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 can put a little more of your budget toward a tablet, you might want to consider the Huawei MediaPad M5 Pro (but not the regular MediaPad M5), which show signs of Huawei catching up to Apple's iPad, the gold-standard of midrange tablets.