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The best tablets under $300 run on Android operating system and are from manufacturers like Amazon (Kindle), Asus and Samsung. These tablets are useful for web surfing, emails, watching videos and reading eBooks.

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Asus Memo Pad ME572C


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Asus Memo Pad 7 ME572C
Amazon Fire HD 6
Asus Memo Pad 7(2014)
Acer Aspire Switch 10
Dell Venue 7 (2014)
Asus Memo Pad ME572C
Amazon Fire HD 6 Kids Edition
Asus Memo Pad 7 ME176C
Acer Aspire Switch 10 Tablet
Dell Venue 7 (2014)
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Release Date
Feb 2015
Oct 2014
Aug 2014
Aug 2014
Feb 2015
Digital Camera
5 MP,2592 x 1944 pixels
2 MP, 1600 x 1200 pixels
5 MP,2592 x 1944 pixels,autofocus
3.15 MP, 2048 x 1536 pixels
Display
IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors,IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
10.1 inches, IPS LCD, Widescreen, 1366 x 768
IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Display Size
1200 x 1920, 1200 x 1920
800 x 1280
800 x 1280
800 x 1280
Operating System
Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat), Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)
Android OS, v4.4 (KitKat - customized)
Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)
Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
Screen Size(Diagonal)
7.0 inch
6.0 inch
7.0 inch
7.0 inch
Weight
0.59 lb.
0.63 lb.
0.64 lb.
2.58 lb.
0.51 lb.
Front Webcam Resolution
2.0 MP
2.0 MP

  • The sleek styling of the ASUS MeMO Pad 7 ME176CX combined with its zippy 1.33-GHz Intel Atom Baytrail processor makes this slate a steal at $149. While the battery life does not live up to last year's model, it's a fine trade-off for the increased performance. Those looking for even more speed and stylus input should take a look at the EVGA Tegra Note 7 tablet, but it's a more expensive $189 and doesn't last as long on a charge. Overall, we highly recommend the MeMO Pad 7 to anyone looking for a small-budget Android tablet.


  • - Screen quality is very good, battery life is commendable and while we take issue with some of the approaches to software taken here, performance is strong.
    - Beaten on pure value by some.
    - Hard plastic back comes across a little cheap.
    - Too many pre-installed apps.
    - Fairly powerful 64-bit CPU.
    - The MeMO Pad 7 ME572C also offers proper stereo speakers, but they’re not a total smash.


  • The MeMO Pad 7 is easily one of the fastest 7-inch tablets you can get for under $200, but you'll miss out on extras like high-quality cameras and video output.
    The MeMO Pad 8 delivers a pretty big punch for a $200, 8-inch tablet -- just be aware that a few rivals offer sharper displays for similar cash.


  • The Amazon Fire HD 6 Kids Edition is best understood as a simple container for Amazon's FreeTime subscription kids' books and videos. One that's covered by a no-questions-asked two-year warranty.


  • If you were to purchase the Fire HD 6 for $99 and then try to outfit it yourself with the goodies that Amazon adds with the Kids Edition -- this case and a full year of kid-friendly content -- you'd be paying more than the $50 premium this will cost you compared with the standard version of the tablet. It would cost you $140 more, to be precise, and that's assuming you don't need to replace it after it gets dumped in the bathtub or smothered in a mud pie.


  • With long battery life, a sharp screen and some useful software features, the HD 6 offers impressive value for the money. It's an excellent choice for children, and anyone else looking for a small-screen tablet on a budget.


  • The Asus MeMO Pad 7 is a bit thinner and lighter than most budget-friendly Android tablets, but some competitors offer better overall value.


  • The sleek styling of the ASUS MeMO Pad 7 ME176CX combined with its zippy 1.33-GHz Intel Atom Baytrail processor makes this slate a steal at $149. While the battery life does not live up to last year's model, it's a fine trade-off for the increased performance. Those looking for even more speed and stylus input should take a look at the EVGA Tegra Note 7 tablet, but it's a more expensive $189 and doesn't last as long on a charge. Overall, we highly recommend the MeMO Pad 7 to anyone looking for a small-budget Android tablet.


  • - The Asus Memo Pad 7 is a sturdy and reliable little tablet with good stamina, but at this point Asus needs to think about upgrading to a 1080p screen.
    - Things like this graceless socket and the pretty tactless positioning of the charge and headphone sockets are signs that this tablet has no style pretensions.
    - You can max out its volume without worrying about crackly speaker distortion and it’s not painfully tinny, but sound quality isn’t great either.
    - Screen resolution is too low.


  • The Acer Aspire Switch 10 is a detachable Windows tablet that offers a mix of new and exciting features, and while it's not perfect, it's worth a look for its flexibility.


  • The Acer Aspire Switch 10 is the latest hybrid device to successfully blur the line between laptops and tablets. For $429, you get a device that can switch from laptop to tablet to presentation device with a flip of the display. Overall, we prefer the $399 ASUS Transformer Book T100, which offers longer battery life, and the $499 Dell Venue 11 Pro, which has a larger, 1080p screen. The Switch 10 is not the most powerful device on the block, but light-productivity and multimedia users will find this hybrid versatile and portable.


  • Although the Acer Aspire Switch 10 is very affordable, it's another hybrid which is neither great at being a laptop nor a tablet. It's both bulky and fiddly. We like the IPS screen and the multi-mode ability thanks to the magnetic hinge (minus the top heaviness). However, the keyboard and trackpad are lacklustre and there really nothing to get excited about in terms of specs and performance. We're yet to be convinced by a hybrid.


  • The Dell Venue 7 is one of the best small tablet bargains. The larger Venue 8 is just as capable, however there are other 8-inch slates that offer more features for the same price.


  • - The front face also picks up fingerprints and smudges like crazy.
    - As such, Rs. 14,999 seems like a little too much for this device.
    - The speaker is loud and mostly clear.
    - Reading long documents did not pose any problem, and colours were generally vibrant except when the device was used under direct sunlight.
    - Battery life was also impressive, with the device lasting 7 hours, 9 minutes in our video loop test.


Top 5 tablet under $300:

  1. Asus Memo Pad ME572C
  2. Amazon Fire HD 6 Kids Edition
  3. Asus Memo Pad 7 ME176C
  4. Acer Aspire Switch 10 Tablet
  5. Dell Venue 7 (2014)