Mike Andrei(3 posts)

Mike is a geek and has been involved in a "relationship" with gadgets since 2004, as an IT editor, tech journalist and, these days, as an independent tech blogger. He's fond of mobile computers, from UMPCs to netbooks and the newer tablets, and he usually writes about such devices. You can find more of his work on http://www.tabletbite.com or follow him on Twitter: Http://www.twitter.com/andreigirbea .

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Should I Buy a Cheap Android Tablet or Not?

by: Mike AndreiDecember 10, 2011

I’m not an advocate of cheap electronics, I’m picky and I’d rather pay a bit extra and get something I know can satisfy my ever-growing demands. However, when it comes to tablets, studies say that many potential customers are looking at cheap slates, despite the iPad 2 being still the most popular tablet out there.

If you’ll take a look at the best sold such devices right now on the big webstores, like Amazon.com or BestBuy.com, you’ll see that many of the slates listed there towards the top are in fact inexpensive. But, is it really wise to buy a cheap tablet these days? Well, that’s a question I get a lot lately, and I’m [...]

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Getting a Brand New Tablet for Cyber Monday? No Thanks

by: Mike AndreiNovember 26, 2011

I’ve turned more and more into a tablet user during these last months. Although I’ve got my first tablet around the same time last year, tablets began to “catch me” a bit later, perhaps after I got my iPad 2 and my Asus Transformer. I still have them both, use them almost daily and am overall satisfied with the experience, although both have their issues.

Still, since a lot of friends and readers have asked me for advice on tablets they should get by the end of this year, during Black Friday yesterday, I took a couple of minutes hours to look at the tablet offers listed online by the big retailers. And I can’t say I was too happy with what [...]

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ASUS Eee Pad Transformer vs. ASUS Eee Pad Slider: Two Sides of the Same Coin

by: Mike AndreiAugust 20, 2011

Many people who own an ASUS Eee Pad Transformer consider it to be one of the best 10.1-inch Android tablets on the market, and probably also worth recommending considering its amazing price-to-features ratio. The Eee Pad Transformer has already been selling for months, and ASUS is about to bring out a new toy: the ASUS Eee Pad Slider, which ASUS recently announced officially and which we can expect to see hitting the shops in the next month or so.

The two tablets are closely related. In fact, they are like the two faces of a coin. Each one bears strong similarities to the other, but each one also comes with a set of peculiarities that make it more or less attractive in the [...]

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