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Amazon Fire 7" Tablet Sales Update

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The Tablet market is on fire right now with the release of the new Fire range almost upon us. Pre-Order sales have sky rocketed for all Tablets in the new Amazon Fire range. But it's the Seven Inch Fire Tablet that is so far the most popular of all. It's not even officially for sale yet (Release date for sale is 30th September 2015) but already, due to the sheer amount of pre-orders, it is the number 1 best-selling Tablet on Amazon (Number 1 best seller in the Electronics category on Amazon).

Wow. How crazy is that. Will they sell out? Who knows. However, to avoid disappointment, If you are considering buying one get in there quick just in case they are all gone within a few weeks. I'm not sure how Amazon can afford to offer this special 6 Tablets for the price of 5 deal because I do know that initially the profit margins Amazon are making on the new Fire Tablet range are slim pickings.

But they are expecting to increase profits tenfold in the long run from user upgrades and sales like Amazon Prime, the Amazon site itself, and for Cloud storage for any data that's not come from the Fire Tablets (Cloud space for Fire data is free). It's basically a long-term investment plan. But regardless of that, if you plan on buying 5 Tablets you will get an extra one free. You and a group of friends could chip in and get one free, or you could buy them as a family deal. Or for Christmas presents! Just use the promotion coupon code: FIRE6PACK at the checkout and the deal will be applied.

Here is a quick list of all the new Fire Tablets that are being released on 30th September. The Fire 7", Fire Children's Edition, Fire HD 8" and the Fire HD 10".

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 has not long been released. This could be bad timing for Samsung with there being so much publicity and Internet talk about the new Fire Tablets being excellent devices for a much cheaper price. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is slightly flawed but is the better overall quality product. And so it should be, costing over double the price of the biggest and most powerful, New Fire HD 10.

But many people may opt for the cheaper option, which is of course one from the new Fire Tablet range over the more expensive but in many ways brilliant super slim Galaxy Tab S2. No doubt with release dates being so close together it will have an effect on sales volumes. And the feeling is that it most probably won't be in favour of Samsung.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 SM-T810N 9.7 Inch

Samsung-Galaxy-Tablet-S2-SM-T810N-32GB-3GB-RAM-UKRight now, with it not long being released, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 SM-T810N 32GB is one of the most expensive Tablets to buy in the UK. And probably in most other countries too. It does have a lot of hype surrounding it and a lot of technology packed into its thin frame. So is it worth the considerably high price tag? Well, like all high-end Tablets, it has some great points and features and some that are not so good. First off, there are two S2 Tablets that are very similar. You have the 9.7 Inch, which is talked about here. And then you have a smaller version which is an 8 Inch.

Both are almost the same in every department, although a few slight differences are present. Of course the screen size is different, but also the battery capacity. The 9.7 Inch S2 comes with a battery that has a higher capacity. Higher by just under 2000mAh (1870mAH). The Galaxy Tab S2 SM-T810N looks really nice, although it does kind of remind me of a super stretched version of a Samsung Android Smartphone a little too much. But in saying that, so do most iPads when comparing them to iPhones.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 SM-T810N 9.7" Quick Specification:

  • Exynos 7 Octa-Core Processor
  • Android 5.1 (Lollipop) Operating system
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB built-in storage (Upgradable via SD Card)
  • 8MP rear camera + 2.1MP front (No flash)
  • Fingerprint ID feature
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth 4.1 BLE
  • Super AMOLED screen (2048 x 1536 Pixels)
  • 5,870 mAh battery capacity
  • Very thin (5.6 millimetres)
  • Lightweight (under 400grams)

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 SM-T810N 9.7 Inch 32GB is an excellent quality product that has a super fast loading time and is very easy to use. So it should be for the price. It looks as pretty as a picture. The screen is super clear, great for most things media related. Although, the screen ratio for this model was made to a 4:3 aspect ratio which is so far a bit of a disappointment for some people. However, the jury's not completely out because customer reviews in the UK are thin on the ground at the moment with the S2 SM-T810N 9.7" not having been out that long. Most people probably won't even notice the difference from the Widescreen that was used in the previous model.

There are a few other niggles, actually major drawbacks with this model. First off is how long it takes to charge up. There is no quick charge option which has been available on some of the previous model Samsung Tablets. So basically it will take a very long time (several hours) to charge this Tablet. So if you need your Tablet when travelling and you forgot to charge it the night before you could find yourself having to use your Smartphone instead. Also the battery life itself is pretty poor when compared to other Tablets costing around the same price, so the need for quick charging is even more important for this model, but sadly it's not there.

If your someone who regularly needs to take an SD Card out of your Tablet in order to put it into another device you may get rather peed off with the Galaxy Tab S2. An SD card ejector tool is needed for the Galaxy Tab S2 SM-T810N. If your out and about a lot with your Tablet and need to remove the SD Card this will be a pain to make sure you have your SD Card ejector with you all the time.

Verdict

Overall, it's a good product if you can live with the niggles. But perhaps you should consider the Nexus 9, Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet (Buy product cover but a Superb Tablet), or holding out for the huge 12.9 Inch iPad Pro to see if that suits your needs better. There's always a supposedly better one on the way.. Where does it end eh! Want even more information on the S2..Still hungry? Check out the S2 Review over at Pocket-Lint.

Cheap Tablet PC For Kids

kids tablet greenThis JYJ 7 Inch tablet PC is  very cheap to buy. It can do all the basics like email, Internet (it has WiFi), listen to music, watch video clips etc. The JYJ 7 Inch Dual Core Tablet has Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean installed so is capable of downloading Apps, such as the Kindle app for reading books, or thousands of others like games, Facebook, catch up TV, puzzles etc.

However, yes this is one of the cheapest Tablets and it is a low-budget option if you're not going to use it much and don't want to spend much money on one for yourself. Or you are buying it for a kid and don't want to spend much because you know it has the potential of not lasting very long! Kids eh. I know, tell me about it. This is an acceptable Tablet for those situations (While it lasts). But truth be told, whether this Tablet is used by a kid or an adult don't expect it to last very long.


Are Cheap Tablets Worth The Bother


Some cheap Tablets are excellent. But in all honesty this is nowhere near the best Tablet in terms of overall quality and performance for the price. It's cheap yes, but there is a reason for that. This Tablet is not really built to last..Should we really expect it to be for such a low price. It's basically cheap tat from China that's been imported into the UK. Yes its very cheap, but don't be tempted. Potential problems and annoyance awaits you..

Are you aware that for a small amount of extra money you can buy a Tablet in the UK that has a much better build quality and performance and is far better than this one. Or, almost any Tablet within this price range that's been imported from China and offers no warranty. Who wants to use a Tablet that keeps freezing, has terrible touch screen sensitivity, buttons flying off or not working anymore, and a laughable battery life. Kid or Adult.

If you want to do the basics on a Tablet don't you want to do them in peace without getting so annoyed with the Tablet that you throw it at the wall or bite it because it won't respond. No one deserves that. Not the unresponsive Tablet treatment. Anything but that. I believe they now use the unresponsive Tablet as a method of torture in some parts of the world. There's an idea! Seriously though, whatever you are trying to do on your Tablet, you want to perform your tasks smooth, easy, and trouble-free.

Spend that little bit more money and get one that is far more reliable, and comes with a warranty. Check out the Fusion5 Tablets come with a 1 year warranty and even better, the New Fire 7 Inch Tablet by Amazon that's being released in a few days.

The difference in quality, when you take into consideration that there is only a twenty pound difference in price between the Fire 7" and the JYJ 7" would probably see you hospitalised and receiving treatment for shock. Actually that's a bit extreme. But no doubt about it, you would definitely be surprised. In fact, all three cheaply priced Tablets mentioned here (New Fire 7", Fusion5 and NeoCore) offer a world of difference when it comes to reliability, build quality, value for money and a smooth, pleasant user experience. That's what we need in our lives. We've got enough  to deal with without having to spend our spare time enraged, biting holes in Tablet screens.

Lenovo A8-50 8-inch IPS Tablet Review

Lenovo-A8-50-8-inch-IPS-TabletIt's quite surprising that the Lenovo A8 Tablet has excellent customer reviews. If you take a look at the Lenovo A8 A806 4G Smart Phone you will see that the reviews are nowhere near as positive as they are for the Lenovo A8-50 8-inch Tablet. The same goes with a lot of the IBM Lenovo laptops. I have personally owned a few over the years.

They are middle to bottom of the road when it comes to reliability. Every one I have owned developed a fault and broke down within 6 months to a year. But it looks like Lenovo have pulled off a miracle and actually made a product that has excellent customer reviews and not too many reported faults, so I take my hat off to them for that.

Since writing this review post Lenovo have really made a mark on the Tablet scene. They have some excellent, low priced devices out there that really are impressive. Such as the Lenovo Tab4. So credit where its due, I take back some of what I said above.

Lenovo A8-50 Features


When this post was written, most Tablets are either 7, 9, or 10 Inch. This being an 8 Inch Tablet makes it quite unique. There are a few colours to choose from including red, yellow, blue, white and midnight blue. By most accounts this Tablet is great in every department. But the one thing that stands out more than most is the build quality. Customers are very impressed with the overall quality of the Lenovo A8-50. There are two models available. One is the WiFi version and the other is the 3G version. Of course the 3G enabled model is more expensive but means you can put your 3G micro sim card into the Tablet and use all your phone contract features like Internet etc on the Tablet. You can even text.

Unfortunately this option (To add a sim card) was taken out of the newer Lenovo A8 models to make way for the GPS facility. However, you could use your mobile phone to connect, or use a MIFI dongle. If you can find one for sale (Still widely available), the earlier A8 models do have the sim slot. Most people buy the cheaper priced WiFi model A8 as that is all most people require if they are using the Tablet at home most the time. The WiFi will of course pick up hotspots if your out and about and within range.

The Lenovo A8 has Dolby Digital Plus speakers built-in, so the device is capable of really good sound quality. However, be aware that the WiFi model only has one of these speakers whereas the 3G model has two. The screen on the Lenovo A8 is IPS, which is the same as what the new Fire 7" Tablet by Amazon is using. So the screen quality is excellent with almost any application.

It comes installed with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and has most of the features that Tablets within this price range are equipped with, like dual cameras, Quad Core Processor which is broken down into 4x 1.3GHz Cores, 1GB RAM, 16GB eMMC internal storage (Upgradable to 32GB), Bluetooth and a Micro SD card slot. The newer models of Lenovo A8 Tablets also have GPS, which is Satellite controlled ,so even works when your offline. The A8 also works with wireless printers. Lenovo state that the battery life can last as long as eleven hours with mixed usage and has a twenty day stand by time. But this does seem a bit exaggerated.

Battery Reality


Expect a 3 - 5 hour battery time with mixed usage and a ten-day standby time and you won't end up disappointed. It also comes with games, utilities (Office software for documents, Excel, PDF, Word), and Facebook, Skype, Twitter, Google Play etc. Java is also installed on the Lenovo A8. Overall a great Tablet that has many happy customers and great reviews.

The New Fire IPS 7 Inch Tablet

Amazon shakes up the Tablet world by bringing out their new, and much improved new Fire 7 Inch Tablet. And its cheap to buy. It is now available to pre-order. The new Fire 7" Tablet will officially be launched for sale on 30th September 2015. Sales are expected to be rapid in the run up to Xmas. They may just be sold out long before Christmas even gets here.

Have you tried to buy a normal Kindle Fire HD lately..They are mostly sold out on Amazon. That is set to change as this is not the only new Fire Tablet that's being launched on the same date. There is a whole new range hitting the shelves.

It starts with the Fire 7 inch but goes up in price along with size and computing power. With the biggest and most advanced Tablet being the 10.1" HD Fire 16GB (Also available to pre-order). There's even a Fire Tablet that's been brought out specifically for kids which has an excellent offer that comes included for free: If your kid breaks it they will replace it free of charge (no quibble 2 year guarantee).

So whats different about this Fire 7" Tablet and how does it compare to other Tablets that are within the same price range. Well, the two Tablet brands that are considered as two of the best within this price bracket by customers are the Fusion5 and NeoCore Tablets. And while they really are great Tablets for the price, the new Fire from Amazon is on a different level. First off the IPS display screen is super sharp and super high quality. Only the more expensive Tablets can compete with that type of screen quality. The battery life also far surpasses any of the cheaper Tablets with a seven hour time span with mixed usage.

Tests have been done. One was a test against a more expensive Samsung Tablet to see which Tablet could display the same video clip in better quality, and apparently the Fire won hands down.

Toughness 


Another test where it was compared to an Apple iPad 2 in terms of toughness seen both devices spun around in a testing machine to see which one could handle the most abuse. The new Fire 7" was still OK after being thrown around in the machine two hundred times, while the Apple iPad 2 was smashed up (Display smashed to bits) after just twenty times around. And just remember the price.

This Tablet is being put against other Tablets that cost much more money to buy and its coming out on top. That says a lot right there. The new Fire 7 Inch Tablet also has everything else most cheap Tablets have like dual cameras, Quad Core Processor (4x 1.3GHz), WiFi, 8GB built-in storage, Micro SD Card (up to 128GB), and more Apps than before. Of course, the Kindle reading App, playing games, watching movies, all will be excellent quality with this device due to its super sharp display.

Free Stuff


You also get some impressive freebies and access to the new Amazon Underground App store when you buy the Fire 7". A lot of Apps in the new store are free. And Prime subscribers can watch and listen to anything, videos, books, music etc. You also get free unlimited Cloud storage for any Amazon data including pictures that you take with the Fire device.

Comparisons


The one thing to consider when comparing the 7" Fire to the other cheap Tablets, is that the other cheap Tablets are 9 and 10 Inch for around the same price. This Fire is only 7 Inch device. However, all things considered, the toughness, extended battery life, excellent screen, freebies, and all round quality of the product, its only a tiny plus for the other Tablets being that little bit bigger in size. The Fire still wins hands down. It's an absolute bargain for the price.

Amazon have really pushed the limits with their new range of Tablets, offering more value for money than ever before. However, I do think that for the price, it's the Fire 7" Tablet that steals the show. This Tablet has just become a serious competitor in the market place for all the companies that currently manufacture budget Tablets.  It's raised the bar considerably, which is really good news for consumers.

Best Cheap Tablet From China In UK

low price budget computerThe UK tablet market is flooded with cheap, no name Tablet PC’s that are mostly imported from China. Of course, they are very cheap to buy in all screen sizes, from 7 Inch up to 10 Inch. They do have many, if not all of the features that many of the high-end tablets have like Touchscreen, Apps, WiFi etc.

 The high-end brands are far more expensive. But there is a reason for this. The saying, “You get what you pay for” certainly applies for buying cheap tablets that are imported from China. They are basically riddled with cheap parts and a whole host of annoying problems.

To save money some people buy the cheaper tablets because they are for a child. Either for a birthday or Christmas present, but both the child and the adult are usually left extremely disappointed. Because even a child, as easily pleased as most are with a nice new shiny electronic device (A Tablet!), still doesn’t want a product that has a hard time performing even the most simple tasks. Because items like that are plain annoying to use.

So, regardless of who or what age you are, who wants a product that suffers from the extremely slow loading of Apps, WiFi disconnects and sound problems. But with cheap tablets it gets worse. There are lots of complaints about them just working once, or for a few days then just never working again. Won’t turn on, nothing. Charging problems, terrible battery life, constant freezing, need I go on. I think you get the point. But surely there must be a cheap tablet out there that is decent? Right. Well, yes there is.

Best Cheap Tablet PC: Fusion5


The best cheap tablet PCs that we came across were the FUSION5 Tablet PCs. The best way to see what is the best cheap tablet is just go and read the customer reviews. People who actually bought the product in question (Verified Purchasers) are the absolute best opinions to trust. They are the ones of the front line so to speak. The buyers who are actually using the item on a daily basis. So what did we find. We found that FUSION5 Tablets consistently received the highest rated reviews and the most praise out of all the cheap tablets that we researched. And the good news is they are located in the UK and offer a UK warranty, usually 1 year. So if anything does happen to go wrong with the tablet you have a UK point of call. Just send it back to them and they will either fix it or send you a new one.

But there’s more good news, for what you would pay for a cheap tablet from China you can actually buy a FUSION5 for exactly the same price. In fact sometimes cheaper. A FUSION5 10 Inch QUAD-CORE TABLET (Now Back in stock+ Upgraded) (Touch Screen) with ANDROID 4.4.2 KITKAT (Now Lollipop) – 1GB RAM – Two Cameras, IPS screen, GPS and a 32GB hard drive is a great deal at the link above. FUSION5 Tablets are fast, reliable and stable. Try the ANDROID 4.4 KITKAT – 10.1″ FUSION5 XTRA POWER4 TABLET with a QUAD-CORE CPU, which is a great bargain at its current selling price.

They also have good WiFi connectivity and an impressive battery life. The only niggles on most models are the cameras are not very good, and the speaker quality isn’t all that great. But for the price they are very hard to beat. Much better quality overall than most of the other tablets that are imported from China. Buy a FUSION5 and chances are you will be impressed. Another excellent Tablet brand to consider that's also cheap to buy, stable, and packed with cool features are the NeoCore Tablets.

NeoCore B1 10 Inch WiFi Tablet UK

B1 tab early generationAt the moment the NeoCore brand of Tablets are some of the best in the UK in terms of stability, quality, and value for money. There are a few different models of NeoCore Tablet available. Most notable are the NeoCore N1 and the NeoCore C1. The B1 is the cheapest out of the three models. But just because it's the cheapest doesn't mean it's not packed with excellent features that are not too different to what the N1 and C1 have.

B1 Features + Specification


The NeoCore B1 10.1 Inch Touch Screen Tablet has a Quad Core processor which is made up of 4x1.3GHz Cores. It also has 512mb RAM. So for the price this is a fast Tablet that is capable of running multiple programs with minimal effort. It has the Android 4.4 operating system (KitKat), and has an internal 8GB of storage built-in. This is upgradable via SD Card up to 64GB.

It's fast and responsive. And by most accounts the screen resolution and graphic capabilities are good for the price. Couple that with it being a ten inch Tablet rather than a 7" or 9" and you have a Tablet capable of offering a great user experience when it comes to things like watching films, reading books, and playing games. The NeoCore B1 also has many of the usual, and useful features found on the more expensive Tablets like Dual Cameras (2MP), WiFi, Bluetooth, Google Play, SD Card compatible, internal microphone, Micro USB port, 3.5mm headphone jack, and a pretty decent battery life.

Of course, you can also do all the usual stuff like browse the Internet, check mail, YouTube, watch catch up TV, install new software, including the kindle app, and any other app, out of the many thousand available, that you may want installed. Thanks to there now being an app for almost everything for Android you can basically do anything on the NeoCore B1 Tablet.

The NeoCore B1 Tablet is slim and light in weight. It's around a 3rd of an Inch in thickness and half a KG (499 Grams) in weight. But one of the most impressive things included within the low price of this Tablet is the 2 year Warranty that NeoCore offer with this item. This is an excellent deal. Two years is a long time, and within that time frame if something goes wrong with your Tablet you can send it back to NeoCore and either get it repaired or replaced.

Warranty


A lot of companies in the UK selling budget Tablets (usually shipped from China) are offering a 1 year warranty, so for NeoCore to offer double that speaks volumes. They have a lot of confidence in their products. Enough to stand behind them and offer a very long warranty.

The B1 Tablet is impressive for the price, but add the warranty into the mix and you have one of the best Tablet deals in terms of value for the money and product security currently available online. Buy one while they are still in stock. As mentioned above, for a little more money you can buy the slightly better NeoCore N1 and NeoCore C1 Tablets, which basically have everything (including the same warranty length) that the B1 has but with some nice upgrades like 1GB RAM, HDMI, Octa Core GPU, GPS, and a Built-in radio. Want the latest addition to the Neocore range? Check out the newer E1.

Apple iPad AIR Retina Tablet Review

Apple-IPad-AIR-16GB-10-Inch-Retina-TabletComputer Tablets don’t come much better than an Apple iPad Air. The quality and feel of this product is second to none. This is not the latest Apple iPad to hit the shelves but it does remain one of the most popular. The Apple iPad Air 2 is available to buy but is sightly more expensive. For the higher price tag attached to the iPad Air 2 you get an iPad that weighs less, and is smaller than the previous model. It also has a longer battery life, a faster processor (A8X), better rear camera, and a few other little upgrades. But unless you’re an Apple nut do you really need to shell out the extra cash.

I mean, how fast does your tablet really need to be. The Apple iPad Air is a seriously fast Tablet already and any upgrade is basically going the extra mile and wanting the absolute latest and greatest iPad out there. Is it needed? Probably not. Got money to spend and want the best Tablet on the market – Go for it. Both are well worth the money. If you want a good Tablet but only want to spend a low amount of money, check out the Fusion 5 Tablets. They are one of the best of the bunch when it comes to the cheap Tablets.

Back to the Original iPad Air Tablet. The cheapest Price for the 16GB version is, at this time, found on Amazon UK. And it’s a real bargain. Customer reviews are superb. If your reading this post I’m sure you are well aware of what the iPad Air is capable of so I doubt I need to explain every feature in great detail. Here is a quick low down of some of the features in case you haven’t already done your homework.

Features + Specification


The Apple iPad Air is an extremely easy to use Tablet device. It’s got a very fast processor chip, we're talking A7 technology here! One of the best there is. It’s called “Air” because it’s so light in weight. The “Retina” in the name is due to the screen resolution and graphics being extra sharp and colourful. Beautiful to look at. So what can you do with an iPad Air?

Well, just about anything. Internet, watch television, movies, take pictures, record video, read books, listen to music, play games, and also edit and create documents with Microsoft Office as it comes with the package included. So you get Word, Excel, Powerpoint etc with the iPad. You also get a boat load of other software included for free with the iPad. Not to mention Apps galore from the apple web store. I think the question is what can’t you do with it. Not much.

Apple Limitations


In saying that, there are a few limitations that you should be made aware of. Like not being able to upgrade the storage capacity. So if you buy the 16GB version that is what you have got unless you upgrade the whole iPad to one with a bigger storage capacity (hard drive). You may be able to get it upgraded by Apple but the price of this would be high. 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB iPad Air Tablets are available.

Internal Storage Space


Depending on what you plan to do with your iPad will determine which you size should buy. If you want it to store big files on like lots of music, pictures and documents then maybe the 64GB or 128GB would be more appropriate. But if you want to use your iPad Air to do all the general tasks, other than use it to store lots of files, then 16GB model should be plenty for most people.

Other limitations include no SD card slot. Although a lead can be bought to get past this small hindrance. Also, there is no USB slot. Everything has to be “In House” so to speak. The App store controls the roost. Printing also has its difficulties as you need to have a printer that has WiFi capabilities in order to print anything from the iPad Air. If you write a lot and plan on doing a lot of typing work on your iPad Air, an External Keyboard might be a good option for you. These are relatively cheap to buy depending on what quality level of keyboard you go for.

Conclusion


All in all the iPad air is not without its little faults and limitations, but in comparison to how good the iPad Air actually is, and how much it is capable of doing, they are relatively minor issues that can mostly be worked around. If you can’t live with the niggles get yourself a decent laptop instead. There are lots available that have excellent specs and customer reviews that fall within the same price range. However, for the price I think most people will choose the iPad Air. Want something smaller, or in fact, miniature. Check out the Apple iPad 4 Mini.



Fusion5 Best Cheap Tablet Deal UK

Fusion5 tab goodIf you can’t afford the latest and greatest Apple iPad Air, or you can afford it but just can’t bring yourself to shell out a considerable amount of money for a tablet, then you should check out the Fusion 5 Tablets. They are the best cheap tablets on the market. When I say cheap I really mean it. A brand new Fusion5 10 Inch Tablet with 1GB Ram and ANDROID 4.4.2 KITKAT can be bought for very cheap.

That is a great deal for the price as the Fusion5 Tablets are fast, super stable, and have great customer reviews. However, you can get a 10 Inch refurbished or used Fusion5 9 Inch Tablet for even cheaper if you have a scout around on eBay.

Refurbished products are in many ways really good value for money. They may have a few marks or some kind of minor fault. But will still be usable. And for such a low price for one of the best cheap UK Tablets (Fusion 5), you can’t really go wrong.

Read more about the Fusion 5 Tablet by doing a search on this website. Or check out the super cheap Fusion5 9 Inch Tablets currently for sale online. You can even pick up a 7 Inch refurbished Fusion5 Tablet on eBay for around half price, which are basically brand new.

Second Best Selling iPad Air Tablet

Apple iPad AirThe best-selling Apple iPad Air model is the black 16GB 10 Inch with Retina display. The second best-selling iPad Air is this one, the gray (exact colour is Space Gray) Apple iPad Air 2 64GB 10 Inch (9.7-inch). *Updated due to price drop. The iPad Air 2 is now around the same price as the first model. It’s also available in White. Although it doesn’t mention it, this one also has the super clear Retina display. In fact, this model is basically identical to the best seller.

Same super fast A7 Processor Chip (iPad 2 A8X), same functions, same software package (Including Microsoft Office and a bucket load more), everything! The only differences being the colour, and the storage memory (hard drive) is double the size at 32GB. The price difference between the two models is minimal.

Best price when this post was written is on Amazon, although you may find one slightly cheaper on eBay. Just make sure you only buy from a top rated seller or at least an established seller with excellent feedback. Both models do have a few limitations.

Actually, all iPad Air 1’s do, regardless of colour or hard drive size. See the link above to read more about those from the customer reviews. Don’t worry, the niggles are minor, the iPad Air is the best Tablet on the market by miles. These two models are more sought after than the Apple iPad Air 2.

Dragon Touch Y88X Tablet Review

Dragon Touch Y88XQuad Core Tablets are the way to go if you want maximum performance for a cheap price. This particular Dragon Tablet, the blue Dragon Touch Y88X has the Allwinner Quad Core A33 Processor, which allows for the fast loading of software and smoother video playback. The Dragon Touch Y88X also comes with Google Play already installed,which is a good feature considering that even on the Kindle Fire HD Tablets, which are over double the price of this Dragon Touch Y88X Google Play is not installed and can only be installed via sideload.

Google Play is something that a lot of users want to use so this is a nice thing to add, and a great selling point. It’s crazy that it’s not freely available for the Kindle Fire HD Tablets.

Looking for something a bit more up to date. Check out the newer Dragon V10 - Ten Inch Model (Not bad)

This Tablet is also available in Black, but to be a bit different the blue model is a nice change. It’s also available in Pink. There is another Tablet model that has been talked about in high regard on this website, and that is the Fusion5 range of Tablets. Fusion5 Tablets are most probably the best cheap tablet you can buy in the UK. The reviews speak for themselves, and they offer the best all round value for money.

However, the Dragon Touch Tablets are also impressive for how cheap they are. The best value Fuson5 Tablet is the 9 Inch QUAD-CORE Tablet with Android 4.4.2 KITKAT and 1GB RAM. It also has two cameras (Front and rear) and an 8GB hard drive. Sadly, it’s close to sold out in most places due to the high demand over recent months. It should be coming back into stock at some point. (Now back in stock).

Now Take the Dragon Touch Y88X (Pictured). OK, it is a 7 inch Tablet, not a 9″, and it only has 512mb RAM. But it does have Android 4.4 KitKat, rather than 4.2. A HD screen, two cameras, MicroSD slot (Allows up to 32GB capacity), WiFi , 8GB Nand Hard Drive, and a Quad Core (4×1.2GHz Cores) Processor. It’s also a great Tablet for kids because it has the child friendly Zoodles Interface (parental control). All this for such a budget price makes the Dragon Y88X 7 Inch Tablet a great deal. Looking for something more up-to-date from a highly recommended brand? Research the Huawei MediaPad T3 7.

Good Value Tablet


Install the Free Kindle App and you have now have a very slim Tablet with all of the functions that a normal, unrestricted Tablet has, coupled with a reading device that you can add all your books to. All in all it is a very good deal. Reviews are excellent. One of the best choices if you are looking for your first Tablet and you want one that’s cheap to buy but actually going to work well, the Dragon Touch Y88X is a great choice. This Tablet is a good introduction for adults new to the  Tablet world, but also equally a good choice if buying a Tablet for a child due to it being very user-friendly.

Kindle Fire HD 7 Or a Normal Tablet

There is so much choice in terms of different models of Tablets and Kindles to choose from. Which one do you go with. The Apple iPad Air models are considered by most to be the best tablets out there, and they do deserve that top spot. Reviews are mostly excellent. However, there is one thing (among others) about the Apple iPad Air and the Kindle Fire Tablets that is quite annoying, and that is how they keep everything “In House”. For Apple its the Apple Store, and for Amazon its the Amazon App Store.


Kindle HD 7 in hand

Freedom to download and use Apps and programs as you please is a big issue. OK, enough with the comparison between Apple iPad and Fire HD’s, they are worlds apart. And the Apple App Store is not even comparable to the Amazon App Store. The Apple App Store is much better.

This post is about whether you should buy a Kindle Fire HD 7 Or a Normal Tablet. Well, I have been told by numerous buyers of various models of Fire HD that to them it seemed like a reading device (Kindle) being highly marketed as a Tablet. When in reality it is not really a full-blown Tablet. There are limitations.

Is it really worth all the bother when there are great tablets out there for sale that do everything anyway, and you're not a slave to “In House” limitations. I mean take the Fusion5 (Android) Tablet. It’s been praised on this website a few times. It’s cheap to buy, very stable, and easy to use.

Kindle Graphics example

The Kindle Fire HD 7 with 8GB storage right now is extremely cheap. The Fusion5 9 Inch Tablet with 8GB storage costs half the price and gives you the freedom to download and install whatever you want to. Including the Kindle App for free so you can read all your favourite books anyway. Fair enough, the Fusion5 is not HD and probably not as nice to look at, but its half the price, more than capable, and feature rich.

If severe limitations isn’t enough, freezing and turning itself off have also been issues with the Kindle Fire HD. App compatibility has also been a problem for many users. Google Play is a no go area on a Fire HD and HDX unless you sideload it. This basically means installing it from somewhere else manually other than the App store. Not too difficult to perform but does have the potential to throw up a few annoying errors. So proceed with caution.

With all the various problems, massive limitations, and lack of support, it has to be said, you would expect a much better product from Amazon. Save the annoyance and go and buy a normal tablet. Save some money and buy arguably the best cheap tablet (Like a Fusion5) or go for something a bit more expensive like a Google Nexus 7.

One more shocking “Feature” with a Kindle Fire HD is Advertisements.. Are you serious. They not only want to keep everything in-house they also want to self promote their products until you you’ve just had enough and say ok, whatever your selling I’ll buy it, just go away! You can pay £10 to have Advertisements removed. How cheeky is that! So what's it to be, Buy The Kindle Fire HD 7 Or a Normal Tablet? I think a normal Tablet offers much more freedom and value for money than the Kindle.

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