Tight on a budget or just don’t want to overpay? Looking for a tablet under 100 for your kid or a loved one? You’re in luck because, in this guide, we’ll cover every tablet under 100 well worth the investment! Today, we’re going to learn about the important specs to look for when shopping for tablets, and what to avoid when shopping  for them on a budget. This is very much a case of buyer beware. Hopefully, our review of the TOP 9 Best Tablets Under 100, complete with product information and our personal recommendations, would satisfy your tablet needs until next time!

The concept of a thin, tablet computer isn’t actually new. As far back as the 1980s, science fiction programs often featured these devices. Though, they were never treated, at the time, as serious predictions of the future of computing. Still, when science fiction introduces a practical concept that appeals to the broader audience, you can bet on it coming to fruition sooner rather than later.

Tablet computers, albeit under different names, began to emerge in the early 90s, though they were expensive and very limited in their usefulness and power. For tablets to catch on, it actually took a related technology’s refinement to happen first. Once smartphones caught on, the miniaturization of decently powerful computing, good touchscreens and intuitive limited-input operating systems made tablets an inevitability.

Modern tablets mostly all follow a basic form factor, with a few sizes – 7-inch, 8-inch, and 10-inch screen sizes. Of course, larger sizes do exist, and more specialized designs like laptop hybrids are also somewhat commonplace.

The problem for a long time has been that decent tablets were rather expensive, ranging from hundreds to even a few thousand dollars. This has changed in recent years as the cost of high-end touchscreens and hardware has fallen faster than innovations in new technology have arrived.

Today, it’s possible to find a completely serviceable tablet for under $100 USD. That is if you know what to look for.

My Experience with Tablets

I haven’t owned a lot of tablets over the years myself, for a couple reasons. First off, as I said above, they were prohibitively expensive when they first hit the market, so much so that I settled for doing what I needed on my then tiny smartphone.

My first tablet was one of the early Samsung Note models – one of those very expensive models. It had been gifted to me by a friend who had upgraded to the next generation model. It worked for quite some time, but sadly, vanished on me during a move. To this day, I still wonder exactly how that happened.

At that point, I was hooked though. The ability to comfortably watch YouTube or read e-books in bed on a decently large screen was something I didn’t want to do without, once I’d experienced it. So, I shopped for affordable tablets.

The first three of those budget tablets I owned turned out to be terrible. The resolution was poor, they ran very hot, the backlight on them was poorly-balanced. One of them simply refused to take on a charge after a week of use. One of them froze, and upon letting it discharge to restart, simply never booted again.

The third one, the moment I took it outside in winter weather, the screen instantly shattered to a million pieces as though it’d been heated to hundreds of degrees and then placed in ice.

This left me so frustrated that I simply lived without a tablet for three years after that until trying once more with an affordable model not that long ago. It’s not perfect, but it’s serviceable for what I need, and that’s what counts.

These budget tablets have made huge strides in quality since my bad experiences of the beginning of the decade – if you shop carefully!

What to look for when buying

The ideal tablet for you depends on a number of factors.

First of all, what age group is this tablet for? Younger users will need a tablet that’s not just intended to withstand rougher treatment, but also has a simpler interface with solid parental controls.

That aside, what do you plan on using your tablet  for the most? Are you mostly going to read and surf the web on it? Do you plan to watch a lot of video on it? Or, are you planning to play a lot of games on it?

For video and gaming, you’ll want a 10-inch screen more often than not, as well as HD resolution and decent graphical capabilities.

If you plan to read and surf the web, you probably don’t need as big of a screen. This may sound counterintuitive, but the portability of smaller screens is more convenient and makes the tablet weigh less.

Finally, there’s the question of operating system. For a tablet under $100, you’re not going to get iOS – that’s exclusive to Apple’s branded tablets, which are absolutely never under $100 unless very old and used. Windows tablets in this price range do in fact exist, though they’re rare. The most common OS you’re going to see is Android. If you see a tablet claiming to have iOS, absolutely avoid it, because it will be an unlicensed “hack” of iOS that will not support standard apps.

TOP 9 BEST TABLETS UNDER 100 - COMPLETE BUYER’S GUIDE

Now, let’s look at the best tablets on the market that’ll cost you less than 100 dollars. We’ll cover tablets for kids, gamers, avid readers, artists, and graphic designers. Read on to discover what features to look for and which ones to avoid.

BEST 7 INCH TABLETS FOR UNDER 100

Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa – Best Tablet for E-Book Consumers

Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa: photo

Amazon’s Fire series of tablets have been a big name in casual, affordable tablets for a few years now. Their custom Android interface is simple yet diverse, with a focus on e-book reading and web surfing.

With a sleek, light-weight design and surprisingly powerful hardware, they’ve been pretty widely-received overall.

Features

  • Operating System: Android (Custom, Fire).
  • Size: 7”.
  • Resolution: 1024x600 (171 ppi).
  • CPU & RAM: Quad-Core 1.3GHZ ARM CPU; 1GB RAM.
  • Camera: VGA front-facing camera; 2MP rear-facing camera (720p HD recording capability).
  • Battery Life: 8 hours (5 with Bluetooth on).
  • Storage Space: 8GB onboard.
  • Additional Features: Integrated Alexa assistant, expandable SD memory slot.

Performance

The Fire isn’t going to perform that well as a gaming tablet. While its GPU is acceptable, it’s not optimized for heavy accelerated gaming. Equally, while it plays most web video fine, it’s not capable of rendering 1080p HD video, nor will it hold a framerate at 60fps on YouTube.

However, as a general web content consumption device, comic book reader, image viewer, and e-book reader, it excels in every way. With Alexa and a nice stereo Bluetooth speaker, it also works well as a portable entertainment center – as long as you don’t mind being stuck at 720p/30fps for video most of the time.

Pros: Cons:
  • Amazon is a reputable business, and you
    can rely on support and warranty with any device
    they brand.
  • Nice custom Android interface.
  • Optimized for music and books.
  • Long battery life.
  • Decent response time thanks to the quad-core CPU.
  • Weak, unoptimized GPU.
  • Low RAM.
  • Low onboard storage space.
  • Not as optimized for video as it could be.

Conclusion

If you’re not a stickler for super-high frame rates or ultra HD video and aren’t much of a mobile gamer, you might enjoy this tablet. If you’re mostly into browsing social media, looking at pictures and reading books, then this is possibly designed specifically to target your needs.

Those new to devices like this will also find this one an ideal learning device, without feeling as if it condescends to them.

iRULU 7 inch Android 6.0 Tablet – Best 7” Tablet for Gamers

iRULU 7 inch Android 6.0 Tablet: photo

iRULU used to have quite a bad reputation, with their tablets being famously poor in resolution and having a tendency to die unceremoniously. However, in the face of this criticism, they seem to have stepped up their game.

This tablet is optimized for gaming, which also makes it, as a byproduct, optimized for video as well.

Features

  • Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
  • Size: 7”.
  • Resolution: 1024x600 (TFT).
  • CPU & RAM: Quad-Core 1.3GHZ Cortex-A7 ARM CPU; 1GB RAM.
  • Camera: VGA front-facing camera; 2MP rear-facing camera (720p HD recording capability).
  • Battery Life: 8 hours (5 with Bluetooth on).
  • Storage Space: 8GB onboard.
  • Additional Features: 3D gaming acceleration technology, optional grips.

Performance

This tablet is designed with gaming in mind, hence its somewhat chunky design and focus on graphical optimization. It’s not a comfortable tablet to casually surf the web nor read books on, but for the more avid mobile gamer, this heftier, thicker design is actually usually more desirable.

The one big weakness is the limitation of 1GB of shared RAM, which means your games can and will slow down if you have too many background apps left running (especially videos or instances of chrome).

It does, however, support GLES and WebGL – the two big technologies that bring legitimately current-generation 3D graphics to mobile devices.

Pros: Cons:
  • 3D acceleration makes high-resolution, advanced graphics
    possible at a respectable speed.
  • Ideal for emulation.
  • Plays video very nice, though anything above 720p is dicey.
  • Hefty design is comfortable for gaming.
  • Not comfortable for casual use.
  • Low RAM.
  • Low storage capacity for a gaming tablet.
  • iRULU has a lot of work to do to restore their reputation.

Conclusion

Avid gamers might enjoy this optimized, chunky tablet. Unfortunately, as a casual “internet anywhere” device, it’s kind of uncomfortable. If you’re looking for a portable gaming device that’s not the walled garden that is the Nintendo Switch, however, this might be a good alternative for you.

This is a fairly strong tablet, which means you may get half a decade or more out of it with proper care. Mobile gaming is soon to explode by way of AAA-integrity game design, and this kind of device could unlock that diversity for you.

BEST 10” TABLET FOR UNDER 100

RCA Viking Pro 10” 2-in-1 Tablet/Laptop – Budget 10” Hybrid Laptop/Tablet

RCA Viking Pro 10 2 in 1 Tablet: photo

RCA may seem like an unlikely brand for computers, especially niche devices like tablet hybrids like this. However, RCA has garnered a solid reputation over the years for their multimedia and entertainment devices.

This hybrid laptop is optimized for general use, with gaming being a substantial part of it. The detachable keyboard can also work as a stand to support the screen in vertical mode.

Features

  • Operating System: Android 5.0 Lollipop.
  • Size: 10”.
  • Resolution: 1280x800 (IPS).
  • CPU & RAM: Quad-Core 1.4GHZ MediaTek MT8127 ARM CPU; 1GB RAM.
  • Camera: 2MP front-facing camera; 2MP rear-facing camera (720p HD recording capability).
  • Battery Life: 8 hours (5 with Bluetooth on).
  • Storage Space: 32GB onboard.
  • Additional Features: Detachable full laptop keyboard.

Performance

This hybrid tablet functions quite well for gaming but is actually intended for a more “general PC use” sort of demographic, who want to get more out of their tablet than just casually surfing the web.

The full keyboard and touchpad bring in a workstation quality intended to mimic the expensive hybrids like Microsoft’s Surface line. The flexibility and full keyboard do bring a lot of additional functionality to this device, but the fact that it runs Android severely limits its power as a portable PC.

Pros: Cons:
  • Detachable keyboard provides good alternatives
    to the much-maligned touch-typing.
  • USB host mode allows for the use of game controllers.
  • High-resolution display is excellent for video and gaming.
  • Excellent travel on the keyboard.
  • Android version is somewhat outdated.
  • Lack of Windows limits its impact as a laptop hybrid.

Conclusion

Gamers who want a portable emulation machine would probably enjoy this as an alternative to a chunky laptop, small enough to still be a handheld (though not that comfortably) while providing a keyboard, and USB ports for proper controls.

If you like the form factor of laptops, but just want a decent gaming tablet, you might like this one.

BEST HD TABLET FOR UNDER 100

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7” – Best HD tablet under 100

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7: photo

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab series has been pretty highly-acclaimed due mostly to their extremely high-resolution display and their advanced, legitimately useful stylus. Most styluses for phones and tablets are “squishy” capacitive designs and aren’t comfortable or very precise.

This makes this a potentially good device for graphic design. Or it would if it ran Windows.

Features

  • Operating System: Android 5.1 Lollipop.
  • Size: 10”.
  • Resolution: 1280x800 (IPS).
  • CPU & RAM: Quad-Core 1.3GHZ ARM CPU; 1.5GB RAM.
  • Camera: 2MP front-facing camera; 2MP rear-facing camera (720p HD recording capability).
  • Battery Life: 10 hours (7 with Bluetooth on).
  • Storage Space: 8GB onboard.
  • Additional Features: FM radio functionality.

Performance

This is tablet wants to be ideal for graphic designers, though it’s hard to actually call any Android tablet ideal for this, due to Android ports of big-name graphic design software being watered down and less than useful.

However, where this tablet really shines is as a portable video consumption device, with its very video-optimized GPU and high-resolution screen. The precision stylus also makes this appealing for professional use, making emails and other compositions a lot easier to do.

Pros: Cons:
  • Ultra high-resolution screen.
  • Excellent stylus.
  • Powerful CPU/GPU combo.
  • Excellent for video.
  • Decent for games.
  • Android version is somewhat outdated.
  • Low storage space.
  • A bit chunky for gamers.

Conclusion

Gamers interested in raw power and a great pen-to-screen alternative to tapping with their fingers might enjoy the Samsung Galaxy Tab. However, this tablet is most ideal for avid video addicts who want to watch their Netflix, YouTube and Prime in full HD 60fps glory from anywhere, any time.

If you like the idea of PC-quality video playback in the palm of your hand, then this tablet may be worth a look. As a gaming device or book reader? It suffices but may be overwrought for either.

BEST TABLETS FOR KIDS FOR UNDER 100

Fire 7 Kids Edition 7” Tablet – Best Media Tablet for Kids

Fire 7 Kids Edition 7: photo

Childproofing a Fire 7 Kids Edition 7” Tablet is a bit of an onerous task, to say the least. Not only does it have to hold up to a lot of abuse (and potential scratches and screen damage), but it also has to provide comprehensive parental controls.

These controls aren’t just about blocking inappropriate content, but also preventing overuse of bandwidth and data, as well as implementing controls over the amount of time the device can be used at a given time.

In Fire tradition, the simple, comprehensive interface provides just that, as well as a hardened drop-resistant case and extra screen protection.

Features

  • Operating System: Android (Custom Fire, Kid-Friendly).
  • Size: 7”.
  • Resolution: 1024x600 (171 ppi).
  • CPU & RAM: Quad-Core 1.3GHZ ARM CPU; 1GB RAM.
  • Camera: VGA front-facing camera; 2MP rear-facing camera (720p HD recording capability).
  • Battery Life: 8 hours (5 with Bluetooth on).
  • Storage Space: 8GB onboard.
  • Additional Features: Integrated Alexa assistant, expandable SD memory slot.

Performance

This is really just a Fire 7, but with a more child-friendly interface, additional parental controls, and extra hardening by way of the case. However, the absence of some functionality only adults would want frees it up to perform well for multimedia and simpler kid-friendly games.

Pros: Cons:
  • Amazon is a reputable business,
    and you can rely on support and warranty
    with any device they brand.
  • Nice custom Android interface.
  • Optimized for music and books.
  • Long battery life.
  • Decent response time thanks to
    the quad-core CPU.
  • Hardened case resists the ravages of
    less-than-gentle kids.
  • Parental controls.
  • Weak, unoptimized GPU.
  • Low RAM.
  • Low onboard storage space.

Conclusion

If your kids love video, this might be an ideal tablet for them. It’s not the best for high-end gaming, but it’ll run the simpler child-friendly games out there without a problem. This might be an ideal tablet to keep your child entertained during long waits at appointments, on car trips, and even potentially as an educational tool. Very recommendable for your kid.

Dragon Touch K8 Kids Tablet – Best pen tablet under 100 for kids

Dragon Touch K8 Kids Tablet: photo

For children who’re artists, Dragon Touch K8 Kids Tablet can be a bit of a problem, as styluses break easily, and can be easily lost. This rigid, childproof tablet offers a string-attached, easy-grip capacitive stylus.

Being soft-tipped, there’s no way for a child to injure themselves, and it’s gentle on the screen. The hinged end lets it stand up straight, making it ideal for kids to draw on.

Features

  • Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
  • Size: 8”.
  • Resolution: 1280x800 (171 ppi).
  • CPU & RAM: Quad-Core 1.3GHZ ARM CPU; 2GB RAM.
  • Camera: 2MP front-facing camera; 2MP rear-facing camera (720p HD recording capability).
  • Battery Life: 8 hours (5 with Bluetooth on).
  • Storage Space: 16GB onboard.
  • Additional Features: Pre-installed art package and kid-friendly game package. Attached, child-friendly stylus.

Performance

This is intended for artistically-inclined children, both in form factor, hardware optimization and software package. This would be ideal for point-and-click games, and encouraging artistic creativity in developing minds.

It’s hardened enough against a child’s rough housing, and you can rest assured the stylus can’t be a choking hazard or implement for accidental injury.

Pros: Cons:
  • Child-friendly hardened design.
  • Easel-like form factor for artistic pursuits.
  • Attached stylus is impossible to lose and safe for kids.
  • Excellent art and games package.
  • Lots of memory for demanding graphics usage.
  • Looks a bit too much like an infant’s toy, despite being
    a powerful young creative tool.
  • Stylus tip is too fat/big for precise art.
  • No real parental controls by default.

Conclusion

If your child is artistically-inclined, or you want to encourage wild creativity, this could be a solid, durable tablet that serves just that purpose.

Facilitate unchained creativity without worrying about writing on the walls, or paints making terrible messes.

This isn’t an ideal gaming tablet, and its form factor is less than ideal for video on the go, though.

Dragon Touch Y88X Plus 7” Tablet – Best budget kid’s tablet.

Dragon Touch Y88X Plus 7 Tablet: photo

This rugged tablet by Dragon is intended for children between the ages of 7-10, with a heavy lean on young female demographics, with its Disney packaging being a big selling feature. This tablet has a relatively high resolution, and a full, uninhibited Android platform.

It lacks any built-in parental controls beyond what Android natively offers.

Features

  • Operating System: Unspecified Android.
  • Size: 7”.
  • Resolution: 1024x600 (171 ppi).
  • CPU & RAM: Unspecified ARM CPU; 1GB RAM.
  • Camera: Unspecified front and rear-facing cameras.
  • Battery Life: 10hrs.
  • Storage Space: 8GB onboard.
  • Additional Features: Pre-installed art package and kid-friendly game package. Attached, child-friendly stylus.

Performance

This tablet is not exceptionally strong, employing aftermarket Chinese components. The GPU seems strong enough for accelerated 2D gaming, and it does play video quite well enough. This makes it a suitable all-purpose learning tablet for kids, at a price that makes any damage it may suffer less pain.

The weak CPU, limited RAM, and very childlike form factor do mean this tablet will be outgrown pretty quickly.

Pros: Cons:
  • Child-friendly hardened design.
  • Plays video well.
  • Great Disney package and kid-friendly app store.
  • Durable screen.
  • Weak CPU makes it not that great for gaming.
  • Limited RAM.
  • Basic, budget-focused, kid-branded tablet will be
    outgrown before its lifespan is up.

Conclusion

This is a quintessential affordable, multi-purpose kid’s tablet. If you just want something basic but serviceable for your kids to learn computers and cultivate a natural curiosity (with supervision), then this might be a decent option. It’s not a bad tablet, just not a powerful one, meaning that very soon, as the kid gets older, they will need something beefier and less childish-looking.

Samsung Galaxy Tab E Lite Kids 7” Tablet – Best for kids with serious tech interest.

Samsung Galaxy Tab E Lite Kids 7: photo

This Galaxy Tab E Lite Kids tablet offers a slightly reduced operating system and lighter hardware, but with the same Samsung quality of design and display that have earned this line of tablets their pristine reputation.

The rubberized case makes it very durable, and the screen is very scratch-resistant while preserving the responsiveness and accuracy of the touch technology.

Features

  • Operating System: Android 4.4 KitKat.
  • Size: 7”.
  • Resolution: 1024x600 (171 ppi).
  • CPU & RAM: 1.3GHz ARM CPU; 1GB RAM.
  • Camera: Unspecified front and rear-facing cameras.
  • Battery Life: 12hrs.
  • Storage Space: 8GB onboard.
  • Additional Features: Decent parental controls.

Performance

This Tab feels very much like Samsung took a previous generation of the Tab line of devices, and installed a kid-friendly version of KitKat, and placed a protective case on it.

This is because that’s exactly what they did.

This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as the kid-friendliness of the interface stops at modernizing it a bit compared to classic KitKat’s widgets. This tablet, while offering solid parental controls, does encourage the user to be a bit more technical, in other words, it’s more of a “big boy tablet” as it were.

Unfortunately, in choosing an older Android version, KitKat may be a little too old, as it can’t even properly scope the hardware to its fullest capacity. Modern 3D mobile games will run, but slowly.

The 720p video will run fine, but ultra HD video, which it can’t fully render anyhow, will probably drop frames.

Pros: Cons:
  • Samsung quality.
  • Durable, while still elegant and responsive.
  • OS isn’t diluted.
  • Encourages kids to familiarize
    themselves with a less hand-holding interface,
    without being too complex.
  • KitKat is a bit too old.
  • Hardware is obviously a bit outdated.

Conclusion

Older kids from the ages of 9-13 would get the most out of this tablet. It encourages tech-minded kids to become more familiar with a device that, moving forward, will be a part of peoples’ lives probably forever, or at least until we all have chips in our heads.

Despite being a bit outdated and limited for video and gameplay, this is a good learning tablet, recommended for older children.

BEST TABLET FOR GRAPHICS PROFESSIONALS

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 – Best drawing tablet under 100.

Samsung Galaxy Nopte 8.0: photo

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 tablets have long been lauded for the same responsive screen and excellent resolution as the Tab line, with a wider screen and also including that excellent stylus.

These tablets are designed with artists in mind, as well as those interested in handwriting and other pen functions.

It’s a lightweight, attractive tablet design with a timeless sleek form factor. This particular model is older now, making it quite affordable.

Features

  • Operating System: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
  • Size: 8”.
  • Resolution: 1024x600 (171 ppi).
  • CPU & RAM: 1.6GHz Exynos 4400 ARM CPU; 2GB RAM.
  • Camera: Unspecified front and rear-facing cameras.
  • Battery Life: 8hrs.
  • Storage Space: 16GB onboard.
  • Additional Features: Excellent art-minded stylus.

Performance

I actually had one of these, which as I said, disappeared during a move some time back. To this day, it’s the best tablet I’ve had, though I imagine I’d personally want a newer model than this, due to my need for apps to be up to date. As an amateur artist, I found this tablet excellent as a USB tablet to connect to my computer, in fact, better than the low-end Wacom I have now.

The stylus is comfortable, responsive and pressure-sensitive which are all crucial for drawing.

The problem is, it runs Android, and while there are alright art apps for Android, there’s nothing on the level of Adobe’s offerings or even SAI. Android art apps have limitations that make them … simply not ideal. Getting a VM running that lets you use Windows XP with Adobe software – something I quite victoriously did – does alleviate this within reason.

Pros: Cons:
  • Samsung quality.
  • Excellent stylus.
  • Works as a USB tablet for your PC.
  • Jelly Bean is very old.
  • Hardware is obviously a bit outdated.
  • Won’t be doing modern mobile games,
    and playback of HD video will be hit
    or miss.
  • App support will gradually diminish.

Conclusion

As Android tablets go, this is the best one for artistic pursuits. But, as a general-use tablet, it’s become too outdated to take seriously for modern video or gaming use. If you get one of these, also consider a Tab for other use.

FAQ

Can tablet be used as a phone?
Most tablets do not have cellular transceivers built in. However, free text/call apps over WiFi will work if a bit awkwardly.

Will tablet sim work in phone?
Tablets don’t have sim cards generally, due to not having any cellular hardware in them. However, Phablets (expensive phone/tablet hybrids) may be able to.

Can tablet get virus?
Yes, viruses, malware, spyware and ransomware do exist that can affect all of the mobile operating systems. They are, on average, incredibly rarer.

Can tablet connect to printer?
Over WiFi networking, yes. Most cannot connect directly via cables.

Why tablet is called tablet?
Due to their size, form factor and the initial push for them to always be used with a stylus, they took this name from notepads (often called tablets back in the day). An alternate origin argued by some heralds back to Sumerian writing, which involved clay tablets and a shaped reed utensil called a stylus.

Comparative chart of Tablets Under 100

Name Features Price

Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa

Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa min: photo

Operating System: Android (Custom, Fire).
Size: 7”.
Resolution: 1024x600 (171 ppi).
CPU & RAM: Quad-Core 1.3GHZ ARM CPU; 1GB RAM.
Camera: VGA front-facing camera; 2MP rear-facing camera (720p HD recording capability).
Battery Life: 8 hours (5 with Bluetooth on).
Storage Space: 8GB onboard.
Additional Features: Integrated Alexa assistant, expandable SD memory slot.

 

iRULU 7 inch Android 6.0

iRULU 7 inch Android 6.0 Tablet min: photo

Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Size: 7”.
Resolution: 1024x600 (TFT).
CPU & RAM: Quad-Core 1.3GHZ Cortex-A7 ARM CPU; 1GB RAM.
Camera: VGA front-facing camera; 2MP rear-facing camera (720p HD recording capability).
Battery Life: 8 hours (5 with Bluetooth on).
Storage Space: 8GB onboard.
Additional Features: 3D gaming acceleration technology, optional grips.

RCA Viking Pro 10” 2-in-1 Tablet/Laptop

RCA Viking Pro 10 2 in 1 Tablet min: photo

Operating System: Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Size: 10”.
Resolution: 1280x800 (IPS).
CPU & RAM: Quad-Core 1.4GHZ MediaTek MT8127 ARM CPU; 1GB RAM.
Camera: 2MP front-facing camera; 2MP rear-facing camera (720p HD recording capability).
Battery Life: 8 hours (5 with Bluetooth on).
Storage Space: 32GB onboard.
Additional Features: Detachable full laptop keyboard.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7”

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7 min: photo

Operating System: Android 5.1 Lollipop.
Size: 10”.
Resolution: 1280x800 (IPS).
CPU & RAM: Quad-Core 1.3GHZ ARM CPU; 1.5GB RAM.
Camera: 2MP front-facing camera; 2MP rear-facing camera (720p HD recording capability).
Battery Life: 10 hours (7 with Bluetooth on).
Storage Space: 8GB onboard.
Additional Features: FM radio functionality.

Fire 7 Kids Edition 7”

Fire 7 Kids Edition 7 min: photo

Operating System: Android (Custom Fire, Kid-Friendly).
Size: 7”.
Resolution: 1024x600 (171 ppi).
CPU & RAM: Quad-Core 1.3GHZ ARM CPU; 1GB RAM.
Camera: VGA front-facing camera; 2MP rear-facing camera (720p HD recording capability).
Battery Life: 8 hours (5 with Bluetooth on).
Storage Space: 8GB onboard.
Additional Features: Integrated Alexa assistant, expandable SD memory slot.

Dragon Touch K8 Kids

Dragon Touch K8 Kids Tablet min: photo

Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Size: 8”.
Resolution: 1280x800 (171 ppi).
CPU & RAM: Quad-Core 1.3GHZ ARM CPU; 2GB RAM.
Camera: 2MP front-facing camera; 2MP rear-facing camera (720p HD recording capability).
Battery Life: 8 hours (5 with Bluetooth on).
Storage Space: 16GB onboard.
Additional Features: Pre-installed art package and kid-friendly game package. Attached, child-friendly stylus.

Dragon Touch Y88X Plus 7”

Dragon Touch Y88X Plus 7 Tablet min: photo

Operating System: Unspecified Android.
Size: 7”.
Resolution: 1024x600 (171 ppi).
CPU & RAM: Unspecified ARM CPU; 1GB RAM.
Camera: Unspecified front and rear-facing cameras.
Battery Life: 10hrs.
Storage Space: 8GB onboard.
Additional Features: Pre-installed art package and kid-friendly game package. Attached, child-friendly stylus.

Samsung Galaxy Tab E Lite Kids 7”

Samsung Galaxy Tab E Lite Kids 7 min: photo

Operating System: Android 4.4 KitKat.
Size: 7”.
Resolution: 1024x600 (171 ppi).
CPU & RAM: 1.3GHz ARM CPU; 1GB RAM.
Camera: Unspecified front and rear-facing cameras.
Battery Life: 12hrs.
Storage Space: 8GB onboard.
Additional Features: Decent parental controls.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

Samsung Galaxy Nopte 8.0 min: photo

Operating System: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
Size: 8”.
Resolution: 1024x600 (171 ppi).
CPU & RAM: 1.6GHz Exynos 4400 ARM CPU; 2GB RAM.
Camera: Unspecified front and rear-facing cameras.
Battery Life: 8hrs.
Storage Space: 16GB onboard.
Additional Features: Excellent art-minded stylus.

Conclusion

Most of these tablets work quite fine for their purposes, though honestly, in the case of an avid gamer or avid artist, opting for a more expensive, new model of a tablet from a reputable brand would probably be wise.

If you want an affordable tablet you’re willing to tolerate minor flaws in, then most of these would satisfy the needs associated with them.

Avoid unknown Chinese brands, and be wary of iRULU. Two of the tablets I mentioned failing on me were from this company, though a lot of reviewers these days do cite a lot of improvement.

Don’t just buy a tablet because the price is right, look for recognizable distributions of Android, and banded models of CPU as well!