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Old 07-31-2010, 09:25 PM   #1
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I've been looking at android tablets, and am considering buying one, but I am stuck on which one to get. The main things I will use it for are media playback (orb), htpc remote, and touchpad for my desktop.

I have been reviewing my needs, and here is what I have come up with:

Android 1.6 or later
7" screen
Capacitive touch panel
SDHC card slot
As cheap as possible.

The main problem I have been experiencing is the touch panel. Nearly every android tablet out there seems to have a resistive touchscreen, which obviously will not work as a pc touchpad. Most do not advertise what type of panel they have, which makes it even harder.

Any help? I've found nothing helpful so far.
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http://www.amazon.com/Eken-M001-Goog.../dp/B003V5AFUG
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Old 07-31-2010, 10:14 PM   #3
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Both of those definitely have resistive touchscreens. :/

Thanks for looking though.
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http://www.engadget.com/2010/07/26/a...ming-to-store/
could wait for that
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again, resistive touchscreen.

It just won't work as an input device with it.
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Why do you need a touchpad?
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Why do you need a touchpad?
I get bad cramps from using a mouse. And it is much nicer.

This one looks very nice, but a bit expensive for my tastes. Also, the battery capacity seems oddly low. Still, A8 processor and android 2.2 in the future makes it a possibility.
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http://www.apple.com/magictrackpad/
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http://www.wacom.com/bamboo/bamboo_pen_touch.php

my preferred non mouse input device.

Sorry this item is a little off topic but posted in response to the apple track pad.
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Ummm... It doesn't have a windows driver.

And I would probably get an android tablet even if I had a separate touchpad.

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http://www.wacom.com/bamboo/bamboo_pen_touch.php

my preferred non mouse input device.

Sorry this item is a little off topic but posted in response to the apple track pad.
Best buy has one of those... It's tiny and not exactly very responsive.
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