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We need to buy a new tablet. Going to the US soon... should I get it NOB, or buy here (Guadalajara or Lakeside)? I know that computers would come with a Spanish OS and keyboard, but are there any similar problems getting a tablet here if I need it to work in English? Would prefer to buy locally if possible, in case I need to return or deal with warranty issues.

Looking for an Android device, btw... 10" or larger screen. New (please don't try to sell me a used one). WiFi only. Any thoughts on best place to purchase? Best Buy, Office Depot, Costco, other?

Thanks!

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22 minutes ago, tomgates said:

Not sure, 10" or larger is getting into notebook size, not tablet.

Thanks, Tom. Well, thereabouts. I guess most are probably in the 9.5-9.7" range... I was just generally calling it 10". That's the size of what I have now and my poor eyes can't deal well with anything much smaller. :) 

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2 minutes ago, Localgeekinajijic said:

Doesn't matter where you buy (USA/Mexico) the tablet if you buy Android they are multi language on the intial setup.

Thank you. I suspected as much but wasn't sure. I suspect they will be Spanish out of the box if bought here, but I can probably stumble my way through changing it to English if that's available.

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2 minutes ago, hkrause said:

Thank you. I suspected as much but wasn't sure. I suspect they will be Spanish out of the box if bought here, but I can probably stumble my way through changing it to English if that's available.

Straight out of the box the first option is to change the language. So you'll be fine.

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Thanks, all. I didn't see anything I liked at Walmart or Telcel. Should I go into Guad for best selection? Or is there anyplace else to shop for one here at Lakeside? What do people here use in the Android environment... brand/model?

 

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There always seem to be a couple of good ones at CostCo, but they are generally not the latest versions. I know when I got mine, they were displaying the previous year's model... I ordered online from Amazon.

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Hall Microcomputers, the Apple distributor in Guadalajara, who comes to Lakeside often, could provide an iPad Pro, which has a 12+ inch screen.  Give them a call.   http://hall.com.mx/

I have dealt with them for years & the service & warranty will be local.

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I shopped on Amazon.com for mine but found the same thing at Best Buy for a little less money ... plus didn't have to worry if there was a problem about sending it back.  I read several many reviews on Amazon where people had received tablets or laptops and they didn't work right out of the box.  Didn't want to deal with that potential problem.  

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23 hours ago, RVGRINGO said:

Hall Microcomputers, the Apple distributor in Guadalajara, who comes to Lakeside often, could provide an iPad Pro, which has a 12+ inch screen.  Give them a call.   http://hall.com.mx/

I have dealt with them for years & the service & warranty will be local.

OP said they wanted an Android tablet

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Thanks for all the great input, everybody. I ended up getting a Samsung Galaxy S2 tablet at Best Buy in Guad. No problems shopping, got it quickly, and no issues with setup. I was hoping to get one quickly so I could get it configured before my upcoming trip. Same tablet ordered from Amazon and delivered to my travel destination would have cost about $80 US more than buying in Guad with Pesos.

I did check Costco, by the way... mostly they seemed to have Apple devices with just a few others. Didn't work for me (I'm all Android), but for people wanting Apple, it could be a good shopping option.

Heather

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