Best budget tablets of 2014


Sometimes "the best" just isn't in the budget. We've collected our favorites of the tablets priced substantially less than the iPad and its high-end competition. For parents, if your kid is obsessed with getting an iPad, be sure to consider the Apple iPad Mini. It's currently the cheapest way to enter the iPad world.

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Amazon Kindle Fire HD (2013)

The 2013 Kindle Fire HD works perfectly as an e-reader with a few extra tablet features, but users looking to take full advantage of Amazon's ecosystem should pay more for the Fire HDX.

Price: $119.99 - $139.99 Check prices

3 stars Good

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7

Armed with a powerful processor and Amazon's exhaustive content library, the Kindle Fire HDX delivers incredible value for its price, especially for Amazon Prime members.

Price: $184.00 - $229.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Evga Tegra Note 7

Though its design and features can't compare with the Galaxy Note 8, the EVGA Tegra Note 7 delivers a solid stylus experience for almost half the price.

Price: $179.99 - $228.29 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good
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