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    I'm going to put to my manager the case that having a tablet for work use would be advantageous.

    I manage all our social media (Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram) on their respective apps, but also more recently on account management apps like SocialBro, Tweet Deck and HootSuite which all have Android apps.

    So I'm looking for something with a nice sharp screen, probably around 8" would be ideal, and good battery life. Other than that I have no real requests other than it should be <200

    What would you all suggest?
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    What sort of memory capacity do you need?

    The nexus 9 has just dropped to 179 for the 16gb version. Would need to move quick though as doubt they will be around for long at that price.
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    • #3
      Minimal, all it will be storing are the pictures I get sent to upload to the various social media pages so 16GB would probably be adequate. Although if it wasn't too much more for the next one up I'd probably go for that.
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      • #4
        Yoga2 8"

        I've had one a while, great device that is now all I take on business trips. In fact, only today I brought one with LTE for a works project.
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        • #5
          Hudl2 ?
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          • #6
            Yoga 2 seems like a good idea because 'managing social media' actually involves a lot of typing, and I don't know about you but I would much rather be doing that with a keyboard than an on-screen keyboard.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by DoubleTop View Post
              Yoga2 8"

              I've had one a while, great device that is now all I take on business trips. In fact, only today I brought one with LTE for a works project.
              Originally posted by andyn View Post
              Yoga 2 seems like a good idea because 'managing social media' actually involves a lot of typing, and I don't know about you but I would much rather be doing that with a keyboard than an on-screen keyboard.
              I'm confused about the keyboard part, is that extra or am I missing something? Not a priority for me though really as the amount of typing is nothing to the amount of swiping and scrolling through lists and search term feeds etc.

              Originally posted by R1gg4 View Post
              Hudl2 ?
              Hudl2 certainly ticks the budget box, is it running full Android? As in, not full of bloatware and own brand app stores like the Amazon stuff?
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              • #8
                The Hudl 2 is running full android, there was a Tesco "Screen" on the original Kitkat, but this has been replaced with an Icon under the new Lollipop 5.1 update.

                Mine did the OTA upgrade an seems to be greatly improved!
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                • #9
                  If you want to be at the bleeding edge, look for something that is going to get Marshmallow.

                  Look for 32GB. It is surprising how quickly you fill the memory.
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                  • #10
                    I'm still running KitKat, and there is a Tesco home screen, but I wouldn't say its overly intrusive.. Just one of the home screens, that I never go to.

                    Although given the info from Wonderlust I may go for the update.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by michaelkenward View Post
                      Look for 32GB. It is surprising how quickly you fill the memory.
                      Why not just look for something that takes an micro SD card?
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                      • #12
                        Yeah although I don't own a hudl everything I have heard has indicated that the bundled apps and customisation is pretty minimal, unlike the 'you will become borg' approach of the Amazon Fire tablets.

                        There were some charging problems with the second version of the hudl but they may have ironed those out by now. Other options could be a nexus 9 as already mentioned, or you could probably pick up a samsung tab 4 10.1 for about the top end of your budget, or a little above.

                        Given that any of them would 'do the job' then the hudl2 seems reasonable since the price is cheap/subsidised.

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                        • #13
                          Me & The misses have hudl2's and now on 5.1 they seem stock bar a few tesco apps which I haven't tried uninstalling as yet. Only negative is the battery life could be better but its fine for my needs.
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                          • #14
                            the yoga laptop range is a 2in1, with a fully "yoga" twistable keyboard.

                            The one I meant is this one, http://shop.lenovo.com/gb/en/tablets...ga-tablet-2-8/ the tablet - I think andyn thought I meant the Yoga range of laptops

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                            • #15
                              Ah right the ones with the battery hinge thing, I recall now, I was misremembering that they came with a keyboard for some reason, probably getting confused with the 'laptop-tablet' versions yeah.

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