Daily Deal: Coby Kyros MID7015 – $99

Geeks.com has one of Coby's 7" Android tablets on sale today via Groupon, but it's not as good of a deal as it first appears.

The tablet in question is the Kyros MID7015, and you can find it on Groupon for $99. Geeks.com is still selling it for $180, but that retail price is too high when you consider the fact that this year old tablet has specs not quite as good as the iDolPad, another $99 tablet.

The MID7015 has  7" resistive touchscreen, and it is running Android 2.3 on an 800MHz CPU. It also has 4GB Flash storage, a microSD card slot, Wifi, g-sensor, and a speaker and mike. The specs are not bad for a $100 tablet, yes, but it is disappointingly underpowered at the original retail price. It ships with a number of apps, including Aldiko and the getJar app store, but it lacks access to the Android Market.

PC Magazine that that the build quality is poor and the general design unsatisfactory. The power button stuck, and that silver button next to the screen isn't the home button (that's what I thought); it's a back button. Reviews were mixed on CNet, with the average rating at 3 out of 5 stars. The reviews at Amazon were slightly higher, with the tablet getting 3.3 out of 5 stars.

So should you get it? Based on the reviews, I would say maybe.


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