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Least expensive tablet to read e-mail and browse web

by karenfromcanton / April 14, 2012 9:42 PM PDT

Instead of carrying my netbook with me, I want something smaller to read e-mail and browse the web. When I look at different products, I am confused by the wording. I don't want monthly fees and want free hotspots, not just AT&T hotspots. I don't know if a kindle would fit my needs-assume it would be less expensive than a tablet. Also, I would consider a reconditioned product.

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For 199 the Kindle Fire is very nice.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 15, 2012 12:56 AM PDT

For under 99 bucks you see thousands of Android tablets out there. I see them on,, Amazon and of course Ebay.

Yes we must have a dozen of such things at the office because we are writing Android apps but for my self I think I'd settle on the iPad.

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Less Expensive Tablets
by baybreeze / April 15, 2012 4:27 AM PDT

The Kindle Fire is a good one; there is also the 7" Lenovo IdeaPad, which is around the same price. The IdeaPad has more internal storage than the Fire (I believe it's 16GB versus 8GB on the Fire) and it also has dual cameras, in case you might want to take pictures or videoconference (like using Skype). The Fire has no cameras. I think you might have more options for email apps with the Lenovo since it has access to the full Android Market. I would personally go with one of these.

I would not purchase one of the unknown cheapo tablets. They are usually very slow, dont' respond well, have problems with apps, etc.

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Less Expensive Tablets
by igcompany / April 15, 2012 9:10 PM PDT
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Well i think The Kindle Fire is the best 'less expensive tablet'. It does a pretty good work for a 89 pounds tablet.

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