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If the $99 Kindle Touch or Nook Simple Touch is too rich for your blood, save $20 and go with the $79 standard Kindle. There's no touch screen, but it makes up for it with a featherlight weight.

3.5 stars
Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)

CNET Editors' Rating

Average User Review

out of 12 user reviews

 

Starting at: $79.00

The good: The entry-level Amazon Kindle 2011 is a compact, lightweight, and ultra-affordable e-book reader with a crisp Pearl e-ink screen and Wi-Fi. It offers access to a massive catalog of books, magazines, and newspapers via Amazon.com's familiar online store, plus online loaners from your local library. The Kindle can hold hundreds of books and the battery lasts for weeks.

 

The bad: The lack of a touch screen means that input is limited to a cumbersome directional pad and virtual keyboard. There is no support for audio. All accessories--including a cover and an AC charger--cost extra. You need to spend an extra $30 if you don't want the ad-supported Special Offers version.

 

The bottom line: If you don't want to spend the extra $20 to upgrade to the forthcoming touch-screen version, the entry-level 2011 Kindle is a great choice for an ultraportable and superaffordable no-frills e-ink reader.

 

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July 18, 2012 4:09 PM PDT

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"I'm just trying to make a way out of no way, for my people" -Modejeska Monteith Simpkins

 

AFRICAN AMERICA IS AT WAR

THERE IS A RACE WAR ON AFRICAN AMERICA

THERE IS A RACE WAR ON AFRICAN AMERICANS

THERE IS A RACE WAR ON BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA

AMERICA'S RACISTS HAVE INFILTRATED AMERICAN POLICE FORCES TO WAGE A RACE WAR AGAINST BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA

THE BLACK RACE IS AT WAR

FIRST WORLD WAR:  THE APPROXIMATELY 6,000 YEAR WORLD WAR ON AFRICA AND THE BLACK RACE

Original Post

I expect some Chinese company to have a dual-core Android tablet for under $100 soon.

 

The specs should be:

 

dual-core at least 1 GHz

one gigabyte of RAM

8 gig of storage and a microSD card slot

resolution 1024 x 600

wi-fi b/g/n

 

The trouble is sometimes their stuff is very good for the price and sometimes it is crap.  It needs to develop a track record.  These two may be good but they are not under $100 yet.

 

http://www.ramos-tablet.com/ra...-tablet-pc-16gb.html

 

http://dx.com/p/ramos-w17-7-ca...cortex-a9-8gb-136225

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdVJcyztnyA

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taz4vZHoyV8

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5h0_WcYBwk

 

Xum

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