Tablet Time: 5 Editors' Choice Tablets and iPads from $70

By Joshua Nichol-Caddy, dealnews contributor

In today's tech-laden society, iPads and tablet devices are all the rage, and we're seeing more companies offer new and tablets at significant discounts. This week's roundup features only Editors' Choice deals on tablet devices that run the gamut from the well-known iPad 2 to emerging brands that use Google's Android refurbished operating system. And, if you're searching for another brand or device with different features, check out our other iPads and tablet deals.

  1. Used 64GB WiFi Apple iPad 2 Tablets
    Vendor: CowBoom
    Price: $419.99 via coupon code "DAG10" with free shipping
    Lowest By: $110

    Is It Worth It?: This Editors' Choice deal offers great savings on a used, but fully functional, iPad 2. This second-generational Apple tablet in Black (pictured) and White features an Apple A5 1GHz dual-core processor, lots of storage (64GB), a 10" LCD touchscreen display, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, and more. While it may show some signs of wear, such will only communicate to others at the coffee shop that the amazing iPad 2 has been used avidly since the beginning. We think it advisable to spend some of the cash you've saved on a used iPad 2 on apps to expand the features of this most modern of conveniences. Please note that no warranty information is provided. Also, this used device may be missing accessories and/or have dents and scratches.

  2. 16GB WiFi Apple iPad 2 Tablet
    Vendor: Micro Center
    Price: $339.99 via coupon code with free in-store pickup
    Lowest By: $59

    Is It Worth It?: Micro Center is a retailer with a history of selling Apple products at a discount, and this Editors' Choice deal is no exception. For the slight inconveniences of filling out a brief form on Facebook, redeeming an electronic coupon, and picking up your new iPad 2 in-store, you'll be saving nearly $60. But, before you leave the store, why not pick up a new iPad 2 case? Just follow these directions to score the lowest price on the iPad 2 we've ever seen.

  3. Used Apple iPad 64GB WiFi + 3G Tablets
    Vendor: CowBoom
    Price: $249.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $161

    Is It Worth It?: A trusty tablet doesn't have to be the latest model to be the best, nor does it have to set you back nearly $1,000. If you're looking to fit into the iPad crowd (not to mention surf the web, catch up on some eBook reading, and play a few games,) then this first generation iPad is for you. It's just 0.5" thick and weighs 1.5 lbs. and features an Apple A4 1GHz processor, a 10" display, wireless and Bluetooth capabilities, up to 10 hours of battery life, and more. Note that no warranty information is provided. Also, this used item may be missing accessories and have cosmetic blemishes.

  4. Infiniti T70 7" 2GB Android Tablet
    Vendor: eXpansys
    Price: $84.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $15

    Is It Worth It?: This Editors' Choice deal addresses worries pertaining to data limits and going blind from browsing the Internet on a smartphone. This compact 7" tablet connects to the web through wireless networks and syncs with Google's many applications via its Android 2.3 operating system (Gingerbread). And, though internal memory you can easily transfer files via mini USB or microSD card. Great for those with a wireless network at home, or nearby library, this Internet-ready tablet is portable and priced right.

  5. Maylong 7" 2GB WiFi Android Tablet
    Vendor: Walmart
    Price: $69 with 97-cent s&h
    Lowest By: $19

    Is It Worth It?: Like the Infiniti tablet, this Maylong 7" machine uses the Android operating system (OS 2.2, Froyo) and offers many of the same functions. This tablet also features a built-in camera and can easily port files via USB.

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Top three choices are ipads :| thought there would be more diversity.