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Top 10 Best Budget Tablets Under $300

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  1. Carl Childers says:

    Hey! I am in the market for something like the Surface Pro but not the price of a surface pro. Here is the deal…my daughter uses the Pro at her school…its theirs…she wants one for home to do “homework” (Translation: games, video, and she does like to draw and do art with the stylus…she also likes the 3D painting AP via Windows 10)…so…she keeps asking for one. I cannot see spending the Surface Pro money for a 9 year old…however…I would like to know what you consider the best bang for the buck is “around $300″…it will be connected WIFI and rarely leave the house so I don’t see that the weight matters much…I also dont want to buy a hunk of junk…thanks a ton for your input and I appreciate the article…I read it 3 times and still sitting here what to do…ha ha.

    1. Mike says:

      Hello Carl,
      I think the ASUS Transformer Mini will be the perfect here in your case as the stylus and keyboard come within the package so that your daughter can start drawing right out of the box. It might not be as powerful as the Surface Pro 4 in terms of performance but an Intel Atom Quad-Core Processor under the hood gets the work done. The 64GB internal storage should be fine for your daughter as she uses it for homework and drawing stuff, however, if you feel that 64GB isn’t enough then there is also a 128GB variant which goes above $300.

  2. Ami T. H. says:

    Hi Mike,
    I’m a Masters student and I sit in front of the laptop all day long, which is heavy and not easy to read/highlight from. I download and read A LOT of PDF files and need to use Microsoft Word/Powerpoint/Excel programs very frequently.
    So i’m looking for a big screen and below 300 USD, what would you suggest best? Thanks a lot.


    1. Ami T. H. says:

      And just wanted to say Thank you for this very much useful article.

    2. Mike says:

      Hello Amira,
      The best I could recommend for your requirements under $300 is ASUS Transformer Mini 10.1″ which is a laptop/tablet hybrid. It has 10.1″ IPS screen on the front which has resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. Under the hood, it is equipped with an Intel Atom Quad-Core Processor and 4GB RAM which will drive enough power for your use. Moreover, the keyboard and stylus come included within the package which together weighs around 1.8 pounds, making it one of the best portable laptop/tablet hybrids for productive users.

      1. Ami T. H. says:

        Thanks a lot Mike!

  3. Angie says:

    Hi There,
    My husband has a Toshiba Satellite that is probably 8 years old and he just loved it and never had problems. We forgot to make the upgrade to Windows 10 and now his laptop doesn’t work right. Should we buy Windows 10 or should I get him a tablet that offers Windows 10 and if so what is a good one closer to $300 or less. We are non techy people but a computer/tablet can be a necessity. He is wanting to write a book so he would need some type of keyboard.

    1. Mike says:

      Hello Angie,
      I don’t think so upgrading to Windows 10 would solve the problem here on your laptop, as you said it is 8 years old, its outdated hardware wouldn’t even support Windows 10. A new laptop/tablet hybrid is advisable at this point.

      Considering your budget, the best machine I could recommend is ASUS Transformer Mini 10.1 which is priced at $280. It is powered by an Intel Atom Quad-Core Processor and 4GB RAM which drives enough performance than needed. You will get 64GB of onboard storage for storing your files, 128GB is also available but it will cost you around $378. Windows 10 comes pre-installed on the device. And as it is a laptop/tablet hybrid, keyboard and stylus come included within the package.

  4. Jeff says:

    I’m looking for a tablet under $300 that has Android 7 or above.

    1. Mike says:

      Hello Jeff,
      From our list, Asus Zenpad 3S, Samsung Galaxy Tab A & Huawei MediaPad M3 are upgradable to Android 7.0/1 Nougat from Marshmallow. However, if you want Android Oreo on your tablet, then we would recommend buying the Lenovo Tab 4 Plus as it runs on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box and Lenovo will probably push the Oreo update very soon on that.

  5. Lawren says:

    Hi, I am looking for a tablet with long lasting battery and with good build quality. I prefer any android tablet or iPad.

    1. Mike says:

      Hi Lawren, I would recommend you to go with iPad Air. I think it fits best for the requirements you stated.

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