Top 5 Affordable Tablets

By Zy Gonzales

Three or four years ago, the notion of having a touch-based device that can sit in one’s lap and act as a main work or entertainment machine will most certainly raise a few eyebrows.

By Zy Gonzales

Three or four years ago, the notion of having a touch-based device that can sit in one’s lap and act as a main work or entertainment machine will most certainly raise a few eyebrows.

But that all changed when the iPad was launched. And since then PC manufacturers and software vendors have followed Apple’s lead and created their very own touch-based slates which of course gave birth to the now dominating tablet market.

Nowadays, tablets have gradually taken over the PC market. And with current prices of today’s tablets paired with an open-source operating system such as Android, it’s very easy to see why the production and consumption of tablets has boomed in the past two to three years.

But as the tablet market expands, the selection of products available in the market also grows in number. And if you’re a consumer who’s looking to get a new tablet, it might be very easy to get lost or overwhelmed with the expansive selection of tablets you can choose from. For this reason, we’ve compiled 5 of the best tablets on the market under $300 to help you pick out the best device for your needs.

 

BIGGEST SAVINGS: ALCATEL ONE TOUCH T10

If you want one of the cheapest tablets that money can buy, you might want to consider the Alcatel One Touch T10. It’s priced at 148$ and packs 4GB of internal storage which can be expandable via a microSD card. However, do note that the One Touch T10 has a lower resolution screen compared to other tablets in our list.

  Alcatel One Touch T10
Screen Size 7 inches
Screen Resolution 800 x 480
Processor 1 GHz
RAM (Memory) 1 GB
Storage 4GB (expandable)
Operating System Android 4.0 (ICS)
Weight 340g
Dimensions 7.59×4.76×0.37 inches
Battery 3000 mAh

 

 

BIGGEST SAVINGS: SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB 2 P3110

Another tablet that might want to consider if you’re on a tight budget is the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3110. Samsung is a trusted brand by a lot of people when it comes to Android devices and as such produces high-quality devices albeit the plastic construction of its products. It also offers a better screen compared to the One Touch T10 and a beefier battery.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2

  Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 P3110
Screen Size 7 inches
Screen Resolution 1024 x 600
Processor 1 GHz
RAM (Memory) 1GB
Storage 8 GB
Operating System Android 4.0 (ICS)
Weight 344g
Dimensions 7.63×4.82×0.41 inches
Battery 4000mAh

 

 

 

BEST STORAGE: ASUS MeMO PAD 172

The Asus MeMO Pad is our top pick in terms of storage as it gives users 16GB of storage for an amazing price of $196. It packs a slightly older version of Android Jelly Bean. It also has a nice screen coupled with a high-rated battery.

Asus MemoPad

  Acer Iconia Tab A210
Screen Size 10.1 inches
Screen Resolution 1280 x 800
Processor 1.2 GHz
RAM (Memory) 1 GB
Storage 16GB (Expandable)
Operating System Android 4.1 (JB)
Weight 685g
Dimensions 10.20 x 6.90 x  0.48 inches)
Battery 3260 mAh

 

 

BIGGEST SCREEN: ACER ICONIA TAB A210

The Acer Iconia Tab A210 which sports a 10.1-inch display with a screen resolution of 1280×800 pixels maybe a good choice for those looking for the biggest screen on an Android device. Although do note that because of the added screen real estate, the Iconia Tab A210 is heavier than other tablets on this list and will most certainly use more power.

Acer Iconia Tab A210

 

  Acer Iconia Tab A210
Screen Size 10.1 inches
Screen Resolution 1280 x 800
Processor 1.2 GHz
RAM (Memory) 1 GB
Storage 16GB (Expandable)
Operating System Android 4.1 (JB)
Weight 685g
Dimensions 10.20 x 6.90 x  0.48 inches)
Battery 3260 mAh

 

 

BEST ALL ROUNDER: GOOGLE NEXUS 7 (32GB)

The Google Nexus 7 is our top pick for the best affordable tablet for under $300. This tablet outclasses the rest of the devices on our list in terms of screen resolution, battery, performance and storage. For around $249, users get a 7-inch screen with a resolution of 1280×800 pixels, a 1.2 GHz Tegra 4 processor, 32GB of on-board storage and a beefy 4325mAh battery.

And since it’s a Nexus, consumers are rest assured that it will be first to get any Android updates from Google as soon as they roll out.

Google Nexus 7

 

 

  Google Nexus 7
Screen Size 7 inches
Screen Resolution 1280 x 800
Processor 1.2 GHz
RAM (Memory) 1GB
Storage 32GB
Operating System Android 4.1 (JB)
Weight 340g
Dimensions 7.81×4.72×0.41 inches
Battery 4325 mAh

 

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