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November 10, 2011 6:50 AM Subscribe
How are those cheap Android tablets?
posted by joelhunt to Technology (19 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
So, I'm thinking of buying one of those 70$ el cheapo Android tablets. I'm not expecting great things from it obviously, but there are a couple of things I'd like to use it for. Primarily, I want to use it to read comics. Is there an app for these tablets to view .cbr files? And do the big comic apps (Comixology, etc) run on them? I think the specs on these tablets is generally about 256 RAM, with a 1 GB hard drive (expandable with memory cards?).
So, can I do this? Also, they have a 7 inch screen. Is that big enough to legibly read comic pages? I don't want to do any panel zooming or anything. I just want to look at the whole page at once.
I'd also like to be able to watch videos (mostly .avi files, but possibly some .mkv files).
The web surfing would be secondary, as I already have a laptop and an iPod Touch.
Side question: There seems to be alot of talk about replacing the Android version once you get the tablet. How easy is this to do? I've jailbroken an Apple TV, so I'm not a complete naif, but I don't have any experience with the Android platform.