MY DAUGHTER’S IPAD HAS CONKED OUT.
SO SHE’S BEEN BUGGING ME TO BUY A NEW ONE.
But the new iPad is ridiculously expensive (around $400) and I’m not inclined to spend that much on another gadget. Therefore I’ve been looking around for a cheap but feature-packed tablet. When say cheap, it should be less than $300.
Seems to me that there are plenty of decent tablets around. Just take a look at these models:
AMAZON FIRE 7
The cheapest in the list, the Amazon Fire 7 is really for children. The features are very basic: 2MP rear camera, 8GB of storage, 1.3GHz quad-core processor, and 8-hour battery life in a 7-inch screen. Okay, my daughter might not like this.
AMAZON FIRE HD
This is not also the best choice for a daughter who’s about to enter her teen years. But for children who need to watch some YouTube clips, then this can be a good choice. The battery can last up to 12 hours and the screen is 8 inches big.
ASUS ZENPAD S8
Asus is a pretty good brand so expect this tablet to perform well. This 8-inch tablet has Asus’ trademark TruVivid technology meaning it can display images in realistic colors. The memory is 2GB with onboard storage of 32GB. It also has two cameras– one is 5MP and the other is a decent 2MP shooter. The microSD card slot can support up to 128GB. It runs on Android 5 Lollipop, though.
LENOVO TAB 4 8PLUS
This is a mid-range tablet that even adults would appreciate. The price is very reasonable and the specs impressive for such a cheap unit. It runs on Android 7.0 with a 1200 x 1920 resolution. The onboard storage is up to 16GB and the 4850mAh battery means many hours of use. It has a 8MP rear camera to go along with its 5MP front camera.
SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB A 8″
I think my daughter would love this. It has 32GB of storage and this can be expanded up to 256GB with a microSD card. The camera is a 8MP shooter and the battery life is fantastic. And it comes from one of the best brands. I’m getting this one for her.