Rather than try to compete on specs, Dell's strategy is clear: Go cheap. The Venue is thin and light, with a pleasing rubberlike backing and a decent 7-inch HD display. But its faults surface quickly. Where the others pack cutting-edge processors and the latest OS, Dell opted for dated chips and an old version of Android. Both front and rear cameras are subpar. And build quality is an issue: Out of the box, ours had a busted pixel, and the display bulged from its frame at two points. But frankly, at this price it's a worry-free option that you can throw in a bag or foist on your kid without sweating every last scratch. [$149; dell.com]
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