Tablets:

Best budget tablets of 2016

Updated

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.

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 3 (8-inch)

The Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 is the tablet to get if your needs are simple and your budget is low.

Price: $159.99 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good

Amazon Fire

The Amazon Fire is a fine tablet for casual use, but it's not a good tablet, it's just good for the price.

Price: $39.99 - $59.95 Check prices

3 stars Good

Amazon Fire HD 8

Amazon Fire HD 8 is an affordable way for the whole family to take advantage of all the Prime media library perks that come with the cost of membership.

Price: $149.99 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good

Samsung Galaxy Tab A (8-inch)

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A is a simple tablet worth picking up for its low price, and its valuable extras sweeten the deal even more.

Price: $174.99 - $319.99 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good

Amazon Fire HD 6

The smooth performing and feature-filled Amazon Fire HD 6 is unrivaled in the bargain tablet category.

Price: $99.99 - $109.95 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good
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