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Top Cheap Tablets Under $200 for 2013 - 2014

Updated on January 9, 2014

The tablet marketplace is broken into two categories: Android and Apple.

Additional operating systems have a way of seeping through the cracks, but they never approach the same status as their much larger counterparts.

The fact that these tablets occupy such a large portion of the market share doesn’t mean much when you think about it.

It’s possible for you to find an affordable tablet without having to search too far.

You have to determine what you need in a tablet and then look for a tablet that fits that description.

You will find that most of the affordable tablets fit within the Android operating system.

Apple corners the market for their particular devices, so there are limited options regarding other tablets.

The tablets with the Android operating system are far more flexible than what you could from Apple.

The company responsible for producing the Android operating system has come up with several different variations of their trademark product in order for it to fit on a variety of different devices.

How to Evaluate a Tablet?

Evaluating a tablet on the basis of price poses a number of different challenges.

We all think that the most expensive tablet is also going to be the most useful.

The value of a tablet comes down to what you can personally do with the tablet.

If it doesn’t offer much in terms of functionality, you should search for another tablet.

You deserve to have the tablet that combines the best in features while also preventing you from having to spend too much money.

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Should you buy a tablet because of the brand?

Name recognition is a big thing that carries products from the moment they’re released.

Android doesn’t have the same name recognition as Apple because very few products have the Android name on them.

This relative obscurity hasn’t diminished the market share that the operating system currently.

The Android operating system has to go into a product with differing brand names.

Some of these brand names are major while the rest of them are unknown for the most part.

Sticking with a tablet from a brand name regardless of how many iterations have been released might lead to you being dissatisfied in the long run.

You have to look beyond the products that you have determined are your favorites.

Sometimes you will evaluate another set of products and find that they’re better than the ones you have stood by for so long.

Another brand could be producing something that turns your entire perception of what tablets can do on its head.

The Future of Tablets

The world of tablets has come so far in recent years and it looks like it’s only going to progress further in the years to come.

There are many different innovations that have yet to hit this part of the mobile device marketplace.

Since tablets have become so popular, companies have an eye towards innovation with this technology.

The industry has the potential to overtake the laptop and desktop computer markets.

The chances of that transition occurring now seem remote, but the future has bright things on the horizon for tablet computers.

5 stars for Samsung Galaxy Tab 3

Affordable Tablets Under $200

This Samsung Galaxy tablet is slightly held back by the fact that it doesn’t have as much built in storage or RAM as some of the other tablets on the market; however, it does have a 64GB of memory available through a microSD slot and 50GB of free Dropbox storage.

While it’s desirable to have your storage at somewhere other than on the device that you’re using, you have to consider what it will do for the convenience of using the device.

You will want to get your files without having to go online or attach something to your device.

There are a couple things that separate this tablet from the rest on the market today.

First, it comes preloaded with a 3-month free Hulu Plus membership, $10 Google Play credit, and 1 months of unlimited Boingo Wi-Fi access.

Next, the tablet has built-in capabilities similar to what you could get in a universal television remote.

This feature allows you to rig up your tablet to be able to control multiple devices in your home.

It’s something that’s unheard of in the world of tablets and should be included with all the other tablets.

When you’re tasked with purchasing a tablet that’s both high-functioning and affordable, you will have a problem tracking down a device that’s worth bringing home with you.

In the case of the Acer Iconia tablet, you’re getting a device that functions at a high level while also giving you everything you need in the tablet.

In terms of remarkable features, you aren’t going to find too much here, but that doesn’t matter in the case of this tablet.

Everyone has their preconceived notions about tablets and this information might dissuade them from wanting to count themselves among the tablet owners.

The problem that a lot of people have when they’re looking for the tablet that’s right for them is that they believe they have to go with something that’s either the most popular or most expensive.

Each of these different products has something unique to offer to the people who decide to purchase them.

We all think that there’s nothing good that will come from us buying an affordable tablet.

The feedback that’s present for this tablet should be an indication that you’re getting something good for the money that you have to shell out.

Your satisfaction in the product you have chosen makes all the difference.

It’s interesting to look at the product name for the Dragon Touch tablet when it’s listed on popular e-commerce websites.

All of the features are packed in before you ever have a chance to scroll down the product page.

Seeing everything a tablet has to offer right out of the gate might be desirable; however, in this case, it’s more distracting than anything else.

The comments from customers that bought this tablet show that’s unreliable and returning it to the manufacturer is challenging at best.

Buying this tablet is a low risk, high reward investment. It doesn’t seem like this tablet has a reputation to give you much hope that owning it will be rewarding.

The ASUS MeMOPad Tablet has two cameras on it, a best in its class 5MP autofocus rear camera with 100-picture continuous burst shooting and 1080P video recording.

Its 1.2MP front camera allows you to video chat without any disruptions whatsoever.

With ASUS SonicMaster technology, you have the ability to hear sounds better than ever before.

The built-in MyPainter, ASUS Studio, and SuperNoite Lite add an extra layer of functionality that’s sure to impress a broad section of users.

You might not be too impressed with the actual performance of the device, but you will find something that’s going to appeal to you.

The customer feedback is a little split between positive and negative comments with main complaint being that it’s an unreliable device.

Telling how people think about the Lenovo Ideatab Tablet is a challenge because feedback is literally across the board.

This device makes people happy for its overall ease of use, but it lets them down when it begins to become unreliable, which seems like it doesn’t take that long of a period of time.

These kinds of comments underscore the importance of buying an affordable tablet that has the potential to last for a long period of time.

Sometimes we’re all so eager to make our way into the tablet marketplace that we forget the reason why you needed to buy a tablet in the first place.

There’s a difference between saving money and having to buy a new tablet because the one you had just purchased decided to stop working shortly after you took it out of the box.

© 2013 James Richton

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      Jackson 3 years ago

      I have been looking for a cheap tablet lately. I have felt that they are selling tablets for too much. I think that $200 is the perfect price range for me. Thanks for the hub.