At the same price range, which one is the best choice for a tablet under $200 to buy ?, Kindle Fire vs Coby Kyros MID9742-8. Both have differences strong points, while with Kindle Fire, what you’ll get is a portable tablet with a wide 16:9 screen ratio that is perfect for movie watching and ebook reading, and with the size of 7-inch and light weight, you can bring this tablet with you everywhere with around 7 – 8 hours of battery life that is enough for daily use and don’t forget that Kindle Fire comes with a great support from Amazon, you can store all of your digital purchase with Amazon Cloud service for free and also you can enjoy a super fast web browser service “Silk” that use Cloud computing technology. But in contrast, the downside for Kindle Fire is its hardware specification, you cannot use this for photography and video shooting and also video call since it comes with none !, and also Kindle Fire comes with no Bluetooth and also no 3G or 4G only wifi is available and no SD card slot.
In contrast, with the same price range (cheaper than Kindle Fire), Coby Kyros MID9742-8 offers a lot more in term of hardware specification, it comes with a letterbox 4:3 capacitive touch screen (the same type of iPad’s touchscreen technology), with front and rear camera for video call (VGA) and sharing (2 MPS) and also mini HDMI, built-in 8 GB storage space with up to 32 GB via SD Card slot with a bigger screen 9.7-inch, and USB port that you can connect to keyboard dock and its peripherals. And don’t forget the latest Android 4.0 OS that works very fast and very easy to use.
So, if you ask me, in term of specification, Coby Kyros MID9742-8 is definitely a great choice, perhaps a better choice that Kindle Fire ( you can also use Amazon service on this tablet as well for song, movie and ebook buying). The only downside of Coby Kyros MID9742-8 is, it is not designed for portable, if you decided to go with this tablet, it means that you will use this tablet at your home most of the time with sometime portable. So Kindle Fire vs Coby Kyros MID9742-8, which tablet under $200 to buy ? Definitely Coby Kyros MID9742-8 !
With the price of $200, this is the sound of drum from Asus and Google to Amazon. Finally Google released their acclaimed 7-inch Android tablet Nexus 7, the question is, if you are looking for a tablet around $200, should you buy a new comer Nexus 7 or should you buy a popular Kindle Fire ? In term of specification, Nexus 7 comes with HD screen 720P (Fire is less) and a front camera for video chat. You may use this to take a photo of yourself or your daily activity but it won’t as good as a dual-camera tablet, but in contrast Kindle Fire offers none on camera.
While Kindle Fire runs on its unique OS that adapted from Android 2.3 OS, Nexus 7 runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the one that google has been developing. In term of functionality, the HD screen is very easy on your eyes, you don’t need to zoom in as many times as you use Kindle Fire since the screen is crisper. The only feature that I believe Kindle Fire is still a better choice is its Amazon support, because Fire is a tablet that design to be an Amazon digital media consumption tablet, so it is easy to buy to store songs, movies, apps, that is a strong suit of Amazon, but with Nexus 7 you may need to have a little bit of technology knowledge to install app from Google app market and find the right apps. Think carefully.
If you are going to get one of Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and if you want to save money, there are two ways to do it buy a used or refurbished Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, but the question is which way is the best choice, for the refurbished, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 comes with a price of 375 USD from 394 USD regular price, personally, I think it is ridiculous !
But in contrast, if you want to save your money, a refurbished Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is a good idea because you can make sure that you’ll received a good condition Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 with no broken and some have not been used just a package problem. While if you want to save a big money, used Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is definitely an answer because it will save you around 100 USD and also it comes with a like-new condition, but you have to be careful on a used item when received an item, you better check its condition carefully.
Both come with the same price range, and both come with the super long battery life, the question is if you are looking for a big screen tablet for a home-based use, which one is the choice ? IPad 2 or ASUS Transformer TF300, if you are already an Apple fan, I think you’ll definitely go with an IPad with no need to ask,
but if you are a Windows user who is looking for a first tablet, you may need to think carefully because this could change your gadget buying habit forever ! In my opinion, if you don’t interested in iCloud concept that all of your computers, phones and tablets stay in sync, I think you won’t mind to buy your tablet as an Android OS, while you use computer with iOS or Windows 7 or 8. But if you are looking for a new world of technology, I think iCloud is definitely an answer.
With around 50 USD difference, which one to go, BB Playbook that is priced under 200 USD or Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 that is around 249 USD ? I have to say, if you want to go with the Blackberry Playbook, it means that you don’t looking for a new technology.
But if you are looking for a tablet that you will be able to use and upgrade for a few more year, I think you may want to buy a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 due to the fact that it comes with more powerful hardware specification and also it runs the latest OS Android 4.0 (BB Playbook runs its unique OS).
In term of price there is a 10 USD difference between this two tablets but Blackberry Playbook offers an outstanding hardware specification but you have to trade with a limited app store, you have to use BB app world to buy app, at the moment there are many Android apps available but I think it still cannot beat a very popular app store like Amazon or Android Market, so you have to choose which way to go more apps less spec like a certified Kindle Fire or a better specification with limited apps like Playbook.
Ironically, even you can access many Amazon’s Android apps from refurbished Fire, it comes with a limited hardware specification that may effect the way you’ll buy apps, you may find that many apps cannot be used on Fire since it is under hardware specification. Choose wisely !
Finally the certified refurbished Kindle Fire 169 USD is disappear from Amazon page again, I think because the Father’s Day is almost coming and people are star for looking a great deal Kindle Fire as a gift for dad. So will it back, yes there are around 2 weeks until the Father’s Day has come (including a time for delivery),
One thing that is a problem for budget tablets are some of them are not compatible with Android Market, so you have to use them with Amazon market or some of them cannot be used with Amazon app store at all.
If you are thinking to buy a cheap Android tablet with Ice-Cream Sandwich to watch Netflix that you are already be a member, one thing that you may need to check before buy these cheap tablets is Android Marketplace compatibility,
Android 4.0 Ice-cream Sandwich works great on Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, it comes with a concept of Dock that you put everything that modified down at the bottom of the screen, that you also see the navigation on the back home with the multitasking button that allow you to access many features on this tablet,
But for the down size, I think that 7 inch screen, in my opinion, don’t really get Ice-cream Sandwich enough room to work, the settings box (or any floating apps) takes up quite a space of the most one – third of the screen. I don’t have huge hands but my fingers are cover up about two of those icons, instead of just one which is not great ! so I can get a little bit difficult to navigate, but that is the only downside, so if you don’t mind smaller Tablet, this one would be good for you but if you’re on the fence, I think try it out before you buy.
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