More and more people are using tablets, and there’s a good reason why. They’re cheaper than computers, lighter, easy to use and can be taken anywhere. What’s best is that there are many outstanding tablets currently for sale at incredibly affordable prices.
Here’s a brief guide to some of the best affordable tablets currently on the market.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0
This 32GB tablet comes with an 8-inch screen and starts on sale as low as $117.99. The design focuses on a sleek and user-friendly style that’s also very light to carry around and has high-quality surround sound as well as a long-lasting battery which can last more than 12 hours after being fully charged.
With the ample 32GB of memory you have more than enough space for all your favorite music, shows and images and you can add a micro SD card any time to get your memory up to 512GB. The Samsung Galaxy Tab A is highly recommended.¹
Amazon Fire HD 8
This 8-inch tablet weighs only 355 grams and has an impressive 880 x 1280 resolution as well as a quad-core processor and a two-megapixel front and rear camera. The battery will last you up to 12 hours on a full charge and it is also worth noting that the Fire HD 8 can be charged wirelessly.
The screen clarity is not quite up to par with some other tablets, but with the 3GB of RAM, fast charging and low starting prices of $79.99 this tablet is perfectly good for those who are mostly using the tablet for email and basic tasks instead of a video or image-based focus.²
Dragon Touch K10
The Dragon Touch K10 runs on Android 8.1 and comes with 16GB of storage that you can boost up to 128GB with micro SD cards. It runs on a powerful quad-core processor and has a high-definition 10-inch screen running at 1280 x 800 resolution.
Another big plus of this tablet is that it allows you to connect a micro HDMI cable so you can connect it up to your TV and watch things on a bigger screen and it also has a micro USB port. This is definitely one of the best tablets – and best deals – currently on the market and starts at only $99.99.³
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 is a great tablet that has a super high quality 10.5-inch AMOLED screen and runs on a powerful Snapdragon processor. It has 6GB of RAM and comes with a whopping 256 GB of storage all for a starting price of only $81. You can also attach a keyboard to it with a trackpad and use it like a computer at any time as well as use the S Pen to sign documents and write on the screen.
This is one of the best tablets on the market and the battery is also outstanding, lasting up to 15 hours on a charge. If you want a PC-level tablet that’s lightweight, dependable and fast then this is a great choice.⁴
Apple iPad 9.7
This iPad is from 2018, but it makes the list because it’s still one of the best and most high-performance tablets on the market, retailing for $459. If you want a bit higher-end tablet but don’t mind that it’s a couple years old, this beauty running on iOS 13 with a 9.7-inch screen and 32 GB of storage could be the perfect solution.
The high definition screen has a 1536 x 2048 resolution and this tablet is very dependable with an Apple A10 Fusion processor. Because this is up to date with the latest Apple software it performs at a very high level and it also comes with Apple Pencil so you can draw and write on the screen as needed. It is slated to keep getting software updates for years and customer reviews continue to be overwhelmingly positive.²
There are a few helpful tips to know before making a purchase. First, make sure to read the reviews carefully of the tablets you are considering. Each tablet has it’s own strengths and weaknesses, and you want to make sure you choose a tablet that has strengths in areas you value most, and weaknesses in areas you value least.
Also, consider doing a price comparison online. Searching online can reveal a number of tablet retailers selling many of the options above and more. If you research the options carefully you’ll likely find a few particularly great offers that may lead to substantial savings.