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.

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. And it's practically never been a better time to buy a cheap tablet, as Amazon's giving Prime members discounts of up to $50 on its Fire tablets.

Oh, and if you're able to save up, check out our iPad mini vs iPad Air (2019) face-off to see which of Apple's latest tablets is worth spending more on.

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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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