Unless you're absolutely in love with the iPad Mini 4's smaller size, opt for the faster, larger, identically priced, and still pretty portable iPad Air 2.
The very basic Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition tablet has great software for kids and parents, but the slightly more expensive 8-inch version is a better all-around pick.
The RCA Voyager III is a barebones tablet at a great price, however the Amazon Fire is still the best tablet in this price range.
Despite its performance limitations, you'll be hard-pressed to find a better entry-level tablet than the 2017 Amazon Fire 7.
The ZenPad Z8S is a solid little LTE tablet with a fantastic screen, premium design and long-lasting battery life.
The Amazon Fire is a fine tablet for casual use, but it's not a good tablet, it's just good for the price.
If you're on tightest of budgets, the Acer Iconia One 7 will meet your needs for very casual use, but don't expect more than that.
The competitively priced slate offers minor upgrades to last year's model and comes in red or dark grey.
The Acer Iconia A1-810 goes low on price, but the Google Nexus 7 costs about the same and is still the tablet to get with its sharper screen and more comfortable build.
With more storage and a growing app store, the Nook Tablet is a worthy--albeit slightly more expensive--competitor to the Kindle Fire.
None of these models have killer features, only killer pricing.
The 6- and 7-inch pair of tablets are a cheap alternative to toy-like kids tablets.
The A730's screen and camera are nice, but its mediocre performance and lack of Wi-Fi make it hard to justify the price.
HP iPaq Pocket PC H4155
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.
If you missed the boat the first time, AARP is offering a user-friendly tablet for tech novices.
While it doesn't offer much to distinguish itself from other Android tablets, the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook is a decent 7-inch tablet at an affordable price.
The smooth performing and feature-filled Amazon Fire HD 6 is unrivaled in the bargain tablet category.