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Old 04-30-2012, 10:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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With the price of the Playbook being so reasonable, what do you folks out their recommend for a first time purchase? I would be using Playbook mainly for web browsing, email, text and basic office usage. Comments?

I also see there are some great bargains out there (especially with Best Buy and Amazon) for factory re-conditioned units. Has anyone had any negative experiences with the reconditioned units? I understand they don't have the same warranty as the new units. Correct?
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If you're not going to load any media on it, just get a 16.
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I would advise getting the most you can afford to pay. I bought the 16gb (because of the budget at the time), and now, I am constantly concern with space. It looks like each OS upgrade, you are downloading 300-600MB. The last upgrade, they even give you 2 free games which if memory serves me right, was pretty huge in size. I do not load any movies / music on my playbook, just some books (pdf) and pictures. Did not check, so I can't tell you how much space has been used up. But like I said, constantly worried about running out of space.
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I would advise getting the most you can afford to pay. I bought the 16gb (because of the budget at the time), and now, I am constantly concern with space. It looks like each OS upgrade, you are downloading 300-600MB. The last upgrade, they even give you 2 free games which if memory serves me right, was pretty huge in size. I do not load any movies / music on my playbook, just some books (pdf) and pictures. Did not check, so I can't tell you how much space has been used up. But like I said, constantly worried about running out of space.
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Thanks for the suggestions!

I think I will probably go with a new 16GB as I will be using the Playbook mainly for email, web browsing, texting, etc., UNLESS I can find a great offer on a newer used 32GB. So far found an 32GB, original box and all accessories for $190 which isn't bad since a new 16GB is avail for $255 on Amazon...
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I bought my 64 gig from New Egg for $300 and I think thats all its worth. It is very buggy.
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Buy the largest one you can afford, it's better then regretting it later since there is no way to upgrade it. Display is gorgeous, so you can put some high quality videos, music, etc.. or just keep your whole picture library.
Cowboom has very good condition units for $150 and they offer 30 days no questions asked returns, look for Grade/Condition 7 and above.
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