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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7-inch
Now that Apple has released the iPad mini, this seems to have rekindled interest in smaller tablets. For those who are looking for a highly-portable tablet on a budget, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 is worth a look.
The 7-inch screen with 1024x600 resolution display is a little meagre compared to the Nexus 7, but offsetting this is the micro-SD card slot that allows you to bump the storage up from the stock 8GB for a few dollars. For those wanting to carry around a lot of data, that little card slot is worth its weight in gold.
The tablet is powered by a dual core Texas Instruments OMAP processor and a 3 megapixel rear-facing camera. The stock operating system is Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich" but you can upgrade to Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean".
At a glance:
- 7-inch, 1024x600 display
- 1GHz Texas Instruments OMAP processor
- Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich"
- 3 megapixel rear camera, and a VGA front camera
- Choice of 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB
- Battery life of about 5 hours
Price: from $200.
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Ainol Novo 9 Spark
Looking for a cheap and cheerful tablet that has plenty of power to handle even the more demanding apps? The Ainol Novo 9 Spark is worth a look.
You might not have heard of the manufacturer before, but the tablets are well worth taking a look at.
At a glance:
- 9.7-inch 2048x1536 retina IPS display
- Allwinner A31 quad-core CPU with SGX544MP2 GPU
- Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean" compatible with 4.2
- 5 megapixel rear camera, and a 2 megapixel front camera
- 16GB storage
Price: from $229.
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