Thursday August 6, 2020

What to look for in a budget tablet

Here's a beginners' guide to budget tablets - what to look for, and what to avoid, writes Adrian Weckler.

27th January, 2013
There are many criteria to take into account when choosing a low-priced tablet. Photo: Thinkstock

Play Store

It will come as a nasty surprise to many, but most sub-€200 Android tablets available in Irish shops do not have Google's Play Store (where you download apps for the machine) pre-loaded. That includes CnM's Touchpad 7, which costs €150 from Argos. It also includes the otherwise impressive Nabi 2. And most of the Scroll range available from Peats.

All of these devices have good specifications for the price - but no Google Play...

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