Many years back, my brother had bought a Motorola Motorazr for around Rs 10000. It was a popular phone at that time.
He used it for a few years and then bought a new Nokia smartphone.
He didn't do much with his Motorazr - I guess he just made calls and took pics.
The fact is that he could have done the same with a Rs 2000 mobile.
Today the resell value of Motorazr is 0. Dealers won't buy it even for Rs 100.
I do not argue with the fact that iPad is a much better product that the cheaper tablets sold by HCL, Micromax etc.
A Mercedes Benz beats a Maruti Suzuki Alto in almost all ways - ride quality, air conditioning, power, interiors, leg room etc.
That doesn't make Alto a bad car. Alto is still good enough for the purpose that it was made for.
I do not intend to use the tablet for "entertainment".
What I need it for:
- Access my sites when I am away from the desktop.
- Do simple surfing tasks like checking emails.
- Download and read pdf files.
So my question is whether these cheaper tablets will let me perform the above tasks without any major issues.
I don't mind a little bit of inconvenience if I can save Rs 20000 on the tablet.
I don't want to buy an expensive tablet just because it will let me do a lot of things.
My life will be totally unaffected if I can't access apps and stuff like that.
I want to pay only for things that I need, not for all the things that I want. .
Kindle fire eating the ebook market and now Google Nexus 7 also hitting the same.
Kindle was always meant to be an e-book reader and I think it serves the purpose well.