Everyone could use the functionality and versatility of a tablet, but not everyone has the budget for a really fancy slab of technology. Despite that, there are dozens of tech companies and manufacturers that have ventured into creating affordable tablets that can do pretty much the same thing as their premium counterparts for a fraction of the price. Here are a few:
1. The Dell Venue 7 – Leave it to one of the largest computer manufacturers on the planet to come up with one of the smallest and most affordable tablets out in the market today. This small powerhouse comes at around $130.00. It’s around 8 inches and provides the same tablet experience to the user who is working on a budget. It works best for those who need a tablet for the apps and not for the media. It would be a bit sad to watch a movie on a measly 8 inches.
2. Amazon Fire HD 6 – This has to be the most affordable tablet so far. It costs just as much as an original Apple Ipad Casing. Hovering at about $100.00, people would think that it would have the worst speed and features. Contrary to that, most tablet beginners, who want to do a bit of tinkering before buying something more expensive and feature-rich, favor this.
3. Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 – Slightly more expensive than the earlier entry, the Kindle Fire uses a very powerful processor that has been used with most of Amazon’s larger Kindle models. And yes, the HD in the HDX portion means it’s HD. Most people can’t get HD for below $300 on a tablet. The HDX serves that at a measly $230.
4. Asus Memo Pad 8 – Although the term Memo Pad may not be synonymous with the notion of a tablet, the Asus Memo Pad 8 offers a really inexpensive outlet into many of Asus’ usual tablet features. Just bordering at $200, users get an android tablet with much of Asus’ core functions. It’s not a bad deal for the tablet bargain hunter.
5. Tesco HUDL – It comes as a bit of a surprise to have a tablet made by a supermarket. It may not also be the best thing to whip out at a Starbucks while everyone is busy tapping on their Ipads. However, in terms of reliability, this is a pretty decent deal. The fact that it costs a little over $120 is also another surprise people didn’t expect. It’s a bit slow, but the graphics are at par with some of the more decent brands. It also has reasonable storage space. It’s worth a try, especially for the non brand-conscious.
Sometimes, it’s not the brand and the status that makes a good tablet. Sometimes, affordable tablets can do the same things (if not better) for a lower price. These tablets are proof that there’s no shame in taking a lesser-known brand, even when it comes to gadgets. These lovely tablet bargains and other interesting tech finds can be found through techradar.com