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November 27, 2013

Popular Tablets on Sale During Black Friday

Tablets have wooed many consumers with its compact look and features. This trendy gadget allows users to check emails and browse the Internet when they are on the go.  It is also considered a very convenient device, especially over the smartphone, with a bigger screen and longer battery life.

And if you are thinking of gifting a new tablet to your friends, relatives or loved ones this holiday season, there are lots of choices available in the market.

Walmart has announced that it is offering a $89 Hewlett-Packard (News - Alert) Android tablet on Black Friday.  HP's Mesquite tablet, which has a 7-inch screen, with Atom chip code-named Medfield, will be available in U.S. locations of Walmart retail outlets.

Intel (News - Alert) has added its chips to power Android tablets starting at under $100. But the Medfield chip mostly found in under $100 tablets is not Intel's latest. It does not bring the applications or graphics performance of Intel's latest Atom tablet chip code-named Bay Trail.

If users are ready to shell out $150 or more can look at tablets with Intel's latest Bay Trail Atom chips and 8-inch screens, which is expected to fall as low as $220 as part of promotions. Bay Trail tablets are now available with Windows 8, and Intel assures to introduce 32-bit Android (News - Alert) tablets very soon. Intel earlier this week said Bay Trail tablets with 64-bit Android would ship next year.

There are many other vendors selling tablets at under $100 through the end of the year. Interested can check at Micro Center which is selling Asus Memo Pad tablet with an ARM (News - Alert) processor for $99.99. This tablet comes with 7-inch a 1280 x 800 pixel screen, 1GB of storage, rear and front cameras and Android OS.ARM processors are widely used and are found in models such as Google, Acer (News - Alert), Samsung and Asustek.  

Edited by Alisen Downey

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