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 four stars from our reviewers and can be yours for a couple Ben Franklins–or considerably less.
Known for its value-priced TVs, Hisense has entered the small tablet market with its new Sero 7 Pro. This $149 Android slate (sold exclusively at Walmart) boasts some impressive specs for the price, including a 1280 x 800-pixel display and a 1.3-GHz quad core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor. And Hisense does all this for $50 less than Google's Nexus 7 or Amazon's 7 Kindle Fire HD, as well as $20 less than HP's new Slate 7. That sounds like a darn good deal, and based on our testing, it is.