What is the best Tablet to buy?

11/19/2012 5:02 pm · 0 comments

by Sarah A Thrifty Mom

best tablet to buyEvery month it seems there is another new tablet to buy. And how can we survive if you don’t buy the hot new updated version? With so many options how do we choice which tablet is the right one to buy? How do you know you are getting a good deal? I decided to put together a short list of some of the hottest tablets on the market. They are ones that I think are a good pick at a great price.

Kindle Fire HD 7

Kindle Fire HD 7″, Dolby Audio, Dual-Band Wi-Fi, 16 GB – Includes Special Offers As low as $199 with free shipping

  • 1280×800 HD display with polarizing filter and anti-glare technology
  • Exclusive Dolby audio and dual-driver stereo speakers
  • World’s first tablet with dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi for 40% faster downloads and streaming
  • High performance 1.2 Ghz dual-core processor with Imagination PowerVR 3D graphics core
  • Front-facing HD camera for taking photos or making video calls using Skype, Facebook, and other apps
  • Free unlimited cloud storage for all your Amazon content
  • Kindle FreeTime – a free, personalized tablet experience just for kids on the Kindle Fire HD.
  • Prime Instant Video – unlimited, instant streaming of thousands of popular movies and TV shows
  • Kindle Owners’ Lending Library – Kindle owners can choose from more than 180,000 books to borrow for free with no due dates, including over 100 current and former New York Times best sellers

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7-Inch, Wi-Fi) As low as $249.99 with free shipping

  • Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS
  • 7-inch Multitouch Screen (1024 x 600)
  • 8GB Internal Memory; microSD expansion up to 32GB
  • Wireless N Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n); Bluetooth 3.0
  • 1GHz Dual-Core Processor; 1GB RAM


MOTOROLA XOOM Android Tablet (10.1-Inch, 32GB, Wi-Fi) As low as $335.99 with free shipping (This is the one I use – Matt)

  • Linux 1 GHz Motorola ARM dual-core CORTEX A9 OMAP 4
  • 1 GB DRAM
  • Android 3.1 (Honeycomb).
  • 802_11_BGN
  • It also consists of 802.11b/g/n, 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, 2-megapixel front-facing web cam

Google Nexus 7 Tablet

Google Nexus 7 Tablet (16 GB) As low as $231.50 with free shipping

  • 7 inch 1280×800 HD display (216 ppi)
  • Quad-core Tegra 3 processor
  • 16 GB internal storage (actual formatted capacity will be less)
  • Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean),Memory: Slots: Onboard, Installed: 1GB
  • 4325 mAh battery (Up to 8 hours of active use)

Apple iPad

Apple iPad MD328LL/A (16GB, Wi-Fi, White) As low as $497.95 with free shipping

  • Product Line: iPad 3rd Generation,9.7 Retina Display; 2048 x 1536 Resolution
  • Apple iOS 5; Dual-Core A5X Chip with Quad-Core Graphics
  • 5 Megapixel iSight Camera; 1080p Video Recording
  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n); 16 GB Capacityes: 1 x Headphones – Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm, 1 x Docking / port replicator – 30-pin dock connector
  • Up to 10 Hours of Battery Life; 1.44 lbs,1-Year Limited Warranty

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If it’s hard for current tablet owners to decide which new tablet to get, then I’m in a real pickle because I’ve never owned a tablet and I’m looking to buy one for my brother who has also never owned a tablet. I’m so glad I stumbled here because your list and readers’ comments have been so helpful. My supervisor at DISH is a huge Apple fan, so he’s been encouraging me to go with an iPad and with this kind of battery life, it’s hard to refuse. I want something that’s going to last throughout the day since my brother will be using the DISH Remote Access app when he’s away from home to watch live TV and his DVR recordings. He doesn’t drive so he spends a lot of time waiting and riding trains, and I’m thinking this app on an iPad just may be the best thing for all that downtime. Thanks again!


As much as I loved my Kindle, they are known for having problems with their charging ports.  I only had mine for about 5 months before it had problems.  Sometimes it would charge and sometimes it wouldn't.  Kindle support will replace it for free, but then you are stuck with another kindle that will eventually have the same problem.  I did love it while it worked properly, but I think this is too much money to spend on something that has problems so quickly.


I have the Google Nexus 7 Tablet 32 GB. I got it from Staples and I LOVE IT !!!!! 


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