TABLETS are much like computers – they can cost the earth, or you can be a bit savvier and pick yourself up a bargain.
Not many of us can afford, or indeed need, a top-of-the-range tablet like the Panasonic Toughbook CF-20, priced at over £2,500.
But, if what you’re after is a slate to browse the web, check emails, stream videos and play games on, you can pick up a perfectly decent model without breaking the bank.
Look for tablets with a decent resolution, a robust battery life, good connectivity and they’re already worth what you spend on them, with storage space and good camera quality serving as added bonuses.
To make things easy, we’ve rounded up the best tablets under £100 below:
1. Tagital 7″ Quad Core 3G Phablet
- £39.99 at Amazon – buy here
Amazon is filled with no-brand tablets below £40, and unsurprisingly, a lot of them are rated poorly.
The Tagital, however, fares well, especially if what you’re after is social media browsing, although it can handle gaming and video streaming.
WiFi enabled and with 8GB on-board storage and a dual camera means this does the job of a proper tablet, but not quite as fast or clearly as the real thing, hence the humble moniker of phablet.
Check compatibility with networks and your phone before purchasing.
2. Kurio Advance C17151
- £44.97 at Currys – buy here
As is immediately obvious from the colour casing, this 7”, with standard resolution display is designed primarily to keep children occupied.
The 40 preloaded apps have been selected to keep children entertained (with new content readily available), plus privacy software to ensure safe internet browsing.
Needless to say, you’ll be glad for anti-shock bumper!
3. Fire 7 Tablet
- £49.99 at Amazon – buy here
The 7” display is small but perfectly clear, with an 8-hour battery life making it good to take on the go.
Storage is 8GB (you can double that for an extra tenner), although the microSD slot can give you up around 250 GB of expandable storage.
The VGA front-facing camera and 2 MP rear-facing camera mean you can take a few snaps, but you’ll most likely be using it to watch and listen than to record, with an array of movie and music channels, Kindle books, apps and games at your disposal.
4. Alba 8 Inch 16GB Tablet
- £59.99 at Argos – buy here
Stay entertained everywhere with this 8-inch 16GB LCD tablet.
Packed with Android features available on Google Play, this compact 8-inch tablet comes with an LCD screen with LED backlit to provide just the right colour and clarity to enjoy movies and games on.
With WiFi and HDMI port connectivity, you can plug in to the big screen and surf the internet wirelessly.
The multi-touch screen is fingerprint and water resistant, which means you won’t regret lending it to little people.
5. Lenovo Tab E10 10.1 Inch 16GB Tablet
- £99.99 at Argos – buy here
The HD wide-view 10.1″ screen, with immersive Dolby Atmos cinematic moving audio makes this crystal clear in both sound and vision.
The Lenovo Tab E is pretty powerful too, thanks to the Qualcomm processors that can run multiple applications without any lag.
The Tab E10 can transform it into a full computing device with its optional keyboard and USB dock.
Bluetooth enabled, it comes with a multi-touch screen and a pretty decent camera.
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