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10 Best Budget Tablets

Lenovo M8

Lenovo M8

Lenovo M8 on Amazon

The recently released Lenovo M8 will last quite a long time between charges, whether you’re watching a movie or doing more energy-intensive browsing. You’ll likely have to use headphones or an external speaker, though, because the built-in audio hardware isn’t very good.

  • Premium metal case
  • Relatively slim bezel
  • Minimal onboard storage

Amazon Fire HD 8

Amazon Fire HD 8

Amazon Fire HD 8 on Amazon

Especially useful if you utilize a lot of the company’s media offerings, the Amazon Fire HD 8 runs on a streamlined software suite that’s easy to navigate for both kids and adults, although it lacks access to most apps available to others.

  • Makes a good e-reader
  • Above-average speakers
  • Hardware is not the fastest

Apple iPad 5

Apple iPad 5

Apple iPad 5 on Amazon

Despite its age, the Apple iPad 5 is still a versatile, high-powered, useful option, due mainly to its exclusive OS and ecosystem as well as its high-resolution display, which is comfortable to look at with a wide color gamut and minimal motion blur.

  • Premium glass panel
  • Precise touch sensitivty
  • Doesn't accept microsd cards

Fusion5 FWIN232 Pro

Fusion5 FWIN232 Pro

Fusion5 FWIN232 Pro on Amazon

Users who aren’t fond of Google software will appreciate the Fusion5 FWIN232 Pro , which runs the streamlined Windows 10S on 4 gigabytes of RAM and 128 gigabytes of storage. When paired with the available keyboard folio, it’s basically a compact and versatile laptop.

  • Standard and micro usb ports
  • Intel cherry trail z8350 cpu
  • Somewhat sluggish

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8-Inch

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8-Inch

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8-Inch on Amazon

It’s hard to beat the portability of the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8-Inch , especially for the price. The relatively small size and moderate resolution contribute to an impressive battery life without sacrificing the quality of the display.

  • Weighs less than a pound
  • 32 gigabytes of onboard memory
  • Expandable by half a terabyte

Dragon Touch K10

Dragon Touch K10

Dragon Touch K10 on Amazon

A good value for a 10-inch model, the Dragon Touch K10 isn’t very fancy, but it is perfectly capable of performing a wide range of everyday tasks, thanks in part to its bloatware-free Android 8.1 software and just enough powerful hardware inside to make everything hum.

  • Black metal body
  • Micro hdmi video output
  • Microsd card slot

Apple iPad 6

Apple iPad 6

Apple iPad 6 on Amazon

While it is a bit on the expensive side, the 2018 Apple iPad 6 is still one of the most impressive options around. Its quad-core A10 Fusion CPU and 6-core graphics coprocessor ensure a smooth and snappy operation, and its 1536 x 2048 display is quite pleasant to look at.

  • Front-mounted fingerprint reader
  • Dual-band wi-fi 5
  • Should remain useful for years

Vankyo MatrixPad S7

Vankyo MatrixPad S7

Vankyo MatrixPad S7 on Amazon

While its small size somewhat limits the things it’s good for, the Vankyo MatrixPad S7 works well for moderate use such as light gaming, getting some reading done, and watching the occasional video, but it’s not up to more performance-intensive tasks.

  • Available in black or pink
  • Weighs about 9 ounces
  • Among the least expensive options

Lenovo Tab M10 Plus

Lenovo Tab M10 Plus

Lenovo Tab M10 Plus on Amazon

In addition to 32 or 64 gigabytes of onboard storage, the Lenovo Tab M10 Plus can be expanded considerably using a TF card. An eight-core processor with a peak clock speed of 2.3 gigahertz delivers a snappy user experience and should do so for years to come.

  • Uses the android operating system
  • Google assistant integrated
  • Optional kids mode

Samsung Galaxy Tab A T510

Samsung Galaxy Tab A T510

Samsung Galaxy Tab A T510 on Amazon

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A T510 offers Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity and accepts microSD cards up to 512 gigabytes. It has a long battery life and is pre-loaded with Android 9, though it will ultimately receive at least one update to version 10.

  • Dolby atmos sound
  • Measures 10 inches diagonally
  • 1200 by 1920 resolution