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_ Weight: 0.75 pounds

_ Cameras: Front-facing, 1.2 megapixel camera

_ Battery life: 8 hours

_ Operating system: Google’s Android

Pros: Access to a variety of games, utilities and other software for Android devices, though not as extensive as apps available for iPad. Option for cellular wireless broadband.

Cons: Integrates with Google Play store, which is still new and isn’t as robust as Apple or Amazon’s stores. Data storage cannot be expanded with memory cards.