10 Best Tablets for under $300.00 as of 2014

Published: March 31, 2014

Tablet computers can really be a great tool but considering that most of us just use them to browse the internet, check email, and read ebooks I dont think it is necessary to spend a lot of money on them. Here is a list of tablets that will do the job for a smallish investment.

  1. Nexus 7 (The version fro 2012)

    They go for about $180 and are very good for reading and surfing web. They are still being updated and will do most jobs well.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nexus_7_(2012_version)

  2. HP Touchpad (2011)

    I suggest this only if you can find one under a $100.00 and it had android from cyanogen on it. The original webOS just doesnt have enough apps and spport really is great. It becomes very functional once android is loaded. There are no 10 other 10 inch tablets for $100.00.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HP_TouchPad

  3. Nexus 7 (2013)

    Good size at 7 inches and able to get the job done and like it 2012 sibling will get updates. They are currently  about $229.

  4. Dell Venue 8 Pro 32GB

    The Dell Venue Pro 32GB is a dream. It runs Windows 8 just like the latest laptops has a quadcore processor and has Office. You can work and play on this device. Currently about $249.

    http://www.dell.com/us/p/dell-venue-8-pro/pd?oc=fncwv8p01h&model_id=dell-venue-8-pro229

  5. Dell Venue 8 Pro 64GB

    I know they cost about $299.99 technically that is under $300 if only by a penny. But plenty of space for music, cat videos, and alll those midterms. http://www.dell.com/us/p/dell-venue-8-pro/pd?oc=fncwv8p02&model_id=dell-venue-8-pro

  6. Lenovo Miix 2 8 32GB

    Current can be found for $249. The screen is 8 inches and the battery can last for about 9 hrs. I think it is pretty good deal.

    http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/Lenovo-Miix-2-8-Touchscreen-Tablet---32GB/productID.288025800

  7. HP Slate 7

    Currently cost about 149.99. This tablet will not blow you away with its specs or performance but the price is good and it works good enough. Dont expect many updates. HP is not known for updates. http://www.shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-office/-/products/Tablets/Tablets

  8. HP Slate 10

    It is a 10 inches tablet for $299.99 they are very few and far between. It does have Beats audio for what it is worth. And for those that dont like the smaller screens it is a cromulent device.

    http://www.shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-office/-/products/Tablets/Slate/F4C52UA;pgid=A8dg.jysql5SRpa2Enk0wm240000CdqvHZ3N;sid=dsjJwxWgp9vUw0aZGRKeQ8yv8USDApIsPAkPJFnd8USDApshAhl_p0X8?HP-Slate10-HD

  9. Ipad 2 16GB

    These are older tablets but I did not want to seem like I was a hater of Apple products. It is just hard to find them under $300 and be the latest version. They cost about 299.99 but are rare to find for sale unless you look on ebay or sometihng. The screen is 9.7 inches. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPad_2

  10. ipad mini 16GB

    It is a great device. They cost about 299.99 but that is usually a sale price. The screen is 7.9 inches. Apple has them refurbished for 249.99 as well. I know I cheated but prices change all the time. It really has a great screen and apple app is very good.

There are many options for tablets in the marketplace. I just gave you a few examples. There are many cheaper and many more expensive. I think these few balabnce performance and price.