$110 tablet budget? And a few questions about tablets.

SnakeGTX

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I'm going to be needing a tablet for high school, as I need something to takes notes on (outside homeschool classes). Since I'm not good with writing on a piece of paper, I had the idea to get a cheap quality tablet with a keyboard.

Out of all the research I have done (<15h), I found a few, but I wondering if there are any better?

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Toshiba Excite 7c
CPU Rockchip RK3168 1.2GHz Dual-Core
GPU PowerVR SGX-540
Features | Bluetooth v4.0 | 0.3MP Camera | 11.3h Battery Life |
$94.99 @ Amazon

Acer Iconia B1-720
CPU MediaTek MT8111 1.3GHz Dual-Core
GPU PowerVR SGX-531
Features | Bluetooth v4.0 | GPS | 0.3MP Camera | 5h Battery Life |
$95.99 @ Ebay

HP 7 Plus
CPU AllWinner A31 Cortex-A7 1.0GHz Quad-Core
GPU PowerVR SGX-544MP2
Features | No Bluetooth | No GPS | 2MP Camera | 5.5h Battery Life |
$99.99 @ BestBuy

Acer Iconia A1-810-L677
CPU MediaTek MT8125T 1.2GHz Quad-Core
GPU PowerVR SGX-544
Features | Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP | GPS | 5MP Camera | 10h Battery Life | HDMI Port |
$104.79 @ BestBuy

Toshiba Excite Go (Coming out next month)
CPU Intel Atom Z3735F 1.3GHz Quad-Core
GPU Intel HD Graphics (Ive Bridge or Bay trail??)
Features | Bluetooth v4.0 | GPS | 5MP Camera | 7.5h Battery Life |
$109.99

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So far, the Toshiba Excite Go seems to be the most powerful out of all of them. I have a few questions about it though.

It says that it has "Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge)". I researched about that, so for desktops the HD Ivy Bridge is the same as the HD 4000. And I'm wonding if these are same even if this is a tablet? Its weird, because even an HD 4000 can play BF3 on low, which makes it about as powerful as a PlayStation 3. This means that this tablet is already as powerful as a Tegra K1??
I guess my question here, is, is there a difference between the desktop HD graphics and tablet HD graphics?

If anyone knows of any other tablets that are good for under $110, please suggest it in the comments below. I might be willing to get a used tablet, but that's only if its really worth it.

P.S. Here is where I got the info for the Toshiba Excite Go. And CPU info here and here.
 

tomc53

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From looking at the specs, I'd say that it is not quite up to a desktop (311MHz graphics clock) in speed but would have similar function.
Thie Excite Go has an Atom processor, which has on-chip graphics, making it a laptop class processor, though it is running the x86 version of Android, rather than the usual ARM-based version. Since all Android Apps are Java, it makes no real difference, though you might see some variance in App performance. I would expect the Atom to be a bit more power hungry, but that my have been fixed in these latest chips. Theorhetically, you could load Windows or Linux on it, but that's another story...
 

tomc53

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From looking at the specs, I'd say that it is not quite up to a desktop (311MHz graphics clock) in speed but would have similar function.
Thie Excite Go has an Atom processor, which has on-chip graphics, making it a laptop class processor, though it is running the x86 version of Android, rather than the usual ARM-based version. Since all Android Apps are Java, it makes no real difference, though you might see some variance in App performance. I would expect the Atom to be a bit more power hungry, but that my have been fixed in these latest chips. Theorhetically, you could load Windows or Linux on it, but that's another story...
 
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