Low-cost, brand name
Now, on the high-end you have products like the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 or Acer Iconia Tab A100. These are full-fledged Android tablets backed up by companies who have an important reputation to keep.
These offer the broadest range of apps, and the broadest range of features. You get Google's app store, music, books, videos, Gmail, Maps -- all the stuff you'd find on a typical Android phone.
Also note that unlike the off-brand tablets, you can actually expect to have some resale values on these.
- Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
CNET Editors' Rating
Average User Review
out of 16 user reviews
Starting at: $158.99
The good: The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 delivers a mostly pure Android 4.0 experience for only $250. The tablet also trumps the Kindle Fire in extras by including dual cameras, expandable memory, and TV remote-control functionality.
The bad: The screen doesn't look as pretty as other PLS displays, and its camera performance is lacking compared with other tablets in the line.
The bottom line: The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 offers an excellent value and a full Android 4.0 experience that no other tablet can currently match for the price.
April 19, 2012 3:21 PM PDT
Photo by: Josh Miller
| Caption by: Donald Bell
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