Top Four 7 Inch Tablets Compared - What's Hot and What's Not - Page 2
It's been fully laced with all things Amazon, so you'll be re-routed to Amazon services, like Cloud Player for music, Amazon App Store for Apps and Amazon Kindle BookStore for publications. The benefit to this is that Amazon is very, very good at making the purchasing experience easy to use. They are awesome at shipping, and they have a massive online library featuring some of the best prices you'll find anywhere else. It's a pretty sweet deal, so much that Amazon isn't making any money from the sale of the Kindle Fire. They are mainly interested in getting you to buy things from the Kindle Fire through it's vast amount of purchasing portals pre-installed on the device. Hey, no problem here right? The hardware is great as well, featuring a 1GHz dual-core processor, 512MB RAM, and 8GB of internal storage. If you need more storage however, you'll need to get Amazon Cloud Storage (at a price) as there is no support for adding external storage. The tablet itself looks and feels exactly like a BlackBerry PlayBook, and is sturdy. I'd give it 4 stars out of 5. You can check out a review here.
The BlackBerry PlayBook is probably the tablet in this list that has received the worst press since it's launch in early 2011, and I dare to say, alot of it is undeserved. The thing we need to remember is that we can't blame the device itself for poor upper management decisions from RIM on how to launch it. fact is, this device is really no different than any $400 - $500 Android tablet on the market right now. It has a 1GHz dual-core processor 1GB of RAM (twice the previous two tablets we looked at above), and comes with 16GB, 32GB or 64GB models. With these specs alone, the PlayBook has the competition beat. The bad points for this tablet is that it started with a ridiculous price of $499 - $699 depending on what model you got, as well s the lack of native email, calendar and contact apps. Those two things made this a tablet people forgot about quickly. RIM learned from this and promised an updated OS to add those functions back in, as well as more App selection by adding Android Apps to the App World (if you can't beat 'em, join 'em.). RIM also realised nobody would pay those prices for the PlayBook, so since last October 2011, they have been marking them down on sale prices, from $199 for the 16GB - $299 for the 64GB. That's the price point people care about now, and at that price, it's a steal for what you get.Continued on the next page