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I need a tablet for my 8 year old nephew. I really don't want to spend more than $140 since he will probably destroy it on like a month anyway. What is a good tablet that at least has ICS and is at least half way good?
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You might be able to find a used older model Acer Iconia or a used Samsung Galaxy Tab 2.0. No guarantees though. 140 dollars is an extremely low budget. This is the best option if you want a pretty good tablet that is cheap and it is most likely running ICS.

OR

You can get one of those pieces of trash tablets you find at K-Mart or Walmart. You know which ones I'm talking about. This is another option if you don't care about performance and just want it to work "meh".
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I went with this. I read a few reviews on it and saw a few videos. Seems perfect. I got $99 shipped.....Even has Android 4.1

http://www.buysku.com/wholesale/PIPO-S1-Android-4-1-Dual-core-1-6GHz-Quad-core-GPU-1GB-8GB-7-inch-Capacitive-Screen-Tablet-PC-with-Camera-HDMI-Black.html
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Chinese tablets to the rescue!

People tend to frown at Chinese imitation products but they've evolved quite a bit. The Rockchip RK3066 processor actually trades punches with the Tegra 3 in a lot of benchmarks and has a quad core GPU.



You can find RK3066 tablets for around $100 shipped on pandawill.com and they're very capable tablets.

This 8" is $135.99, has great specs and it will hold up pretty well to punishment. He may even grow into it lol.

http://www.pandawill.com/pipo-s2-tablet-pc-rk3066-ips-screen-8-inch-bluetooth-android-41-16gb-1g-ram-camera-black-p68274.html

Under $100, you can get a Pipo S1 or an ICOO iCou D70 Pro which has a higher resolution.
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People also tend to forget that 99.9% of tablets are made in China anyway. I think the one I got will be fine. I looked up some YouTube videos of it and it looks and acts just like a Nexus 7. In fact I would not be surprised if the Nexus 7 and this tablet are made at the same plant.
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People also tend to forget that 99.9% of tablets are made in China anyway. I think the one I got will be fine. I looked up some YouTube videos of it and it looks and acts just like a Nexus 7. In fact I would not be surprised if the Nexus 7 and this tablet are made at the same plant.

lol I didn't click the link. That's actually the one I recommended to you. Good buy! You'll like it a lot. There's a lot of users of it. You should Google "Tablet Republic" forum. There's lots of information on it. It's a great tablet and its processor is really similar in power to your Nexus 7.

It actually renders web pages a lot faster than the Tegra 3.
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OP, I'm in the market for a cheap tablet. How's it working for you so far?
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