Best Tablets Under $200

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They're not the top-of-the-line best tablets -- but the tablets that cost less than $200 are getting better and cheaper all the time. 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. And you can even get Google Play on a Fire Tablet.

Also, Amazon's just updated the Fire 7 and Fire 7 Kids Edition, and these new models come with more storage, a better Alexa and — sadly — less battery life. The cheap tablet market just got a bit more competitive, though, as Walmart's launched its Onn tablet line, with three models: an 8-inch tablet for $64 and a pair of 10.1-inch slates, a standalone $79 unit and a device with a detachable keyboard that costs $99.

Families 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.

Oh, and if you're able to save an extra $50, Amazon's got the 9.7-inch iPad (2018) marked down to $249.

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Henry T. Casey
Henry T. Casey,
Henry is a senior writer at Laptop Mag, covering security, Apple and operating systems. Prior to joining Laptop Mag — where he's the self-described Rare Oreo Expert — he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. You can find him at your local pro wrestling events, and wondering why Apple decided to ditch its MagSafe power adapters.
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