A Tablet Under $80 – But How Does it Line Up Against iPad Mini, Nexus 7, and Amazon Kindle Fire?

A Tablet Under $80 – But How Does it Line Up Against iPad Mini, Nexus 7, and Amazon Kindle Fire?There are some things that come cheap. And then there are things that look ridiculously cheap. Which category would Ematic’s new 7 inch Android Tablet, Genesis Prime, with a price tag of $79.99 fit into?  Do it features put it in the same category as the iPad Mini, Nexus 7, and Amazon Kindle Fire?

In the past, cheap tablets have not been able to fight with their higher priced competitors, primarily because experience between handling these dirt cheap devices and higher end tables have been entirely different.

But, Ematic’s Genesis Prime is trying to change all that.  With Android Jelly Bean and a 1.1 GHz processor, it sounds promising. True, the price tag does make you have entry level hardware including a VGA camera and 4 GB of storage but you can add in 32 GB extra storage including MicroSD. Another nice feature is that you do not have to fidget with the screen, it ships with a 800*600 pixels capacitive screen display.

Genesis Prime offers you full access to Android and with Jelly Bean finally addressing Android’s long standing lag time issues, be sure to get an Android experience like never before. The specs guarantee that you will be able to about to run just about everything, from games to music and moves – a thing lacking in most cheaper priced tablets.

Our verdict – do not expect what you do from higher priced tables. Genesis Prime is your everyday device, it will perform what you need and do so all the time.  Higher end tables will always be there for those who have the bucks, but if you are on a tight budget, this tablet might just be the one for you.