When shopping for a tablet you might not want to spend a months worth of rent, assuming you pay more than $400 a month. Regardless of your living costs the following tablets are worth considering. Considering tablets are becoming more integrated into everyday life, I’ve put together a list of the Cheapest Android Honeycomb Tablets Under $400. People are learning to appreciate the efficiency of not only tablets but the efficiency of the Android Honeycomb engine running the hardware. Android has been chasing down Apple as fast as they can. Its ironic that Apple is a fruit and each new version of the Android operating system is developed under a code name based on a dessert item. Past updates included Cupcake and Donut. The code names are in alphabetical order (Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, and the upcoming Ice Cream Sandwich). So here are some tablets for your sweet tooth. The first tablet:
ASUS Eee Pad Transformer
Currently priced under the original retail price this tablet is a favorite of ours, we’ve unboxed this puppy and we also have a how-to video explaining screen options. Keep in mind this is the 16GB version and although you can buy a nice keyboard giving the tablet more storage, more battery, and more connectivity the tablet itself is impressive. A slim, lightweight design and a 10.1-inch WSVGA IPS capacitive display, the perfect tablet for anyone who wants to enjoy multimedia on the move, but still wishes to have easy access to the web, email, and other productivity applications. Android 3.2 (Honeycomb) operating system, NVIDIA Tegra 2, Adobe, Flash 10.2, mini HDMI output port and front and rear cameras are all packed into this nicely designed hardware. Check out the two videos:
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Next up is another company that has had good reviews:
Acer Iconia Tab A500
The Acer Iconia Tab A500-10S16u provides the ultimate tablet experience with a gleaming 10.1″ touch-screen and attention grabbing metallic design fueled by top-of-the-line technology and the latest build of Android “Honeycomb” OS. The A500 delivers powerful tablet performance and effortless multimedia enjoyment in a flash! Have fun with Google Apps like Google Movies and Google Music, connect to social networks, play full-version games in console-quality, browse the Web in accelerated speeds and so much more. Some key features are 10.1” HD Multi-Touch Display: (1280 x 800) resolution, 16:10 aspect ratio, NVIDIA Tegra 2 Dual Core Mobile Processor and it also has some nice connectivity options Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, 1- Micro USB 2.0 Port,1- USB 2.0 Port,1- Micro HDMI Out (support Dual Display). For your viewing pleasure the Acer A500 has a 5MP Rear Facing Camera with Auto Focus and single LED flash and also 2MP Front Facing Camera. The flash is an nice addition. The pricing goes up and down here are some good prices:
Only making our list because of a recent mark down in price this tablet is just making it, retailing for $399.
Toshiba Thrive 10.1-Inch 16 GB
Introducing the Thrive Tablet by Toshiba, powered by Android Honeycomb the thrive offers an effecient way to browse the web, enjoy e-books and HD videos, play games, listen to music and more. Complete, convenient and customizable, it’s everything a tablet can and should be, with a gorgeous 10.1-inch diagonal high-res multi-touch widescreen display, features you can personalize and speedy performance so you can multitask your way through your digital life (and favorite entertainment) with ease. This tablet offers even more connectivity options then the previous two, when you want the most out of your tablet you want to be able to connect as many different things as possible: USB, mini-USB, and HDMI ports and full-sized SD card reader but the user-replaceable prismatic lithium battery separates this from the rest. Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity supporting Adobe Flash, 5.0 MP rear camera with autofocus and 2.0MP front-facing webcam; stereo speakers with Toshiba sound enhancements all included as well.
The next tablet is for those of you who might prefer a tablet a few inches smaller, here is our 7 inch pick:
Acer Iconia Tab A100 (8GB/16GB)
If you have the need for speed in a small piece of hardware, then this tablet is hands down is the best grab for less than $400. The Acer Iconia A100 Tablet is mobile efficiency and best of all it easily fits in your pocket or purse. A lot of power and speed stuffed into 7 inches. Equipped with NVIDIA Tegra 2 Dual-Core Mobile Processor, Android Honeycomb Operating System, 1024MB DDR2 Memory, 8GB internal storage, including MicroSC Memory Slot (up to 32GB). It has built-in 4G technology, 5MP Rear facing Webcam & 2MP Front Facing Webcam, 1 – Micro USB 2.0 Port & 1 – USB 2.0 Port, Micro-HDMI Out, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, with a srchargeable Li-Polymer battery giving you up to 5-hours Battery Life. 8GB might be a low number be in all reality most people routinely use around 5GB on mobile devices let alone 16GB or even 32GB. Regardless people who have bought this tablet have fallen in love with its speed and easy to carry size, getting the 16GB is an option for a few more dollars.
So there you have it, the Cheapest Android Honeycomb Tablets Under 400. If you are interested in more 7 inch tablets, then check out our Best Android Tablets Under $400, you’ll see a familiar face.