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I love my new Tablet-thanks Mrs. Claus!
self pandigital Santa Claus ^ | 12/20/2011 | papasmurf

Posted on 12/20/2011 3:24:16 PM PST by papasmurf

UPS came today and delivered a pkg I wasn't expecting. I called the wife to see if she had ordered something and she said it was my present, and that I should open it to make sure it worked as advertised.

It's a Tablet! Specifically, it's a Pandigital SuperNova DLX. And, wow, thing has nearly everything. The specs...

8” Capacitive Touch Digital (Multi-touch) TFT LCD
Resolution 600x800 pixels
Dimensions
Outer case: 6.25”w x 8.5”h
Screen: 8”
Android OS Version 2.3
Adobe Flash Player Version 10.3
Compatible Media Sources
Up to 32GB microSDTM (SDHC) card
Compatible File Formats
Kindle eBooks = MOBI
Photos = JPEG, PNG, BMP, non-animated GIF
Audio = MP3, WAV, OGG, MiDi
Gallery Videos = 3GP, 3GPP, MP4, 3G2, MPEG4
U Player Videos = MP4, 3GP, FLV, WMV, RMVB, AVI (Divx), MPG (MPEG-1, MPEG-2), VOB (MPEG-2), MKV
OfficeSuite Compatible File Formats
Word = DOC, DOCXv Excel = XLS, XLSX, CSV
Power Point = PPT, PPS, PPTX, PPSX
Text = TXT, PDF
Camera
2 cameras, front 0.3MP and back 3.0MP
USB Port
Mini USB 2.0 Host/OTG
Internal Storage
4GB
Wireless
Wi-Fi (802.11 B/G/N
Bluetooth 2.1
HDMI Output
HDMI output port - “D” type cable
Supports numerous TV resolutions
Audio input/output
Built-in microphone
Built-in stereo speakers
Stereo-mini earphone jack
Battery
Li-ion rechargeable 3400mAh, 3.7V
AC Adapter
5V 2A


So I went online and read up on it. Most reviews were ok, but not gleaming, some were were bad.
So far, I find it to work exactly as advertised. I am very pleased with the performance and features.


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Hobbies; Miscellaneous; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: computer; galaxy; galaxytablet; ipad; pandigital; tablet; technical
I wanted a Tablet, mainly, to learn the Android OS, to surf easier while watching TV, read eBooks, and work on spreadsheets and docs. Yet, I've already watched a music video on youtube, paired it to my phone and ear buds, downloaded an Android application, read a few pages of an eBook, and made several posts with it.

I really look forward to hacking it, installing a "cooked" ROM, and, in general, seeing what it takes before it's FUBAR'd. Then, bring it back to life. Woo-wee!

Thank you Mrs. Claus! LOL I guess now, I'll have to re-box it and put it under the tree?

1 posted on 12/20/2011 3:24:18 PM PST by papasmurf
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To: papasmurf

My wife gave me a tablet for Christmas. Viagra! Do you think she’s trying to tell me something?

:) Enjoy your tablet.


2 posted on 12/20/2011 3:28:16 PM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree ("Nanny Care State" is not a Division 3 football powerhouse.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Ok, that was funny. I like funny. It makes me laugh.


3 posted on 12/20/2011 3:32:54 PM PST by papasmurf (I pledge to vote (R). How 'bout you?)
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To: papasmurf
Congratulations.

This library management tool would be worth your while for ebooks:
http://calibre-ebook.com/about

Together with plugins from Apprentice Alf you can strip copy protection from the ebooks you buy and format shift them as needed. Recently the .Lit standard (once the largest market sector) was abandoned so it behooves you to format shift whatever books are important to you as the years progress.

4 posted on 12/20/2011 3:37:31 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Better than divorce papers or a ‘fleshlight’.


5 posted on 12/20/2011 3:41:46 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

I think a tablet computer would be cheaper in the long run..


6 posted on 12/20/2011 3:45:38 PM PST by goseminoles
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To: papasmurf

Nice. I’ve kind of lost my Linux enthusiasm of late, but I still read up on some of it.

I bought my wife an Ipad 1 last year, and I bought a Samsung tab for me a couple of months ago. The iPad 10” screen is so worth it. The Samsung only has 7” of real estate, and I find it difficult to type. I like both. If I had to choose, I’d probably stay with the iPad, but the lack of flash bugs the heck out of my wife. Maybe the Samsung in 10” would be the best of both worlds. But I have zero intention of screwing around with it, rooting and stuff. If it doesn’t work out of the box, I get impatient and leave it lying around, unused.


7 posted on 12/20/2011 4:01:46 PM PST by Big Giant Head (Two years no AV, no viruses, computer runs great!)
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To: papasmurf

How much will you have to pay a month? (I’m looking at options for tablets, and this does look interesting.)


8 posted on 12/20/2011 4:04:05 PM PST by goodnesswins (Banning Christmas (and Christmas decorations) is something that commies do.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Boy, your wife must be rich if she can afford Viagra!


9 posted on 12/20/2011 4:06:38 PM PST by baldisbeautiful ("The greatest miracle is the fact that politicians are tolerated." G. K. Chesterton)
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To: baldisbeautiful
Boy, your wife must be rich if she can afford Viagra!

Viagra goes off patent in April, and will be much cheaper then.

10 posted on 12/20/2011 4:13:31 PM PST by cicero2k
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To: papasmurf
Could you ask Mrs. Claus if she could have a word with my wife? The word would be Ducati.
11 posted on 12/20/2011 4:15:44 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Oh, Oh, you know what happens after four hours? More fun! Is that not a selling point made out as a warning and Viagra didn’t do it until the others did?

Excellent humor, made me laugh and my wife got online for something...


12 posted on 12/20/2011 4:15:44 PM PST by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: papasmurf

Hope you enjoy your new toy!

I usually don’t get hyped on techie gizmos, as I work in IT all day...but, I reeeealy want a tablet, specifically the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. A close second is the Motorola Xyboard.
Just can’t justify spending $500+ on it. Maybe someday...


13 posted on 12/20/2011 4:23:33 PM PST by mkleesma (`Call to me, and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.')
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To: MrEdd

Thanks, I have Calibre on my Linux pc, didn’t know it was avail. for Android. Now I do.


14 posted on 12/20/2011 4:26:31 PM PST by papasmurf (I pledge to vote (R). How 'bout you?)
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To: Big Giant Head

” The Samsung only has 7” of real estate, and I find it difficult to type.”

Try thumb keyboard. It splits the keyboard and you use your thumbs.Works pretty good.


15 posted on 12/20/2011 4:27:21 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (The democratic party is the greatest cargo cult in history.)
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To: goseminoles

I have a Tablet PC, love it. But, it’s not mobile enough to toss around or read as I laying down.


16 posted on 12/20/2011 4:28:10 PM PST by papasmurf (I pledge to vote (R). How 'bout you?)
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To: papasmurf

Why not read laying down? I use my DROID for everything but my arms go numb laying down...


17 posted on 12/20/2011 4:30:43 PM PST by goseminoles
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To: goodnesswins

Pay per month for what? I already have internet service, if that’s what you mean. I pay $34 a month for it. My wife sent me the receipt. She bought it from QVC on some kind of hourly deal. She paid $158. for it. It’s retail is $212.


18 posted on 12/20/2011 4:31:39 PM PST by papasmurf (I pledge to vote (R). How 'bout you?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
My wife gave me a tablet for Christmas. Viagra! Do you think she’s trying to tell me something?

Yea....who got the rest of them?


19 posted on 12/20/2011 4:32:18 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Be good, Santa is coming)
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To: baldisbeautiful; TruthShallSetYouFree
Boy, your wife must be rich if she can afford Viagra!

Yeah, most of us have get free samples of Cialis from our Docs.

20 posted on 12/20/2011 4:33:04 PM PST by papasmurf (I pledge to vote (R). How 'bout you?)
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To: Hot Tabasco

crap, that’s funny.....caused me to waste just a skosh of Sam Adams


21 posted on 12/20/2011 4:33:30 PM PST by advertising guy (dammit)
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To: CrazyIvan

You’ll have to get in line, pal. I’ve got dibs on a HyperMotard 796.


22 posted on 12/20/2011 4:38:58 PM PST by papasmurf (I pledge to vote (R). How 'bout you?)
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To: mkleesma

I fell in love with the Lenovo. But, since it’s my first and I want to FUBAR it, as a method of learning of course, I thought it best to start with something cheap.


23 posted on 12/20/2011 4:41:52 PM PST by papasmurf (I pledge to vote (R). How 'bout you?)
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To: goseminoles

It’s kinda awkward holding a Tablet PC up and at an angle while laying in bed. At least for me, it is. :)


24 posted on 12/20/2011 4:43:26 PM PST by papasmurf (I pledge to vote (R). How 'bout you?)
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To: papasmurf

You get internet for only $34!!!??? Thanks for the info.


25 posted on 12/20/2011 4:43:26 PM PST by goodnesswins (Banning Christmas (and Christmas decorations) is something that commies do.)
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To: goodnesswins

Yup, Charter cable.


26 posted on 12/20/2011 4:44:38 PM PST by papasmurf (I pledge to vote (R). How 'bout you?)
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To: papasmurf

The iPad has an orientation button which keeps in from flipping between portrait and landscape so you can read on your side or on your back.

I’ll bet your device has one.


27 posted on 12/20/2011 4:48:21 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers

Yes, it does. But, I thought the poster was referring to a Tablet PC, as in a laptop with an articulating screen and Windows OS. I have one of those, too, an Toshiba R15. But this Pandigital Tablet is so light and small, it’s real easy to read and toss on the bed. Ya’ know?


28 posted on 12/20/2011 5:02:24 PM PST by papasmurf (I pledge to vote (R). How 'bout you?)
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To: cicero2k
Viagra goes off patent in April, and will be much cheaper then

I hope dating gets cheaper too.

29 posted on 12/20/2011 5:03:55 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: papasmurf
I've never owned one, but have been lucky enough to get some seat time on several. I think that my all time favorite was the Supermono. Not as fast as the big twin, but as agile and easy to ride as anything I've ever been on. I helped to move the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa Iowa a couple of years ago and spent a good deal of the time plotting to steal the pristine 900SS bevel drive!
30 posted on 12/20/2011 5:59:36 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: papasmurf

You’ll love it. I got Galaxy 10.1 that replaced my original 7” Galaxy tablet for Christmas myself. I’m loving the hell out of it.

I can save you some time though. Since your device is running 2.3 like my old tab, don’t bother looking at the tablet apps in the android market. In android speak, tablet apps are for Honeycomb (3.0) and later.


31 posted on 12/26/2011 10:49:06 AM PST by Melas (u)
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To: Big Giant Head

Interesting. My wife already has an Ipad, but she has taken over my 7” Galaxy Tab after buying me a 10.1 for Christmas. I’ve got a feeling that we’re going to have an Ipad on ebay before too long.

The screen is way better on the 10.1 tablet than the Ipad IMHO. The 16:9 widescreen format is simply more media friendly than the 4:3 Ipad screen. Running say Netflix, by the time the movie is letterboxed on the Ipad, it’s not much bigger than on your 7” tablet. It looks downright dinky next to my newer, larger tablet.


32 posted on 12/26/2011 10:52:28 AM PST by Melas (u)
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To: Melas
In android speak, tablet apps are for Honeycomb (3.0) and later.

Reminds me, I have a Logitech Revue (browsing, etc., for TV) to unbox. $79 refurbished and I noticed Honeycomb was installed just prior to shipment.

33 posted on 12/26/2011 11:02:45 AM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: Melas

I would have to “root” my SuperNova to use the app market anyway. I use 1Mobile and GetJar, and a few others. Bypasses google’s absolute control over distribution this way. tee-hee.


34 posted on 12/26/2011 12:51:49 PM PST by papasmurf (I pledge to vote (R). How 'bout you?)
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