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Affordable Android tablets are a smart choice for budget conscious shoppers. Affordable tablets can perform most of the same tasks high end tablets can, but without the extra frill. Now, is that …

Affordable Android tablets are a smart choice for budget conscious shoppers. Affordable tablets can perform most of the same tasks high end tablets can, but without the extra frill. Now, is that “extra frill” really worth spending another $200 to $300? Well, that part is up to you.

Manage Your Expectations

When considering an affordable tablet, it’s best to set your expectations relatively low, especially if you’re comparing it to an iPad. Here’s what you need to know about affordable tablets:

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  • 1. Andro id Tablets Buying Guide Search To p 3 Andro id Tablets Give New iPad a Run fo r Its Mo ney10 Cheap Android Tablet PCsBy admin On May 22, 20 12 · Add Co mment
  • 2. Who says you have to spend half of your paycheck on a f ancy new tablet??It’s easy to be lured in by the iPad and Asus Eee Pad Transf ormer Prime, but there are a plethora of decent Android tablets that cost 50 percentless than an iPad. Not everyone needs a shiny 9.7-inch screen, dual-core processor, or sturdy aluminum case.Af f ordable Android tablets are a smart choice f or budget conscious shoppers. Af f ordable tablets can perf orm most of the same tasks high endtablets can, but without the extra f rill. Now, is that “extra f rill” really worth spending another $200 to $300? Well, that part is up to you.Manage Your Expectations
  • 3. When considering an af f ordable tablet, it’s best to set your expectations relatively low, especially if you’re comparing it to an iPad. Here’s whatyou need to know about affordable tablets: Af f ordable tablets thrive on plastic… and lots of it. You won’t f ind any Kevlar, metal, or other f ancy material. Most use a lower quality T FT capacitive screen that isn’t as bright or crisp compared to mainstream tablets. Cheap tablets contain very little onboard storage and some can’t be expanded with a memory card. Mainstream Android tablets have 1 GB of RAM, whereas cheap Android tablets will likely only have 256 MB or 512 MB. Battery lif e will be solid, but not anywhere near the iPad’s 10-hour battery lif e. You should be able to get at least f ive hours on Wi-Fi.Additionally, most af f ordable tablets run a previous generation of Google Android, which was designed f or phones, not tablets. Given mostaf f ordable tablets use 7-inch screens, this isn’t as big of a deal as it is f or 10-inch tablets. However, since Android 2.3 apps are optimized f or a3-4-inch screen, they may appear “stretched” on your device. It’s likely not a deal-breaker, but something to keep in mind.But… T hey Get the Job Done!T hese aren’t necessarily bad things – you’re saving loads of cash on f eatures you probably would never use to begin with. Af f ordable tabletsperf orm the same basic tasks, such as reading emails, surf ing the web, connecting on Facebook, and watching YouTube clips.However, af f ordable tablets are not ideal f or hard-core gamers, as these apps require a more powerf ul graphics card and processor. T he sameapplies to Netf lix addicts – while most of these tablets can stream Netf lix, you won’t get the same screen quality that you would with a premium
  • 4. tablet.Android Tablet 7”, 2.3, GB-Y70 only € 79,00Af f ordable tablets are best used as companion devices. T hey can’t “replace” your smartphone or laptop, but rather bridge the gap. Cheap tabletsmake great road companions and serve as hybrid eReaders, since you can download the Amazon Kindle or Barnes & Noble Nook apps f rom theAndroid market.Top Ten Affordable Android TabletsHere are ten Android tablets that won’t break the bank:Coby Kyros 7-Inch Android 2.3 Tablet Browse the web and check emails without leaving your bed with the Coby Kyros 7-Inch Android Tablet. For less than
  • 5. $150, watch high def inition videos in 1080p or play the latest version of Angry Birds f rom the AppsLib Marketplace.According to reviews, the tablet is quite responsive f or the price, thanks to its 1 GHz processor. Surprisingly, the device manages to pack a f ront-f acing camera, which is ideal f or Skyping with f riends. Additionally, the Kyros 7 is the ideal size f or a color eBook reader, weighing only 14-ounces.Overall, the Kyros 7 has the same design as Amazon’s Kindle Fire, with more f eatures and a camera to boot. However, it won’t work with AndroidMarket, so users are limited to Coby’s proprietary store.Le Pan T C 970 9.7-Inch Android Tablet Doesn’t Le Pan sound like a f ancy French restaurant? With the Le Pan T C-970, you get a f ull 10-inch display f or lessthan the price of a Kindle Fire. T he device weighs as much as the original iPad, but unlike the iPad, it supports Adobe Flash 10.2.T he Le Pan runs surprisingly smooth, albeit a bit choppy at times when watching Flash content. Onboard storage is limited, but the Le Pansupports microSD cards up to 32 GB. T he manuf acturer claims users will get six hours of battery lif e while playing 720p HD video over Wi-Fi, butyour mileage will vary.Unf ortunately, the tablet runs an older version of Android 2.2, which looks “bloated” on the large screen. On the plus side, it does have a 2-megapixel f ront f acing camera f or video chatting. But wait… there’s more! T he Le Pan has a GPS chip, transf orming the device into a supersizedGarmin – or TomTom – whichever you pref er.Creative Z iiO 8 GB 7-Inch Android 2.1 Tablet
  • 6. T he Creative Z iiO 7-Inch Android Tablet is an af f ordable media consumption device. It’s clearly designed f orlistening to music, watching movies, and playing light video games. T he tablet f eatures an HDMI out port, so you can play movies f rom yourdevice on your big screen T V. Plus, it has Wireless Bluetooth with X-Fi technology to stream lossless audio to compatible sound systems.Despite the media-f riendly design, the Z iiO runs a really old version of Android 2.1 and has a lackluster 480 x 800 pixel screen. Text doesn’tappear as “crisp” as it does on the Kindle Fire, because it has a higher resolution.Screen aside, the Z iiO is responsive and runs surprisingly f ast, thanks to Creative’s proprietary single-core Z MS-08 processor. It comes with 8GB of onboard storage and can be expanded up to 32 GB. A f ront-f acing camera, stereo speaker, and accelerometer take the Z iiO to the “nextlevel” without bumping up the price.ViewSonic gTablet with 10″ Multi-Touch LCD Screen Looking f or a f ully-f unctional 10-inch tablet that costs half as much as an iPad? Despite running Android 2.2,the ViewSonic gTablet is snappy and loaded with storage. For a low-end tablet, the device runs a primo dual-core ARM Cortex A9 processor andhas 16 GB of memory. Plus, the gTablet has a slew of ports, including a f ull-sized USB connector.
  • 7. T he gTablet is one of the f ew low-end tabs that ef f ectively runs 3D games and plays 1080p true HD videos. T he GeForce GPU renders 3Dgraphics quickly and smoothly without the lag you f ind on other similarly priced tablets. Plus, the 10-inch screen is perf ect f or watching f ull-lengthmovies or reading f ull-sized webpages.It’s not all f un and games, though. T he gTablet is great f or keeping track of your appointments, reading your MS Exchange emails, typing quickmemos, or reading f ull-size PDFs. Nine hours of battery lif e means you have time f or both business and pleasure.Dell Streak 7 Wi-Fi Tablet T he Dell Streak 7 wasn’t a huge success at launch, which is good news f or bargain hunters! It may not have won thehearts of prosumers, but the Dell Streak 7 is a decent 7-inch tablet. Despite running Android 2.2, the Streak 7 has a custom Dell UI overlay, whichadds tablet-like f unctionality to the mobile phone operating system.T he Dell Streak 7 runs an NVidia Tegra2 processor, just like the other high-end Android tablets, but costs half the price. It f eatures a 5-megapixelrear camera and 1.3-megapixel f ront-f acing camera f or videoconf erencing. Surprisingly, the rear camera can record HD video, too. With the Swypekeyboard, it’s easy to tap out tweets and Facebook status updates while playing your f avorite Adobe Flash game.If you can get past the f act that the Dell Streak 7 runs Android 2.2, you’ll be pleasantly surprised with the slew of f eatures it has. Apps such asKindle f or Android and Netf lix transf orm the tablet into a multimedia powerhouse. Plus, it has a built-in GPS chip, so you can navigate your wayaround town, without draining your phone’s battery.Barnes and Noble Nook Color Reading Tablet
  • 8. Okay, admittedly the Nook Color isn’t technically a tablet, but it has many tablet-esque f eatures. Compared to similarinexpensive 7-inch tablets, the Nook Color has a spectacular high-resolution IPS display, with anti-glare treatment. T he screen is by f ar the NookColor’s biggest attribute, as it’s readable both indoors and outdoors, thanks to its laminated coating.It’s more than just an eReader. In f act, it’s saf e to say the Nook Color is a media consumption device. Read popular novels, the latest magazines,and insightf ul newspapers without leaving the Nook Store. Plus, the Nook Color lets you stream movies and T V shows f rom Netf lix, as well asmusic f rom Rhapsody and Pandora.Despite the underpowered processor f or a “tablet,” the Nook Color does many tablet f unctions. Browse the web, read your Facebook stream,and check your email without grabbing your laptop. T he Nook Color also supports Adobe Flash, so you can get your Farmville on in betweenchapters.Pandigital 2GB Star 7″ Android Media Tablet If you’re looking f or a bare-bones tablet that’ss ideal f or light web browsing and basic email, the Pandigital Star 7-inch
  • 9. Tablet is a viable option. T he Star doesn’t have nearly the horsepower of other stars in the tablet industry, but it also costs 50 percent less thanan Amazon Kindle Fire.Despite running an older version of Android with 2 GB of storage, the Star of f ers a f ront-f acing camera and HDMI out. T his allows you to playvideos f rom your Star tablet on your television. Because the tablet runs a low voltage 800 MHz processor and only has 256 MB of RAM, it isn’tideal f or media streaming, but adequately plays shorter 480i YouTube clips.Despite these shortcomings, the Star tablet is a worthy competitor. It includes premium f eatures, such as an accelerometer and orientationsensors, f or under $100. Plus, it comes preinstalled with Barnes & Noble’s Nook app f or Android, and it’s compatible with Android Market.Sylvania SYTAB7MX 7″ Touch Screen Android Tablet T he Sylvania 7-Inch Tablet isn’t the f anciest slate in town, but it does f eature a f ast 1 GHz processor and 512 MB ofRAM. T he tablet isn’t the thinnest af f ordable Android tablet, as it weighs 1.8 pounds; however, it includes a 1400 mAh battery f or up to 6 hours ofuptime.Like the other tablets, the Sylvania model runs an outdated version of Android 2.2; however, it does not of f icially support Android Market. It alsohas limited onboard storage, but users can opt f or a larger microSD card up to 32 GB.Overall, the sub-$100 tablet is perf ect f or writing emails, reading eBooks, and light gaming. But it isn’t suitable f or streaming HD media and lacksf ront or rear f acing cameras. T he 7-inch screen only has 800 x 480 pixels, so it isn’t as clear as similar tablets like the Kindle Fire.SKYT EX Skypad Alpha2 7-Inch Tablet
  • 10. Love the Kindle Fire, but want something more in your 7-inch af f ordable tablet? Consider the SkyPad Alpha2 7-inch tablet,which sports a zippy 1.2 GHz Cortex A8 processor. What does that really mean, you say? T his 7-inch tablet can keep up with your digital lif estyle– f rom browsing the web to watching f ull 1080p HD video.T he SkyPad includes a f ront-f acing camera f or video chatting, as the Skype app can be downloaded f rom the Android Market – Google’s answerto the App Store. T he SkyPad is designed with multimedia in mind, as it includes a Micro HDMI port that allows you to stream video to your T V viaan HDMI cable. Watch out Roku… the SkyPad’s comin’ f or you!Superpad ePad 7″ Android 2.2 Tablet By now you may be wondering what’s the most clicked on tablet at Surprisingly, the ePad 7-Inch AndroidTablet is one of the top ten clicked products. Easy guess who is #1 and #2… the iPad and Kindle Fire, respectively.Data aside, the ePad is designed with the budget shopper in mind.It’s one of the cheapest Android tablets, costing only $50. But, as I said bef ore,you pay f or what you get. T here’s absolutely nothing super about the SuperPad ePad…besides its luring price.As one would suspect f or the price, the tablet runs a lackluster 800 MHz processor, and only has 256 MB of RAM. T he 7-inch screen is admirable,
  • 11. but a f ar cry f rom the Kindle Fire’s display. Despite these shortcomings, the ePad can play 720p video and includes a f ront-f acing camera f orvideo chatting.Tagged with: 7-inch Android Tablet • Affordable Android Tablets • Cheap Android Tablet PCs S H A R E Like → 0 Twe e t 0 Leave a Reply Your email address will not be published. Required f ields are marked * Name * Email * Website Comment
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