Are you one of those people who can’t watch movies at home because you’re always on the go? A tablet would answer your problem. Today’s tablets now have great screens and stereo sound that make flicks more enjoyable than it was before. But of course not all tablets are suitable. Below are five of the best cheap tablets you can use for watching movies.
The iPad, Galaxy Note 10.1 and Kindle Fire HD 8.9 are the more popular choices for movies. But here we will present other products that are great for movies on the go but cost less than the mainstream products.
AGPTek 10.1″ Android 4.0 Tablet
This Ice Cream Sandwich flavored tablet from AGPTek sports a 1024 x 600 display and stereo sound. The tablet’s 1.5 GHz CPU and MALI400 graphics work seamlessly to allow you to watch 1080p HD videos with no problems. If you’re planning to watch movies online via Netflix, you can through 150 MBps of Wi-Fi or via a separately sold 3G dongle. It also has an HDMI port if you plan to watch videos on a larger screen. Built-in storage is only 8 GB so you need a microSD card if you plan on storing a lot of movies. The AGPTek 10.1 tablet can last for six hours of video use.
Kocaso M1050 Android Tablet
Kocaso’s M1050 tablet is unique for a couple of reasons. One, it has 4 GB of RAM and two, it has 20 GB of built-in storage. These are unheard of from an Android tablet before, especially for that price. You can save a lot of movies with that storage and that RAM would prevent any hiccup when watching movies. Oh, it also has a card slot in case there’s a need for more storage. The Kocaso M1050 runs on a 1.2 GHz Cortex A8 and has Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for its operating system. A resolution higher than 1024×600 pixels would have been nice or a higher battery life.
Tursion Quad-core C94 Zenithink 10″ Tablet
If you want your tablet to be more than just for movies, you should go for Tursion’s C94 Zenithink tablet. Its 1.3 GHz quad-core processor and 1 GB of video memory is more than enough to handle HD movies and 3D games and its Android 4.0 operating system. Just like the others here, this 10.1″ tablet sports a 1024 x 600 resolution screen and has an HDMI port for connections to larger displays. It doesn’t have Bluetooth though and it last for only three hours when watching movies. But with that price and power, this tablet should not be disregarded.
Idolian Studio 10 Dual Core Tablet
With a 1280 x 800 IPS display, stereo speakers and 8 hours of video use, the Idolian Studio 10 is the ideal tablet for movies. It has an internal storage of 16 GB with an option to expand it via microSD card. The Idolian Studio 10 is the only one in this list that runs the latest Android Jelly Bean and supports Flash 11. It also has two cameras: 2.0 MP on the rear and 0.3 MP on the front — not that great on paper but the tablet is able to take good pictures. The Idolian Studio 10 is powered by a dual-core CPU clocked at 1.6 GHz.
Skytex Imagine 10 Tablet
It’s hard not to include the Skytex Imagine 10 if we’re talking about tablet for movies. This dual-core Android tablet doesn’t only have a 1280 x 800 HD screen, it also has a ridiculous 20 hour battery life. Before the Skytex Imagine 10, eleven hours is the top battery life for a tablet. It has 16 GB of internal storage expandable via microSD card plus free 5 GB of cloud space from Skytex. Other features include Bluetooth support, HDMI port, and dual 2 MP cameras.