by Gray Graham
I know today everyone is gearing up for the new iPad with many people waiting in line all night to get one, but I wanted to tell you about an alternative if you just want a simple small tablet so you can surf the web, check email, and update Facebook, Twitter, or Google+.
You can get the Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet A1 for just $199. That is the same price as the Kindle Fire but it gives you full access to the new Google Play, which includes the Android Market, Google Books, and Google Music. It also comes in four colors: black, white, blue, and pink.
In addition to that you can also add the Amazon and Barnes & Noble apps which will give you full access to both services so you will not have to choose between the two. Of course you also get Netflix, Hulu Plus, and many more apps from the full Android Market.
At $199 it is a great alternative to the budget conscience. Expect more tablets like this to continue to come out during the year.