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Best Affordable Tablets

Best Affordable Tablets

by userJanuary 12, 2014

The affordable tablet market has grown very rapidly over the past couple of years. It is mostly ruled by tablets running Android software. These tablets have created opportunities for those who are unable to afford the iPad or other high end tablets and have also helped schools to provide students with the latest, technology at affordable prices.

In this post we will give you a roundup of the many budget tablets that we at Synapse News think are the best value for money:

5) Barnes and Noble Nook 9-inch Slate (OMAP 4470 1.5GHz Processor, Wi-Fi, Full HD 1080p)

The Nook HD tablet has great specifications for the reasonably low price. It comes with a 9 inch HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1280, perfect for reading books and surfing the web, as well as a 1.5GHZ dual core processor which is also suitable for gaming. There are also many great apps to download from the Barnes & Noble library. The speakers are also great on this tablet as it comes equipped with SRS TruMedia virtual surround sound, perfect for music and movies. The memory can also be expanded with the micro SD card slot (for up to 32GB). The only downsides are that it is an old tablet, released in 2012, and comes with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) which is old and makes this tablet slightly expensive when compared to newer tablets.

Nook HD

4) Apple iPad mini with Retina display 16GB 16 GB 512 MB 7.9 -inch LCD

If you are looking for the latest iPad at a budget price then this is probably the best option. It is available in a Space Grey or Silver colour. It comes with some great features such as a beautiful 7.9-inch Retina Display and includes a Facetime HD and an iSight camera, perfect for taking stunning images and video calls.  The iPad  gives 2x faster Wi-Fi performance and the A7 chip also makes it more powerful and power efficient, giving upto 10 hours of battery life. The iPad mini is light in weight and very thin making it more portable and easier to use than some other tablets in the market. However, the price is much higher than other tablets with nearly similar specifications making it less interesting and expensive.

iPad mini with retina display

3) Google Nexus 7 7-inch Tablet (2GB RAM, 16GB eMMC)

This Nexus 7 tablet is also very impressive. With up to 9 hours of HD video playback and 10 hours of web browsing or e-reading, this is definitely perfect for those who use their tablet throughout the day. It comes with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and 2GB of RAM and high-performance rendering,which ensures 3D graphics are smooth and enjoyable. The tablet also feature a stunning screen which features a 1920 x 1200  HD display and scratch resistant Corning glass. The downside here being the lack of SD card slot.

Nexus 7 2013

2) Kindle Fire HDX 7″, HDX Display, Wi-Fi, 16 GB – Includes Special Offers

The Kindle Fire HDX is powered by a 2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor for super-fast gaming and smoother multi tasking, aided by the 2 GB of RAM. The Kindle Fire HDX includes a 11 hour battery life  perfect for reading, web surfing over Wi-Fi and playing videos and music. It is perfect for multimedia usage as it comes with a screen of 1920 x 1200 resolution and Dolby Audio. It is also equipped with the Mayday service. By tapping the Mayday button the user is connected to an Amazon expert who can give advice and general help regarding the tablet. It is available 24×7, 365 days a year, for free. 

Kindle Fire HDX

1 ) Tesco Hudl (16GB Wi-Fi available at Tesco for £119.00)

Available in 5 different colours (Black, Blue, Purple and Red) it comes with great specifications for a budget tablet. The tablet has proved very popular because Tesco have sold 400000 units since September 2013. Equipped with a 1.5GHz quad-core processor and  Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with access to the Google Play store, we are sure you won’t get bored with what this device has to offer. The device also comes with 16GB storage (expandable up to 48GB via Micro-SD card), a Micro-HDMI Port and great LCD screen of 1440 x 900 resolution.


Final Word

There are a number of budget tablets which are great but different tablets are suited for different people. If you are on a moderate budget then then the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX is definitely  one of the best options but if you are on a tight budget and want all-round great performance and features, without digging deep into your pocket, then the Tesco Hudl is definitely the best choice!

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