Here’s my Android “craplet” story: A year ago, I bought the cheapest Android tablet I could find as a prop, expensed it, and wrote my piece. It was totally paid for, and yet I returned it a week later. The lag, the awful display, the absolute lack of care in any aspect of the tablet forced me to return it, paid-for or not.
Don’t make the same mistake. Low-cost Android tablets like this refurbished RCA Android model offer the absolute bottom of the barrel in terms of quality: last-generation (or worse!) hardware, tiny amounts of memory, and ancient versions of the operating system. Gotchas abound: Root around this tablet’s specs, and you’ll discover it has a 400×800 display. Holy crap, indeed!
Worse still, there’s absolutely nothing preventing a manufacturer from configuring the tablet to allow sideloaded, unapproved apps that, if preloaded, could be filled with spyware and adware. Just say no!