Nowadays everyone wants to own an Android tablet though the price is a huge deterrent factor. However, with the launch of a number of cheap tablets, things are suddenly a lot better for the average consumers. The cheaper tablets have less features but then who cares as long as you get to own one. Most of them have 7 inch screens and 16GB of storage space. Not everyone can afford an iPad so the following 5 tablets are the best in the low cost category.
1. Amazon Kindle Fire
The Amazon Kindle Fire is the star in the tablet category. The device poses a serious challenge to iPads as it is destined to achieve commercial success mainly due to Amazon’s retail force. The Kindle Fire has a number of features that will impress the entry level users. It has a 7 inch IPS display with 512MB RAM and 8GB internal storage. It allows email, web surfing and watching movies. It can be a perfect present for anyone’s birthday. It is priced at $199 with 1 month of complimentary Amazon Prime.
2. Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet
The Nook tablet was released in November, 2011 but already looks to challenge the Kindle Fire. It has a 7 inch IPS LCD display and a battery that will last for 9 hours of continuous use. The tablet is powered by 1GHz dual-core processor and 1GB RAM. It also has an extra microSD slot for additional storage space. You can get same day delivery in Manhattan and it will cost $249.
3. Vizio 8-inch Tablet
The 8 inch tablet, powered by Android 2.3, has some really cool features that give the user a good user interface and a great graphic performance. Though officially it is available for $299, you can get it at much lower prices at some shops and online. There is a buzz around this tablet as experts are impressed by its stereo sound and the IR controller that enables it to become a remote control for entertainment devices. Apart from this it has 512MB RAM, wireless-N wi-fi capabilities and front facing VGA camera.
4. BlackBerry Playbook
The Playbook is a perfect entertainment tool which scores very high points for its superb web browsing experience and the support for multitasking. It has a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels which is perfect for 3D games. There is an HDMI output which will allow you to connect to a compatible HDMI monitor. The tablet has 1GB RAM and 16GB storage. 32GB and 64GB variants are also available but they are higher priced. You can get the 16GB variety for $199.
5. HP TouchPad
This is the most popular among the cheap tablet as the prices have been slashed drastically. Though critics have slammed this tablet, it is still considered a great choice for entry-level users. It is powered by a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm processor and has 1GB of RAM. It runs on HP WebOS 3.0 and users can print wirelessly with compatible printers. The 9.7 inch diagonal LED backlit multi touch display is probably the best feature of this device.
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