We live in a gadget-dominated world where from a small schoolboy to an old man is essentially dependent on their gadgets. In this world, the gadget has emerged as a must-have thing for the modern crop of tech savvy youngsters and corporates.
The popularity of the tablet is mostly because of its size and the fact that it’s lightweight. It is a compact computer that gives you comfort of reading, writing, and working anytime, anywhere and in any body posture/position.
If you have a budget of $500 and trying to figure out which is the more viable tablet in the market, then we have the perfect guide on the best tablets in a budget-friendly range for you.
So, here you go – The best tablets under $500:
|Dell Venue 8||N/A|
|Lenovo Tab 2 10-Inch||$199.99|
|Fire HDX 8.9,||$479.99|
|Apple iPad Air 2||N/A|
|Samsung Tab Galaxy S2||N/A|
|Apple iPad mini 3||$344.00|
|Google Nexus 9||$479.99|
#10. Dell Venue 8; 8.4 inch screen:
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When it comes to sturdy and pocket friendly tablets under $500 dollars, Dell is trust-worthy brand. On our list, it successfully secures the lowest i.e. 10th rank, but what makes it a must-buy is the price range. This sturdy tab is highly suitable for daily usage. The screen size is not too big, being perfect for those who prefer compact and smaller sized tablets and tend to avoid the large ones. It will easily fit inside your bag. One very interesting feature of this tab is the front side speaker.
They have got their cards right as far as the display, camera and vibrant display quality is concerned. The body and the design of this tablet is one of a kind, very sleek, handy and trendy. The HD display of this tablet is an added plus point; it is detailed and crisp, excellent display quality indeed. One of its cons however is it tends to get slower with usage, many reports have come in of hang issues. Definitely not for those who have issues with system reboot. The list price is $449, though you may get a discount of up to $100 during sales and offers.
Beneficial feature of Dell Venue 8:
- 8.4 inch high resolution HD quality display with touch screen feature.
- Android Lollypop system.
- 8 Megapixel rear camera for awesome picture quality.
- 2 GB RAM solid state memories 32 GB.
- Z3580 2.33GHz Intel Atom processor.
- Superior sleek design.
- Powerful speakers placed on frontal side.
- Affordable Price range $327.95 to $449.00
#9. Lenovo Idea Tab S600: 10.1 inch display
This 10.1 inches wide tab by leading manufacturer company Lenovo manages to secure the 9th position in our list of the 10 best tablets under $500. It is suggested for those who prefer big screen sizes and high-quality display. The tab costs around a hundred dollars more than the Lenovo Tab2. It comes with a 10.1 inch HD quality super clear display that can almost be compared to the Apple displays.
The overall feel of this tablet is quite amazing. The main attraction of this tablet is that it allows addition of micro SD cards, which is seldom found in tablets of this range. You may not be able to move your apps to SD card memory but you can surely store all the music, documents, images, movies, videos and other media files there. This basically means that the memory can be expanded as far as the media files and document storage is concerned.
The price of this tab is however a downside as it is less feature-packed for this price range. 5 Megapixel rear camera and only 1GB ram is another disadvantage for users who want more from their tablets.
Beneficial feature of Lenovo Tab S600:
- 10.1 inch high resolution full HD quality display and touch.
- 2 GHz Quad core processor with Android 4.1 KitKat operating system.
- 1 GB RAM and 16 GB flash storage with up to 32 GB expandable SD card Slot that stores audio, pictures and other media files.
- 5MP back camera.
- Price: $285.99
#8. Lenovo Tab 2: 10-inch:
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It is another budget-friendly tablet from the same manufacturer i.e. Lenovo. Lenovo tab 2 is not far behind the TabS600. Tab 2 secures its 8th place on our list of under $500 tablets successfully for its unbelievable pocket friendly price. The MRP itself is less than 200 dollars. A 1.5 GHz quad core tablet at this rate is just amazing. You may be able to get it for $180 online.
It has amazing battery life and if you are a reader person or a person who loves gaming, movie watching and TV addict then this tablet will serve you well. These good tabs under $500 come with multi-speakers enhanced by very powerful 3-D Dolby Atom sound system.
This is a sheer bliss for movie buffs. The 10 inches full LCD display is a feature that you scarcely get at this rate. The downside however is the memory is only 16 GB flash. Another point is that it uses Android KitKat not the latest version of android platform (Lollypop).
Beneficial feature of Lenovo Tab 2:
- 10 inch high resolution HD quality LCD display with touch screen feature.
- Powerful Lithium Ion battery for extended battery life (up to 8 to 10 hours in optimal condition), 1.5 GHz Quad core processor, Android KitKat.
- 8 Megapixel back camera.
- 2GB RAM and Flash memory is 16GB.
- Available in attractive colours.
- Price Range: $170.99 to $199.99.
#7. Dell venue 10: 10 inch 32 GB tablet:
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Dell venue 10 is another great tablet from Dell that secures 7th place on our list of feature-rich tabs in a budget. It comes with 10.5 inches superfine quality display screen enabled with higher brightness for enhancing even the minutest points on your touch screen interface. This tablet gives complete windows experience and hence with a keyboard attachment it can easily replace your heavyweight laptop.
This tablet has a very robust and durable body so you can actually use it instead of using your old laptop; even without the keyboard if you are comfortable using touch screen virtual key pads it will successfully cater to all your official as well as personal gadget needs. This tablet in enabled with the latest Android Lollypop operating system and is extremely user friendly. You can easily install apps using Wi-Fi in moments and delete them with a swift stroke of your finger when the app becomes irrelevant.
Awesome full HD video graphics and powerful Maxx Audio surround sound built-in speakers. Dell Venue 10 is very good tablet at this range. Missing HDMI port is one of the few downsides to this tablet.
Beneficial feature of Dell Venue 10:
- 5 inch OLED display with Intel HD video graphics feature.
- 9 inch high resolution 2048 x 1536 pixel IPS TFT LCD display.
- 2GB RAM 32GB hard drive memory.
- 2GB RAM with 16GB to 32 GB hard drive memory, USB 2.0 micro SD card slot.
- 8MP rear and 2MP front side camera for great pictures and superior selfies.
- Maxx Audio surrounds sound speakers.
- Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.
- Intel Atom processor with Android 5.0.2 Lollypop OS.
- Price range- $399.98-$479.98
#6. Google nexus 9: 8.9 Inch 32 GB Memory:
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HTC Nexus has come up really fast as Google’s partner in computer manufacture. Google Nexus 9 becomes the 6th position holder in this list because of its powerful performance and 8.9 inch TFT IPS display. It is a very popular tab by HTC Nexus and definitely earns its spot in our list.
This offers Wi-Fi connectivity and 2.0 USB port. Has high battery life (up to 15 hours) as well. Nexus 9 is a very good tablet at a pocket friendly rate. The screen is about medium-sized, which makes it appealing to most consumers.