The Best Affordable Tablets of 2017

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There are different products of tablet devices which has flooded the market. They come in various sizes, features and capacities, some of these tablet devices are expensive while others are less expensive. Meanwhile these less expensive tablets possess some creditable features required by users. Best affordable tablets showcases what you want, an inexpensive little tablet that is, for better or worse, disposable. Not that you should abuse and neglect a tablet, but if you are going to do so, why not make it something that costs you less than a hundred bucks? Of course, maybe tablet abuse is not your goal, maybe you just have a simple need of a device, either way, and we’ve got you covered.

We have several lists for best tablets in the various OS offerings, as well as at different price points. Be sure to check out a more specific list if you want to narrow your search to a more specific range.

  1. Lenovo Tab3 7

    Available in two versions, the lighter of the two rocks a very affordable price tag. This is the Lenovo Tab3 Essential 7, a 7-inch tablet with 1024 x 600 resolution, a 1.3GHz Quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. The 3450mAh battery promises up to 10 hours of battery life, and expandable storage via microSD is a welcome addition.

    As we say, this Essential version lives within our $100 price point, but if you have just $14 more to spend, check out the Lenovo Tab3 A7 that bumps up the cameras, runs a MediaTek processor and has specific software enhancements for children.

    Specs

    • 7-inch IPS display with 1020 x 600 resolution
    • 3 GHz Qualcomm Quad-core processor
    • 1 GB of RAM
    • 2G and 3G Network usage
    • 8 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion to 64 GB
    • 5 MP rear camera, 2 MP front camera
    • 3450mAh battery
    • Android 5.1 Lollipop
    • 7 x 6.7 x 0.35 inches, 1.1 lb

    The price of the Lenovo Tab 3 7 ranges from $89.99 to $99.99 USD

  2. Toshiba Encore 2

    The Toshiba Encore 2 is another gadget in a long string of Intel Atom powered devices with 1GB of RAM and sub-HD graphics. This time out you get a 8-inch display with 1280 x 800 resolution, 32GB of internal storage and Windows 8.1. Basically, if the HP Stream 7 appeals to you, but you’d like a slightly larger display, Toshiba is here to assist.

    Specs

    • 8-inch display with 1024 x 768 resolution
    • 4 GHz Intel Atom Z3735G processor
    • 1 GB of RAM
    • No 2G or 3G Connectivity
    • 32 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion to 128 GB
    • 5 MP rear camera
    • Windows 8.1, upgrade to Windows 10
    • 3 x 5.2 x 0.4 inches, 0.84 lb

    The price of the Toshiba Encore 2 Windows tablet ranges from $99.99 to $105 USD.

  3. Teclast X80 Pro

    This tablet device is not only affordable but it has both windows and android OS configured in it. The Dual OS allow users to make choices on which operating system has a suitable application. The 2GB Ram on board with 32GB internal storage makes it easy for the device to execute a task easily. If you need a dual OS tablet with a low cost price then the Teclast x80 pro is a choice to lay hold on.

    Specs

    • 8.0-inch IPS LCD display with 1920 x 1200 resolution, 283 ppi
    • 8 GHz quad-core processor
    • 2 GB of RAM
    • Android lollipop and Microsoft Windows 10
    • 32 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion
    • 2 MP rear camera, 0.3 MP front camera
    • Up to 9 hours of battery life
    • 6 x 122.4 x 8.9 mm, 328 g

    The price of the Teclast X80 Pro ranges from $88.99 to $99 USD

  4. Chuwi Hi8

    Now that I’ve lulled you into the idea that all sub-$100 Windows tablets are of low-end specifications, let’s step it up a notch with the Chuwi Hi8. To be fair, this is not a well known brand, coming out of China with some difficult OS configurations for North American patent law. Why is that, you ask? This tablet is made to run Windows and Android simultaneously. If you need more convincing, this tablet has much newer specs than the Toshiba and HP options here. Look for 2GB of RAM on top of a faster Intel Atom processor and 32GB of internal storage. Not to mention the USB Type-C and micro HDMI ports.

    Specs

    • 8-inch display with 1920 x 1080 resolution
    • 16 GHz Quad-core Intel Atom Z3736F processor
    • 2 GB of RAM
    • No 2G or 3G Connectivity
    • 32 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion to 128 GB
    • 2 MP rear camera, 0.3 MP front camera
    • Android Lollipop and Windows 10
    • 3 x 4.84 x 0.4 inches, 0.88 lb

    The price of the Chuwi Hi8 ranges from $97 to $109 USD

  5. RCA Viking Pro

    The RCA Viking Pro won’t win any awards for its spec sheet, but you probably won’t find a big tablet with a detachable keyboard that costs less than this.

    For starters, the Viking Pro sports a big 10.1-inch display, which is perfect for watching YouTube or Netflix videos, surfing the web, or simply scrolling through social media. Plus, it has a sizeable 32 GB of on-board storage and a microSD card slot, so you’ll be able to store plenty of movies and music on the tablet. Plus, it comes with a detachable keyboard, making it easy to type up documents without making you fiddle around with a virtual keyboard.

    If a big screen and physical keyboard are what you’re looking for, you can buy the Viking Pro

    Specs

    • 1-inch LCD display with 1280 x 800 resolution, 149 ppi
    • 3 GHz quad-core processor
    • 1 GB of RAM
    • 32 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion
    • 2 MP rear camera, 1 MP front camera
    • Android 5.0 Lollipop
    • 259 x 9.9 x 165 mm, 521.6 g

    The price of the RCA Viking Pro ranges from $99.98 to $110 USD

  6. Amazon Fire 7

    Following in the footsteps of the previous Kindle Fire HDX tablets, Amazon has launched not one, but 5 new tablets in 2015. While this sounds like a lot, rest assured, these are all just updates to previous models. And to be fair, two of them are pretty much the same device. What stands out in this new line are the prices, setting a precedent that we’ll talk about later.

    The main tablet we’ll be focusing on here is the Fire 7, which comes with a 7.0-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 600 x 1024, a quad-core processor, expandable storage and a battery that allows up to 7 hours of use on a single charge. There was originally only 8GB of on-board storage, but you can get 16GB now, and the display might seem a little fuzzy, but the minimal approach to Amazon’s Fire OS 5 promises smooth performance out of the device.

    Specs

    • 7.0-inch IPS LCD display with 1024 x 600 resolution, 171 ppi
    • 2 GHz quad-core processor
    • 1 GB of RAM
    • 8 GB or 16GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion
    • 2 MP rear camera, VGA front camera
    • Up to 7 hours of battery life
    • 191 x 115 x 10.6 mm, 313 g

    The price of the Amazon Fire 7 ranges from $50 to $54.99 USD

  7. ASUS ZenPad 7

    As huge fans of the original Nexus 7, we have a soft spot for 7-inch Android tablets made by ASUS. While there are newer and better options out there, keeping to this price range brings up the ZenPad Android tablet. Let’s be clear, this is a tad of an upgrade from the original Nexus 7, but a bit shy of keeping up with the newer 2013 Nexus 7.

    With a simple 1024 x 600 resolution 7-inch display, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, this is a solid little Android tablet to cover your basic needs. Powered by an Intel processor, do not expect the power of a newer high end Snapdragon powered device, but as with most tablet in the list today, listening to music, navigating maps or just surfing the web will perform admirably.

    Specs

    • 7-inch display with 1024 x 600 resolution
    • 2 GHz Intel Atom x3-C3200 processor
    • 1 GB of RAM
    • 16 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion to 64 GB
    • 2 MP rear camera, 0.3 MP front camera
    • Android Lollipop
    • 4 x 4.3 x 0.3 inches, 0.6 lb

    The price of the ASUS ZenPad ranges from $99 to $103 USD

  8. Amazon Fire HD 6

    The second contender of Amazon’s latest round of tablets is the Fire HD 6, a 6-inch device with a bit more power than the absolute budget Fire 7. That display packs 1280 x 800 resolution, the processor is bumped up to 1.5GHz. 1GB of RAM is on-board, along with 8GB or 16GB of internal storage. For the home media consumers, keep in mind that this tablet taps into your Amazon Prime streaming and is SlimPort enabled, to easily get that content onto the big screen.

    For those that are concerned with such things, this is the tablet that also comes in a child friendly version.

    Specs

    • 6.0-inch IPS LCD display with 1200 x 800 resolution, 252 ppi
    • 5 GHz quad-core processor
    • 1 GB of RAM
    • 8 GB or 16GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion
    • 2 MP rear camera, VGA front camera
    • Up to 7 hours of battery life
    • 169 x 103 x 10.7 mm, 290 g

    The price of the Amazon Fire HD ranges $90 to $94 USD

     

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