Without modern electronics, mankind would have limited access to Bach's symphonies, Hitchcock's films, and Bob Saget's dog and baby voiceovers. Stock up on entertaining appliances with today's Groupon: for $199, you get a Star X-10HD tablet from Linsay (a $409 value). This Groupon includes shipping for Florida residents.
The sleek Star X-10HD tablet shrinks the functionality of a PC down into a 10-inch color-screen tablet armed with a four-gigabyte hard drive, capable of supporting Microsoft Office applications, games, and WiFi via its Android operating system. The tablet’s video player is made audible by a built-in stereo speaker, and a built-in microphone allows users to sing love songs to favorite websites. Copious Android apps keep users abreast of worldwide goings-on, with offerings including finance, sports, travel, games, and thousands of others. The X-10HD comes equipped with a digital camera and a web camera, meaning owners can take pictures while simultaneously using Skype, watching YouTube, and googling the name of the actor who played the tall, angry guy in Happy Gilmore. While the entire device is navigated by a touchpad, it also supports external keyboards (not included in today’s Groupon) to waylay intrusive typos.
Linsay Cosmos F-7HD Android Tablet
Fingers and tentacles dash across the slim 7-inch Cosmos tablet, summoning the Internet, e-books, and games to its glossy flat-screen display. A built-in WiFi card ensures easy browsing of the web as well as access to the Android marketplace—an entertainment superstore filled with thousands of apps. A front-facing webcam with a powerful microphone transmits online conversations and video capture, and a speaker belts out music and movie soundtracks. On a side panel, ports make it easy to transfer data to and from USB, HDMI, and other memory cards. The tablet's batteries can last through up to six hours of video playback or about four minutes of family vacation videos.