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From Google to Apple to Acer and our home-grown Micromax, Karbonn and Zync, every tech company is hell-bent on putting a touch screen in your hands. According to a report by the Manufacturers’ Association for Information Technology (Mait), the country’s tablet PC market is expected to grow to 7.3 million units by 2015-16, up from 1.7 million units currently.

As if in anticipation, there are more than 30 new tablets in the market. The good news is that you have a tablet for every budget in the desi market today. The bad news? Most of them might not really work the way you anticipate. Don’t worry though. We’ve gone through the options to pick out the most useful ones.

u Wammy Desire

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Price:6,499 (plus taxes)*

Available at: www.wickedleak.org

u Videocon VT-71

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Price: 4,799

Available at: www.flipkart.com

u UbiSlate 7C+

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Price: 4,999

Available at: www.ubislate.com

u Byond Mi-book Mi3

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Price: 6,119

Available at: You can find retailers in your city at https://byondmibook.com/ because it’s currently out of stock online.

uZync Z1000

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The icing on the cake? The company offers freebies like a lycra pouch, a screen protector, a pair of earphones, a USB data cable and a month’s subscription to the movies-on-demand service BigFlix.

Price: 10,990

Available at: www.zync.in

uAcer Iconia B1-A71

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Price: 7,999

Available at: www.acer.co.in

uMicromax Funbook Infinity P275

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Price: 4,750

Available at: www.flipkart.com

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