1280x800 vs 1024x600), faster processor (quad core vs dual core), twice as much storage (16G vs 8G) and the latest version of Android OS (Jelly Bean vs Ice Cream Sandwich).

The two pluses for the Galaxy Tab 2.0 are that it has a microSD card slot for expanding storage (up to 32G) and both front facing and rear facing cameras.

well i got a 32 GB card already and it updated to Jellybean already so im pretty much set

the quadcore would be nice but I was looking for inexpensive tablet for my child since she is really hard pressed to learn the computer at 3 soon to be 4 years old the kid has already mastered how to open apps and knows how to use them todays kids crazy

anyhow i thought it was a steal for 179.00 considering the options available and it's pretty damn fast
I loved my GTAB2 when I first got it but after I got the Nexus 7 I rarely used the Samsung so I ended up giving it to my daughter.

That $179 price is pretty good, I paid $250 for my GTAB2 when it first came out. I was able to get my Nexus 7 for $179 thru the discount my son gets from his employer (How's that for a steal?).

One frustrating thing about the microSD card memory expansion on the GTAB2 is that you cannot install or move apps to the card, you can only use it for data storage.

Technically, JB 4.1.1 that the GTAB2 is being upgraded to isn't the latest version, the N7 is currently at JB 4.1.2. That's an advantage to having a Google device, they get the latest OS updates before anyone else. However, 4.1.2 isn't anything to really brag about since it really was just some fixes for problems introduced by 4.1.1.
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21 Jan 2013   #9
Solarstarshines

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
I have one of those tablets and it's pretty nice but I also have a Google Nexus 7. For that same $199 you could buy a Nexus 7 with a higher resolution screen (1280x800 vs 1024x600), faster processor (quad core vs dual core), twice as much storage (16G vs 8G) and the latest version of Android OS (Jelly Bean vs Ice Cream Sandwich).

The two pluses for the Galaxy Tab 2.0 are that it has a microSD card slot for expanding storage (up to 32G) and both front facing and rear facing cameras.

well i got a 32 GB card already and it updated to Jellybean already so im pretty much set

the quadcore would be nice but I was looking for inexpensive tablet for my child since she is really hard pressed to learn the computer at 3 soon to be 4 years old the kid has already mastered how to open apps and knows how to use them todays kids crazy

anyhow i thought it was a steal for 179.00 considering the options available and it's pretty damn fast
I loved my GTAB2 when I first got it but after I got the Nexus 7 I rarely used the Samsung so I ended up giving it to my daughter.

That $179 price is pretty good, I paid $250 for my GTAB2 when it first came out. I was able to get my Nexus 7 for $179 thru the discount my son gets from his employer (How's that for a steal?).

One frustrating thing about the microSD card memory expansion on the GTAB2 is that you cannot install or move apps to the card, you can only use it for data storage.

Technically, JB 4.1.1 that the GTAB2 is being upgraded to isn't the latest version, the N7 is currently at JB 4.1.2. That's an advantage to having a Google device, they get the latest OS updates before anyone else. However, 4.1.2 isn't anything to really brag about since it really was just some fixes for problems introduced by 4.1.1.
I was saying it was a steal because i saw the original price so i figured to save almost $ 90.00
bucks it caught my eye in a hurry but as you know all things are getting cheaper who knows might be a super wicked tablet for real cheap one day

Strollin I am very glad you are taking the time to school me on some of this as I'm very new to the Tablet smartphone scene the information you are telling me is very good for future use and yes i find it a problem that the storage is a mess and you basicly have to make files on the SD to supliment space and shift them manually when connected i am using the Kiess to synch but given the files that are synced and back up it is taking forever

I could just pull the SD out and just throw them on there in half the time if you think about it a very useless tool so I think i will say to hell with sycranized back up's and streaming and piut it directly on the SD

also i am probably going to try ripping some of my childs newer movies into a AVI so i can just throw them on not like she has a serious collection but enough to satisfy her needs

PS i want to rep you but the scale is gone so ..if a Handshake is ok with you put it there ...........
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21 Jan 2013   #10
strollin

W7 Ult desktop, W8.1 laptop, W7 Home netbook, W8.1 tablet, Win 10 TP VM
 
 

Instead of using Kies, you can just plug the USB cable of the GTAB2 into a USB port on your computer and copy files over to the SD card directly from your computer, there is no reason to remove the SD card from the tablet.

That reminds me of my biggest complaint of the Galaxy line of tablets, why did Samsung go with a proprietary plug instead of the micro USB most other Android based tablets use?

You can also get what is called an OTG (On The Go) cable for the GTAB2 that plugs into the proprietary plug on the GTAB and provides the ability to plug in a thumb drive or an external hdd, mouse, keyboard, etc... If you plug in a USB hub, you can use a mouse/keyboard and external storage all at the same time. Here's an example: http://www.daydeal.com/product.php?productid=61277. You can find others if you do some searches. Just make sure they are for the Samsung proprietary connector.
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