Tablets are perfect when you need something that is bigger and more capable than a cell phone, but offers slightly less size, weight and power than a laptop. Over 1.1 billion tablets are used worldwide and that number keeps on growing. Many tablets on the market are closer to smart phones than to laptops in size, but there are plenty of tablets available with a big screen for easier viewing. We have sourced the best 10 inch tablets under $200 that you could pick up today.
Why you should choose a 10 inch tablet
If you use your tablet for gaming, watching movies and viewing photos, you will want a big screen with great display capabilities: preferably in HD or UHD. While larger tablets can be a little more cumbersome, they are still lightweight enough to be perfectly portable. They also offer a little more power usually, and some include detachable keyboards so you almost have a laptop. 10 inches is a good size for a tablet screen, so aim for around this mark.
Of course, bigger tech often means higher prices, so you may think a 10 inch tablet is out of your range and be looking for something smaller instead. However, there are some surprising models available at prices you just won’t expect. For $200 or less, you can grab some great little gadgets from some of the top tablet manufacturers – check out our reviews below. You might have to go with something a little older, a refurbished model, or something with slightly less kick to the system overall: but you can still get something great for your money.
Take a look at these top tablets
Acer Iconia Tab 10 NT.L5GAA.001;A3-A20-K19H 10.1-Inch 16 GB Tablet
- Size: 7.4 x 11 x 2.3 inches; 3.0 pounds
- Display: 10.1 inch screen; 1280 x 800 pixel resolution
- Power: 1.3 GHz MediaTek_MT8127 processor; 1 GB RAM; 16 GB internal drive
This cool little Android 4.4 tablet from Acer is one of our top picks thanks to its budget price tag and all-round great performance. The bright, clear screen is great for viewing photos, reading e-books and exploring the Internet while the audio also sounds great for watching movies and listening to tunes. Acer have seen a great market response to this top tablet, which contains a powerful processor for faster operations and loading.
Access all your favorite apps and programs from the Play Store and get fingertip control over your work and leisure activities. This is a great tablet for multi-tasking and its lightweight design makes it a top choice if you spend a lot of time on the go.
Dell Latitude 10 Intel Atom 1.8GHz 2GB 64GB SSD 10″ Touch Win8 Pro
- Size: 16.8 x 10.5 x 3.9 inches; 3.5 pounds
- Display: 10 inch screen; HD graphics; 8 MP camera
- Power: Intel Atom processor; 1 GB RAM; 16 GB internal drive
If you don’t mind not having the latest technology and simply want a reliable tablet for browsing the net and watching clips, this budget buy from Dell is well worth a look. It is slightly older than the other models we are reviewing here and therefore will need an upgrade to Windows 10, or for you to stick with Windows 8. However, there are plenty of features that make up for this, such as the long battery life and impressive internal power. For a tablet that will last ages and stay in peak condition, consider the Latitude 10.
The screen is well balanced in the simple but sturdy case, and the design is satisfactory if a little plain. This is certainly a no-frills choice, but one which you won’t regret making.
RCA 10″ Windows Tablet with Detachable Keyboard
- Size: 10.2 x 8 x 1 inches; 2.1 pounds
- Display: 10.1 inch screen; 1280 × 800 pixel resolution
- Power: Intel Atom processor; 2 GB RAM; 32 GB internal drive
Almost a laptop but still small enough to take everywhere, this RCA tablet packs a punch and is a great pick if you prefer having a keyboard. Remove the keyboard to use as a tablet and enjoy full touch-screen functionality. Versatile and simple to use, the tablet runs Windows 10 so you can access your apps, games and programs through the updated interface. Gamers will enjoy this tablet for mobile playing: it can handle an impressive 30fps comfortably and should even run your online games without too much trouble.
The high resolution is great for viewing movies and TV shows, and the front and rear cameras take a decent, clear image. This is a remarkable choice for anyone on a budget – it could even replace your laptop, saving you the cost of buying two separate devices!
RecPad 10 Quad Core 32 GB Android Tablet
- Size: 9.45 x 6.61 x 0.3 inches; 1.1 pounds
- Display: 9.7 inch screen; 2048 x 1536 pixel resolution
- Power: Quad-core 1.8GHz ARM Cortex-A17 processor; 2 GB RAM; 32 GB internal drive
Although not quite the full 10 inches, you won’t notice the difference on this incredible RecPad Android tablet. The sleek, slimline design has a screen that reaches almost to the edges, making this tablet look and feel bigger than it is but ensuring it is easy to hold, transport and use. The amazing 2048 x 1536 resolution matches that of the iPad, but the RecPad is far more accessible to any buyer on any budget. Play your favorite movies and video clips with insane clarity and detail, and enjoy your pictures in better color and sharpness than ever before. The amount internal space is also well worth noting, and you can upgrade to 200 GB with a Micro SD card if more is needed.
Consider the RecPad if you love the look and feel of Apple’s products but not their designer prices. This is one of the best budget choices for screen performance, and the power and long battery life will not let you down either.
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All details correct at the time of writing, sourced from Amazon.com