Smartphones are great devices, but one of their biggest assets -- their pocket-friendly size -- is a major drawback when it comes to screen size. Tablets, then, are one way to get much of the smartphone experience without graduating all the way to an ultrabook or a full-sized laptop. But tablets themselves often have an Achilles heel in the form of high prices. Manufacturers understand your frustrations and it's why they're clambering all over each other to offer tablets at much lower prices. Not every low-cost tablet is worth having, so be sure to do your homework, but gadget geeks should rejoice in their rapidly expanding number of tablet options.
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