Far lighter than a laptop and more powerful than a smart phone, tablets have become quite popular over the last few years. There are now several companies producing tablets and many different models, all with different specs and price points. Now you can even get many quality tablets for $150 or less, something completely unheard of even a few years ago.
If you want to purchase a tablet but you can’t afford to spend more than $150, try one of these tablets:
- Amazon Fire HD 6
At $119, the Kindle Fire HD 6 is a great deal for anyone who plans to use their tablet entirely for entertainment. This tablet features an upgraded quad core processor that allows it to perform at twice the speed of its predecessor. It even comes with both a front and a rear facing camera. You can also purchase it in a variety of colours.
This tablet comes with access to Amazon Underground, a program which provides users with $10,000 worth of apps, games and even in-game or in-app items. It’s also compatible with most Android apps.
You will get some limited office functionality with an advanced web browser and support for calendars and email, including Gmail and Outlook.
- Lenovo Tab2 A8 8-Inch 16 GB Tablet
Lenovo is another company most commonly known for its laptops that has recently forayed into the world of tablets with great success. The Lenovo Tab2 A8 features an 8-inch screen with a 1280×800 pixel resolution is a great size for watching movies or TV shows when you’re on the road.
Running Android Lollipop 5.0 with a MTK 8161 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor, the Lenovo A8 is quite fast and smooth to operate for a tablet under $150. With 16GB of memory and 1GB of RAM, this tablet stands well above many in its price range.
Another great thing about this tablet is its full 8 hours of better life, the longest battery life of any tablet on this list.
Sold regularly for $129.99, you can often find this tablet on sale for as little as $109.99 on Amazon, but it doesn’t really matter: the original price is still quite a deal for this quality tablet.
- Acer Iconia 7.9″ Tablet
Acer has earned a reputation for their durable laptops and now they’re producing tablets, specializing in transformable tablets with specialized keyboard attachments. With its larger screen and Atom Z2560 1.6 GHz processor, the Acer Iconia is an excellent tablet for watching movies and playing video games on the go.
The Acer Iconia runs on Android JellyBean and contains 16GB of memory and 1 GB of RAM, which is comparable to many higher priced tablets. It also comes with a 7.5 hour battery life, making it great for long journeys.
Regularly sold for $149.99, you can often find this tablet on sale at Amazon for $128 and sometimes even for less.
- HP 7 G2
This sleek tablet weighs almost nothing(.55 pounds) and at $99 is definitely the most economical tablet you can purchase for entertainment purposes. It features a 7 inch display screen which is good for watching certain shows and playing some games, although the resolution is not the best at 1280×720 pixels.
The HP 7 runs Android Kit Kat on a 1.2 GHz ARMv7 Dual-Core processor for excellent web browsing and decent movie watching. You’ll also find some handy office apps on there that come with the Android system to help improve your productivity.
If you’re really on a tight budget and you just need something a little bigger than your phone to watch movies on while you’re on the go this is a pretty good tablet, but it will be difficult to watch some HD videos and you won’t easily be able to run multiple applications at the same time.
Purchasing a tablet, even a cheap one, is an important decision, but if you stick with one of these tablets you won’t be disappointed.