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A few weeks ago I gave in to my baser instincts and decided to purchase a generic tablet designed and produced in China. The brand name was simply  “Mid”. I hadn’t heard of it before, but the specs impressed me on the device and I was looking for an Android tablet to play around with, and the advertisement of Ice Cream Sandwich installed was too much for me to resist! 
Enter: Buyer remorse. Though the device was a little over one hundred dollars, I can’t help but say that it was really only useful as a gift to a child perhaps, if that. Supposedly, the device wasn’t terribly equipped, according to the advertised specs. The device came with 1.5 gigahertz processor, 576 megabytes of RAM, front facing camera, tft touchscreen with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. All for a little over $100. Sounds like a deal right?
Well, the tablet did not live up to the advertised specs. The screen was slow to respond, requiring pressure almost like a resistive touch screen. Also, there was a delay between wen an icon was clicked, and the program opened-certainly not ideal. 
The point? Sometimes you get what you pay for. I have heard of people having good experiences with Chinese Android tablets, but I am not one of them. If you want a good deal on a functional tablet that will do the job buy a Kindle or Nook. If you are a power user, hack it, It will be worth the extra money, for something that you can actually use. 


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