A few years ago everyone believed that tablets computers were destined to take over smartphones and laptops in popularity. Theoretically, these suspicions should have stood, as a tablet computer is seen as a middle option of a larger laptop computer and a smaller smartphone, adopting the touch-enabled screen of a mobile device and larger display from a laptop it seemed believable at the time, but facts proved these suspicions to be untrue. Even though the popularity of tablet computers did not reach the summit as expected, tablets are not abandoned by users.
The pricing on tablets varies based on their specifications, features, and supports, here on this listing is brought to you a collection of the most popular budget tablets you can buy for under than $100.
To make it easier for you to read this listing splits the devices based on their sizes
- 1 The best 7-inch budget tablets you can buy for under $100
- 2 The best 8-inch budget tablets you can buy for under $100
- 3 Lenovo Tab2 A8 with 16GB of storage, dual cameras, Android 5.0, and 8-hour battery life
- 4 The best 9-inch budget tablets you can buy for under $100
The best 7-inch budget tablets you can buy for under $100
Lenovo Tab 2 A7 Android tablet with 16GB storage
The Lenovo Tab 2 A7-20 tablet models are probably the best tablets you can order for a tight price of only $79.99. The 7-inch Lenovo Tab 2 A7-20 comes with a moderate touch-enabled display with 1024 x 600 pixels, a 2MP rear-facing fixed-focus camera and a 0.3MP front-facing webcam. It runs on the MediaTek MTK8127 processor with four Cortex-A7 CPU cores clocked at 1.3GHz backed by 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage (supports microSD up to 32GB if you need some more memory), and runs the Android 4.4 KitKat OS version.
Some connectivity features do highlight its specs and over-justify its tight pricing, the front-facing Dolby Audio speaker offers better sound quality than speakers on any other budget tablet, support of the Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and Accelerometer are the main connectivity supports on this device.
Tab 2 A7 gets powered by a large Li-Po battery with a capacity of 3,450 mAh, measures dimensions of 4.7″ x 0.4″ x 7.8″ and weighs 0.6 lbs.
Amazon Fire Kids Edition with kid-proof casing and 16GB storage
Amazon Fire Kids Edition is not rolled out anytime soon but the company keeps on upgrading it regularly because of its high requests. The Fire Kids is the best tablet for youngsters, and for only $99.99 your kid receives a 7-inch professional tablet with 16GB of storage (there’s also a Fire Kids version with 8GB of storage available for $79.99) and a special offer of one-year subscription of Amazon FreeTime to have free access to over than 10,000 kid-friendly books, movies, TV shows, educational apps, and games.
The Fire Kids Edition has a 7-inch touchscreen display with 1024 x 600 pixels resolution, sports a 2MP VGA rear-facing camera, runs on a 1.3GHZ quad-core processor backed by 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage (supporting microSD up to 128GB), and it comes with a pre-installed operating system.
This personalized tablet for children above 3-year of age supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, it has GPS and allows children to customize their profile and scroll only on appropriate content for their age from the Amazon’s FreeTime.
And most importantly, parent’s should not bother themselves if their kid breaks the device because if they do Amazon is eligible to replace it, the 2-year warranty promises that.
Amazon Fire tablet with 16GB of storage
The Amazon Fire with 16GB of storage is the best tablet you can buy for a tight price of only $69.99. It comes sporting a 7-inch touchscreen 1024 x 600p display, 1GB of RAM, 16GB (The 8GB of storage Amazon Fire costs only $49.99) of internal memory supporting expansion by up to 128GB via microSD, a VGA front-facing camera, a 2MP rear-facing unit capable of shooting HD videos, runs on Fire OS 5 “Bellini”, and sells with a subscription on Amazon to allow you free access to millions of movies, TV series, books, games, applications, and songs.
The Fire tablet supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, has a 90-day warranty, and is specially designed to allow you read Ebooks without radiating blue light which is one of the major reasons for causing insomnia.
- Digiland Dl701q with 8GB storage, Android 4.4 KitKat, VGA webcam priced at $49.99
- NeuTab N7S Pro with 1GB of RAM, 8GB storage, Android 5.1 Lollipop, dual cameras, one-year warranty sells for $49.99
- Dragon Touch Y88X Plus with 8GB storage, dual cameras, Android 4.4 KitKat, 3D game support, priced at $49.99
- UnisCom MZ82 with 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, 1.3MP webcam available for $49.99 (surely the cheapest tablet with 16GB built-in storage).
- Tagital T7X with 4GB storage, Android 4.4.2 KitKat, dual cameras, sells for only $39.99
The best 8-inch budget tablets you can buy for under $100
Chuwi Hi8 with 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, runs on Windows 10 and Android 4.4 KitKat
The Chuwi Hi8 is the best tablet you can buy for that price, it comes sporting an 8-inch MagicColor display panel with 1920 x 1200 pixels resolution, runs on the 2.16GHz quad-core 64-bit Intel Atom z3736f processor backed by 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, supporting microSD up to 64GB of memory. The specialty of this tablet is that it runs the Windows 10 and Android 4.4 KitKat OS’s, sports a 2MP rear camera and a 0.3MP front-facing webcam, supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3D games and gets powered by a relatively large, 4,000 mAh battery. Chuwi Hi8 offers good-standing features for the tight pricing of only $99.99.
Lenovo Tab2 A8 with 16GB of storage, dual cameras, Android 5.0, and 8-hour battery life
Lenovo’s Tab2 A8 is a budget-friendly tablet priced at $99.99, it sports an 8-inch display panel with 1280 x 800 pixels resolution, runs on the MediaTek MTK8161 processor with four Cortex-A7 CPU cores, has one GB of RAM, 16GB of flash memory, is upgraded to the Android 5.0 Lollipop OS, and has a 5MP rear camera and a 2MP webcam on the front.
The connectivity supports consist on the Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and G-sensor. It gets powered by a 4,290 mAh battery that can keep the device on for up to eight hours in active use.
Dragon Touch M8 2016 Edition with 16GB storage, Android 5.0 Lollipop, and dual camera
The Dragon Touch M8 is another 8-incher with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of storage tablet that comes available for the very tight pricing of only $79.99. It runs on the quad-core MediaTek MTK8127 processor, is upgraded to the Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system, sports a 2MP rear camera and a VGA front-facing webcam, supports Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, GPS, and G-sensor.
- Asus MeMO Pad 8 with 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, dual camera, Android 4.4 KitKat priced at $84
- Dell Venue 8 Pro 3000 series tablet with 1GB of RAM, 32Gb of storage, Windows OS, priced at $84.99
- Toshiba Encore 2 WT8-B32CN with 16GB storage, Android 5.1 Lollipop priced at $59.99
- Toshiba Encore 2 WT8-B32CN 32GB tablet with 5MP webcam priced at $93.99
- HP 8 G2-1411 with 16GB storage and 2MP camera priced at $72.95
The best 9-inch budget tablets you can buy for under $100
Sanei G903 with SIM card support, 16GB storage, and dual camera
The Sanei G903 is a 2016 Edition of an entry-level 9-inch tablet, it boasts a display screen resolution of 1024 x 800 pixels, sports dual 2MP cameras, runs on a quad-core processor with one GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable internal storage, comes upgraded to the Android 4.4.2 KitKat version of the Google OS, and supports SIM card where only GSM network is supported.
Its SIM card support kinda highlights its technical specifications, but its connectivity supports go beyond that, it supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS. This relatively large tablet is available for the affordable pricing of only $79.99.
Barnes & Noble Nook HD+ 16GB tablet running Android 4.0 KitKat
Barnes & Noble Nook HD+ is a 9-inch tablet coming from 2012 but it comes in wealthy specs and is available now (used) for only $70 (it debuted with the price tag of $260). Its large screen measures a touch-enabled display with a resolution of 1920 x 1280 pixels, runs the dual-core TI OMAP4470 chipset backed by Android 4.0 KitKat, one GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable storage and supports Wi-Fi connection. Its battery is enough powerful to keep the device on for up to 9-hour of video playback use.
Visual Land Prestige Elite A9QL with Android 5.0 Lollipop and 16GB of storage
This 9-inch tablet runs on a quad-core processor with 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and it operates the Android 5.0 Lollipop. The tablet is convertible to a laptop as it supports syncing to a physical keyboard ( ships with it), its storage can be expanded by up to 32GB via microSD, has a 2MP rear camera, a VGA front-facing webcam, supports Wi-Fi and is priced at only $89.99.
Surely isn’t the 2-in-1 tablet that will substitute your laptop, but it is a great deal for a tiny price.
- iRULU eXpro X1a with 8GB of storage, Android 4.4 KitKat, and dual camera priced at $57.99
- KingPad K90 with 8GB storage, Android 4.4.4 KitKat, and dual camera priced at $59.99
- Astro Tab A935 with 8GB storage, dual camera, and Android 5.1 Lollipop priced at $59.95
- Tagital T9X with 8GB storage, Android 4.4 KitKat, and dual camera priced at $59.99
- Kocaso MX9200 with 8GB storage, Android 4.4 KitKat, and dual camera priced at $56.99