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Best Buy to Sell Insignia Flex: 9.7-inch Android Tablet for $250

November 14, 2012 - Written By Tom Dawson

These days it seems that tablets are springing up all over the place for sale, making it really easy to get your hands on but, not all tablets are made as equal as all others. Google has shown this with the Nexus 7 and it’s unbelievable specs at a crazy price and while it’s no secret that Google can sell these devices at cost or little to no profit thanks to the Play Store other manufacturers and retailers need to make their profit on tablets. Which is making it increasingly difficult to deliver quality Android tablets that can compete with the Nexus 7 and now the Nexus 10, and in a lot of cases their is no competition when it comes to the tablets that are being put on to shelves these days.

Best Buy are accustomed to selling budget electronics under their Insignia brand and now they’re going to try it with the Insignia Flex, a 9.7″ Android tablet. It’s going to cost $250 and will come packing the following specs:

  • 9.7″ 1024 x 768 Display, with 4:3 ratio
  • Dual-core TI OMAP 4428 at 1.0 Ghz
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 8GB of Storage with a microSD card slot
  • 2MP front-facing camera, no rear-facing camera
  • Android 4.0 Onboard

So, for $250 it’s a little difficult to decide whether or not this is worth it. The 4:3 aspect ratio certainly isn’t going to lend itself well to films and TV shows but browsing the web and using apps will be fine. For 250 bucks there might not be a lot on offer but if you’re looking for a larger android tablet and don’t expect much from it this might just fit the bill but, for a little extra there are better options out there.