An overview of the market

Logic dictates that, first and foremost, the cheapest price should look at the Chinese manufacturers. And indeed it is. Now the cheapest of all commercially available tablet is a Chinese iconBIT nettab SKY LE (NT-0704S). On average in Russia this product is from 2 300 to 2 600 rubles.

The model does not have any bloat. In fact it is an ordinary tablet computer two years ago, the likes of which sold then for 15 000 rubles.

7-inch HD screen with a resolution of 1024 by 600 pixels, dual-core ARM Cortex-A7 (1.2 GHz). Graphic processor full HD 1080p decoder with ARM NEON. The tablet has G-sensor and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n (support 3G says nothing). The RAM may seem to someone very small - just 512 MB and internal flash memory - 4 GB (although with a microSD card to ensure the tablet 32 GB).

These characteristics mean that to play modern fancy toy on this tablet is unlikely to succeed (they will noticeably slow down), but for travel on the Internet, listening to music, watching videos, reading e-books and the use of office programs this model is quite good.

Also, iconBIT nettab SKY LE has several amenities: 2 built-in camera - primary 2 MP and front 0.3 MP, USB connector with technology OTG,
OTG technology allows you to connect through a USB adapter keyboard, mouse, flash drives and other USB devices.
OS Google Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean).

How much is the cheapest branded tablet?

If you doubt the quality of Chinese products and want to buy a good branded tablet, you can recommend Amazon Kindle Fire. Currently this tablet is from 2 600 to 2 800 rubles – it is also quite inexpensive, even compared to the above considered his Chinese counterpart.
Cheaper just to buy Amazon Kindle Fire in foreign marketplaces Amazon or Ebay.

Based on the price, we can assume that Amazon Kindle Fire has similar to the Chinese mission. And so it is. A tablet computer is strictly work. 7-inch HD screen with the same extension 1024 by 600 pixels, the same dual-core processor Texas Instruments OMAP 4 and all the same 512 MB of RAM confirm this.

However, in addition, the Amazon Kindle Fire is tightly integrated with various Amazon services (which for the Russians may not be particularly relevant). The tablet supports multitouch. Of internal memory twice 8GB. Operating system - Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.