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Best Android Tablet Under $200

Best Android Tablet Under $200

Android tablet PC is the hottest technology trend among electronic devices. Expensive is another mark of such devices, as most Android tablets are between $300 - $700. For budget spending, how does android tablet under $200 sound.
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Everyone nowadays has a tablet PC or desperately wants one. Mini-gadgets are always fun and functional and a tablet PC is no exception. While smartphones allow you to make and receive calls, there's a limit to how much media playback and web-browsing is allowed. Plus smartphones do not have USB ports and cannot be connected to your TV (at least not yet). A killer combination of features and size is a tablet PC with the Android OS. Google's OS for smart and small devices is extremely user-friendly, very handy and nifty with its pinch-zoom ability and very very stylish.

While the tablet wars continue between bigwigs like the iPad, Motorola's XOOM and the BlackBerry Playbook, is there a cheaper tablet model out there? This may seem very surprising but there are good tablet PC's with the Android OS, available for under 200 dollars. Has your jaw touched the floor?

Technology being the diverse medium it is, will not give us just one model. Below are 6 tablet's, 5 under $200, 1 at $200 for your perusing.

I. Coby Kyros™ MID8125
  • 8 inch LCD touch screen
  • Screen resolution is 800 x 600 with 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Android OS 2.3 version
  • Use built-in app to enjoy eBooks
  • Supports HD playback up to a factor of 1080p
  • Connect tablet to your HDTV with HDMI port
  • Will connect to Windows XP/Vista/7 and Mac and Linus computers
  • Processor: 1 GHz; built-in memory of 4GB; expand memory with microSD slot, up to 32 GB
  • Price: $160
II. Augen GENTOUCH NBA7800ATP
  • 7 inch TFT touchscreen with 800 x 480 resolution
  • High-Definition support factor of 720p
  • Supports web browsing, media files playback and ebook reading
  • Expandable memory up to 16 GB with SD or MMC card slot
  • Media formats supported: MP3/AAC/WMA/JPEG/BMP
  • Ebook formats supported: PDF/E-PUB/.TXT
  • Processor: 800 MHz, 256 MB RAM and 2 GB hard disk
  • Price: Between $140 - $180
III. Zenithink 2 ZT-180
  • 10 inch touchscreen
  • Android OS version 2.2
  • HD playback support with 1080p factor
  • Built-in 1.3 MP camera
  • HDMI port for connecting to HD device
  • USB port supports 3G Internet modem (sold separately)
  • Expandable memory up to 32 GB with SD slot
  • Media formats supported: DivX/AVI/MPEG/RM/MP3/AAC/WMA/JPEG/BMP
  • 1 GHz ARM 11 processor, 512 RAM and 4 GB hard disk
  • Price: $190
IV. Ematic eGLIDE
  • 7 inch touchscreen
  • 2.1 Android OS version
  • Supports movie, music playback
  • Built-in voice recorder and FM tuner
  • Use touchscreen or trackball and embedded stylus
  • Connect the eGLIDE to TV or PC with HDMI port and cable to play tablet files in HD
  • 3-axis gyroscope for complete rotation and motion sensing
  • Use built-in Wi-Fi or connect 3G USB Dongle (sold separately) for high speed Internet
  • Media formats supported: MP3/WMA/AVI/WMV/JPEG/FLV
  • Ebook formats supported: PDF/LRC/.TXT/HTM/e-PUB
  • Can connect to Windows 7, Vista, XP and 2000 OS PC, MAC and Linux
  • Expandable memory up to 16 GB with SD slot
  • 1 GHz Dual Core processor, 256 MB RAM, 4 GB built-in memory
  • Price: Between $160 - $180
V. Archos 7 Home Tablet
  • 7 inch backlit LCD touchscreen with 800 x 480 resolution
  • Battery life of 7 hours
  • Supports HD video playback up to 720p HD factor
  • Supported media formats: MP3/WMA/WAV/OGG/FLAC/AAC/JPEG/BMP/GIF/H.264/MPEG-4/AVI/MP4/MOV/FLV
  • SD slot allows expansion up to 32 GB
  • Compatible with Mac, Linux and Windows machines for PC connection
  • Processor: 600 MHz ARM 9 processor, built-in memory 8GB
  • Price: $180
VI. Velocity Micro™ - Cruz Tablet T301
  • 7 inch TFT touchscreen with 800 x 600 resolution
  • Android OS version 2.2
  • Built-in Wi-Fi supports 802.11n networks
  • Battery life of 6 hours on single charge
  • Pre-included apps feature Kindle bookstore and Amazon Appstore
  • Media formats: MPEG-4/AVI/MOV/MP3/AAC/WAV and all image formats
  • Ebook formats: PDF/TXT/HTML
  • 4 GB SD card included free with tablet
  • Processor: not mentioned, 256 MB RAM, 4 GB hard disk
  • Price: Between $160 - $199
With respect to the price limit of $200, two excellent Android tablets, with a price tag of $199 each, are the Amazon Kindle Fire and the Nook Color from Barnes & Noble. Both tablets have impressive features for a reasonable price.

With a budget of $200, keep your expectations realistic. Don't expect an iPad-like device with just $200. Seven or eight inches is the maximum size in this price bracket. Built-in storage and features will be less in quality and quantity. But for an easy-on-the-wallet choice, such tablet models are ideal. If with just $200 you can get a mobile PC, it is kind of like having your cake and eating it too!