By Louis DeNicola, Cheapism.com
If you've been to a trendy coffee shop lately, you've probably seen the usual crowd hunched over their laptops working fervently -- or at least checking email and Facebook fervently. But perhaps you've also noticed a handful of people swiping and tapping away on tablets. If you're afraid that joining their ranks would leave you with barely enough cash for a cup of coffee, fear not. Unless your heart is set on Apple's latest gadget, you have a number of good choices under $200. Here are the top picks from Cheapism.com.Google Nexus 7
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- The Google Nexus 7 (starting at $199) runs Google's latest Android operating system (a.k.a. Jelly Bean) and online reviewers say it delivers speedy performance. This tablet comes with a number of user-friendly features: 16 gigabytes of storage, a 1280 x 800 HD screen, and a front-facing camera for video chatting, to name a few. Expert testers report that the battery lasts about 10 hours.