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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:51 pm    Post subject: New tablet Reply with quote

Looks quite good for the price

http://www.techradar.com/news/mobile-computing/portable-computing/dixons-announces-advent-vega-and-amico-721354
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TechRadar wrote:

Tags: Advent Vega, Advent Amico, PC World, Currys, Dixons


Arrghhh! The Unholy Trinity! Shocked
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

whats wrong with them?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bobthebob1234 wrote:
whats wrong with them?
They are not very helpful if you mention Linux, their prices are high, they are all the same company......
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK granted prices are high, but so are most in store stores Shocked

Linux:- They are releasing tablets with Android on which is sort of linux is you look from the right angle

Currys is the only 'electronics' store near me at the moment and I haven't figured out how to get stuff delivered to me yet.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

towy71 wrote:
bobthebob1234 wrote:
whats wrong with them?
They are not very helpful if you mention Linux, their prices are high, they are all the same company......


It depends.

While the staff are invariant muppets, that muppetry often results in some nice bits of kit being sold off at silly prices.

You just have to look out for it.

They are currently selling PogoPlugs for 49.99 (in store), which is considerably cheaper than anyone else (e.g. Scan, 74.99).

See here for things you can do with one.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bobthebob1234 wrote:
whats wrong with them?


Aside from towy has mentioned.
My experience principally being of Currys and PCWorld, in part as Dixons seems to have disappeared from the high street.
Currys: unless I can find it for myself and guide the staff to it, I'm out of luck.
PCWorld: very much pot-luck, in the past I have found an item I wanted but haven't been able to buy it because it was not priced and none of the staff available could find a price for it. Rolling Eyes
OTOH I have twice stumbled across helpful and knowledgeable staff in PCWorld, though I haven't bothered to mention Linux, as I didn't want to push my luck.
Then again, local computer stores frequently aren't any better if the proprietor (and font of all knowledge) doesn't happen to be in. Otherwise ink cartridges seem to be about the limit of their competence.

Linux Emporium has been good for me in the past though. But of course, most of that has been ordered on-line.

Edit: perhaps you could pop into PCWorld and ask them if the Android tablet will work with Linux. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rhakios wrote:

perhaps you could pop into PCWorld and ask them if the Android tablet will work with Linux. Wink


I've got a currys down the hill from me so that will have to do. Could be rather funny. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AndyBaxman wrote:


They are currently selling PogoPlugs for 49.99 (in store), which is considerably cheaper than anyone else (e.g. Scan, 74.99).

See here for things you can do with one.


is that in Pc World or Currys?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Certainly in PC World, I've ordered one for collection today. Beware of their new account system's lack of security. After placing the order it sent me an email with login details for the account and advice to change he password. All well and good but after I changed the password, it sent me a confirmation email, also a good idea, except it included my new password in plain text!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hecatae wrote:
AndyBaxman wrote:


They are currently selling PogoPlugs for 49.99 (in store), which is considerably cheaper than anyone else (e.g. Scan, 74.99).

See here for things you can do with one.


is that in Pc World or Currys?


PC World.

Get yourself a cheap USB drive, and you have yourself a low power LAMP server for under 100
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AndyBaxman wrote:

PC World.

Get yourself a cheap USB drive, and you have yourself a low power LAMP server for under 100


thank you
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