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What is a decent price for this tablet?
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I was looking to buy this tablet and saw Geekbuying is having a big sale, and it is now $248.99. Is it a good price? Or is there any other shops with lower prices?

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here is the link in case anyone is interested: http://www.geekbuying.com/item/314425

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That's really the standard price. I also bought it there and had a good experience.

 

I made a quick search now though and saw it on Spemall at 229.90$

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You can find a cheaper one from Amazon or Ebay.


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Michaellee, I doupt it. But I think I saw it once on e-bay for 229.00, still from china, I havent seen it from Amazon yet, wait, just once at 259 279 or so. They do have the u30gt, but very limited, and still from china only.. I did see an american seller had his own to sell once. But for the most part 249.00 seems to be the level off price.

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I don't own a Cube U30GT2 myself, but from I read in our forum not all owners are happy:

http://www.arctablet.com/blog/forum/cube-u30gt2/the-defective-tablets-thread-user-experiences/

Mainly WiFI issues and problem with video playing.

 

Looks like the PiPO M9 / M9 Pro have more solid hardware and is a better option, M9 model price starts at ~ $207 shipped on aliexpress.com

 

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mitt01 said
I was looking to buy this tablet and saw Geekbuying is having a big sale, and it is now $248.99. Is it a good price? Or is there any other shops with lower prices?

Do not buy u30GT2. Specs look good but as a whole, it doesn't work well together. It feels like 1 core 1Ghz with very slow RAM and internal memory not even able to execute 2 tasks at the same time. Keep in mind that Chinese are deleting negative comments otherwise rating would be like 2 out of 5 (and not 4 out of 5). There are no real custom roms available, nor developers working on fixing range of issues, so you will be on your own.

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peteus said

mitt01 said
I was looking to buy this tablet and saw Geekbuying is having a big sale, and it is now $248.99. Is it a good price? Or is there any other shops with lower prices?

Do not buy u30GT2. Specs look good but as a whole, it doesn't work well together. It feels like 1 core 1Ghz with very slow RAM and internal memory not even able to execute 2 tasks at the same time. Keep in mind that Chinese are deleting negative comments otherwise rating would be like 2 out of 5 (and not 4 out of 5). There are no real custom roms available, nor developers working on fixing range of issues, so you will be on your own.

You should try a 1 core, 1 Ghz tablet, before saying that. I had such a tablet before. My opinion, that there is somerhing very wrong with your one, because mine is working well. Not perfect, bit for about third of the price of an iPad (in my country), it is good.

Otherwise, I don't think, that Pipo is much different. Same hardware, same OS.

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RAM is slow : that's wrong

Internal nand is slow : that's right only with write speed...read speed is quite good : more than 50Mo/s (exemple :iPhone 4s is about 20Mo/s)

It is right that when you write datas (for exemple with Google play), tablet is slow!

With multitasking without writing datas it isn't

I dont think it's related to nand quality...but to maybe to rk3188's pipelines...same external sdcard write faster on other device such as mt6577 phone, but read quite faster on rk3188 : strange

 

This tablette doesn't work well out of the box...must change the launcher for exemple, quite simple.

 

All applications dont work fine due to fullhd. chrome is th best exemple...it doesn't work fine eather on tegra 3 fullhd tabler such as asus tf700...Opéra is my favorit web browser

 

And right it's a risk, on many Cube wifi is very bad! Lack of quality control 

Pipo->less risk with wifi...but with fullhd, I think same issues than u30gt2 if someone can confirm

 

Dont buy that kind of products if you're not ready to change some applications...specialy with fullhd or retina one

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What launchers are you folks using? I notice my start up from pushing the power button to full load of initial screen is longer than the last rom. I am also still having that pesky problem with swiping on the apps list screen. If I tap to go to another page it returns me to the front screen instead of the next page of apps. If I swipe it moves normaly to the next page. Its minor, but it was not there with the 7/27 rom.

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"This tablet doesn't work well out of the box…must change..."

Here is suggestion for all who think of buying this pad- on place of tinkering with this pad for weeks and still not be satisfied, I strongly suggest to anyone who is considering buying u30GT2 to find any part time job, work few days, if need be whole week depending on country, and put few hundreds extra to buy a real pad like Nexus 10. You will thank me later. BTW, yes, I have tried range of cheap tabs in BestBuy and Fry's and u30GT2 should not cost more then $150. If you really don't want to spend this much money, please buy new Nexus 7 and never look back.

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@maikal,

Yet I use Holo Launcher HD because it works with multi-window (I think it's a miracle, I didn't expect that!)

Before I was using Apex Launcher...the smoother one in my opinion

 

@peteus,

Nexus 10 32Go : 500$.....100$ for 16Go more Flash (between 16Go and 32Go versions), that's the biggest joke....MLC Flash memory cost less than 1$/Go on SSD even with Sata III controller that could reach 500Mo/s!

Cube U30GT2 32Go+MicroSD Slot : 250$....I stop saying to buy it because of real wifi problem but come on! half the price! Wifi problem are reality on too many devices and shame on Cube with this issue. Even if I haven't the problem I can't give advice on it anymore

 

Something about the new Nexus 7, price is near, power is far better but only 7 inches and still no MicroSD Slot...and wait for it....

http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/google-nexus-7-problems/

Problems too!

 

Open your eyes everything is not white or black

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I have problems with my HTC ONe X with the wifi, the update from google for the nexus 7 3g, broken the 3g capabilities, no device is perfect.

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I'm not soured on my Cube, I'll tell you that much. Nothing that is wrong with it have put me off to the point I would discard it! I like the oportunity to tinker with it, I never got that far with my PC, yes I can handle the minor to medium problems that come up on my PC, but I would never mess with software stuff on them.

 

I also like the idea I can bring my ineptness, or rather lack of knowledge here to these forums. I get good feedback and not so good feedback. The moderators have been fair enough to lend their time to our concerns and work on our issues with the Cube and other tablets and phone. I appreciate that. I don't have the money to return items in order to buy more expensive ones. If I get into a real bad situation with the CUbe I will reach out until I can't and go get another of something just as inexpensive. And start all over again.

 

I see a lot of nay sayers and a lot of people complaining ad-nauseum here about their tablets, but in the same breath they seem thankful for all the help the moderators give here. THats good, at least they are not going postal with their issues and instead bring them here and in the process we all get to learn a little bit more!!!

 

I do however confess that recently I bought a bullet proof vest and tatical helmet and keep it near my desk in case things get much to violent and people start pulling out firepower....:-) 

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@peteus,

Nexus 10 32Go : 500$.....100$ for 16Go more Flash (between 16Go and 32Go versions), that's the biggest joke....MLC Flash memory cost less than 1$/Go on SSD even with Sata III controller that could reach 500Mo/s!

Cube U30GT2 32Go+MicroSD Slot : 250$....I stop saying to buy it because of real wifi problem but come on! half the price! Wifi problem are reality on too many devices and shame on Cube with this issue. Even if I haven't the problem I can't give advice on it anymore

 

Something about the new Nexus 7, price is near, power is far better but only 7 inches and still no MicroSD Slot...and wait for it....

http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/google-nexus-7-problems/

Problems too!

 

Open your eyes everything is not white or black

Comparing line of Nexus tabs to this joke is ridiculous. How long has taken Google to fix issues?

http://www.talkandroid.com/172809-google-nexus-7-2013-update-also-fixes-gps-issues/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=pulsenews

How long will take Cube or Rockchip to make this a great tablet - Never! They didn't publish source code yet and there is no way to report bugs to them. Hey, guess what, whatever I try with this tablet (except for basic browsing (cant use Chorme browser) and reading (assuming I am not more then 7 to 8 feet away from my router), it's not working right. Just yesterday evening, I set up alarm, and u30GT2 didn't wake me up this morning out of stand by to alarm me. I mean... really? Not even alarm works?

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