Best Tablets Under $200

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You can’t always trust a cheap price tag. The Android tablet market is flooded with devices at rock-bottom prices, but it’s hardly a bargain if you have to deal with lagging performance, a fuzzy screen and sad battery life. In fact, if it costs $50 or less, keep looking. At that price point you're unlikely to find anything worthwhile. However, there are some excellent tablets that cost less than $200. We’re talking about sharp and bright displays, long endurance and snappy-enough performance to play the latest games. 

ASUS MeMO Pad HD 7

For less than $125 bucks, the ASUS MeMO Pad HD 7 is a phenomenon. This Android tablet offers strong overall performance from its 1.33-GHz quad core Intel Atom Z3745 CPU with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. It's thin and light, weighing just 10.4 ounces. The 7-inch 1280 x 800-pixel IPS display was bright and crisp. Plus, you can color coordinate with your choice of red, yellow, white or light blue shells. 

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7

Sure, the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 is not the newest tablet, but for $179 it is definitely worth a look. It comes with a 1920 x 1200-pixel, 7-inch display, and lasts 8 hours and 39 minutes on a charge. For tablet newbies, it comes with the company's on-demand tech support and terrific parental controls. Plus, don't forget about Amazon's huge content library.

LG G Pad 7

Epic battery life -- I mean, 11 hours and 18 minutes of epic -- is a great reason to pick up the LG G Pad 7. But the $150 price tag is just as good. That's because this Android KitKat-powered tablet also offers a vivid 1280 x 800-pixel IPS display and excellent audio quality. The snappy performance offered by the dual-core Qualcomm processor isn't too shabby either.

Amazon Fire HD 7

The $99 price tag on the Amazon Fire HD 7 is just one reason to love it. It sports a colorful 7-inch display with a 1280 x 800-pixel resolution. You'll enjoy Amazon's excellent parental controls, as well as the company's huge library of content. Plus, it lasts 8 hours and 25 minutes on a charge. If you prefer something smaller, but just as good, Amazon also sells the Fire HD 6 for $99.

Lenovo A8

The Lenovo A8 features a 1.3 GHz MTK 8121 quad core processor, 16 GB of flash memory and 1 GB of RAM. The 8-inch tablet also has a 1280 x 800-pixel IPS screen with good color accuracy and wide viewing angles -- great for watching movies with a friend. We also like the Lenovo Smart Side Bar for easy access to media and recently used apps and SHAREit for wireless file transfers. With almost 9 hours of battery life, the A8 has the endurance to last you the whole day without injuring your wallet.

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  • margie Says:

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  • peggysue Says:

    Beware the Amazon Fire HD 7. If your model is defective they will replace it with a refurbished tablet. Customer service is an Indian call center with all that implies.

  • Juan A Corral Says:

    I'm looking for a 10' tablet affordable, what can you tell me about Visual Land and Hipstreet? Who has a better prouct?

  • Juan A Corral Says:

    I'm looking for a 10' tablet affordable, what can you tell me about Visual Land and Hipstreet? Who has a better prouct

  • Pete Says:

    Good contenders, but I recommend looking closely at top end 2014 models that have been slashed in price. The Samsung Tab Pro 8.4 is widely available for $199, and simply leaves these tablets in the dust with a Snapdragon 800 (2.3ghz) cpu, excellent/bright 2500x1600 screen, 2gb ram, in a nice 8.4" format. In fact, not a fair comparison as this was a $399 tablet a year ago. That is a whole lot of tablet for $200.

  • Peter Says:

    I think RecPad is better than those tablets. You can take a look at www.rectonics.com RecPad is an affordable yet powerful tablet offers consumers the best value.

  • Pat Roedel Says:

    I bought an LG tablet but returned it the same day as their "help desk" was helpless. They could not even help me with set up. It was an awful experience!!

  • James Says:

    Is anyone selling a Linux based tablet?

    If not, are there tablets (hardware) available with no operating system that Ubuntu tablet OS can be installed?

    I build Raspberry Pi robots and I would like a Linux based tablet to control/communicate with the PiBot.

    Thank you for any advice you may provide.
    Cheers,

  • M Says:

    I'd recommend taking a look at the Lenovo S8-50. For the specs at $170 on their website, it definitely seems like it belongs.

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  • vince Says:

    tell me when new i phones come out and tablets

  • jessmurray Says:

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  • grady harmon Says:

    What about the Nivdia note 7???? more performance &amp; better screen than most you listed.

  • bonnie lawarance Says:

    im specifically looking for samsung galaxy note 8.0 only

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