In Short

Cheap tablets don't necessarily have to be "cheap" — so let's say inexpensive. For our standards, we're going with anything under the $250 mark. Of course big, expensive tablets will be worth the money (for the most part) but not everyone has $500 to dish out for a new, top of the line tablet. For that reason, we often like to check out some great cheap tablets like the Amazon Fire HDX 7, Galaxy Tab 4 7.0, or Acer Iconia Tab 8. All of these tablets — and others — offer great features at a fraction of the price of some other tablets.

You can still get a great experience on a lower-end tablet without sacrificing too much. Many of these cheaper devices still have great screens and audio, but may lack on things like battery life or internal memory. Regardless, always know what you're aiming to do on a tablet — web browsing, gaming, watching movies — before you make your next purchase.

We'll keep this page updated with the latest news, reviews, and info on all of the best cheap tablets that come our way. Some will stay favorites for a while, and others are certain to be replaced by newer, better, and maybe even cheaper models.