$100 LY-706 MID Android tablet teardown

Cracking Open the $100 LY-706 MID tablet

Want a tablet, but don't want to spend $500 for an Apple iPad or Samsung Galaxy Tab? Then you might be tempted to purchase one of the many $100 Android tablets that are floating around the Web. These low-priced devices offer features similar to their higher-end cousins (touchscreen, built-in camera, and Wi-Fi). But, what's really inside a $100 tablet? We wanted to find out. So, we bought one from a site called -- the LY-706 MID Tablet Pad Netbook. Follow along as we take a peak at the hardware inside this low-cost tablet.

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By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the ...