Best Cheap Tablets 2016: 9 awesome budget tablets

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Key features:

  • 10.1-inch, 1,280 x 800 IPS screen
  • Removable keyboard dock
  • MicroSD card slot
  • Review Price: £190

£190 is ridiculously cheap for a hybrid, but that’s all the Asus Transformer Pad TF103 costs. It’s not perfect, but is a sensible choice if your demands on both the tablet and laptop ends are casual. If you want something that performs brilliantly in both modes, you’re best off looking elsewhere, though you’ll have to spend significantly more money.
 
Considered as a cheap laptop, the Transformer Pad’s 10.1-inch, 1,280 x 800 IPS display is rather good. However, as a tablet, the screen is a little soft for our liking, though the stereo speakers are good for the price. Apart from the glass screen, plastic is the material of choice for both the tablet and keyboard elements. In laptop mode, it looks slick and weighs about as much as the 11-inch MacBook Air. 
 
The hinge mechanism connecting the two pieces works well, though there’s disappointingly no extra battery in the dock. However, it’ll still go for around nine hours between charges. The keys offer a good amount of travel and the trackpad supports multi-touch gestures. A quad-core Intel Atom Z3745 CPU keeps thing ticking over, but you’ll have to do without high-end games.




 

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