Amazon Fire HD7 Tablet Black Friday

Black Friday Deal
Wow, just when you thought it couldn't get any cheaper, Amazon go and put the Fire 7" down in price in the Black Friday Sales. The price is crazy low. Please note: All prices are subject to change at any time. And excellent news for people looking to buy a cheap Tablet for themselves, or for someone else as a gift for Christmas.

It looks as though due to the slash in price that Amazon are not letting people buy more than two, which is understandable because with such a hefty discount on an already cheaply priced item, they will be sold out really fast if individual people were able to buy bigger quantities. This way more people get to take advantage of a nice saving.

Everything has been said about the Fire 7" on this website already, it's a great device for the most part. And at this price it's almost unbeatable. There are some other superb deals happening on Amazon for Black Friday. One is the Fire Kids Edition 7 Inch. The Kids edition also comes with a great warranty for peace of mind. The Six Inch Kindle with Anti-Glare is also down in price. And another Tablet to consider, which has also had a discount applied is the Acer Iconia One B1-820. However, reviews for this model aren't exactly glowing. Yet again, it's the Fire 7" that wins the competition for value for money.

There were a few competitors alongside the Fire 7" that were well within the fifty pound price range, but now with the Fire being so low, I doubt the other brands will be able to drop to such a low price point. But then again, with the run up to Xmas and with competition being fierce we could see other brands match the price in order to grab their share of the Xmas buying frenzy. If the Fusion5 9" or 10" matches this price I would buy one of those instead. The Fusion5 are cheap enough and sell well anyway so there's no guarantee that they will drop any lower in price. So, as it stands right now, if you want a quality Tablet today at the cheapest possible price, the Fire HD7 is a great choice.

Linx 810B 8-Inch Windows Tablet Review

Linx-810B-8-Inch-TabletThe Linx 810B is a great choice for people who are looking for a Tablet that can function like a Laptop or desktop computer. Having a Windows operating system makes it all the more familiar to people who have been using Windows Operating Systems on other devices. And very quickly you will feel right at home with this Tablet. Buy an external keyboard and mouse and this is basically a Windows Laptop. If you want a Linx Tablet for cheapest possible price take a look at the seven-Inch model.

The performance is mid-range to really good depending on how demanding you are. It does most things well. Games and movies run smoothly, and the Internet works without hesitation. And as long as you don't have lots and lots of different websites / tabs open at once it will continue to run with ease.

Coupled with the Atom Processor, the 1GB RAM is a little on the frugal side for a device that has such an energy sapping operating system. The 10 Inch model has 2GB RAM. However, 1GB is enough for the device to run well most of the time. But If you are too demanding with the resources there will be some lag when operating the Linx 810B under heavy usage.

Quick Specification For The 810B 8 Inch Windows Tablet


  • IPS display with 1280 x 800 resolution
  • Quad-Core Intel Atom processor
  • 1GB RAM, 32GB Hard Drive
  • 2.0MP front and rear cameras
  • Windows 10 Operating System
  • Free Office Mobile Included (Word Mobile, Excel Mobile,Power Point Mobile)
  • Bluetooth
  • Micro HDMI Port

Overall it's a cheaper alternative to the more expensive, high performing Tablets out there including iPads, Surface etc. It's not going to out perform any of the top Tablets in any department, but we shouldn't expect it to for the price. Actually, have you looked at some of the reviews for the new Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Wow, they are seriously bad. So OK, the Linx 810B doesn't cost as much, almost a tenth of the price of the Pro 4. But it still beats it for higher rated reviews from users!. Who'd have thought it.

It's puts up a good fight, and people on a tight budget will be more than happy with this Tablet. Good overall performance, impressive build quality, nice sharp IPS Screen, and Windows 10, all for a cheap price. It's not all about Apps on a Windows Tablet. With the 810B you can also install real software programs just like you can on a laptop or desktop PC. It even has different methods of operation. Use it like a Tablet or change it to a normal PC if that's what you prefer.

If you're looking for a Tablet that has Windows 10 already installed, the Linx 810 is one of the cheaper options. The 7 Inch model is pretty good too, but requires the user to manually upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. For the most part the upgrade process is straight forward for most people, but there are a few reports of the hard drive / storage capacity becoming close to full after the upgrade to Windows 10 has been completed.

This is because the Windows 8.1 operating system is still present on the hard drive and still taking up the space. All you have to do is clear the system files via the disk clean up utility and that should save around 6GB - 8GB of storage space. It's an easy process, but if you don't want to have to install anything and just want Windows 10 ready to go out the box the Linx 810B is one you should consider.

What do the Linx 810B reviewers say


Reviews are mostly positive. And most say that this is an excellent deal for the price. But as with most Tablets, there are a few bad reviews. Battery life seems to be the most common issue, with some people saying the battery duration isn't all that great. Then there's a small mix of various little niggles. Some of the reviews are a bit harsh. Some one star ratings were due to the Tablet listing being wrong. It stated that the product came with a free external keyboard when it did not. This left a bad taste in the mouths of some buyers and they decided to give it the worst rating possible. I believe the listing has now been corrected. Looking for something a bit bigger, and more of a 2-in-1 hybrid. Take a look at the Linx 1010 model.

Lexibook 7 Inch Tablet Reviews

The kids range of Lexibook 7 Inch Tablets have some seriously bad reviews. For the price it really should fare better. Specially when you consider what else you can buy for around the same price. And when you also take into account that for the same price of a Lexibook 7 Inch you can get a Quad Core Tablet that is fast and stable, with good memory and battery life, and also comes complete with kids software pre-installed. So why bother with a Lexibook when they are riddled with problems. A lot of people still buy them despite negative reviews.

But if you want to avoid a potential headache, don't waste your money on one. Some of the major problems that people report are that the device only allows the user to charge the Tablet up one time, then after that it just won't allow the user to charge it again. So it basically has the chance of not even lasting you the day before it can't be charged anymore. Another issue is the battery life itself is very bad. In fact, most people say the product just plain doesn't work properly. Someone asked a question about one of the Tablets (The one pictured) on Amazon, and a user who has bought and owned the product said. Can't help you, " Mine does not even turn on".

One of two things is going on with Lexibook Tablets. Their products are either suffering from severe quality control issues, or they are trying to make as much money as possible and have got the manufacturers in China to use the cheapest parts and components possible in order to get their unit price down as low as possible. They then market that low quality product as a "First Tablet for Kids", throw some kids decoration on the surface like bright colours, happy kids on the screen in the pictures of the product, bit of software for the kids to use, and there you go. You now have a cheaply made, poor quality product marketed for kids that won't last very long because it has been made using the cheapest parts possible.

And its OK, because it's just a kids Tablet anyway. That's what it looks like they want you to think. Give it a pass so to speak. Well it does matter, and it doesn't get a pass. Kid or adult, who wants to buy and use a product that is riddled with problems and only has a short lifespan. Nobody. Who cares how user-friendly a product is marketed as being if it doesn't even work.

Products like this should be taken off sale on Amazon and only allowed to return if they are revised and made to a better standard. Much better options are out there, some are even cheaper than most of the Lexibook 7 Inch models. Two that are much better quality kids Tablet are the KAPOW 7 Inch and the EUHubb 7 Inch. Both are excellent for the price, cheaper than the Lexibook models, and the reviews speak for themselves.

Graphics Drawing Tablet With Screen

Graphics Drawing Tablet With ScreenMost cheap Tablets made for drawing and graphics do not have a screen. They are basically a drawing mat. Kind of like a computer mouse, but in the form of a slate and a stylus pen. The actual drawing  / graphics are projected onto the screen of what the Graphics Tablet has been plugged into (via USB), such as a desktop computer or a laptop.

If you do buy one of these types of Tablets you will find that, like most things when they are being used for the first time, do have a learning curve. However, once you get used to the combination of using your hand / stylus pen while looking at the screen of your desktop / laptop, you can quickly become somewhat of an expert at mastering this technique.

The question you need to ask yourself is: Would you rather save a considerable amount of money and master the use of a cheaper Tablet that has no screen. Or would you rather pay more money and buy a Tablet which has a screen that you draw on directly.

Of course, the cheaper graphics Tablets are not perfect and do have some little flaws like the slight delay / lag between the transferring of the drawing / hand movements from the Tablet to the computer screen etc.

However, this is mostly down to the processing power of the computer / laptop. A higher spec computer / laptop won't show much lag at all, if any. So the no-screen Tablets are a great choice for most people. They are very easy to use, and have the ability to deliver professional results.The precision to minute graphical details, once you get the hang of using this type of set up, is really impressive for the price. Their build quality is mostly very high also. You really can't go far wrong.

The more expensive models that have their own screen to work on are more professional in appearance and offer a user experience that resembles an artist using a mini Easel. Most can be placed on a desktop upright, or be tilted and adjusted to suit the user. They are basically like a flat screen TV in appearance, but with a screen that you draw on! This is digital drawing, live and at its best.

Ugee UG-1910B19" Drawing TabletReviews are generally very good for this model considering its price. Sadly, this model is now sold out. But if you're looking for an excellent, extremely capable alternative graphics tablet with it's own screen, take a look at the brilliant XP-PEN Artist22 Pro 22 Inch Graphics tablet, which is packing an IPS HD (High Definition) display.

Most of the best models have been made to a very high standard. Anti-radiation, reinforced glass, scratch resistant screen, and bump / jolt protection all as standard. They offer total flexibility and allow the user to push their limits of creativity to levels previously not achievable by hand on a computer device offered to the consumer market.

Wacom


The one name that stands out above all, is Wacom. They produce the Cintiq models. And make no mistake about it, within their price range they are some of the absolute best graphics tablets you can buy. Truly amazing results, and a build quality to match. If you're serious about your artwork, or you need one for your actual job, the Wacom Cintiq models are what you should be looking at. Did I mention the price?..

Are you ready for this. Are you sitting down. It's not that expensive really considering what you get in return. As you probably guessed, they are not cheap. The price for the cheapest model of Cintiq is still expensive. Then we go up through the models right up to the spectacular Wacom Cintiq 24 HD, which will require you to hand over serious cash and see you handed back some copper coins for your change. A great model to consider if you are looking spend a considerable amount of money, but not quite 24 HD money, is the Wacom Cintiq 27QHD, which costs slightly less.

Cheaper Alternatives


There is a dark horse though that comes in way under the price of even the cheapest Cintiq. The model pictured on this page is the Ugee UG-1910B19" Drawing Tablet (now sold out). It is a fully fledged Graphics Tablet with a pressure sensitive screen that's been made to be drawn onto directly. It makes an excellent alternative to the more expensive Cintiq range. It still offers all of the advantages and added benefits of working directly on to a screen.

The Ugee 1910B 19" is really well made and works with most of the popular graphic related software like Photoshop, Corel Painter, CorelDraw, Manga Studio etc. There are others out there for sale, but the Ugee 1910B is the product that gives you the best all-round deal in terms of performance and build quality for the price. It costs a lot less than a Cintiq. And it's a steal at the price its on sale for. Customer reviews of this model are superb.

I suppose it depends on how serious you are about what you need to use the device for. If you just fancy a doodle now and then, or want one for the kids to play with, it would be best to go for something cheaper, with no screen, that still offers a good user experience, like the EX07 Ugee TrueTouch Gen 5 or the Huion 1060 Plus.

Both are excellent devices for their cheap price tags, and are compatible with lots of different graphics / drawing related (pressure sensitive) software like Manga Studio, Adobe Photoshop, GIMP, Paint Tool SAI, Visio, Corel Painter and CorelDraw. As well as many more software programs. Even professionals use these two models for work purposes, so they are both very capable of great results.

More Budget Priced Tablet PC Deals

Last week we published a review list consisting of some of the best cheap Tablets to buy in the UK Well, after more research, here are four more great Tablet deals to consider if you're on a tight budget. Each one is still low in price just like the first list, so they are all excellent value for money. Please Note: All prices are subject to change at any time.

TaoHaoHuo 10 Inch Android Tablet


TaoHaoHuo A33 Quad CoreThe 10" TaoHaoHuo has an A33 Quad Core Cortex-A7 Processor, which consists of 4 x 1.3Ghz Cores. It also has Mali-400, which is basically a built-in graphics card, but in many ways a much cleverer one that is a perfect match for the TaoHaoHuo's A33 Quad Core Quad Core Processor.

 The operating system installed on this Tablet is Android Kit Kat. A lot of the cheaper Tablets have an 8GB hard drive and 512MB RAM but this one has double that with 16GB of internal storage and 1GB RAM (DDR2). Perfect for all the usual things like playing games, watching films, Apps, reading books, music, Interneting, and doing After school studies! Get yourself an add-on external keyboard and mouse and it becomes a mini-laptop. A cheap little workhorse.

Bluetooth and USB On The Go are present.. The 10 Inch TaoHaoHuo Tablet also supports an external 3G device (dongle). The Dual cameras are the same basic quality that most of the cheap Tablets have. A third of a megapixel front facing camera, and a 2MP camera at the back. Overall this is a great little package for the low price. And taking into consideration the specifications, this Tablet will should be a good multi-tasker for the price.

Another potential bonus depending on the quality of the lithium Ion battery itself is that the battery in this Tablet has a bigger capacity than a lot of the other Tablets have that fall within this price range. The battery is 5000mAh. Whether or not that converts into the battery actually lasting longer will be down to the user to determine from using the Tablet daily. Reviews are good. And there's a 12 month UK warranty included for peace of mind.

Fusion5 7 Inch Quad Core IPS Tablet

Fusion5-7-Inch
A Fusion5 Tablet was included on the previous list, and it was a bigger sized Tablet (9 Inch) than this 7 Inch model. However, this 7 Inch Fusion5 Tablet is an updated version in more ways than one. Being one of the updated models, It has slightly tougher, more durable build quality. And also has many of the latest features that are seen in other Tablets from different brands currently new on the market, like an IPS display and the latest Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system. If you're not aware, an IPS (In-Plane Switching) display basically means better, more vivid colours and the ability to see what is displayed on the Tablets screen more clearly when looking at the screen from obscure angles. The Tablet is around half an inch is thickness. Now sold out.

The Fusion5 7 Inch Tablet also has 1GB RAM and a built-in 8GB of Flash storage space (Upgradable to 32GB maximum). The Quad Core Processor is made up of 4 x 1.2Ghz Processors. This is an excellent little Tablet that has impressive reviews. But then again, most Fusion5 Tablets do have good reviews. The Fusion5 7 Inch will be more than enough for most people who want to read books, play games, surf the Internet, Youtube etc, with a fast and responsive Tablet that won't break the bank.

Comes with mini USB cable and charger. This Tablet, like the rest from Fusion5, comes with a 1 year warranty included. It also has all the usual features most cheap Tablets have like dual cameras, 3.5mm headphone jack, micro SD card slot etc. But please note: This Tablet does not have Bluetooth or GPS. Still a great deal.

Tabtronics KAPOW 7'' Childrens Android Tablet Bundle


TABTRONICS-KAPOW-7-KIDS-TabletIf you're looking for an excellent little Tablet bundle deal to give to a child as a gift, this Tabtronics KAPOW 7 Inch Android Tablet Bundle is going to be hard to beat. For £50 you get a fairly powerful, responsive 7 Inch Tablet, a neat little Tablet case, and a pair of kids headphones.The Tabtronics KAPOW 7 Inch Tablet has an A33 Quad Core Processor (4 x 1.2Ghz Cores), Android Kit Kat 4.4 Operating System, 8GB hard drive, 512MB RAM, Bluetooth, WiFi, built-in microphone, 3.5mm headphone jack, Micro SD card slot and dual cameras.

It's a great Tablet for kids or someone who is new to the Tablet world and wants something that's basic and easy to use, but still very capable. It comes pre-loaded with Google Play, and because it's an Android Tablet your child can download as many games, educational or otherwise, as they so desire. This will keep them occupied for hours.

Be aware though, 8GB of storage will not last very long if you are downloading lots of apps, TV series from BBC iPlayer, or films. You will most probably need to buy a Micro SD card to add extra storage space. This is the same as any Tablet that comes with 8GB of storage space because around 3GB will have been used up by the operating system and other files and software that the Tablet comes installed with.

Thankfully, SD Cards are cheap to buy. You can get a 32GB Micro SD card for very cheap. A 12 month UK warranty is included with this deal. You don't have to buy this Tablet as a bundle. It can be bought on its own. Tabtronics KAPOW 7" is available in Pink or Blue.

Honourable Mention


If you're on a really tight budget and need a decent Tablet as a Christmas present for the kids, the EUHubb 7 inch Android Tablet is well worth a look. It has many great reviews and is very cheap to buy. You can get the Dual Core model for a low price. Or you get the Quad Core model, which will perform better, for a little more. Both have 8GB of built-in storage space, 512MB RAM, WiFi, dual cameras, headphone jack, and a Micro SD card slot.

It has parental control software ready to be set up already on the device. Google Play is present and it also comes with lots of kids games pre-loaded and ready to go. One negative is that the battery life isn't that long. Other than that the EUHubb 7 inch Android Tablet is a good little deal. It's not just for kids, adults can also use this Tablet and be able to do everything they could on any other Tablet that's considered as an "Adult" model. Available in Blue or Pink.

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