Normally, when you click on a tablet-related article the purpose is to extol the virtues of one or more specific machines, urging you to purchase them immediately lest you be left behind in the technological dust.   But what about negative pieces which point toward models which should be steer clear of all costs?  Needless to say, you don’t see many of those lurking around, do you?  Well, let’s buck that trend right now and explore several individual tablets that you should really avoid buying.

“Black Friday” Tablets

While they’re not really part of any specific make, model or brand, a lot has been written about avoiding purchasing tablets which are generally sold on “black friday”.  The reason for this is pretty simple – those machines tend to be shoddily designed and feature less-than desirable components.  Often times retailers will have worked out behind-the-scenes deals which allows them to purchase a glut of these cheap tablets in bulk with the goal being to unload them as quickly as possible.  Needless to say, if you’re not after a tablet with substandard components, then avoid the tempting sales tactics.

Coby Kyros MID7047

While it might look fine and possess a very attractive price for anyone’s budget, you should probably avoid picking up a Coby Kyros MID7047, mostly because of its flimsy design.  As far as functionality goes, the fact that it is incompatible with Google’s Play Store is basically unforgivable.  Add to this a display which leaves much to be desired and erratic performance and you have a tablet that’s simply not trustworthy enough to devote your time to.

Kurio 10s

Saying that the Kurio 10s is a tablet which you should “avoid at all costs” is perhaps a bit harsh.  While you still aren’t going to want to use it as an adult, it could serve as a sort of “starter tablet” for young children.  In fact, that seems to be the very purpose for which it was designed.  Many hapless consumers have made the mistake of picking one up thinking that it was a fully-featured machine of course, only to find out later that their new purchase is basically a neat tech toy.

Hipstreet Titan XK HS-7DTB4

Aside from its perplexing name (which seems to be a mish-mash of Urban stylings, ancient Roman mythology and some type of classified military project), this particular tablet model falls flat in other ways.  For instance, the screen simply isn’t sufficient in terms of resolution nor is the short battery life going to win any fans.  The final insult is a complete lack of support for Google Play, and marks this cheap tablet as a model to avoid.