Best Budget Tablets for 2018

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  • $330 at Amazon
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    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 9 Performance
    Apple iPad (9.7-inch, 2018)

    There isn't much new about Apple’s newest entry-level iPad. But it’s a better value than ever.

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  • $80 at Adorama
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    • 8 Design
    • 8 Features
    • 8 Performance
    Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017)

    Except for some new color options, Amazon's 8-inch tablet hardware remains unchanged. But its price drop makes it an even better bargain.

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  • $145 at Amazon
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    CNET's Rating

    • 7 Design
    • 8 Features
    • 7 Performance
    Lenovo Tab 4 (10-inch)

    The 10-inch Lenovo Tab 4 is a good deal for binge-watching fans.

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  • $180 at Amazon Marketplace
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    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Design
    • 8 Features
    • 8 Performance
    Asus ZenPad Z8s

    The Asus ZenPad Z8s tablet is a small and stylish Verizon exclusive that costs considerably less than the iPad Mini 4.

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  • $50 at Amazon
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    CNET's Rating

    • 7 Design
    • 7 Features
    • 7 Performance
    Amazon Fire 7 (2017)

    Amazon's entry-level tablet received some modest updates, including a slightly thinner design, an extra hour of battery life and enhanced screen contrast.

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  • $397 at eBay
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    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Design
    • 7 Features
    • 8 Performance
    Asus ZenPad 3S 10
    This tablet is a fantastic portable video watcher

    The Asus Zen Pad 3S 10 is an affordable tablet with a sharp screen and slim design.

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