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Buying a Cheap Tablet (2 of 3) - Recommendations in 7"

In this post we will look at different 7” Tablets recommended for their quality price. This does not mean that you have to specifically buy these models. The idea is to show a range of models, from something cheap to the most powerful available, to have references with which to compare.

As an example of a cheap and interesting Tablet, we find the Acer Iconia B1 model, which has a dual-core processor, 1024x600 screen, and a slot for microSD cards, very interesting features for a price of €119.

As the top of the line for 7” we have several options for €199. For example, the powerful Google Nexus 7, with a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor and a great 1280x800 ICS screen. Unfortunately, it does not have a microSD card slot. We also have the brand new BQ Elcano, with an equally outstanding screen as the Nexus 7, and it also includes 3G and a microSD slot. A very good model that has a dual-core 1GHz processor, sufficient for almost all applications, although slightly higher power would have been desirable.

We show the summary in the following table, so that you can easily compare your candidates.

DeviceAcer Iconia B1Google Nexus 7BQ Elcano Tablet 3G
Screen7”7” IPS7” IPS
Resolution1024 x 6001280 x 800 (HD)1280 x 800 (HD)
SystemAndroid 4.1Android 4.1Android 4.0
ProcessorDual Core A9 1.2 GhzQuad Core 1.3GHzDual Core A9 1 Ghz
Graphics ChipDual Core Mali 400ULP GeForcePowerVR
Memory8 GB16 GB16 GB
Micro SDYesNoYes
Rear Cam.2Mpx-5 Mpx
Front Cam.0.3 Mpx1.2 Mpx2 Mpx
Dimensions197.4 x 128 x 11.3 mm198.5 x 120 x 10.45 mm191 x 119 x 10.2 mm
Weight320 g.340 g342 g
BatteryLi-ion 2710 mAhLi-ion 4325 mAhLi-ion 4300 mAh

This post is a continuation of this post in which we explain what to look for when choosing a Tablet. In the last post in the series we do the same for 10” inch Tablets.