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, A4C offers the refurbished Acer Iconia A200-10G16U 10.1" 16GB Android Tablet in Titanium Gray, model no. XE.H8QPN.001, for $104.95 with free shipping. That's tied with our mention from last week as one of the least expensive name-brand 10" Android tablets we've seen. (Most stores charge $190 or more for a refurb.) This 1.5-lb. tablet features an NVIDIA Tegra 2 1GHz dual-core processor, 10.1" 1280x800 touchscreen LCD, 1GB RAM, 16GB flash storage, 802.11n wireless, USB, microUSB, Bluetooth 2.1+ EDR, microSD card slot, front-facing camera, and Google Android 3.2 OS (Honeycomb). Deal ends today.
Note: A 90-day A4C warranty applies.
Target offers the Apple iPad Air 2 16GB WiFi Tablet in Silver (pictured), model no. MGLW2LL/A, or Gold, model no. MH0W2LL/A, bundled with a $140 Target Gift Card, for $499
with free shipping. Assuming you'll use the gift card, that's $40 under our mention from six days ago and the lowest total price we've seen for this tablet. (It's a current low by $41.) This 1-lb. tablet is 0.24" thick and features a 9.7" 2048x1536 Retina display, Apple A8X 64-bit processor, M8 motion coprocessor, 8-megapixel iSight camera, 802.11ac wireless with MIMO, Bluetooth 4.0, fingerprint identity sensor, Lightning connector, up to a 10-hour battery life, and iOS 8. Deal ends November 29.
Update: They're now sold out online, but available in stores for the above price. (Click "Find in Store" to check for stock in your area.)
$100 off Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1" 16GB Android tablet at Best Buy
$50 off Asus Transformer Pad 10.1" 16GB Android tablet w/ keyboard dock at Best Buy
Office Depot offers the HP Stream 7 32GB 7" Windows 8 Tablet in Black Licorice, model no. K4F52UA#ABA, for $79.99 with free shipping. That's tied with last month's mention and the lowest total price we could find by $20. Features include an Intel Atom Z3735G 1.8GHz Bay Trail quad-core processor, 7" 1280x800 touchscreen, 1GB RAM, 32GB eMMC, 802.11n wireless, 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera, 2-megapixel rear-facing camera, and Windows 8.1. Deal ends November 29.
Adorama offers the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 16GB 10.1" Android Tablet in Black, model no. SM-T520NZKAXAR, for $319.99. This $40 mail-in rebate cuts it to $279.99. With free shipping, that's $100 under our May mention (which included a $25 Google Play credit) and the best price we've seen. (It's also a current low by $99.) It features an Exynos 5 8-core processor (consisting of one 1.9GHz quad-core processor and one 1.3GHz quad-core processor), 10.1" 2560x1600 touchscreen LCD, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, 802.11n wireless, 8-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front camera, microSD card slot, Bluetooth 4.0, and Android 4.4 OS (KitKat). Deal ends December 1.
BuyDig offers the Klipsch X4i In-Ear Headphones, model no. 1015882, for $79.95 with free shipping. That's $13 under our mention from five days ago, the lowest total price we've seen, and a current low by $10. They feature balanced armature drivers, a frequency response range of 10Hz to 16kHz, and in-line music and voice controls compatible with select Apple products.
Adorama offers the ASUS Transformer Book T100TA 10.1" 64GB LED-Backlit Windows 8 Tablet, model no. T100TA-C1-GR, for $259.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $99, although it was $10 less in August. It features an Intel Atom Z3740 1.33GHz quad-core processor, 10.1" 1366x768 IPS multi-touch LED-backlit LCD, 2GB RAM, 64GB internal flash storage, 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera, Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11n wireless, SD card slot, GPS, and Windows 8.1.