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Top 6 Affordable Tablets to Check Out

Tablets are designed to be more portable than laptops, as they are lightweight and have smaller screens. While some expensive professional and business tablets have advanced features and can replicate a laptop’s functions, affordable tablets have limited functions. They can be used for communication, browsing, entertainment, and photography. Many affordable tablets under $100 are ideal for students, seniors, travelers, and children.

Six budget tablets under $100 for 2023
Here is a list of tablets that cost less than $100 and their salient specs and features:

  • Samsung tablets under $100

1. 2016 Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0, released in March 2016, runs on the Android 5.11 OS and is powered by a quad-core processor. It weighs 283 grams and has a 7-inch display. It has 1.5 GB of RAM and an 8GB micro-sim slot. It comes with a 5 MP front and 2 MP rear camera.

2. Galaxy A Tab 10.5
One can get the Galaxy A Tab 10.5 from Amazon for $104. It is a basic tab with an 8-inch display, a 5100 mAh battery, and 4G LTE call connectivity. One can connect to the internet using Wi-Fi or cellular data. It has 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage, and expandable storage of up to 512 GB of microSD.

3. Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7 Lite 8.7″ 32 GB with Wi-Fi Dark Gray
The selling price of the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7 Lite 8.7″ 32 GB with Wi-Fi is $129.99. One can buy this tab within $100 using trade-ins, Black Friday deals, or by buying an Open-Box tab. This is an 8.7″ tablet, powered by Android 11 OS, 3 GB of storage, 32 GB of RAM, and Bluetooth.

  • Lenovo Tabs under $100

4. Tab M8 Gen 4 (8″ MTK) – Arctic Grey
Get the 8-inch” M8 Gen touchscreen tablet from Lenovo with a MediaTek Helio A22 processor with Android 12 OS, 2 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of storage. This lightweight, portable tab is ideal for students and young kids, as the tab is eye-care certified and has a battery that can last all day. One can buy this at a low cost of $94.97 on Lenovo’s official website.

5. Tab M8 3rd Gen
It is ideal and high-quality multimedia, powered by a MediaTek Helio CPU and Integrated IMG Power GPU, an 8-inch”, 2.0 MP front and 5.0 MP rear camera, and a single Dolby Atmos speaker.

6. Lenovo Tab M10 HD
The Tab M10 HD has a 10.1″ display and is ideal for children and parents who want a basic multimedia tab. It has dedicated content for children and is also TUV-certified.

Apart from these budget tablets, Samsung and Lenovo are the leading and trusted names for some of the most feature-rich tablets ideal for families, professionals, and seniors. These are a few phones to check out:

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 series
Samsung launched the Galaxy Tab S8 series in February last year. Salient features and specs of this series include the following:

  • The Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Processor
  • Android 12 OS
  • Battery life of 8000 mAh
  • 8 and 12 GB of RAM
  • Storage of 256 GB
  • 13, 6-MP front camera

Samsung released three models under the S8 series: the S8, S8+, and Ultra. Here are a few features to check out:

  • Galaxy Tab S8 has an 11-inch display at $699.99
  • Galaxy Tab S8+ has a 12.4-inch display at $899.99
  • Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra has a 14.6-inch display at $1,099.99

Samsung Tab S9 series
The Samsung S9 tablets are ideal for entertainment, drawing and gaming. Their main features and specs include the following:

  • Dynamic AMOLED 2X
  • Dolby Atmos surround
  • Water and dust-resistant
  • S-pen
  • Snapdragon 8-Gen 2 chip tablet processor
  • 1 TB internal storage
  • Micro SD card with expandable storage up to 1 TB
  • 2×12, 8 and 13 MP cameras

Samsung launched three models in the S9 Tab series with the following features:

  • Galaxy Tab S9 has an 11-inch display at $799.99
  • Galaxy Tab S9+ has a 12.4-inch at $1,119.99
  • Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra has a 14.6-inch display at $1,319

Other impressive and high-performance tablets from Lenovo include the following:

  • Lenovo Tab P12 Pro is a premium and powerful tab with a 12.6-inch AMOLED display, with Lenovo Precision Pen 3 and Dolby Atmos Audio in process, starting from $439 onwards.
  • The Lenovo Tab P11 is ideal for kids, gamers, and music lovers. It offers superior audio and can work similarly to a laptop, with prices starting at $229.99.
  • The Lenovo Tab P11 Pro has an 11.5-OLED display with an Octa-Core processor. It is ideal for entertainment and gaming, with a starting price of $339.99.
  • The Lenovo Tab P12 is ideal for work, multitasking, streaming, or entertainment. It comes with a pen, making it one of the most versatile tabs from Lenovo. Prices start at $349.
  • Tab M10 5G costs $304 and is a popular tab with a 10.6-inch LCD, Android 13 OS, 8 and 13 MP cameras, and 7,700 mAh.
  • The Lenovo Tab M9 is a basic, feature-rich, and secure tablet, suitable for those who want a tablet for communication, listening to music, or watching movies. The cost of Tab M9 begins at $119.