Small (7-7.9 inches) Tablets

Amazon Fire Kids Edition
EDITORS' TAKE

Amazon Fire Kids Edition ( pink)

The $100 Amazon Fire Kids Edition tablet comes with a two-year guarantee.

Apple iPad Mini 4
REVIEW

Apple iPad Mini 4 ( space gray, 16GB)

The iPad Mini 4 makes the most of iOS 9 and has a number of welcome upgrades, but its high price will have some skipping straight up to larger iPad Air models.

4 stars Editors' rating on November 5, 2015
Amazon Fire
REVIEW

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.

3 stars Editors' rating on October 3, 2015
1 star User rating out of 1 vote
LeapFrog Epic
EDITORS' TAKE

LeapFrog Epic

The Epic will run its own educational apps, but also be able to side-load Android apps from the Amazon store.

Asus MeMO Pad 7 LTE
REVIEW

Asus MeMO Pad 7 LTE

Though its build quality feels dated, the Asus Memo Pad 7 LTE provides a cheap no-frills Android experience with the perk of speedy Internet access on the go.

3 stars Editors' rating on May 19, 2015
0 stars User rating out of 1 vote
AARP RealPad
EDITORS' TAKE

AARP RealPad

If you missed the boat the first time, AARP is offering a user-friendly tablet for tech novices.

HP Pro Slate 8
EDITORS' TAKE

HP Pro Slate 8

Not to be confused with the earlier HP Slate Pro 8, this Android-powered enterprise tablet comes packing a high-resolution display, metal body and ultrasound stylus.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4
REVIEW

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 ( white, 7-inch)

The $180 Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 is a fine choice for a budget tablet, but it's ultimately bested by great older devices, and new slates that are cheaper still.

3 stars Editors' rating on November 12, 2014
4.5 stars User rating out of 2 votes
Amazon Fire HD 7
REVIEW

Amazon Fire HD 7 ( magenta, 8GB)

For an inexpensive tablet, the Fire HD 7 satisfies with a practical, family-friendly operating system, but those interested in a 7-inch tablet can find models with better build quality in the same price range.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on October 22, 2014
Apple iPad Mini 3
REVIEW

Apple iPad Mini 3

One of 2013's best, the iPad Mini 3 is still a compelling choice despite the lack of upgrades. However, the nearly identical and significantly cheaper iPad Mini 2 is a smarter buy.

4 stars Editors' rating on October 16, 2014
3.5 stars User rating out of 2 votes