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Best Android Tablet Under 200 Dollars – May 2013

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Your quest for the best Android tablet under 200 dollars ends here. Let’s take a look at your options, if you’re under a tight budget.

Google Nexus 7

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This tablet seems to come up everywhere, but that’s because it’s not only a very affordable tablet for 200 dollars, but it’s also a very good overall tablet. The Google Nexus 7 was manufactured by Asus, but it was designed and specced by Google.  You wouldn’t be wrong to think it’s still the best Android tablet under 200 dollars, even today. Here are its specs:

  • CPU: quad core 1.2 Ghz Tegra 3
  • GPU: Geforce ULV
  • Display: 7″ IPS LCD, 1280×800
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Storage: 16 GB
  • OS: Android 4.2 (soon Android 4.3)

You may also want to wait for the next generation 7″ Google Android tablet.

B&N Nook HD

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Now that Nook HD has received all the Google apps, including the Google Play Store, it’s a full blown Android tablet, and has everything every other Android tablet has. And it has good specs, and it’s one of the best Android tablets under 200 dollars released last year:

  • CPU: dual core 1.3 Ghz OMAP 4470
  • GPU: PowerVR SGX544
  • Display: 7″ IPS LCD, 1440×900
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Storage: 8 GB, microSD slot
  • OS: Android 4.0

Archos 80 Platinum

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Archos has been more active at the low-end and mid-end with tablets, but they’ve done a pretty decent job so far. If you can’t wait for their next-gen Archos 80 Xenon, then the Archos 80 Platinum is what you can get right now:

  • CPU: quad core 1 Ghz Cortex A9
  • GPU: PowerVR SGX544
  • Display: 8″ IPS LCD, 1024×768
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Storage: 8 GB, microSD slot
  • OS: Android 4.1

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2

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The first generation of the Galaxy Tab was the first Android tablet from a major manufacturer to come out, even before Google released Android 3.0, the first official version of Android that was ready for tablets. Last year, Samsung also launched the Galaxy Tab 2, for under $200.

  • CPU: dual core 1 Ghz OMAP 4430
  • GPU: PowerVR SGX540
  • Display: 7″ PLS LCD, 1024×600
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Storage: 8 GB, microSD slot
  • OS: Android 4.1

Coby 7-Inch

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Coby has made a good name for itself at the low-end of the tablet market in US. This is one of their best tablets, and it comes with a tablet optimized version of Android. For about $100, the specs don’t look too bad ofr this 7″ Coby tablet:

  • CPU: dual core 1.2 Ghz AMD Z
  • GPU: Radeon
  • Display: 7″ IPS LCD, 1024×600
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Storage: 8 GB, microSD slot
  • OS: Android 4.0

There are some great tablets coming out in 2013, but if you can’t wait to see what they are about, you can pick the one you think is the best Android tablet under 200 dollars right now, or take a look at the even more affordable Android tablets under $100.

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