Want an alternative to the $50 Fire? You have plenty of cheap choices

By Chris Meadows
September 23, 2015 // 2 Comments

On the Yahoo Kindle Korner mailing list, TeleRead commenter Barry Marks pointed to this $40 GameStop exclusive Asus MeMO Pad HD 7 tablet. Unfortunately, by the time I checked it out, it had already sold out online—not surprising, given that it’s normally $150 and has considerably better specs [...]

Amazon’s 6” Fire tablet looks promising

By Chris Meadows
September 8, 2015 // 4 Comments

The latest word from the Wall Street Journal is that Amazon is planning to come out with a $50 6” version of its Kindle Fire tablets. From the standpoint of getting tablets into more hands, this could be a smart idea. But will it work or flop? Cheap Android tablets have been a reality for a [...]

Close encounters of the tablet neophyte kind

By Chris Meadows
June 25, 2013 // 2 Comments

The other day, while I was sitting in the darkened movie theater, my MiFi plugged into a wall socket nearby and fiddling with my iPad while I waited the hour and a half for my movie to start, an elderly lady seated in front of me asked, “What kind of computer is that?” She was astonished that [...]

Cheap LCD tablets approaching reality

By Chris Meadows
November 9, 2012 // 1 Comment

It can be risky looking for a cheap tablet—as a woman found out when she paid $200 at a gas station for what she thought was an $830 iPad but turned out to be a rewrapped mirror. (Hint: if someone offers to sell you a 75%-off iPad at a gas station, there’s probably something suspicious going [...]

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