Gone are the days when the latest and most advanced pieces of technology were reserved for only those capable of spending big bucks. Today, increased demand and the corresponding high availability have struck a balance, enabling many of the latest devices to be affordable to most. Luckily, those of us on a budget are still able to experience all the great features from budget devices. Tablet Computers (often simply called Tablets) are no different. Since the release of the first iPad, tablets have become much more affordable with better features. Here, we take a look at four of the best-selling tablets on Amazon for under $200 US.
Asus MeMO Pad 7
Amazon’s #1 best seller in the Tablet PCs category, the Asus MeMO Pad 7, is a steal. For only $80, this 7-inch tablet comes in White, Light Blue, or a Yellow design. It features a 1.33 GHz Quad-Core Intel Atom processor, with Android 4.4 KitKat OS and 1 GB of RAM. It comes with 16GB of storage, expandable to 64GB with a microSD card. Asus smart camera features allow for perfect pictures and video chat experience. The average battery life of this tablet is 9 hours. Finally, it comes loaded with over $200 of content and services from eMusic, Zinio, and Asus WebStorage Service.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4
Another 7-inch tablet, the Galaxy Tab 4 comes with greater features at a steeper price of $152. It has an Android 4.4 KitKat OS with a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, losing out to the Asus in this regard. The Tab 4 comes with 8GB of storage, expandable up to 32GB with a microSD slot, and 50GB of free Dropbox storage. It has 1.5GB of RAM. Users can expect to get a full 10 hours of battery life and enjoy over $300 of free content and services.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10
This 10.1-inch tablet comes with a host of great features for around $160 US. It is powered by an Exynos 5 Octa-Core Processor and comes with 16GB of storage and 3GB of DDR3 RAM. The Note 10 carries an 8MP rear camera which includes LED flash and shoots video in full 1080p HD. Users can expect up to 9 hours of battery life, understandably less than the tab 4 due to the inclusion of the flash and more battery intensive components.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3
The Galaxy Tab 3 is a sleek 10.1-inch tablet, available in white or a goldish brown colour. It is powered by Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS and a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom Processor. For $140 on Amazon, it comes with 16GB of storage and 1 GB Ram. Expandable storage through a microSD slot allows for up to 64GB or 50GB of free Dropbox storage. The Tab 3 features a 3MP rear-facing camera and a 1.3MP front-facing camera. This tablet offers a battery life of near 10.1 hours.
Lenovo’s Tab2 features Android KitKat OS with a 1.5 ARM Cortex Quad-Core Processor. It features 16GB of storage and 2GB of RAM. A multi-speaker sound bar enhanced with Dolby Atmos Cinematic Moving Audio allows for rich sound whether listening through headphones or speakers. The Tab2 features an 8MP rear camera and 5MP front facing camera which allow for great photos and optimal for video chatting. The built-in battery provides up 10 hours of use per charge. All this and more could be yours for only $160.