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.

Asus MeMo Pad 8

The Asus MeMo Pad 8 is an affordable slate with tons of features, but if performance is king, faster options can be had for only $30 more.

Price: $145.00 - $241.99 Check prices

3.5 stars Very 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: $169.00 - $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: $127.99 - $233.99 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good

Asus MeMo Pad FHD 10 tablet

The Asus Memo Pad FHD 10 is a well-priced large tablet that doesn't compromise on useful extras.

Price: $249.99 - $306.10 Check prices

3 stars Good

Asus Transformer Pad TF103C

With Asus' slickest user interface yet, included keyboard, and a competitive starting price, the small but chunky Transformer Pad TF103 is an attractively affordable tablet hybrid.

Price: $249.00 - $329.99 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: $99.00 - $99.99 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good
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