Best Tablets Under 100 (USD) – Top 5 List
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Best Tablets Under $100 Dollars – Top 5 List

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When choosing a tablet, you should look at the key features such as storage, display size, pixel density, processing speed, battery life, and weight.

Aside from those key features, you also have to consider the price. If you are looking for the best tablets under $100, you have come to the right place. These tablets may not compete with the iPad in terms of specs, but they certainly have high specs despite their very low price.

With that said, let’s take a look at the Top 5 cheapest and best tablets that you can purchase online.

 

#1 – Asus Memo Pad 7 (ME176C) (16 GB)


Best Tablets Under 100 (USD) - Top 5 ListRelease Date: August 2014
Display: 7.0 inches (800 x 1280 pixels)
Camera: 5MP (1080p)
Hardware: Intel Atom Z3745, Quad-core 1860 MHz, 1GB RAM
Battery: 3950 mAh
LTE/3G: No
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The best feature that distinguishes this tablet from the rest is its processing power. It can run games and apps more smoothly than the other tablets in the same price range.

It also has the highest resolution in the list. With its HD display, you will enjoy reading, watching videos, viewing pictures, and playing games more than the other tablets with lower resolutions.

It has a pixel density of 216 ppi which is the second highest in the list, so images, text, and graphics will look sharper. It can also record Full HD videos, and if you run out of space to save your big files, this tablet is capable of using a microSD card up to 64GB.

You can connect this tablet to the internet through Wi-Fi and experience video chat with its 2MP front camera.

Compared to all the iPad mini versions, the screen is 0.9 inches smaller. It weighs 295 g, which is not too heavy considering its display size, and it is lighter than all iPad mini versions.

When it comes to battery life, this tablet can last up to 9 hours of use with multimedia. That is already close to the iPad mini which can last up to 10 hours.

 

#2 – Amazon Fire HD 6 (8GB)


Best Tablets Under 100 (USD) – Top 5 ListRelease Date: October 2014
Display: 6.0 inches (800 x 1280 pixels)
Camera: 2MP (1080p)
Hardware: Dual-core 1500 MHz +Dual-core 1200 MHz, 1GB RAM
LTE/3G: No
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Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com

 

The most striking feature of this tablet is its awesome display quality which is the best in the list. It has 252 ppi pixel density so images and graphics will look better and sharper.

The processing power is good enough for you to run apps and games smoothly and can compete with tablets with higher prices.

It runs on Android 4.4 (customized KitKat) which according to Amazon, an enhanced version of the OS. Another awesome feature that amazed me is that you can access $20,000 worth of apps and games for FREE from Amazon online store.

You may see the full specs for more awesome features that are exclusive to Amazon devices.

It does not have a microSD slot, but it can allow you to access an unlimited cloud storage for Amazon content. If you want more space locally, the 16GB version will just cost you an additional $20. You can also use the tablet to record Full HD videos and do video chats with the VGA front camera.

It only weighs 290 g which is close to the weight of Asus Memo Pad7 (#1), which also means it is lighter than all iPad mini versions.

According to Amazon, the battery life can last up to 8 hours of reading, surfing the web, watching videos, and listening to music.

 

#3 – LG G Pad 7.0 (16 GB)


Best Tablets Under 100 (USD) - Top 5 ListRelease Date: July 2014
Display: 7.0 inches (800 x 1280 pixels)
Camera: 3MP (720p)
Hardware: Snapdragon 400, Quad-core 1200 MHz, 1GB RAM
Battery: 4000 mAh
LTE/3G: No (V400 version) | Yes (V410 version)
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Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com

 

This tablet also has the best display resolution in the list. It has the same pixel density as Asus Memo Pad 7 (#1) so you will enjoy the same sharper images in HD display quality.

This tablet also has enough processing power to run apps and games smoothly. It can record HD videos and save huge files with a microSD up to 64 GB.

If you want to connect to an LTE signal, it has a V410 version that is also under $100 price range. With its 1.3MP front camera, you may also enjoy video chats and selfies.

It weighs almost the same as the Asus Memo Pad 7 (#1) at 193 g, so it is also lighter than all iPad mini versions.

There is no information up to the total hours of battery life, but since the battery capacity is close to the Asus Memo Pad 7, we can safely assume it can also last up to 9 hours with multimedia use.

 

#4 – Amazon Fire 7 (8 GB)


Best Tablets Under 100 (USD) – Top 5 ListRelease Date: November 2015
Display: 7.0 inches (600 x 1024 pixels)
Camera: 2MP (720p)
Hardware: Quad-core 1300 MHz, 1GB RAM
LTE/3G: No
See Full Technical Specifications

Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com

 

The most awesome aspect of this tablet is its very low price. But even if the price is very cheap, it has key specs that can compete with more expensive tablets. For instance, its display quality is almost similar to Lenovo Tab 2 A7-30 and Asus ZenPad C 7.0 which is about twice its price.

It is also considerably faster and more responsive than Asus ZenPad C 7.0 which is more expensive. So with the Fire 7, your apps will launch faster and games and videos will run smoother.

With its customized Android OS, you will enjoy both the best from Android apps and Amazon exclusive offers. Like the Fire HD 6, you can experience $20,000 worth and apps and games for FREE through Amazon.

At only 313 g in weight, it is as light as the iPad mini (1st gen).

Another awesome feature of Fire 7 is the microSD card slot for up to 128GB to save all your apps, games, pictures and videos. That is pretty much the biggest microSD capacity in the list! 😃

According to Amazon, the battery life of this tablet can last up to 7 hours of multimedia use, which for me, is good enough for a very cheap tablet. With the cool specs and very cheap price, you will really get the best value with this one.

 

#5 – Lenovo Tab 2 A7-30 (Wi-Fi version) (16 GB)


Best Tablets Under 100 (USD) - Top 5 ListRelease Date: April 2015
Display: 7.0 inches (600 x 1024 pixels)
Camera: 2MP
Hardware: MT8127, Quad-core 1300 MHz, 1GB RAM
Battery: 3450 mAh
LTE/3G: No
See Full Technical Specifications

Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com

 

This tablet has the same display quality and processing speed with Amazon Fire 7 (#4) but it has twice the size of internal memory for your videos and music files. This is one of the factors that adds up to the price.

Unlike Amazon Fire 7 which comes only in black, you can choose from pearl white, ebony black, aqua blue, and cotton candy color. Yes, cotton candy color, it’s kinda unique color in a tablet.

At only 268 g, it is 17% lighter than Amazon Fire 7… and all the iPad mini versions.

Another advantage of this tablet is its Dolby audio which is better than the mono speaker of Amazon Fire 7. Its battery life is slightly longer which can run up to 8 hours of web surfing and multimedia use.

It also has GPS and A-GPS location technology, which is not present in Amazon Fire 7. When it comes to expandable storage, you can use a 32GB microSD card.

In summary, the Lenovo Tab 2 A7-30 may cost more than the Amazon Fire 7, but it also has additional features that may justify its price.

 

So that’s it and I hope I was able to help in your search for cheap tablets. 😃

 

What do you think of these tablets? I would love to hear from you. Just leave your comment in the comments section below. 😃

 

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