My words, 2013 will be the year of the tablet $ 100.
Maybe not right away, but already we’re seeing models like the Archos 70 Titanium for $ 119 (coming in March). It ‘s just a matter of time until a few leading manufacturer hit that magic spot price of $ 99.
Do not want to wait? For a limited time, and while supplies last, All4Cellular renewed Amazon Kindle Fire (1st generation) tablet for $ 95.96, plus $ 2 for shipping. It ‘A4C20 after applying coupon code at checkout. This is the lowest price I’ve seen, and, I believe, the first time that fire has fallen below $ 100.
Amazon Android (but heavily modified) tablet with a 7-inch screen running at 1024 x 600 resolution – low by today’s standards, but I’m in the camp that believes you do not need a massive number of pixels on a screen of its dimensions. A year ago, before some of the high-resolution models appeared, we all thought that the fire looked really good.
Other specs include 8GB of memory, Wi-Fi, courtesy of Amazon cloud unlimited storage, and of course, access to the Amazon App Store.
As mentioned in the CNET review of the Kindle Fire, the tablet works great for consuming media such as books, music, movies and games, though it lacks some desirable features such as Bluetooth, camera, and expandable memory.
Of course, such criticism has come is $ 100. For $ 98 out the door, the shortcomings of the fire are much easier to overlook.
There is only one wrinkle: All4Cellular not to mention the warranty. I called the company and they told me that is covered against defects for 30 days, but the representative was not sure if there might be a manufacturer’s warranty, as well. (FYI, Amazon offers a full one-year warranty when you buy Kindle directly renovated.) Sometimes a limited warranty is the price to pay for a low price.
Another option: hold on and wait for the inevitable across-the-board price reduction tablet. (I suspect that Apple will drop the Mini iPad to $ 299 in a short time.) Your thoughts?