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Walmart releases $99 Android tablet with decent specs — Amazon should be worried

Walmart's Onn tablet is a formidable Amazon Fire HD competitor
Onn 8-inch tablet (Image credit: Future)

Walmart's Onn tablet is a decent Amazon Fire HD alternative if you're looking for a basic, cheap tablet. The retailer silently gave its tablets an upgrade to compete with Amazon's own recent hardware refresh. 

The latest Walmart Onn 8-inch Tablet Pro is Android-powered and priced at just $99. It features an 8-inch HD touchscreen, a 2.0 GHz octa-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of microSD expandable storage. 

By comparison, Amazon's new $89 Fire HD 8 tablet has nearly the same specs except that it runs FireOS software and has a quad-core chip. 

Walmart Onn 8" Tablet Pro: for $99 @ Walmart
If you're looking for a basic tablet to browse the Internet, play games, and read ebooks with, the Walmart Onn is a decent option. It runs Android 10.1 and is one of the cheapest tablets out there. View Deal

Walmart Onn 10.1" Tablet Pro: for $129 @ Walmart
If you prefer a big-screen tablet, Walmart also offers the 10.1 Onn Tablet Pro. It's basically an AndroidOS-powered replica of the $149 Fire HD 10. View Deal

Walmart's larger $129 Onn 10.1-inch Tablet Pro packs a 10.1-inch, 1080p display and 2.0 GHz octa-core CPU coupled with 3GB of RAM. Like the 8-inch model, it also has 32GB of storage, which you can boost via the device's microSD card slot.

With specs like these, Amazon has cause for concern. The 10-inch Onn offers the exact same specs as its $149 Fire HD 10 tablet but for $20 less. And based on the positive user reviews, Amazon should be shaking right now.

That said, the Onn tablet is worth considering if you're looking for an affordable tablet under $200.

Hilda Scott

Hilda Scott is a Deals Writer at Tom's Guide and Laptop Mag, bringing you the best bargains on laptops, gaming gear, smart home gadgets, and wearables. After graduating from Hunter College with a degree in Film and Media Studies, she's written for iTechPost, Examiner.com, Parle Mag, Enstars, and Latin Times. When she's not bringing readers the best deals, she's streaming her favorite shows or attending a live concert or pro wrestling event.