PSA: Black Friday Tablet Deals to Avoid



Thinking of jumping on a Black Friday tablet deal from Best Buy, Walmart, or Sears?  Don’t be fooled by their cheap prices, there’s a reason they are that cheap.  Some of the tablets have cheap parts to start with. If you then combine that with less than 1GB of RAM, a screen resolution of 800 x 480, and a single core processor to boot, this makes for a very unpleasant user experience.  These aren’t tablets that were $200+; they started off around the $79-$99 mark and have been since knocked down.

Save yourself the aggravation; spend an extra $100 for a better tablet, such as the Kindle Fire or Samsung Galaxy Tab 3.  They are better built with better components and specifications for a much more pleasant end user experience.

Links for the tablets should you want to look for yourself:

RCA 7″ Tablet from Walmart

RCA tab

RCA RCT6077W2 with WiFi 7″ Touchscreen Tablet PC Featuring Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Operating System:

  • 1GHz Single Core ARM Cortex-A9 processor
  • 1GB DDR3 of system memory
  • 7.0″ touchscreen, 800 x 480 resolution, virtual keyboard with Swype
  • Built-in 802.11b/g/n WiFi
  • Front 0.3MP webcam
  • microUSB 2.0 port
  • 4GB on-board storage memory, additional memory via microSD card slot
  • Two speakers
  • Up to four-hours of run time on a full charge

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Zeki 7″  Tablet from Sears 



  • 7 in. TFT LCD display with Android OS 4.1.1 Jelly Bean
  • Capacitive touchscreen
  • Full-color touch LCD display
  • Dual core 1.5 GHz processor (running in 1 GHz battery optimizing mode)
  • AMLogic CPU
  • Built-in 1GB RAM
  • Built-in Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • 8GB installed flash memory
  • Expandable memory
  • G-Sensor for screen rotation
  • 800 x 480 native resolution

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Planning on shopping for Black Friday deals?  Let us know what deals you come across.


Sean Winder

About Sean Winder

I work in a liquor store by day, but am a techno-phile at all times. Love Android and its diversity. Technology in general is of great importance but my passion is for my beautiful wife and our 2 kids.