Friday, May 30, 2014

Good and Too Good

My Acer Iconia A500 tablet died. Yes, it was over 2 years old, but I was too sick to use it for the first year. In total, I used it all of maybe 10 times - less than 5 or 6 hours. (I was gonna take a pic of mine for the post, but it won't stay on long enough to see anything other than a really pretty black screen.) This is what it should look like:

We'll see if we can fall back in love
My niece has the exact same tablet, but she at least got more use out of hers before it started doing the same as mind: not charging. At all. Not with the wall cord or with the car adapter. Acer, by the way, makes sure that you feed their bank by not allowing the tablet to use any other charger but their brand.

I'm thinking of having the battery checked out, but I'm leery of replacing it only to find that it's not the problem.

Meantime, while my niece and I were bad-talking Acer, she sent me a link to a site she heard about: nomorerack (which I first read as "No Mo Re-Rack"!)

So, I go over there and do a search for "Tablets" and... lose my freaking mind!

I'll trade my Acer for all three, please!
Then I calmed down because I remember what we all should remember: "It it looks too good.." and all that. Checking them out a bit online, I find that all that glitters is sometimes not gold, diamonds, or even good cubic zirconia.

Yeah so that's the "Too Good" part of my hunt. The "Good" part might be this site:  Deal News.

A more realistic view
That sounds more real-world. Then again, though I had a bad customer service experience with NewEgg, I went over and took another look. (This is where that brick of an Acer came from...)

Realistic and do-able. Maybe.
I'm in limbo right now. I don't even know if I want another tablet. They're useful for packing around in the purse but, since I can't afford to add it to my phone's plan, I have to pray upon a wi-fi connection when away from mine at home. Maybe this is one of those things that I just want more than I need.

If anyone hears of any really super-duper good deals, let me know.