This week in the LITB Lab we’re taking a look at three of our favorite Android tablets competing for the title of “Best Sub $200 Android Tablet” and we want you to pick the winner.
Battling for this title the Supremo, the Incheon and Othello Tab. All these Android tablets come with a 7 inch capacitive touchscreen, Android 2.2 or above and all cost less than $200.
First up for consideration is the new kid on the block…the Supremo. The Supremo has a sleek clean cut design that is very hard to find fault with. The Supremo is not going to win any awards for its design, but it certainly won’t be making any enemies with its classic style. Inside there is an adequate 800 MHz Cortex A9 processor and 512MB of RAM powering this machine, which leaves you with a smooth and almost lag-free user experience. On the downside there is no in-built camera on the Supremo, so if you a person who loves taking snapshots, this may not be the device for you. At just $188.09 the Supremo is definitely a worthwhile contender in this “Tech Showdown”, providing an excellent user experience, in a sleek and stylish design.
Next up we have the Incheon, the only tablet in the “Tech Showdown” running the Android 2.3 operating system. The Incheon tablet isn’t the best looking tablet in the world, largely thanks to the slightly chunky bezel, but what the Incheon tablet lacks in style, it makes up in performance and features. The Incheon has a 1GHz processor that keeps the tablet running smoothly, even with a number of applications running at one time. There is very rarely any lag, allowing your fingers to fly around the tablet quickly and comfortably. The Incheon also comes with a built-in camera and the Android 2.3 OS will be considered by many to be a huge plus over the other two contenders. At $165.99 the Incheon is the cheapest of the three Android tablets, but performs like it should cost a lot more.
Finally we have the Othello Tab and the old favorite with the tech fans at LightInTheBox, a tablet that many people around here have a large soft spot for. The Othello Tab looks great, so good in fact that it has been adopted by Pierre Cardin for their stylish entry into the tablet market. The Othello Tab also has it going on inside as well as out; packing an excellent Samsung 1GHz processor and 256MB RAM means that lag is virtually non-existent. With the Othello Tab you also get a built-in digital camera, which is ideal for taking snapshots and videos. For me the only negative that I would have for the Othello Tab, would be the weight, as it’s slightly heavier than you’d expect, but this would not stop me from buying one. At $199.99 the Othello Tab is the most expensive contender but sometimes you get what you pay for and it would be my pick everyday of the week!
You’ve heard what I have to say about these Android tablets, now it’s your chance to tell us what you think. Which one would you choose? And which one deserves the title “Best Sub $200 Android Tablet”?