The ZenPad Z8S is a solid little LTE tablet with a fantastic screen, premium design and long-lasting battery life.
Despite its performance limitations, you'll be hard-pressed to find a better entry-level tablet than the 2017 Amazon Fire 7.
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.
While it's not fit for writing your next term paper on, the Asus ZenPad Z8 is our favorite budget Android tablet and is perfect for casual use.
It lacks the features and speed of a cutting-edge iPad, but the Mini 2 is still a solid tablet for basics, especially if you can buy it at a discount.
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.
None of these models have killer features, only killer pricing.
The $100 Amazon Fire Kids Edition tablet comes with a two-year guarantee.
The 7-inch Fire is the cheapest Amazon tablet ever, at $50 in the US and £50 in the UK. It will ship later in September.
The Epic will run its own educational apps, but also be able to side-load Android apps from the Amazon store.
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.
If you missed the boat the first time, AARP is offering a user-friendly tablet for tech novices.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The smooth performing and feature-filled Amazon Fire HD 6 is unrivaled in the bargain tablet category.
The LG G Pad 7.0 is a basic budget tablet that slightly outmatches its competition with a supremely comfortable build, modest software extras and bargain-basement pricing.