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Google’s Nexus 7 brings together the best of two worlds, being both affordable and very competitive performance-wise. How many of you agree with that? Very many, right? But what if we were to present to you a 7-incher going for just 50 bucks more while considerably upping the spec ante?
There are plenty of Android tablet makers out there and the big names like Samsung, Asus, Google and Amazon often get all the attention, however there are some good but lesser known tablet makers. One of these is SmartQ which has just released a 7 inch tablet with a built-in DLP projector. I got hold of one and I wasn't disappointed.
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If Google really is trying to create a budget tablet it will likely start a new "race to the bottom". Although traditionally used as a socio-economic term to describe the taxation policies of countries or states, the concept can be equally applied to building cheaper and cheaper consumer devices to boost sales. The problem with the race to the bottom is something needs to be sacrificed to reach the low costs. In economics, work force regulations, wages and taxes are offered on the altar to attract businesses to a given area. In consumer electronics what is sacrificed is quality, features and usability.Assuming Google launch a $99 tablet, it is likely that other big names will try [...]
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