It was a tough year for any one tablet to truly stand out in the competition. Check out the best releases.
As one of its daily deals, B&H Photo-Video offers the Polsen iOS Audio Interface, model no. IAI-500, for $19.99 with free shipping. That's $20 off and the lowest total price we could find. It connects to your iOS device via its 1/8" input, allowing it to work with a variety of recording apps. It features an XLR microphone input, 1/4" instrument input, 1/8" headphone output, and adjustable microphone input level. Deal ends today.
As one of its daily deals, Expansys offers the Nokia N1 7.9" 32GB WiFi Android Tablet for $209.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $110. Features include an Intel Atom Z3580 2.33GHz quad-core processor, 7.9" 2048x1536 display, 2GB RAM, 32GB eMMC, 8-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front camera, 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, and Android 5.0 (Lollipop) with Nokia Z Launcher. Deal ends today.
Quick Ship Electronics via eBay offers the open-box Apple iPad Air 2 128GB WiFi Tablet in Space Gray, model no. MGTX2LL/A, for $499.99 with free shipping. That's tied with our June mention as the lowest total price we've seen for this 128GB model. (It's also $135 below the best price we could find for a new one.)
A 1-year Quick Ship Electronics warranty applies.
As one of its daily deals, A4C offers the refurbished 1.3-lb. Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime 10.1" 32GB Google Android Tablet in Gray, model no. TF201-B1-GR, for $99.95 with free shipping. That's $450 off list and tied with our refurb mention from two weeks ago as the lowest total price we've seen for this tablet. It features an NVIDIA Tegra 3 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 10.1" LED backlit 1280x800 touchscreen LCD, 1GB RAM, 32GB internal flash storage, 1.2-megapixel front camera and 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with flash, Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR, 802.11n wireless, and Google Android 3.2 Honeycomb (upgradeable to 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich). Deal ends today.
A 90-day A4C warranty applies.
As one of its daily deals, CowBoom offers the used, second-generation Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7" 8GB WiFi Tablet, model no. B00CU0NSCU, for $39.99 plus $5 for shipping. That's $94 under the lowest total price we could find for a new one. (For further comparison, we saw a refurb for $65 two weeks ago.) It features a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 7" 1280x800 IPS LCD, wifi, Dolby Digital Plus audio, Prime Instant Video, X-Ray for Music, X-Ray for Movies and TV, e-mail and calendar apps, and Fire OS 3.0 Mojito. Deal ends today.
Note that this model is in "fair" condition which may have some cosmetic imperfections; no warranty is included.
Best Buy via eBay offers the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 10" Android HD Multimode Tablet in Aluminum, model no. 59426277, for $229.99 with free shipping. That's $20 off list and the best price we could find, although we saw a similarly configured Yoga Tab 2 for $10 less in June. It features a battery cylinder and kickstand on the side, Intel Atom Z3475 1.33GHz quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB flash storage, 10" 1920x1200 IPS LCD, 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, 1.6-megapixel front-facing camera, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, 2-cell battery, and Android 4.4 OS (Kit Kat).
At participating Best Buy retail stores, trade in any working tablet to receive a $50 Best Buy Gift Card and $50 coupon for use toward a Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Android Tablet. That's the first trade-in offer we've seen for this tablet. Tablets must be undamaged and able to power on to be eligible for trade-in. Note that this promotion isn't available online. Deal ends September 26 and the coupon must be redeemed by October 3.
Best Buy via eBay offers the Asus MeMO Pad 8GB 7" Android Tablet in Black, model no. ME170C-8G-BK, for $53.99. Add it to your cart to bag free shipping. That's $16 under our June mention and the lowest total price we've seen. (It's also a current low by $26.) This tablet features an Intel Atom Z2520 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 7" 1024x600 touchscreen display, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage, 0.3-megapixel front camera, 2-megapixel back camera, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, microSD card reader, microUSB, and Google Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean).
CowBoom offers the used Microsoft Surface 2 64GB 10.6" WiFi Windows Tablet in Magnesium, model no. P4W-00001, for $189.99. Coupon code "Surface29315" cuts it to $139.99. With free shipping, that's $10 under our mention from last month and the lowest total price we've seen for this model. (It's also $80 under the lowest price we could find for a refurb and $179 less than the best deal for a new unit.) It features an NVIDIA Tegra 4 quad-core processor, 10.6" 1920x1080 (1080p) multi-touch LCD, 2GB RAM, 64GB internal flash storage, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0, 5-megapixel rear camera, 3.5-megapixel front-facing camera, microSD card slot, up to 10-hour battery life, and Windows RT 8.1 OS. Deal ends September 3.
Note: No warranty information is provided, and this item may have minor scratches and/or be missing accessories.