If you’re looking for an affordable tablet we’ve got six of the best, ranging from $55 to $199. We’ve even included a cheeky option if you’re after an Apple device and have some wiggle room in your budget.
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Best Budget Large Screen Tablet: Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus, Was $180, Now $104.99
Not only is the Amazon Fire tablet range cheaper, but they also offer a lot more for the price tag it comes for. The Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus starts from $104 for the 32GB storage model, though it comes with ads on your lock screen. However, by paying $15 extra, you can remove the ads. The regular Amazon Fire HD10 comes for $119 for the 32 GB storage.
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This new tablet runs the latest Fire OS. With a relatively simple interface and a traditional home screen full of apps, you get your own Library that lists things like your Kindle, games, movies, books, and other similar items.
Best Budget Tablet: Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus, Was $110, Now $54.99
Priced reasonably at approximately $55, the Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus has an increased RAM capacity of 3GB and also supports wireless charging.
The tablet also comes with a speedier charger, and it can be used just like an Echo Show. It has a 2 MP front camera and a 2 MP rear camera as well. Battery life lasts for up to 12 hours on one charge.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 10.5-Inch, $199.99
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 costs a reasonable $199.99 from Walmart and is arguably the best Android tablet for this budget. With long battery life and a headphone jack, this large-screen tablet can be considered a bit bulky compared to Apple but remains one of the best affordable tablets on the market.
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The best thing about the Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 10.5 is that it is the closest you can get to a rival iPad if you are on a budget. The tablet comes loaded with Google’s Android operating system, and it provides a lot of flexibility to its users, along with a large HD display.
The tablet is especially great if you want to browse the web or watch movies. The long battery life makes it great for carrying out a movie marathon.
Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet 10.1, $149.99
Launched in November 2018, the Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet 10.1 is priced at $150 and comes with a 10.1-inch touchscreen display, supporting a resolution of 1200×1920 pixels. The rear camera is 2 MP, and the front selfie camera is also 2 MP.
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This tablet uses the Android operating system and has 32GB of storage that can be expanded with a microSD card to 256GB. The tablet includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac. It also has a 3.5mm headphone jack. The tablet’s pogo-pin connectors allow easy docking with the portable keyboard cover and charging dock.
Alcatel 3T 8-Inch Tablet, $144.99
The Alcatel3T 8-inch is an excellent alternative to the expensive Apple iPad tablets. This $145 tablet promotes itself as a clean and fuss-free Android experience, with robust LTE connectivity, high-quality audio – and great battery life.
This tablet is ideally suited for basic tasks like web browsing and streaming. There is a separate kids mode, a great media streaming experience, and excellent audio quality has made this tablet a perfect option for children.
Weighing 11 ounces, the tablet has an 8-inch display with a resolution of 1280×800 pixels. The tablet also has a glass display instead of a plastic one, making the colors appear more vibrant. The only drawback of this tablet is that its cameras are not able to perform too well in low-light conditions.
Lenovo Tab M8 Tablet, Was $99.99, Now $89.99
The Lenovo Tab M8 is a great cheap tablet that has an Android operating system. Priced at $85 from Amazon, this affordable tablet is known for its long-lasting battery life and the great performance it gives to any average multimedia user.
Bonus: Apple iPad Pro (Renewed), Was $220, Now $209
No tablet list is complete without an Apple iPad!
Priced at $209 for a refurbished iPad Pro, this is the best Apple option, but it is just outside the $200 budget. This terrific tablet has a large display for better multitasking, it comes with a bright detailed screen, which is great for browsing and streaming.
This option includes 128GB of storage and you can still pick your favorite color.