The Best Tablets Under $200 (2013)

So you’ve seen our list of best tablets under $300 but you feel you could still save more money. If that’s the case then we go a hundred bucks lower! Here we will list five of the best tablets that you could purchase for $200 and below. And since we have included the Kindle Fire HD and the Nexus 7 (both at $199) on that other list, they will be not be found here. Instead you will find some very affordable tablets that are just clicks away.

Update: Check out the best tablets under $200 for 2014

OK, the ones presented below are not really the best tablet you can get for 200 bucks. They are the most viable options, though, if you don’t like any of these:

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Nexus 7

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Kindle Fire HD

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0

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Lenovo A217

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BlackBerry Playbook

Coby Kyros MID7042

MID7042_HRCoby is known for making good tablets at very affordable prices. At only $160, the 7-inch Kyros MID7042-4 is one of the cheapest Android 4.0 tablet available. You can surf the web, watch videos or play your favorite Android games with it. The Kyros’ storage is only 4 GB but you can always expand it to 32 GB via microSD card or a USB Flash drive.
 
 
 

Specs:

OS Android 4.0 ICS
CPU/RAM 1 GHz Cortex A8/1GB
Display 7" 800×480 Capacitive
Storage 4GB w/ microSD slot
Camera 0.3MP front
Battery Life 4-5 hours

 

Where to Buy:

Coby Kyros 7-Inch Android 4.0 4 GB 16:9 Capacitive Multi-Touchscreen Widescreen Internet Tablet with Built-In Camera, Black MID7042-4

Price: $159.99

3.2 out of 5 stars (279 customer reviews)

Other offers: 5 used & new available from $90.98

 

Le Pan I TC

le-pan-i-tcLe Pan I maybe has the oldest software version in this list (it runs Android 2.2 Froyo), but its hardware is decent enough to match with newer tablets. It actually has the same amount of memory as the iPad Mini and their processors have the same clock speed. Even the familiar 9.7” screen size of iPads is also brought in by the Le Pan I although it only has a resolution of 1024 x 768. The Le Pan I TC is fast; it boots up under 30 seconds, screen transitions are smooth and apps load quickly – the result of having an older operating system on a slightly modern machine. Overall, the Le Pan I TC is a good choice if your looking for your first Android tablet.
 
 
 

Specs:

OS Android 2.2 Froyo
CPU/RAM 1 GHz Cortex A8/512MB
Display 9.7" 1024×768 Capacitive
Storage 4GB w/ microSD slot
Camera 2MP front
Battery Life 6-7 hours

 

Where to Buy:

Le Pan I TC 970 9.7-Inch Android Tablet

Price: $200.00

3.5 out of 5 stars (974 customer reviews)

Other offers: 3 used & new available from $200.00

 



Archos Arnova 9 G2

archos-arnova-9-g2The 9.7” Archos Arnova is an Android tablet with a 4:3 ratio screen and a fast Cortex A8 processor. This tablet supports full HD video playback and can last 6+ hours. The Arnova runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread of which a large percentage of apps in the Google Play Store are made for. Besides the official Android apps, Archos also offers AppsLib, their own repository of slideshow and spreadsheet editors. This plus a responsive screen and good performance makes the Arnova 9 G2 suitable as a tablet for work. The Archos is quite heavy at 630g but that’s maybe because of its the extra USB and microSD ports which allows you to extend the storage beyond 4GB.
 

Specs:

OS Android 2.3 Gingerbread
CPU/RAM 1 GHz Cortex A8/512MB
Display 9.7" 1024×768 Capacitive
Storage 8GB w/ microSD slot
Camera 0.3MP front
Battery Life 6-7 hours

 

Where to Buy:

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Vizio VTAB1008

vizio-vtab-1008The Vizio VTAB1008 is more of a multimedia entertainment tablet than anything else. Not only does it feature an 8” 1024 x 768 display, it also comes with a unique three-speaker stereo system. This special system allows the tablet to transfer sound to two of the three strategically placed speakers, maintaining stereo sound no matter what the tablet’s orientation is. The Vizio VTAB1008 can also act as an IR remote control for your appliances at home. The tablet only has 2 GB of usable internal memory but you can expand it via microSD card. But probably the greatest strength of this tablet is its battery life of up to 10 hours.
 
 

Specs:

OS Android 2.3 Gingerbread
CPU/RAM 1 GHz Cortex A8/512MB
Display 8" 1024×768 Capacitive
Storage 4GB w/ microSD slot
Camera 2MP front
Battery Life 10 hours

 

Where to Buy:

VIZIO 8-Inch Tablet with WiFi – VTAB1008

Price: $132.59

3.3 out of 5 stars (401 customer reviews)

Other offers: 47 used & new available from $74.90

 



 

iRulu Jelly Bean Tablet

ainol-novo-7-crystalIf you want the latest Android version (Jelly Bean) but can’t acquire a Nexus 7 then you might consider this tablet from iRulu. This Android tablet sports a fast dual-core processor (1.5 GHz), high resolution screen (1024 x 600 px) and two options for internet: through Wi-Fi or through an external 3G dongle. The iRulu 7″ Android tablet can run full HD 1080p videos in AVI/MOV/MP4/RMVB/FLV/MKV formats. Like the others, this tablet’s storage can be extended beyond the built-in 8GB through microSD cards.
 

Specs:

OS Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
CPU/RAM 1.6 GHz Cortex A8/1GB
Display 7" 800×480 Capacitive
Storage 8GB w/ microSD slot
Camera 0.3MP front
Battery Life 2-3 hours

 
 
 

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More cheap tablets can be found on these posts:
Best Tablets Under $300
Best Cheap Android Tablets

Comments

  1. jeremy2013 says

    This is great! With just $200 dollars, i can have my own tablet! I bought a kindlefire tablet for myself last christmas. It’s very cheap and its very durable! These best tablets under $200 will surely help those who are in a tight budget !

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