RCA 2-in-1 10.1" Tablet & Laptop £109 at Asda
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RCA 2-in-1 10.1" Tablet & Laptop £109 at Asda

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Found 12th Sep 2017
Was £129.99
Effortlessly transition to a laptop by attaching the keyboard. With thousands of apps ready to download on the Google Play store. This tablet is compatible with Microsoft Office making it perfect for homework. Colour: Black 10.1” Screen Running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system WIFI & Bluetooth enabled 1.3GHz Quad core processor 1GB RAM 32GB Memory Front MP & MP rear camera
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1GB of RAM...ouch.
Looks OK for what it is and price. But not much details regards the specs, I. E. Which processor, etc.
RCA - they stopped trading in 1986! en.wikipedia.org/wik…RCA

Bringing on back the good times
Thanks ..I get laptops on ..bay and just give them love
they are pooh ..a 1gig ram slug :))))
Bought one last week to replace my ASUS Transformer that can't be fixed - great so far. Its an Android tablet with a keyboard rather than a laptop. Great for email, runs word and exel, plays movies but screen quality not as good as my old Asus transformer but that was not as robust. Think Tablet with keyboard thta can stand up without a special case
Android and one gig of ram? Painful! Rather pluck out my eyeballs with a rusty nail
happpychappy20 h, 45 m ago

Android and one gig of ram? Painful! Rather pluck out my eyeballs with a …Android and one gig of ram? Painful! Rather pluck out my eyeballs with a rusty nail


Jeez... melodrama much? It's not ideal and this isn't an amazing deal but Android is fine with 1GB of RAM, as is Windows 8.1 and 10 - it will be fine for light productivity and browsing without loads of tabs open.
Edited by: "plewis00" 13th Sep 2017
mkara12th Sep

Looks OK for what it is and price. But not much details regards the specs, …Looks OK for what it is and price. But not much details regards the specs, I. E. Which processor, etc.


It's a MediaTek MT8127 (same as in the Amazon Fire 5th Generation)
It's made by Alco Electronics

Probably worth about £70 considering the Keyboard and 32GB storage. I'd rather get something else for the money personally.
jhw12th Sep

RCA - they stopped trading in 1986! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RCA …RCA - they stopped trading in 1986! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RCA Bringing on back the good times


TCL Corp licence Alcatel, own Palm (HP) and make Blackberry mobiles.
RCA was massive in the US, these are imported by Asda from parent Walmart.
1gb ram really not worth any. Even phone got 2gb
Samluk51 m ago

1gb ram really not worth any. Even phone got 2gb


I agree with you in respect to the comparison between a 2gb ram phone, and this 1gb tablet hybrid ...

Personally speaking, my phone has 4gb of ram, but saying that, my phone didn't cost no £100 odd either?, lol.

But I hear what your saying though. :-)
Much better option with 4gb Ram intel Atom X series Link
Edited by: "RGB" 13th Sep 2017
amour3k1 h, 44 m ago

I agree with you in respect to the comparison between a 2gb ram phone, and …I agree with you in respect to the comparison between a 2gb ram phone, and this 1gb tablet hybrid ...Personally speaking, my phone has 4gb of ram, but saying that, my phone didn't cost no £100 odd either?, lol.But I hear what your saying though. :-)



amour3k1 h, 44 m ago

I agree with you in respect to the comparison between a 2gb ram phone, and …I agree with you in respect to the comparison between a 2gb ram phone, and this 1gb tablet hybrid ...Personally speaking, my phone has 4gb of ram, but saying that, my phone didn't cost no £100 odd either?, lol.But I hear what your saying though. :-)


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phone like this price range got 3gb ram, why using a 1 gb tab. the one i got 4 years ago, samsung, 1.5gb ram. my mum use it watch youtube and go online, that's it..... still.... really really slow
Samluk48 m ago

https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/moto-e4-sim-free-129125-tesco-direct-with-code-278737phone like this price range got 3gb ram, why using a 1 gb tab. the one i got 4 years ago, samsung, 1.5gb ram. my mum use it watch youtube and go online, that's it..... still.... really really slow


Fair enough ...

Ps.
Are you aware that your above HUKD link takes me back to a 2008 thing?.

A 2008 thing where someone was jubilating about being actually able to buy themselves some Brittany Spear's Concert Tickets?.

So it wasn't even a Deal!, loooool, it was a simple Discussion Instead ...
I'm also hung up on the RAM. I think my (nearly three years old) Hudl 2 is better balanced with 2 GB and a 1.8 GHz quad-core CPU. The keyboard is kind of neat but I mistype often enough on a full-size keyboard; I'd be hitting four keys at a time on something so small, anyway.
plewis009 h, 47 m ago

Jeez... melodrama much? It's not ideal and this isn't an amazing deal but …Jeez... melodrama much? It's not ideal and this isn't an amazing deal but Android is fine with 1GB of RAM, as is Windows 8.1 and 10 - it will be fine for light productivity and browsing without loads of tabs open.




The operating systems manage resources very differently and shouldn't be compared (W10 utilities ram more effectively for very basic tasks), but Android only needs to have a couple of social media apps installed and one will see that 1gb limitation very much eaten into it will become a regular performance problem. This is less of an issue on Windows, since most people access things like Facebook or YouTube via a web browser on that platform.

You really shouldn't go around giving bad info where people's wallets are concerned; 1gb has been inadequate for Android for about three years.
iwo1 h, 28 m ago

The operating systems manage resources very differently and shouldn't be …The operating systems manage resources very differently and shouldn't be compared (W10 utilities ram more effectively for very basic tasks), but Android only needs to have a couple of social media apps installed and one will see that 1gb limitation very much eaten into it will become a regular performance problem. This is less of an issue on Windows, since most people access things like Facebook or YouTube via a web browser on that platform.You really shouldn't go around giving bad info where people's wallets are concerned; 1gb has been inadequate for Android for about three years.


What a patronising comment. It's not bad info and is absolutely fine with 1GB RAM, it is down to managing expectations. Android 6.0 M is manageable with 1GB, it's not the best but it will get by, there are still modern phones and tablets today that are still sold with 1GB (many of the low-mid range Motorolas and Lenovos for example) and people aren't just tossing them in the bin or returning them in droves. Maybe you shouldn't give 'bad info' where peoples' wallets are concerned and make them spend more than they need to by scaremongering when they might just want a cheap, no frills tablet. If it's that bad expire or report the deal as spam so no one can buy it

Anyway given that most of HUKD is full of people giving opinions where peoples' wallets are concerned I don't see how it makes any difference as you need to make an informed decision.
amour3k10 h, 50 m ago

Fair enough ...Ps.Are you aware that your above HUKD link takes me back to …Fair enough ...Ps.Are you aware that your above HUKD link takes me back to a 2008 thing?.A 2008 thing where someone was jubilating about being actually able to buy themselves some Brittany Spear's Concert Tickets?.So it wasn't even a Deal!, loooool, it was a simple Discussion Instead ...


lol i think the end part of the link del by mistake, should be the john lewis moto phone deal
plewis006 h, 44 m ago

What a patronising comment. It's not bad info and is absolutely fine with …What a patronising comment. It's not bad info and is absolutely fine with 1GB RAM, it is down to managing expectations. Android 6.0 M is manageable with 1GB, it's not the best but it will get by, there are still modern phones and tablets today that are still sold with 1GB (many of the low-mid range Motorolas and Lenovos for example) and people aren't just tossing them in the bin or returning them in droves. Maybe you shouldn't give 'bad info' where peoples' wallets are concerned and make them spend more than they need to by scaremongering when they might just want a cheap, no frills tablet. If it's that bad expire or report the deal as spam so no one can buy itAnyway given that most of HUKD is full of people giving opinions where peoples' wallets are concerned I don't see how it makes any difference as you need to make an informed decision.


Comment was perfectly good advice. Android needs a minimum of 2GB of ram and 16GB of rom these days to be realistically usable these days, anything less is a struggle and won't be a pleasant experience. Windows runs reasonably well on 1GB down to better memory management as stated.
Tell anyone different to that and you're giving out bad advice.
happpychappy55 m ago

Comment was perfectly good advice. Android needs a minimum of 2GB of ram …Comment was perfectly good advice. Android needs a minimum of 2GB of ram and 16GB of rom these days to be realistically usable these days, anything less is a struggle and won't be a pleasant experience. Windows runs reasonably well on 1GB down to better memory management as stated.Tell anyone different to that and you're giving out bad advice.


No it doesn't. It is not a minimum requirement but a recommended one - there is a difference:
source.android.com/com…pdf

Anyone after a cheap device isn't expecting the world nor for it to be butter smooth. And I only mentioned Windows as in an equivalent Windows thread, the same argument will be used. Frankly I only bought it up as the suggestion that you'd rather carve your own eyes out was just melodramatic and stupid. It will not be an optimal experience, sure, but it will work. The rest is, as you say, 'advice' and opinion. You and I might not want a 1GB Android device but granny or the kids might be ok with it
plewis003 h, 55 m ago

You and I might not want a 1GB Android device but granny or the kids might …You and I might not want a 1GB Android device but granny or the kids might be ok with it



What a patronising comment. Actually, I'd argue that it'd be "grannies" and kids who would have the biggest issues with a device which was frequently slow and unresponsive, due to lacklustre hardware performance.
plewis005 h, 13 m ago

No it doesn't. It is not a minimum requirement but a recommended one - …No it doesn't. It is not a minimum requirement but a recommended one - there is a difference:https://source.android.com/compatibility/6.0/android-6.0-cdd.pdf#page55Anyone after a cheap device isn't expecting the world nor for it to be butter smooth. And I only mentioned Windows as in an equivalent Windows thread, the same argument will be used. Frankly I only bought it up as the suggestion that you'd rather carve your own eyes out was just melodramatic and stupid. It will not be an optimal experience, sure, but it will work. The rest is, as you say, 'advice' and opinion. You and I might not want a 1GB Android device but granny or the kids might be ok with it


I wasn't quoting official minimum or recommended spec, the information I gave is practical real life advice based on personal experience. My advice has been backed up by various others on this thread, 1gb just doesn't cut it on recent android builds. Bit like a boat with a hole in the bottom, you could use it but wouldn't want to for long!
iwo1 h, 43 m ago

What a patronising comment. Actually, I'd argue that it'd be "grannies" …What a patronising comment. Actually, I'd argue that it'd be "grannies" and kids who would have the biggest issues with a device which was frequently slow and unresponsive, due to lacklustre hardware performance.


Why, are you a granny or a kid? You were telling me about the different between the operating systems which I am well aware of hence calling it patronising and the main point is that while 1GB of RAM is not ideal, it will be fine for some because if it wasn't, they would never sell the things or they'd be returned within 14 days for money back. You will see most of the low-end phones and tablets on here do only have 1GB of RAM and if that's all that's within the budget you don't have a lot of choice. Anyway, it's obvious we disagree, which is fine, others can read and make an informed decision based on that - there's plenty of evidence either side across the internet. The '1GB of RAM is useless' comment is about as widespread as 'no band 20 = worthless' in mobile threads for Chinese phones.
Sigh, I'm just glad your bad information hasn't lead me to spend out hard earned cash on a lacklustre and subpar device. Which is exactly what a 1gb Android tablet is in 2017, regardless of the price. That's a fact.
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