You can’t always trust a cheap price tag. The Android tablet market is flooded with devices at rock-bottom prices, but it’s hardly a bargain if you have to deal with lagging performance, a fuzzy screen and sad battery life. However, there are some excellent tablets that cost less than $200. We’re talking about sharp and bright displays, long endurance and snappy enough performance to play the latest games. These tablets are all rated 3.5 stars or higher from our reviewers and can be yours for a couple Ben Franklins –or considerably less.
The ASUS MeMO Pad HD 7 combines a gorgeous 1280 x 800 IPS display with strong performance across several categories for just $149. You'll also enjoy an epic 9 hours and 40 minutes of battery life, and a microSD card slot to add on to the 16GB of storage already on board. But it was the custom software that comes preloaded, including ASUS Studio photo editor and App Locker for keeping kids out of stuff they shouldn't see, that really sealed the deal for us.