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Amazon Kindle Fire
The latest incarnation of Amazon's Kindle Fire -- not to be confused with the higher-spec Kindle Fire HD tablet -- is a revamp of the first-generation Kindle Fire, a tablet that came from nowhere to own over half of the Android tablet market in a matter of months.
The updated Kindle Fire offers three improvements over the earlier model. First, it's been upgraded with a processor that's 40 percent faster, so it's smoother and can get more done in less time. It also features an improved user interface making it easier to use than ever. It is also significantly cheaper than the original Kindle Fire.
Amazon is also not mean with the storage either, with the Kindle Fire coming with 16GB of space for your apps and media.
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2
It's easy to think that the only real players in the tablet arena are Apple, and Google, and bookstores such as Amazon, and Barnes & Noble. Wrong.
If you're interested in a tablet that features both front and rear cameras, and is kitted out with a micro-SD card slot, then the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 may be just the tablet for you.
The tablet also comes with Peel's Smart Remote app installed as standard, allowing you to transform your tablet into a remote control for your TV. Sure, it's a free app that anyone can download from Google Play, but its inclusion on this device is a nice touch.
Price: Starting at $199 for 8GB.
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