The Top 10 Most Popular Used Tablets on Glyde (2012)
Tablets have greatly changed the computer industry, making it easy to take your computer anywhere. Although the iPad is still the tablet to beat, it’s not the only tablet in town.
It comes as no surprise that iPads top this list. The Apple iPad 2 was released in March 2011, and its sleeker design and built-in cameras quickly won over customers and critics. Although the release of the third generation iPad stole some of its thunder, the iPad 2 is one of the best tablets and deals around. Check out Glyde’s iPad 2 listings today.
When the iPad was released in April 2010, it was called “magical” and “revolutionary.” It’s no wonder that it has maintained its popularity even though several other tablets have entered the market since 2010. Reviews highlight the iPad’s screen quality, its weight, and its battery life. At 1.5 pounds, it’s actually very light and portable and gives users a wonderful online experience (games, reading, video, etc.).
The latest version of the iPad is considered by many reviewers to be the best tablet on the market. Released in March 2012, the third generation iPad features a more visually stunning screen, 5-megapixel rear camera, and the largest app and media store in the world. Some drawbacks include a heavier body and it requires an adapter for HDMI, USD, and SD ports. You can also pay for 4G data on AT&T and Verizon. There should be some available on Glyde if you check right now.
The Kindle Fire, released in September 2011, is a great tablet for people on a budget. It manages to link with Amazon’s vast collection of videos, music, and books to provide great entertainment value for everyone. However, don’t expect a full array of features. It doesn’t have a camera, GPS, location service, or 3G wireless. However, the Kindle Fire makes up for it by offering great entertainment at a low price!
The Amazon Kindle Keyboard has been getting good reviews. Just like the rest of the Amazon Kindle line, it is praised for its smooth linking to Amazon’s vast media collection. As an added bonus, users applaud the Keyboard’s excellent battery life, Wi-Fi access, and ability to play MP3 and AAC audio. However, what the Kindle doesn’t have is compatibility with ePub files and an expansion slot for more memory.
The Amazon Kindle Touch was praised by some users as the best e-Reader to date from its release in September 2011. It is compact and lightweight with a very affordable price tag and an e-ink touchscreen. The only negative point is that all accessories for the Kindle Touch cost extra.
Released in May 2011, the Acer Iconia Tablet A500 is a great, sturdy tablet. It runs on Android Honeycomb, but is upgradable to Ice Cream Sandwich. It boasts a 10.1 inch screen with LED-backlit 1,280×800-pixel resolution. It also has a 5 megapixel camera at the back integrated with LED flash. The only drawback is that it’s a pretty heavy tablet (weighs in at 1.69 pounds!).
Released in February 2011, the Motorola Xoom received mixed reviews. It offers a 10.1-inch screen, front and rear cameras, and a dual-core processor. However, its initial selling price and size left it in direct competition with the iPad 2 and its buzz faded quickly. Now, gently-loved and feature-packed Xooms can be bought at bargain prices.
Rounding out our Top 10 are offerings from Barnes & Noble. The Nook Color, which was released in November 2010, boasts several nifty features. Aside from its vibrant 7-inch touch screen, it has built-in Wi-Fi, a Barnes & Noble Nookbook Store, and 8GB onboard memory. Aside from this, it supports PDF, Word and ePub files and can support some image and video formats. Pretty impressive for an e-reader.
Often compared to the Kindle Fire, the Nook offers ePub compatibility, as well as a large library with thousands of books. Aside from this, the Nook is Mac and Windows compatible and has built-in Wi-fi. Although many say that it doesn’t compare to the Kindle Fire in terms of functionality and design, the e-ink is a nice touch and this is perfect for people who are looking for a more flexible e-reader that is ePub compatible.
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