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The Best Affordable Tablets

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Fire HD 8 Tablet

Best Of The Best
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Amazon Fire 8 Tablet is the tablet you've been missing out on. The tablet has 16 GB of internal storage and up to 400 GB if you're using a micro SD card. Since you're buying with Amazon, you'll have free unlimited cloud storage for all Amazon content and photos taken on the tablet, so storage should be no issue at all.

The battery lasts up to 10 hours, which is the longest battery life for our list of tablets by a landslide. Charging up only takes 6 hours, and then you're ready to go back to reading an eBook on the Kindle app or watching your favorite movies at 1280 × 800 resolution. The tablet has a front- and rear-facing HD camera so you can capture sweet moments and even shoot video quality up to 720p, which isn't shabby for a tablet!

Another reason we're fired up about this tablet is the product testing conducted by Amazon. The tablet has endured countless tests against spills, drops, and routine wear and tear and is shown to be far more durable than competitors. Durability is important to us, which is why we're impressed by the thorough testing done on the product.

Best of all, this tablet comes in a cheerful canary yellow color that's sure to brighten your day every time you reach for your tablet.

Key Features

  • 16 GB of storage
  • 1.3 GHz quad-core processor
  • 1280 x 800 high-definition display
  • 2 MP Front and rear facing cameras; can shoot up to 720p quality video
  • 10 hours of battery life; charges in 6
  • Available in black, blue, red, or bright yellow

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Huion H610 Pro V2 Graphic Drawing Tablet

Best For Creatives
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Bring your inner artist to life with this incredible drawing tablet.

The setup of the tablet is simple––using a battery-free stylus, you can draw on the surface of the tablet, and then transfer drawings to a computer or a smartphone. The stylus has a wide range of pressure sensitivity levels so you can draw both thin and bold lines. The stylus can transform from a pen to an eraser seamlessly, and in between uses you can take advantage of the pen holder that keeps your stylus in place.

To make your virtual drawing experience easy as can be, there are 8 customized press key buttons down one side and 16 customized soft keys up top you can adjust to your liking.

When you connect the tablet to a PC, the screen is 10 inches by 6.25 inches, meaning you have plenty of space to fill the screen with your brilliant creations.

There's an anti-slip mat beneath so your tablet will stay in place while you're drawing; plus, the sides of the tablet are curved for maximum comfort while drawing for extended periods of time.

Use digital art software like Illustrator, Corel Painter, and others to help your vision come to life. The tablet is unfortunately not compatible with iPhones or iPads, so you'll need a Windows, Android, or Mac computer device to make it work.

Key Features

  • Battery-free stylus with 8 pen nibs and pen holder
  • Comes with OTG adapter and mini USB cable to connect to various devices
  • 8192 levels of pressure sensitivity

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RCA High Performance Voyager 7" 16GB Touchscreen Tablet

Honorable Mention
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RCA's tablet has everything you likely want in a tablet without costing you a fortune. Built with a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and 16 GBs of data, this tablet is not only powerful, but it offers plenty of storage for the items you love, like apps, streaming channels, videos, and photographs.

The tablet weighs only a little over half a pound, so it's surprisingly lightweight and portable, allowing you can take it with you anywhere and enjoy your favorite content where you need it!

It has six hours of battery life, so you can rest assured knowing you can watch two or three movies in that period of time.

With an additional memory card microSD card slot, you can tack on additional storage if need be. There's a front webcam for cute selfies or chatting with friends on Skype.

With a virtual keyboard, all the typing you'll need to do will take place on screen.

Key Features

  • 1024 x 600 resolution
  • 6 hour battery life
  • 7 inch screen
  • 1.2GHz quad-core processor
  • 16GB onboard storage memory

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Vankyo MatrixPad Z1 7 inch Tablet

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With an energy-saving 64 bit quad-core processor, you can rely on this tablet to be speedy when you need it––apps will launch fast, videos will be smooth, and your quality will overall be better than most.

Lightweight by nature and yet durable by design, we love how reliable this tablet is. The display offers 1024 × 600 resolution, which might not be as high as some other tablets on the market that cost an arm and a leg, but this resolution still showcases lovely coloring and realistic video. Plus, the tablet has a built-in Google Assistant!

One bonus feature that we haven't found elsewhere is the Eye Health feature that automatically adjusts the backlight on your tablet so its softer on the eyes, helping you better sleep at night. Eight hours of battery are available per each charge, which offers you plenty of entertainment time.

Key Features

  • 32 GB of storage
  • 64 bit Quad-core processor 1.5GHz
  • 7 inch screen
  • 8 hour battery life
  • Front and rear cameras
  • Built-in Google Assistant

Technical terms can be a little overwhelming to research and understand. That's why we broke down some key terms for you!

Processor

The processor on your tablet is like the brain of your tablet. It calls the shots and makes the magic happen. Dual- and quad-core processors are common, and while dual-core processors can do the job just fine, for a tablet, a quad-core processor should work faster and better overall.

Video Resolution

Video resolution refers to what's happening on your screen. If you will be streaming on your tablet, video resolution is an important consideration before making a purchase. The number refers to the number of pixels used on screen. The higher the pixel count, the higher the quality, and the more life-like your videos will appear.

Storage Capacity

Storage capacity needs are highly personal, but there's no harm in purchasing a tablet with more storage than less. Downloading photos, films, apps, music, and games takes up storage quickly, so the higher the gigabyte (GB) count, the better.

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