The Best Budget Tablets You Can Pick Up Right Now For Under $200

Best Budget Tablets
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If you’re looking for an affordable tablet we’ve got six of the best, ranging from $75 to $180.

We’ve even included a cheeky option if you’re after an Apple device and have some wiggle room in your budget.

Swipe down to see the best budget tablets under-$200 now:

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Best Budget Tablet: Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus (2021), $179.99

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 $179.99 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 $150 for the 32 GB storage.

This new tablet runs the Fire OS 7.3 as with the previous versions. 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.

Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus, $110

Priced reasonably at approximately $110, 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.

Best Budget Large Screen Tablet: Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2019 release), $179.99

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 costs a reasonable $179.99 from BestBuy.com, and is arguably the company’s best tablet on a 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.

The best thing about the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 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.

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Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet 10.1, $150

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.

This budget 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 Joy Tab 2, $99

The Alcatel Joy Tab 2 is an excellent alternative to the expensive Apple iPad tablets. This $99 tablet promotes itself for giving a clean and fuss-free Android experience, 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, 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.

Cheapest Tablet: Lenovo Tab 4 8, $75

The Lenovo Tab 4 8 is a great cheap tablet that has an Android operating system. Priced at $75 from Walmart, this affordable tablet is known for its long-lasting battery life and the great performance it gives for any average multimedia use.

Bonus: Apple iPad (2019), $329

Okay, we know this is about the $200 budget, but no tablet list is complete without an Apple iPad:

Priced at $329, this Apple iPad is the cheapest iPad available in the market today. This terrific tablet has a larger display to better allow multitasking, it comes with many software improvements, and it also has a Smart Connector option.

The base model is 32GB and available in gold, silver, and black. However, the $329 price is only for the Wi-Fi model, and the cellular version costs more.

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