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nadger
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£30 Tablet

Now it's getting really silly
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25402621
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Re: £30 Tablet

I don't know about silly but if you want a small touch screen device to use as a remote (home automation etc) or basic internet access then I think they're filling the gap in the market brilliantly. Granted it's not capable of some of the stuff more complex tablets can do but if you just want a wall mounted touch panel that can do a few basic tasks for the modern automated home then I think they're perfect for the job.
When I can, I shall be investing in a few of these as they look perfect for some things I've had in the pipeline.
This is the tablet equivalent of the raspberry Pi. Perfect for projecteers.
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Re: £30 Tablet

Those android HDMI dongles are pretty neat as well, used one recently in place of a PC connected to a TV
Depending on the Spec they start at about £30 but you will probably also need a keyboard/trackpad
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If you search hard enough you should be able to find a dual core tablet for under 50USD from China (may be subject to import duties etc. though.
Prices of basic tech are still falling while 'high end' stuff remains high.
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Re: £30 Tablet

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I don't know about silly
I'm not suggesting this tablet hasn't got uses - just wondering how cheap things can ultimately get.
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Re: £30 Tablet

A while ago you could buy a digital watch for less then the price of a replacement watch battery, I haven't see that recently though so maybe things find a natural, slightly more sensible, level eventually (or maybe I just haven't been looking hard enough as I don't usually wear a watch now).
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Re: £30 Tablet

I just bought a new watch, touch screen led (you press it to display the time), £1.28 delivered  Crazy
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Quote from: 7up
I don't know about silly
I'm not suggesting this tablet hasn't got uses - just wondering how cheap things can ultimately get.

Does it matter? It'll all level itself out eventually anyway. The £30 jobbie hasn't got brilliant reviews against the more expensive ones so they're going to have a limited uptake anyway. I suspect in this country they'll be more popular amongst the inventors and projecteers of the nation as they're cheaper than the alternatives and unlike the Pi, you don't need a seperate mouse, monitor, keyboard etc.
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I just bought a new watch, touch screen led (you press it to display the time), £1.28 delivered  Crazy

Nice one!
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