Best Tablets under $200 | Cheap but Good Tablets 2012

Apple with its iPad has created a new market - the tablet market, a market which is booming day by day. Many companies have ventured in this new field. There are some unknown and little known players too. As a result the price of the tablets has fallen considerably. Now you can find many cheap but good tablets. Here a list is compiled of the best tablets under $200.

Lenovo Ideapad A1 22282EU 7-Inch Tablet

Amazon Kindle Fire

Price: $179.99

This Ideapad tablet is made by reputed PC maker Lenovo. It is powered by Texas Instruments OMAP 3622 processor clocked at 1GHz. This tablet is quiet thin 0.5 inches. The weight of Lenovo Ideapad A1 22282 is 14.1 ounces.
It has LPDDR2 512 MB RAM and 16GB SSD storage. The screen is 7” multitouch capacitive and LED backlit.
This tablet is equipped with two cameras: 0.3 MP front facing camera for video calling and 3MP rear main camera for taking snapshots.

The tablet is operated by Android 2.3 (gingerbread).

Amazon Kindle Fire

Price: $199
Kindle Fire needs no description. This very popular tablet was introduced by Amazon and is an instant hit. The specialty of Kindle Fire is that Amazon is selling it $3 loss per unit. It is the new craze at tablet market.
This tablet has a superb 7 inches IPS display with ant reflexive coating. The high 1024x600 resolution of the device makes text and images look sharp and crispy. It is thin (0.45”) and Light weight (14.6 ounces).
The Kindle Fire is powered by dual core 1 GHz TI OMAP processor. It has a 512 MB RAM and 8GB of storage.
The Tablet is integrated with Amazons services. You can purchase any item straight from it.
The main draw backs of Amazon Kindle Fire are that it is run by a very limited custom made Android OS. It is not possible to run every android apps in it. Moreover there is no camera in it and this tablet has no 3G or any other connectivity except Wi-Fi.

Lenovo Ideapad A1

Lenovo Ideapad A1 22282EU
Lenovo Ideapad A1 22282EU

Nook Color Tablet from Barnes & Nobles

Price : $159

Nook Color is powered by Ti OMAP 3621 processor @ 800MHz. It has a high quality 7” IPS display ( 1024x600). It has 8GB storage space and 512 MB RAM.
This tablet is in direct competition with Amazon Kindle Fire.

Dell Streak 7 Wi-Fi Tablet

Price: $199.95
Dell is a familiar computer manufacturer. They created a half tablet half mobile 5 inches Dell Streak Mobile. Now they have a full 7 inches tablet without any mobile capability. It is Dell Streak 7 Wi-Fi.
The hardware of Dell Streak is good at this price range. It has a 1GHZ nVidia Tegra T20 dual core processor and 16 GB internal memory. It has a 7 inches capacitive multitouch display with 800 x 400 pixels resolution.
The tablet is equipped with a 5 MP camera in the rear and a 1.3MP at the front. It weighs 17.6 ounces.

VIZIO 8-Inch Tablet with WiFi - VTAB1008


The Vizio 8” tablet is one of the cheap tablets available in India. It has a 1 GHz ARM processor. It is operated by Android 2.3. It has 512 MB RAM and 4GB storage. The screen is a 8” LCD display with multitouch. It also has a front facing camera.

Creative ZiiO 8 GB 10-Inch Android 2.2 Wireless Entertainment Tablet (Black)

Price: $199
Creative is an accessories maker. They are famous for their sound systems. Creative Zio tablet has also excellent sound quality. It has apt-X high performance low latency codec which can send very high quality audio to compatible Bluetooth head phones and sound systems.
It has a built in camera and very good speaker. It has 8 GB built in memory. The most attractive thing of creative ziio is that it has a big 10” screen with 1024 x 600 resolution. It has a 1 GHz processor and 512 MB RAM.


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