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Best cheap Android tablets (June 2015)

While high-end devices are generally the stars of the Android world, there is a growing emphasis on quality on a budget, and that’s very visible in the tablet arena.

From companies that are willing to sacrifice profits for the sake of market share, to established players looking to improve their game in the mid-range, several companies have brought to market affordable Android tablets that are actually worth buying. Unfortunately, for every great cheap Android tablet, there are tons of poorly made, clunky, and underpowered slates out there, which can make buying tablets on a budget a pain. We’re here to help.

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If you’re looking for a good budget-friendly gift for a loved one, or just want to treat yourself, check out our list of best affordable Android tablets. Let’s get started!

Update, June 2015: Joining the Nexus 7 (2013) and the Asus MemoPad 8 on our list, are some new devices like the 10-inch Lenovo Tab 2 A10, as well as tablets that have received significant price cut that put them in the range of $200 or below, including the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4.

Nexus 7 (2013)

Despite being almost two years old, the Nexus 7 (2013) is still one of the best tablets you can buy, and with newer tablets making their way to consumers, the already attractive price tag of the Nexus 7 (2013) is bound to get even better.

The Nexus 7 (2013)’s quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, clocked at 1.5 GHz, and backed by the Adreno 320 GPU and 2GB of RAM is still more than capable of handling all but the most processor-intensive activities. Its display resolution is still the highest you can get in this size category, and most importantly, you get a great software experience, helped along by the guarantee of timely updates, including Android 5.0 Lollipop. This is why the Nexus 7 (2013) opens our list of best cheap Android tablets.


  • 7-inch LCD IPS display with 1920 x 1200 resolution (323ppi)
  • 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor
  • Adreno 320 GPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16/32GB storage
  • 5 MP rear camera, 1.2 MP front-facing camera
  • 200 x 114 x 8.7 mm, 290 grams
  • 3,950 mAh
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop

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Buy from Amazon from $182

Asus MeMO Pad 8

asus memopad 8

Asus refreshed the affordable Android tablet it first launched last year, bringing to the new MeMO Pad 8 improved specifications and a better overall performance. The new MeMO Pad 8 combines a 8-inch IPS LCD screen with a quad-core Intel Atom Z3745 processor running at 1.33 GHz and 1GB of RAM. A thin and light design makes this tablet very portable, and a ton of extra goodies worth around $270 makes this a good choice for budget buyers.


  • 8-inch IPS LCD display with 1200 x 800 resolution (189 ppi)
  • 1.33 GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3745 processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 16 GB internal storage, expandable
  • 5 MP rear camera, 2 MP front-facing camera
  • 211.7 x 124.9 x 8.3 mm, 320 grams
  • 3,040 mAh battery
  • Android 4.4.2 KitKat

Buy from Amazon from $179

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4

While the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 is priced slightly above $200, it’s a difficult device to ignore, given all that it offers for only a slightly higher price tag compared to the other devices on this list of cheap Android tablets. With its very high resolution display, making it a fantastic media-consumption companion, and a processing package that powered flagship devices only a short time ago, the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 is more than impressive when you consider its price point.

Samsung is known for packing their devices to the hilt with software features, and that is also available here for those that are looking for it. Samsung has refreshed their mid-range tablet portfolio since the release of this device, but the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 remains one of the best choices of the lot, and not only because of its comparatively cheaper price point.


  • 8.4-inch Super Clear LCD display with 2560 x 1600 resolution (359 ppi)
  • 2.3 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor
  • Adreno 330 GPU
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 16/32 GB storage, expandable via microSD up to 64 GB
  • 8 MP rear camera, 2 MP front-facing camera
  • 219 x 128.5 x 7.2 mm, 331 grams
  • 4,800 mAh
  • Android 4.4 Kitkat (upgrade to Android 5.0 Lollipop arriving in Q3 2015)

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Buy from Amazon from $223

Dell Venue 8

dell venue 8

The already budget-friendly Dell Venue 8 saw a significant price cut following the release of its successor, making this one of the cheapest Android tablets currently available. Powered by an Intel processor that is backed by 1 GB of RAM, the specifications of this tablet may not be as impressive as some of the others on this list, but it is still quite a capable performer, with a display resolution that is great for watching videos or gaming. Of course, it is hard to overlook its unbeatable sub-$130 price point, making it a great choice for those on a budget.


  • 8-inch display with a 1920 x 1200 resolution (283 ppi)
  • 2.1 GHz dual-core Intel Z3480 processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 16 GB storage, expandable via microSD by up to 64 GB
  • 5 MP rear camera, 1.2 MP front-facing camera
  • 130 x 216 x 8.95 mm
  • 4,550 mAh battery
  • Android 4.4 KitKat

Buy from Amazon from $129

LG G Pad 8 (LGV480)

LG Electronics G Pad LGV480W

Following the success of the LG G Pad 8.3, LG added three new devices to their G Pad tablet line last year, featuring three different display sizes. Falling in the middle of the pack was the LG G Pad 8.0, with its 8-inch display big enough to enjoy gaming and video watching, without being too unwieldy. On the specifications front, the device may not feature a display with a particularly high resolution, but the Snapdragon 400 processor has proven itself to be a very reliable processing package.

This is also one of the few budget-friendly tablets to receive an upgrade to Android 5.0 Lollipop, making for a very compelling package overall.


  • 8-inch IPS LCD display with 1280 x 800 resolution (189 ppi)
  • 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor
  • Adreno 305 GPU
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 16 GB storage, expandable via microSD by up to 64 GB
  • 5 MP rear camera, 1.3 MP front-facing camera
  • 4,200 mAh battery
  • 210.8 x 124.2 x 9.9 mm, 342 grams
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop

Buy from Amazon from $169

Acer Iconia Tab 8

acer iconia tab 8

The Acer Iconia Tab 8 is another great option for those looking for a low-cost tablet that offers solid specifications and performance. The device also comes with a premium design and build quality that goes beyond what its price point suggests, a high resolution display, and dual rear speakers that allow for a good audio experience, along with a large battery and the promise of an impressive battery life. Overall, the Acer Iconia Tab 8 is certainly one of the best options when it comes to cheap Android tablets.


  • 8-inch IPS LCD display with a 1920 x 1200 resolution (283 ppi)
  • 1.33 GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3745 processor (1.86 GHz Turbo)
  • Intel Gen 7 (Ivy Bridge) GPU
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 16/32 GB storage, expandable via microSD up to 64 GB
  • 5 MP rear camera, 2 MP front-facing camera
  • 4,600 mAh battery
  • 215 x 130 x 8.5 mm, 360 grams
  • Android 4.4.2 KitKat

Buy from Amazon from $189

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7

The Kindle Fire HDX was another fantastic addition to the popular tablet line from Amazon, offering features and specifications that allow for solid performance and a high resolution display and dual Dolby Digital speakers that makes it a great media-consumption companion. While the software iteration is far removed from the traditional Android experience, this take on Android is ideal to take advantage of the Amazon ecosystem and everything it entails, including games, books, movies, and more. If you’re in the market for a low-cost Android tablet, the Kindle Fire HDX is a great choice for you.


  • 7-inch IPS LCD display with a 1920 x 1200 resolution (323 ppi)
  • 2.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor
  • Adreno 330 GPU
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 16/32/64 GB storage
  • 1.3 MP front-facing camera
  • battery allows for battery life up to 11 hours
  • 186 x 128 x 9 mm, 303 grams
  • Fire OS 4

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Buy from Amazon from $179

Lenovo Tab 2 A10

The Lenovo Tab 2 A10 has a lot going for it when compared to the rest of the devices on this list. For starters, this is the only device to be released in 2015, introduced back at MWC this year, while being the only 10-inch tablet in this roundup as well. This is also the first tablets to feature Dolby ATMOS 3D Cinema audio enhancements, which aims to make your audio experience much clearer, while taking advantage of the beautiful, large Full HD display. Performance is impressively smooth, and while mobile photography isn’t a key feature when it comes to tablets, this device does offer a solid camera experience. If you’re looking for a large-screen tablet experience on a budget, look no further than the Lenovo Tab 2 A10.


  • 10.1-inch IPS LCD display with a 1920 x 1200 resolution (218 ppi)
  • 1.7 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT8165 processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 16 GB storage, expandable via microSD up to 64 GB
  • 8 MP rear camera, 5 MP front-facing camera
  • 7,000 mAh battery
  • 247 x 171 x 8.9 mm, 509 grams
  • Android 4.4 Kitkat (planned upgrade to Android 5.0 Lollipop at the end of June)

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Buy from Amazon from $199

And there you have it – our list of the nicest affordable tablets on the market right now! We’ll be keeping this post updated, so be sure to check back. You can’t really go wrong with any of the tablets listed above. Let us know what you think are the best cheap Android tablets!


Dell will launch the Venue 8 7000 in India on July 1


Dell announced earlier today that it will launch its latest Android-powered tablet, the Venue 8 7000, in India on Wednesday, July 1. The slate will be available to purchase for ₹34,999 ($549) from it online store, which, to be honest, is a bit over the top seeing as you can pick up the exact same model from Amazon for $399.

With regards to internals, the Venue 8 7000 is a capable device, packing an 8.4-inch QHD display, a 2.3GHz quad-core Atom Z3580 CPU, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage (expandable up to 512GB via microSD), dual 8-megapixel cameras on the back, a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter and a 5,900mAh battery.

Straight out of its box, the device will run the latest build of Android 5.0 Lollipop, which brings a plethora of new features to the open-source operating system, in addition to support for multiple accounts, improved notifications, a smoother multitasking experience and the Material Design guidelines.

If you’re based in India, like the sound of the ultra-thin Dell Venue 8 7000 and want to find out more about picking one up from Dell — hit the source link below.

Source: Dell

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Dell unveils a range of affordable PCs ahead of Windows 10

While Dell managed to surprise us with its rather handsome XPS 15 — the sibling of the thin-bezel XPS 13 laptop — at Computex, it’s also bringing us a range of both new and refresh models ahead of the Windows 10 launch. Starting off with the headliner we have the Inspiron 15 7000 series laptop (pictured above) that runs on Intel’s quad-core Core i7H chip, and it’s garnished with Waves MaxxAudio enhancement plus a “performance class” NVIDIA graphics processor with 4GB of GDDR5 memory, so you’ll get some good gaming action on it. Most importantly, the machine’s 15-inch FHD display has an optional 4K touchscreen upgrade that looks stunning, though it isn’t clear as to how long that 74WHr battery can last for. The price? All we know so far is that it’ll start from 5,999 yuan or about $970 when it launches in China on August 7th.

For those seeking more versatility, there’s the new Inspiron 15 7000 Series 2-in-1 which is pitched as an affordable hybrid laptop. It features a massive 15.6-inch IPS touchscreen, as well as up to almost nine hours of battery life, spill-resistant backlit keyboard, brushed aluminum body and MaxxAudio software. This beast will land in the US on June 23rd with a starting price of $549.99.

Moving towards the mobility side of the spectrum we have the smaller and cooler-looking Inspiron 11 3000 Series 2-in-1 — seen here in red and gold color options — that will be refreshed with Intel’s more efficient Braswell chip. It’ll arrive in the US on July 29th with a $349.99 base price, presumably coming with the same 11.6-inch 1,366 x 768 IPS touchscreen, 4GB of RAM and 500GB hard drive. Alternatively, there’s also the Inspiron 13 7000 Series 2-in-1 (pictured right) should you require more power and a built-in stylus.

Don’t worry, Dell hasn’t forgotten the all-in-one desktop market. Here you have the Inspiron 20 3000 Series and the slightly larger Inspiron 24 3000 Series, both featuring almost identical slim designs — available in either black or white — that Dell’s VP of Product Marketing, Ray Wah, reckons would make a nice piece of furniture in our homes. Depending on the region, both models will come with either AMD or Intel Braswell chips plus an optical drive, with the Inspiron 20 featuring a 19.5-inch HD+ screen and the Inspiron 24 packing a 23.8-inch FHD IPS display. If you need a touchscreen on either, it’s optional. If the larger model tickles your fancy, you can grab one from Dell’s US website on June 2nd with a starting price of $479.99. As for the smaller $329.99 version, it won’t be arriving until October.

Filed under: Desktops, Laptops, Dell



Dell’s latest thin-bezel laptop fronts a wave of new Windows 10 devices

After Microsoft recapped all of the major themes from the Build conference at its Computex keynote today, it tried another tactic to promote Windows 10: showing off sexy new devices. Microsoft corporate vice president Nick Parker revealed for the first time a 15-inch version of Dell’s XPS with its nearly bezel-less screen; an all-in-one from Acer; a convertible Toshiba notebook; and a mysterious HP tablet. Unfortunately, HP whisked away that new tablet before we could take any photos, but it appeared to work with some sort of keyboard cover. Details on practically all of these devices are nil for now, but we’ve gotten in touch with all of the respective companies for more. For now, ogle at the pics.

Filed under: Laptops, Microsoft, Dell, Acer



Dude, you’re getting a call from Dell

Right or wrong, Dell once had a reputation for some terrible customer service. But to its credit, the company seems to be showing some self-awareness. After making some recent improvements to its support for business customers, Dell is extending some of the same privileges to consumers as well. With a new support plan, appropriately named Premium Support, people can install a “SupportAssist” app that detects any problems with their PC. Then, Dell will call or email you, if you don’t get to them first. All told, Dell says it should take the support team no more than two hours to get in touch. If you’re feeling impatient, though, you can still call yourself, in which case you have access to a dedicated technical support line (you know, separate from what the plebes use). Either way, the service includes support not just hardware problems, but third-party software too, which not all PC warranties cover.

Premium Support is available in US and Canada for now, and starts at $39 a year for Dell’s entry-level Inspiron PCs. And it applies not just to new machines, but systems you already bought. It’s important to note, though, that prices will vary for the company’s XPS, Alienware, Venue and Chromebook lines. Dell’s logic: higher-end machines like XPS and Alienware will be pricier to repair. Fair enough?

Filed under: Desktops, Misc, Laptops, Dell



[Deal] Dell’s Venue 8 7000 tablet gets a price cut to $349

dell venue 8 dealBest Buy’s eBay shop has put up a fantastic deal on Dell’s well-equipped Venue 8 7000 tablet, shaving $50 off the list price. You can pick up the very capable 8.4-inch tablet for just $349.

The tablet is in new condition, sports 16 GB of internal storage, a 2560 x 1600 screen, and a speedy Intel Atom processor. It’s running Android Lollipop and offers one of the more compelling 8-inch Android tablet options, especially if you’re not a fan of Samsung’s TouchWizzed Tab S line.

Hit the link below to pick one up, if you’re interested.

source: eBay

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Dell starts pushing out Android 5.0.2 update for the Venue 8 7840


Dell is now rolling out the Lollipop update to all Wi-Fi variants of the Venue 8 7840 located in Brazil. In terms of added functionality, this upgrade transports the latest build of Lollipop to the slate, in addition to a truckload of bug fixes and stability improvements.

All the changes you’d expect to see are bundled into this upgrade, including support for multiple accounts, improved notifications, a smoother multitasking experience and the recently-announced Material Design guidelines.

As is customary with all manufacturer updates, the upgrade is being rolled out in stages, but if you don’t feel like waiting for a notification confirming that it’s ready for your tablet, you can search for the update manually.

Via: AndroidPolice

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Now available, Dell Venue 10 7000 starts at $499

Dell Venue 10 7000

We recently took a look at Dell‘s newest line of Android tablets, including the Venue 10 7000 and the Venue 8 7000. We even took the 8-inch tablet for a test spin, which we found to be a solid offering from a company we do not usually associate with tablets.

Starting today, the 10-inch version, the Dell Venue 10 7000, is up for sale starting at $499.

Taking the approach that the Venue 8 is for play, the Venue 10 7000 is being promoted as the Android tablet you need for your work place. It even has an optional attachable keyboard dock, not unlike what you would find in the ASUS Transformer line of tablets.

Dell Venue 10 7000 and keyboard

Equipped with a 10.5-inch display at 2560 x 1600 resolution, this Intel Atom Z3580 powered tablet offers 2GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of internal storage expandable up to 512GB through a micro USB card reader, and runs Android 5.0 Lollipop.

The Dell Venue 10 7000 is priced fairly competitively, but is not in impulse buy territory. $499.00 will get you the base tablet with 16GB of storage. Adding the keyboard dock bumps things up to $629.00, and to get your hands on the 32GB model, which is only available with the keyboard dock, you are looking at $679.00. That’s laptop territory.

If you are interested in picking up the Venue 10 7000, head on over to the Dell website for more details.

What do you say, is a Dell Venue 10 7000 in your future?

This article originally appeared on our sister site TabTimes.


Dell announces the Venue 10 7000, the company’s new 10.5-inch Android tablet

Dell Venue 10 7000 2

It wasn’t too long ago that our own Taylor Martin reviewed the sleek Dell Venue 8 7000 tablet, and it seems as though the company has already released it’s followup device. Dubbed the Dell Venue 10 7000, this new Android-powered tablet features similar specifications and build to the Venue 8 7000, but with a few interesting additions.

For starters, the Venue 10 7000 is mostly the same when it comes to specifications. Like it’s younger sibling, the new device is powered by an Intel Atom Z3580 processor, 2GB of RAM and also has an 8MP rear-facing camera complete with Dell’s RealSense 3D technology. It has a big 10.5-inch display with a resolution of 2560 x 1600. Thanks to that bigger screen, there’s more room to fit the giant 7000mAh battery. The tablet measures just 6.2mm thin, just .1mm thicker than the Venue 8 7000.

Dell Venue 10 7000

It’s easy to see the main difference between these two siblings is the chassis. While both tablets are extremely thin, the Venue 10 7000 sports a bulky cylinder on one of the long edges. That’s there so the tablet can connect with an optional keyboard, which Dell is selling for a hefty premium. The keyboard is backlit and runs off of the tablet’s battery, but Dell quotes the device for lasting up to seven hours on a single charge. The Venue 10 7000 is aimed at enterprise customers, as the tablet runs Android 5.0 Lollipop and Android for Work.

The tablet will launch in May in the United States, Canada and China for $499.00. If you’d like to tack on a keyboard to your order, you’ll have to pay $629.00. If you’re interested, be sure to check out our full review of its younger sibling, the Dell Venue 8 7000.


Dell announces the 10.5 inch Venue 10 7000 with attachable keyboard

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADell has announced the bigger, better version of their Venue 8 7000 tablet. The Dell Venue 10 7000 tablet is keeping the weird naming conventions with a slight change for the bigger 10.5 inch screen. The specs are mostly unchanged from last time around, but Dell has a made a few improvements in the form of accessories and the battery.

The Venue 10 sports an odd cylinder on one of its edges that houses a battery and stereo speakers. The battery will supposedly last 7 hours on a single charge, and it also forms a dock for a keyboard that Dell is selling with the tablet. Once the keyboard is attached, you can swivel the entire device around like the newer convertible laptops that are available.

Other hardware includes a 2k screen, Intel’s RealSense cameras with a matching Atom processor, and 32 GB of internal storage. It’ll run Android 5.0 when it releases later this month, and you’ll be able to buy one for $499, or $629 if you want to spring for the keyboard with it.

source: Engadget

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