Some insiders say that tablets are the future of mobile computing, and laptops will become obsolete. It may be true, but for now tablets are still limited to a handful of tasks they can do (not for long though). Nonetheless, the usefulness of a tablet is undisputed: its smaller – thus easier to carry with you wherever you want, lighter, and sometimes smarter than a laptop or a PC. While Apple launched the iPad 3 – a 3d generation device that is a hybrid between a computer and a tablet, it’s still an expensive gadget, and there are alternatives. Our list includes 10 cheap android tablets that you can purchase for less than $200.
10. Amazon Kindle Fire
Some quick features of this tablet: it has a 1GHz dual core CPU by TI, 512 MB RAM, 7 inch IPS screen (1024×600 px, 169 ppi, Gorilla Glass, 16 millions colors), 8 GB internal storage, and a battery life of 8 hours (continuous reading) or 7.5 hours of video playback. The tablet offers access to all sort of entertainment content, including Amazon’s library (a database of over 18 million items): e-books, magazines, movies, TV shows, and so on. The downside with this tablet is that it lacks 3G, a microphone and a camera. Price: $199.
9. Ainol Novo7 Paladin (Android 4.0 ICS)
Being one of the less expensive Android 4.0 ICE Cream Sandwich Tablets (base price is $150) the Novo7 Paladin comes with a 1GHz CPU aided by a Vivante Gc860 GPU for 2D/3D acceleration, 512 MB RAM, and 8GB flash storage that can be upgraded to up to 32GB with a microSD card. Also, the tablet has an output for HDMI, out of the box Wi-Fi, 3G access (through a USB dongle that you can purchase), and offers access to Google Android Marketplace. There is both a black and a white version of it.
8. Fly Touch 7 Super PAD
The base price for Fly Touch 7 is $145.99, and includes a built-in GPS chip, allowing the pad to be used as a GPS device. You can purchase maps online, transforming the Fly Touch 7 into a breathtaking 10.1” navigator. The tablet comes with a high-performance 1,5GHz CPU, 1GB RAM, 4GB memory, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, External 3G Dongle, and so on. Last but not least, the Android Market is at your finger tips with this beautiful and affordable tablet.
7. SuperPad3 x220 10.2″ Android 2.2
Our number seven out of 10 cheap android tablets is occupied by SuperPad3 x220, a 10 inch tablet that is powered by an ARM 11 CPU at 1 GHz. 512 MB RAM – similar to an iPad 2. It supports Wi-Fi, GPS, has 4GB of internal memory, and a SD card slot that supports microSD cards of up to 32GB. The price is around $178, but you can find it on Amazon at $142.
6. V7 7’’ Google Android 4.0
The V7 adopts a 7 inch display with capacitive 5-points touch display, an ARM Cortex-A8 processor, a Vivante GC800 1.2GHz GPU, a 8G of storage, a micro SD card slot, dual cameras, 1080p Full HD video playback, 3G, WiFi, OTG function, a HDMI port, and runs on Android 4.0 OS. The 7 inch 16:9 HD LCD with a screen resolution of 800 x 480 is offering an outstanding experience with games and software that you may run and play on your tablet. More about this tablet can be read here. Price: starting with $119.99.
5. PanDigital 72-70FW 7 inch
For under $100 you can get this 7 inch (800 x 600 px) display Tablet, with 1GB storage (can be upgraded with SD cards), Wi-Fi, USB port, and so on and so forth. On Amazon this product has 3.5 stars, but the price is unbeatable. Depending on your needs, you can choose this tablet to be yours or go further into our top 10 cheap android tablets.
4. Coby KYROS MID7024
Number four in our list of cheap android tablets is this amazing Coby Kyros, a gadget that’s powered by a Samsung S5PV210 (Cortex A8) 1GHz CPU, has a built-in 4GB flash memory, a 7 inch display with Resistive Touchscreen (800 x 400, 16:9), Microphone, and many other features that run on Android 2.2 Froyo. Price: $170. Supported by Coby KYROS are the Aldiko E-Book store and the AppsLib marketplace. There’s also the $99 Coby Kyros 7012 with Android 2.3.
3. Viewsonic ViewPad 7e with Android 2.3
As we go down to number three, the ViewSonic ViewPad is both attractive and can pack a punch. Running Android 2.3 Gingerbread, the tablet is powered by a 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 CPU, 512 MB RAM, a 7 inch touchscreen (500:1 contrast and 250 cd/m2 luminosity), 4GB internal storage (up to 32 GB with microSD cards). The gadget has dual cameras, WiFi N, Bluetooth, microHDMI and microUSB connectors along with a 3300 mAh battery that promises 5 hours of use. Price: $169.99 on Amazon. One more feature to be added is that you have access to Amazon’s App Store – that means you get one app for free each day.
2. Elego 7” Capacitive Android 2.3 Tablet
This slick tablet has a 7” Capacitive touch screen capable of playing 800 x 480 HD resolution, it’s powered by a Rockchip 2918 1.2G Hz, ARM Cortex A8 CPU, 512 MB RAM, 4GB internal memory, Wi-Fi, built-in camera (2.0 mega pixels) and runs Google Android 2.3. There are plenty of features that come with this tablet, and you can get it for only $139.99.
1. Vizio VTAB1008
Vizio’s VTAB1008 is having a 1GHz CPU, 512 MB RAM, 4GB internal storage (up to 32 with SD cards), HDMI 1.4, micro USB and up to 10 hours of battery life. The screen is capable on playing 1024 x 768 pixels resolution, while VTAB1008 is running Android 2.3 Gingerbread. One of its main features is the IR sensor with a custom remote app that makes this tablet a universal remote for TVs, DVRs, and Blu-Ray players. Price: under $200.
Of course there are many other alternatives, so feel free to look up. Our question for today: Would you buy an iPad 3 or a similar product for less money?