Tesco Hudl, what's not to like?

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  1. olley

    olley Funster

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    Just been looking at the specs, and read a few reviews, seems almost unbeatable for the price. Anybody got one?

    Ian
     
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    We have one on the way for free!:Smile:
    They are on Clubcard Boost at the moment. £60 of vouchers is all that is needed. The spec looks good and we already have USB chargers laying around.
    Will repost once we have tried it out!

    The only disappointment is that the leather covers aren't currently available.:Sad:
     
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    Ours actually cost a lot less than I quoted, Shell took advantage of a larger staff discount being offered on everything this week!:thumb:
     
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    BARGAIN! just paid £56 using CC boost.:BigGrin: Thanks guys, never normally use the vouchers, just hand them over at the checkout when I remember, which is practically never. Delivery Tuesday.

    Ian
     
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    You can use your vouchers to pay for Harwich to Hook of Holland ferry and the Chunnel too Ian!:thumb:
     
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    At the risk of being a total dimwit, which as far as these things are concerned I am, is it a miniature laptop ? :Blush:

    Can it do what laptops can do, like access Motorhomefun and other web sites ? I think I mean can I browse the net, but I'm not sure.

    Or is it just a glorified games machine ?

    Basic explanations only please, and p**s taking is allowed in this case. :BigGrin:
     
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    Yes you can access Fun!!!!

    Yep! Tablets, ie. iPads, Hudls, Kindle Fires and the like pack MOST of the commonly used laptop functions into a smaller handier package.
    There is no seperate keypad but a touch screen. A touch keypad pops up in a window when requiered for inputing stuff.
    There is no hard drive as such, storage is by micro SD card. They come with cameras front and back to allow use as a camera and webcam for Skype calls.


    Thats it in a nutshell I think!
     
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    Well if that is the case, I might put one on my Christmas Pressie wish list to Santa. :BigGrin:
     
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    Was in Tesco yesterday. Big stand with lights so bright you could hardly see the Hudls but it did not matter neither on demo would work. One just dead, one frozen and not responding to anything. Most impressed Tesco.

    Does it have GPS is one question.


    PS..... From Jim's link, yes it does have GPS so can do SatNav duties.
     
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    There is one huge difference, no hard drive. So no use in backing up your holiday pics or carrying a load of movies.

    It's harder to use the on screen keyboard to edit FUN postings and emails but workable. You can buy a keyboard for them ( cheap ) but at that point you have a laptop ( with no hard drive ).

    What makes them attractive is the small size and convenience. Great for reading books in bed or a quick look at FUN in bed. Not great for reading books in sunlight.
     
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    Unlike some of them, my (playbook being one) the hudl has a card slot, so you can slip in a 32gig card and when it gets full swop it for another, they're cheap enough.:BigGrin:

    Keep all your movies on an SD card Brian.

    Ian

    Ps. Just bought a class 10 32gig £17.99
     
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    We are talking different numbers here. I've got a well filled 1TB HD full of all our DVDs. Now 1TB / 32G = 32 memory cards. So that would not work for us.

    I'm just highlighting the most significant difference between tablet and laptop, which is what he wanted to know.

    Another thing, I did not mention, is you can't plug much, if anything, into a tablet. So no long range USB WiFi aerial, no USB broadband dongle. The WiFi one is significant, it costs about as much as the tablet to get a tablet equipped with long range WiFi.

    Or you just walk closer to the WiFi hotspot which I recall doing in Riccioni a few months ago and wish I was right now. This is where a tablet is more convenient than a laptop.

    OK. I admit it, bottom line is they are great Boys Toys. Boys have to have Toys, it's the law.
     
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    Ours will be tethered to one of our phones for activity away from wifi, just as we do the laptop.
    The Hudl has a HDMI port for movie output these can go on a microSD.

    It'll do what we need of it...... HOPEFULLY!

    For us it'll be an entertainment and communication device. Its easier to show your pics and vids around on a tablet than on a titchy phone display too. We both have android phones so the familiarity will be useful.
     
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    Delivered this afternoon in a decent box, looks nice has a slightly rough back so you can hold it easily. Plugged it in, went through the start up screens and I was away, and so far impressed. Connected to wifi with no problem, loaded a film on and it played fine. Download a few apps, grandson grabbed it and played some games.

    Google maps works good so I can use it as as a satnav. Connected up to my lappy straight away without any additional software and I copied a film over. Cameras are ok for snap shots but you won't win any competitions with them. It just does everything an Android tablet does but at a cheaper price than most.

    Well pleased. :thumb:

    Ian
     
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    Got ours yesterday.
    All good, no complaints! The Tesco stuff was very handy and we used it to order another free one!
    The leather wallets were in stock in Shell's store.

    The only downside is Shell keeping me up playing Candy Crush Saga late at night! Headphones next on the list..........:BigGrin:
     
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    Brian I think the point is that a tablet is fine for sorting your holiday snaps - but not as a permanent storage for your photo collection.

    Each gigabyte of storage will allow around 350 photos (at 3MB) which should be enough to review your holiday snaps whilst you are still away. Simple editing apps (mostly built in to the operating system) will allow you to crop your pictures and a 7" display is enough to enable you to choose which picture to keep when you have taken multi-shots. The tablet is also good to show off your pictures/bore your neighbours (delete as appropriate) rather than the camera display.

    When you get home back them up to your 10 yottabyte hard drive. OK I exaggerate.

    Steve
     
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    Take two tablets and call me in the morning.

    I've been a great fan of my BlackBerry Playbook, having bought two, it admirably completing the travel tasks I've required of it.
    However, BlackBerry have decided to no longer support the Playbook, nor update it with the promised new operating system so I decided to try the Hudl - better specs, similar price and vanilla Android (which is something the Playbook never had). Bought online I have a week to assess it under DSR.
    Apart from some baby steps initial hand holding at the start, so far it's very promising.
    I don't think it will be returned.

    I think it will suit the average user very well, perhaps disappointing the bleeding edge geeks as it's not the pinnacle of tablet technology but so far it seems to outperform the Playbook, so I'm a happy bunny.

    Perfect for the traveller.
     
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    Hudls are appearing in EBay, £115 buy it now, £7 postage!!!!!!!!:Rofl1:

    They appear to be selling!!!!!:Eeek::Doh:

    Tescos offer a Hudl with free postage for £118!

    ARE PEOPLE MAD??????!!!!!!!!!!!!:Eeek:
     
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    Quite insane.

    I've seen auction prices exceed buy it now prices. They get carried away.
     
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