Best Tablets Under $200
Tablets -- not counting Apple's iPads -- are getting better and cheaper. If you start at the bottom with Amazon's Fire 7 tablet, you'll get a sturdy design and solid parental controls for less money than it costs to take a family to the movies. Also, if you're up for buying a pair of tablets — say, one for the kids and one for yourself — Amazon's had a habit of discounting the price when you buy two.
Even though we're out of the holiday season, you can get a lot of value from Amazon with its Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet. The $129 slate comes with a protective case, free kid-friendly content and a 2-year no questions asked return policy. If you are willing to pony up a little more, we're hearing that Apple will be launching a new entry-level iPad and iPad mini 5 in the first half of 2019.