How to Enjoy a Feature-Rich Tablet on a Budget
Tablets aren’t just for kids although millions of parents let their tablets distract their infants and toddlers with music, videos, and interactive games.
Now, they offer features helping you do hundreds of chores. You can buy or sell on your tablet, processing cash and credit card transactions with the right apps. Chefs can read recipes, plan their shopping, and order their groceries for pick-up. Users can run full suites of office applications. Students can download textbooks at savings. And, more.
Your list of feature-rich tablets:
Statista.com predicts continued sales of tablets as laptops level out and desktops decline worldwide. These hot-selling items are priced for early holiday shopping, listed in alphabetical order:
- Amazon’s All-New Fire 7 Tablet is presented in several formats. You can order 16 GB or 32 GB for under $50 or up to $85.00 without special offers, perhaps the best tablet under $100. This 7th generation device began as the modest Kindle eReader, but in less than a decade, it provides a full-service tablet. You can opt for a 10-inch version and still come under $150, but the All-New Fire 7 comes with hands-free Alexa help. Alexa will navigate your news, music, videos, and web browsing. And, there are front and rear cameras and dual-band Wi-Fi.
- Apple’s iPad 9.7 (2018) has everything a high school student needs for around $250 depending on where you buy. Lightweight and durable, it features iOS technology with a front and rear camera. It’s not an Apple Pro, and it lacks the higher-priced Apple’s processing speed and speakers. But with good storage and vivid resolution, it’s a good value.
- Astro Tab A935 is an Android 6.0 Marshmallow system in a 9-inch chassis coming in under $50.00. The Quad-Core package comes with 1 GB RAM and 8 GB storage. The high definition screen displays a 1024 × 600 resolution for multitasking with apps from the Google Play Store. Extras include a micro USB Port, 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack, built-in speaker, microphone, Micro SD card slot, and Bluetooth®
- Samsung Galaxy 8-inch Tab S2 works on an Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS with fast performance and high-resolution at less than $200. A 10-hour battery charges its RAM 3 GB and expandable 32 GB storage and 2048 × 1536 crisp vivid picture. It’s every bit as innovative and useful as Samsung’s line of phones.
- YUNTAB’s 10.1 Allwinner A64 Processor a bargain under $75. With a mere 8 mm thin body, it boasts a 10.1-inch screen with 1280 × 800 screen resolution. The Allwinner A64 processor offers powerful speed for this 64-bit Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53 MPCoreTM. It supports 3D graphics and 4K video streaming with HDMI Cable. It depends on the Android 6.0 Lollipop OS for general office work, gaming, and movies. You can expand the 16 GB storage with a 32 GB SSD TF card. Built-in Wi-Fi, USB port, and energy saver are added bonuses. If you want an extra storage you can always use a portable storage on your computer.
For your convenience!
You want and need a tablet that fits your purpose. You don’t want to overload the tablet you want to entertain the kids. If you’re a student, you won’t need sophisticated programs for engineering or physics. So, budgeting makes good sense. CIO quotes IDC (International Data Corporation) as predicting continued success and growth for hybrid tablets (the ones with detachable keyboards), but at these prices, your purchase should follow your current need.