Want to purchase a fancy tablet but finding them too expensive? There are a few different options available if you're willing to see how the 2013 tablet line-up unfolds, but if you simply don't want to wait anymore, there's a pretty good offer to jump on right now.
For a limited time, All4Cellular is selling a refurbished Kindle Fire from Amazon for $95.96 plus $2 for shipping. Clicking the link will bring you to the product page and a listing of $119.95, but the site is running a coupon this week that will net you 20 percent off anything in the store. Input the coupon code A4C20 and watch as the Kindle Fire's price drops below $100 for the first time.
The Kindle Fire offers users unlimited cloud storage through Amazon, apps, internet browsing, and access to thousands books. Streaming video is also available through Amazon Prime as well as apps like Netflix and Hulu Plus. The device sports a 7-inch screen, 8GB of internal storage, and a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels, which is still formidable, even if it doesn't seem as great as all the new stuff shown off at the International CES last week.
One thing to note is that, according to CNET, All4Cellular is not sure whether or not Amazon's one-year warranty covers the product. The site offers protection against defects for 30 days, while Amazon does offer a one-year warranty on refurbished Kindles that customers buy directly from them. Those aren't under $100, though.
Budget-priced tablets may not make up much of the market these days, but it's possible that will change this year. At CES 2013, Acer revealed its low-cost Iconia B1 tablet that's intended for cost-conscious consumers and those who want a second tablet for their children.
Amazon has seen the Kindle's popularity rise ever since the release of its new Kindle Fire line-up of tablets. The devices were especially popular over the holidays, with the brand growing its share of the tablet market by 3 percent. Apple's iPad still has a stranglehold, but with a more diverse array of products hitting shelves this year, consumers might be willing to explore other options.