6 Best Tablets Under 200 Dollars in 2016 For Your Entertainment

For a couple of hundred bucks, your options in the tablet market are practically endless. You definitely won’t get an iPad in this budget but you will surely be able to get your hands on a state of the art Android or Windows tab, which is a great deal considering the fact that these two platforms are going to usurp the Targaryens i.e. Apple from its throne very soon.

When it comes to Tablets, Android and Windows are dominating the budget tablet market and taking on Apple head on. The features and user experience of these two platforms are in no way inferior to Apple’s premium products. In almost half the price of an iPad, you can get almost same specs and similar features to Apple.

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In this article I’m gonna suggest you the best options that you have in a budget of $200.

So without further delay, let us start our countdown of top tablets under 200 (Between $150 to $200):

#6) Lenovo Idea Tab A8-50 – Price: $157

Lenovo Idea Tab A8-50Specifications

  • OS: Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • Display: 8 inch
  • Resolution: 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Processor: 1.3 GHz quad core MediaTek MTK 8121 processor
  • RAM: 1 GB DDR2 RAM
  • Memory: 16 GB
  • Expandable Memory: Yes
  • Primary Camera: 5 MP
  • Secondary Camera: 2 MP
  • Battery Backup: 8 Hours (approx)

The Lenovo Idea Tab A8-50 is one of the most sophisticated tablets that you can get under a budget of 200 dollars. The tablet comes pre loaded with Android v4.2 Jelly Bean but can be upgraded to Kit Kat as soon as you connect it to Wi-Fi and sign up on Google Play.

The 8 inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels provide excellent readability and can be used for reading, editing docs surfing the web etc without straining the eyes. The processor and RAM ensure high performance so high end gaming and multitasking stays smooth and glitch free.

The device contains 16 GB of flash memory which can be expanded by a micro SD card as per the user’s memory needs. If that wasn’t enough the tab also has a 5 MP rear and 2 MP front camera for clicking stunning pictures and video chatting. The powerful battery of the device lasts for more than 8 hours so that you can roam hands free without a worry in the world.

This tab is definitely worth every penny spent on it.

#5) Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A20-K1AY – Price: $209

Acer Iconia TabSpecifications

  • OS: Android 4.4 Kit Kat
  • Display: 10.1 inch
  • Resolution: 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Processor: 1.3 GHz quad core Media Tek MTK 8127 processor
  • RAM: 1 GB DDR3 RAM
  • Memory: 16 GB
  • Expandable Memory: Yes
  • Primary Camera: 5 MP
  • Secondary Camera: 2 MP
  • Battery Backup: 9 Hours (approx)

Next in the list is Acer’s warrior, Iconia 10 incher which runs on Android v4.4 Kit Kat. The resolution of its 10.1 inch screen stands at 1280 x 800 pixels which is great for watching movies and playing games and it gets full support from its quad core processor and 1 GB RAM.

The device has an internal storage of 16 GB but if you feel that is not sufficient then you can expand it to 32 GB via a micro SD card.

The primary and secondary cameras are of 5 MP and 2 MP respectively which are ideal for clicking amazing snaps, selfies and video chatting. The connectivity features of the Tab include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB port and micro HDMI port.

Use this tab for work, for playing games, watching movies, surfing the web or practically anything. This device will never let you down.

#4) Insignia Tablet 8 NS-15MS0832 – Price: $158

Insignia Tablet 8Specifications

  • OS: Windows 8.1
  • Display: 8 inch
  • Resolution: 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Processor:1.33 GHz Intel Atom Processor
  • RAM: 1 GB DDR3 RAM
  • Memory: 32 GB
  • Expandable Memory: Yes
  • Primary Camera: 2 MP
  • Secondary Camera: 2 MP
  • Battery Backup: 5 Hours (approx)

For those of you who are in love with the interface and functionality of Windows. This is the one of the best options available to you. If you have all your data on Microsoft windows and you want all your devices to be in sync with each other than you should probably consider buying a Windows tablet only.

This particular Windows Tab comes with an 8 inch IPS display and a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. The performance is again unmatched due to Intel Atom processor being in its core along with a 1 GB DDR3 RAM.

The memory of 32 GB is decent enough to store all your data on the device but if you feel it is not sufficient then you can either expand it or use the free cloud storage of One Drive.

Both the primary and secondary cameras of the device are of 2 MP and are good enough for clicking decent pictures.

For those of you, who require a tab for office use, there is no other platform better than windows as it gives you a free subscription of Office 365. The connectivity features of this device include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, HDMI port and USB ports.

#3) HP Stream 8 – Price: $199

HP Stream 8Specifications

  • OS: Windows 8.1
  • Display: 8 inch
  • Resolution: 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Processor: Quad core Intel Atom Processor
  • RAM: 1 GB 533 MHz LPDDR2 SDRAM
  • Memory: 32 GB
  • Expandable Memory: Yes
  • Primary Camera: 5 MP
  • Secondary Camera: 2 MP
  • Battery Backup: 8 Hours (approx)

Another Windows warrior in the list with an 8 inch display and windows 8.1 as its interface. As I mentioned earlier, there is no other platform which is more office friendly than Windows 8.1 and this is a killer device for those who wish to buy a tablet for this purpose.

With office 365 personal and superb interface on your finger tips, this is the most complete tab ever. The quad core Intel Atom processor and 1 GB RAM delivers exceptionally brilliant performance and 32 GB of internal memory takes care of all your storage problems. Like Insignia, you can expand the memory and use One Drive if you feel 32 GB won’t be sufficient for your use.

The tab offers great battery backup and its cameras are perfect for clicking stunning images and for video chatting.

The highlight of this tab which makes it better than other Windows Tablets in this range is a micro SIM card slot. So if you don’t have access to Wi-Fi, you can still stay connected to web via 4G network.

#2) Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 – Price: $179

Kindle Fire HDX 7

Specifications

  • OS: Fire OS 4
  • Display: 7 inch
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1200 pixels
  • Processor: 2.2 GHz Quad core Processor
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Memory: 16/32/64 GB
  • Expandable Memory: free unlimited cloud storage for Amazon content
  • Primary Camera: –
  • Secondary Camera: HD camera @720p
  • Battery Backup: 11 Hours (approx)

Go beyond HD with Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7. The Kindle Fire HD 7 is the official tablet from Amazon which is nothing short of incredible. The tablet gives access to a variety of apps that covers a huge range of features. With the Fire HDX 7, you can enjoy millions of movies, TV shows, songs, books, social media apps, Android apps, games, document manager and much more

The device runs on Amazon’s Fire OS and has integration with millions of Android and Window apps and e-mail clients like outlook and Gmail, Even Whatsapp. The 7 inch HDX display has a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels which gives you the perfect viewing quality.

Performance is smooth as silk with the help of its 2.2 GHz quad core processor and 1 GB RAM and it comes in 3 variants in the context of memory.

Although there is no rear camera in this device but the device features a HD front camera which clicks pictures with enormous amount of detail and clarity. The battery backup at mix use turns out to be close to 11 hours. The device also features 4 G network support and calling features.

#1) Google Nexus 7 (2013) – Price: $179

Google Nexus 7

Specifications

  • OS: Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (Upgradable)
  • Display: 7 inch
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1200 pixels
  • Processor: 1.5 GHz quad core Qualcom Snapdragon S4 Pro processor
  • RAM: 2 GB DDR3 RAM
  • Memory: 16 GB/32 GB
  • Expandable Memory: No
  • Primary Camera: 5 MP
  • Secondary Camera: 1.2 MP
  • Battery Backup: 9 Hours (approx)

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Google’s flagship Nexus comes into tablets with Asus’s Nexus 7. This is one of the sleekest and most high performing Android tablets available in the market. It comes out of the box with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean but can be upgraded to the latest OS as soon as it finds a Wi-Fi network or a 4G network.

The 7 inch sharp HD display is perfect for working, watching movies and playing games. The Qualcom Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and 2 GB of DDR3 RAM takes care of all your performance issues without breaking a sweat and allows you to enjoy high end games and multitask without any glitch of any sorts.

The Nexus 7 comes in two variants of 16 GB and 32 GB but once you have it, you can’t expand the memory. The 5 MP rear and 1.2 MP front camera are ideal for all your imaging requirements and won’t click blurry or grained images. The device provides a battery backup of about 9 hours

When it comes to Android Tablets, there is hardly any brand in the world that can compete with the mighty Nexus.

Conclusion

So with this we come to the end of our countdown. Now that you have all the information you need, you can take a smart decision while buying a tablet.

As always, let me know if I missed out on any device, which is worthy enough to be in this list, in the comments section and don’t forget to share your experience with any of these great tablets under $200.