• Login:

Welcome to the Xoom Forum - Motorola Xoom Forum.

Register ButtonIf this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.

Seeking 8 inch tablet, any advice?

This is a discussion on Seeking 8 inch tablet, any advice? within the Motorola Xoom vs. Others forums, part of the Motorola Xoom Forum category; Hi, I love my Xoom but I'm finding it a bit heavy to carry about and thinking of something smaller and lighter to slip in ...

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 26
Like Tree10Likes

Thread: Seeking 8 inch tablet, any advice?

  1. #1
    Xoom Informant
    Member #
    5182
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    34
    Liked
    4 times

    Seeking 8 inch tablet, any advice?

    Hi, I love my Xoom but I'm finding it a bit heavy to carry about and thinking of something smaller and lighter to slip in my handbag... I find 7 inches a bit too small (ahem) so would like something about 8 inch but choice seems a bit limited. It will NOT be an ipad mini, I disapprove of Apple's bully boy tactics.

    So, any recommedations for a nice slick 8" android, not too expensive? The smaller Xoom maybe or...
    I just don't know!

    Thank you. .. I seem to have become tablet obsessed... used my Xoom constantly since I got it!

  2. # ADS
    Ads


  3. #2
    Rescue Squad

    Member #
    1152
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Corpus Christi, TX
    Posts
    1,425
    Liked
    141 times

    Re: Seeking 8 inch tablet, any advice?

    The only one I know of besides 7" and 10" would be Sony's tab. I believe the first one they released had an 8.9" screen.

  4. #3
    Super Moderator

    Member #
    928
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Worcestershire UK
    Posts
    1,676
    Liked
    270 times
    Twitter
    misscassyL
    Quote Originally Posted by Xoomette View Post
    Hi, I love my Xoom but I'm finding it a bit heavy to carry about and thinking of something smaller and lighter to slip in my handbag... I find 7 inches a bit too small (ahem) so would like something about 8 inch but choice seems a bit limited. It will NOT be an ipad mini, I disapprove of Apple's bully boy tactics.

    So, any recommedations for a nice slick 8" android, not too expensive? The smaller Xoom maybe or...
    I just don't know!


    Thk you. .. I seem to have become tablet obsessed... used my Xoom constantly since I got it!

    I was exactly the same Love my xoom but find it too big too pop in my bag to carry around.
    I went for the Nexus 7, i know you want an 8 inch but 1 inch isn't a huge difference and I have to say that I am delighted with it. It's wifi and tethers easily to my phone when needed and it's fast and responsive.


    I'm not an Apple groupie


    UK 3G STOCK

    not at all techy, but I'll do my best to find out!

  5. #4
    Super Moderator

    Member #
    41
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    chicago burbs
    Posts
    1,809
    Liked
    252 times
    I also recommend the nexus 7. But if you really want 8" there is this to consider. Think about software updates when looking for a new tablet. Or anything android for that matter.

    Android Tablet - Buy Your MOTOROLA XOOM 2 Media Edition Tablet PC Today - Overview - Motorola Mobility United Kingdom

  6. #5
    Xoom Informant
    Member #
    5182
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    34
    Liked
    4 times
    Thank you for your feedback so far! I've been looking at comments for the Xoom ME 8.2" which seem a bit lukewarm... maybe I should get over my 7" prejudice! The Nexus sounds promising, or there's the Kindle Fire, which I don't like the look of because it looks all surround and not much screen... Decisions!

    Hubby's just bought a cheapish 4.0 Android tablet off Ideal World and seems happy with it. I don't know how to put this without the inevitable innuendo but I'm going to play with my hubby's 7-incher and see how it goes... sorry!

    I'm surprised there's so little choice of mid-size tablets. I found a site with the Xoom ME for under 160 which isn't bad.... or do I wait for Windows 8???? Aargh. Anyway, further advice is welcome and if I buy something I'll let you know!

  7. #6
    Rescue Squad

    Member #
    608
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    EARTH
    Posts
    14,459
    Liked
    284 times
    id get the 7.7 inch toshiba excite.
    <img src=http://www.xoomforums.com/forum/signaturepics/sigpic608_2.gif border=0 alt= />
    Never Fear the iOwl is Here

  8. #7
    Rescue Squad

    Member #
    1152
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Corpus Christi, TX
    Posts
    1,425
    Liked
    141 times

    Re: Seeking 8 inch tablet, any advice?

    The Acer A100 is great too.

  9. #8
    Xoom Operative
    Member #
    22869
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    143
    Liked
    8 times
    I don't want to give the Xoom 2 ME back to my partner's daughter when I use it. We got it for 150 in August, so great value kit.

  10. #9
    Administrator

    Member #
    2101
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Wichita Falls
    Posts
    35,845
    Liked
    2223 times
    Twitter
    mgrant76308
    There's also the Archos G9 tablet.
    ARCHOS 80 G9 by ARCHOS
    An Archos was my first tablet and you couldn't access the Play store, this one says it has access to the play store.



    Note 10 Plus
    OnePlus 6T


  11. #10
    Xoom Informant
    Member #
    5182
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    34
    Liked
    4 times
    Thank you, that's a lot to think about now! The Toshiba is a bit expensive, but the Nexus seems to get rave reviews everywhere. I'm going to look into all these options anyway, many thanks!
    johnny cizzle likes this.


 
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast

Remove Ads

Ads

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Matrix One 7 inch tabLet $60.00
    By twowheelz in forum Motorola Xoom vs. Others
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-25-2012, 05:19 PM
  2. Lenovo puts Android 4 on 55-inch TV and 10-inch tablet
    By ggrant3876 in forum Off-Topic Forum
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-08-2012, 07:23 PM
  3. Vizio 8 inch tablet
    By rainyann in forum Off-Topic Forum
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-13-2011, 03:54 PM
  4. Screen Scratched/Damaged - seeking advice
    By aggiejon04 in forum Motorola Xoom General Discussion
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 09-13-2011, 07:25 AM
  5. When a 10.1 Inch Tablet just won't do
    By quixotic in forum Motorola Xoom General Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-20-2011, 03:22 AM

Search tags for this page

8 inch tablet

,

8 inch tablet advice

,

8 inch tablets

,

motorola 8 inch tablet

,

motorola xoom 8 inch

,

motorola xoom 8 inches

Click on a term to search for related topics.