EVGA Tegra Note 7, Samsung Galaxy Tab 3, Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7, Google Nexus 7: Best Tablets Under $250

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By Precious Silva | December 12, 2013 3:29 PM EST

Tablets have conquered the market. Tech manufacturers are starting to produce slate in the same rate as smartphones. According to analysts, tablets share a similar growth rate as smartphones. They will continue to gain momentum in the years to come. These holidays, finding a good tablet does not have to mean having to break the bank. Consumers can be surprised to find some of the best deals for an affordable price. 

EVGA Tegra Note 7 

Those looking for a great gaming tablet can find the EVGA Tegra Note 7 an excellent choice. The slate also comes with a comfortable stylus plus microSD storage expansion. The device delivers an overall smooth performance. However, people may have to get used to a lower screen resolution because of its price tag. While the design cannot compete with the Galaxy Note 8, the EVGA Tegra Note 7 offers an incredible stylus experience for a fraction of a price. 

The device starts at $199. 

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 offers a comfortable and light design. The screen is also colorful and bright making the Tab 3 one of the best on the market. The Tab 3 offers 1,280 x 800 pixels plus microSD up to 64 GB for expansion. It also features a 3 MP camera. While it may be more expensive compared to similar devices, it is one of the best non-Note choices. 

The device starts at $249. 

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 

The Amazon Kindle Fire HDX offers excellent performance and monster speed especially when going through pages and Web sites. The screen is small but sharp. The light design allows users to carry it around and read at their convenience. Amazon made sure the tweaks offer an overall pleasant experience. 

On the down side, users may have to settle without the remote viewing feature. The device also does not have a built-in storage expansion. The device does not have Google Play access so apps are limited. Nonetheless, the Amazon Kindle runs on a powerful processor and offers Amazon's excellent content library. 

The device starts at $229. 

Google Nexus 7 

The Google Nexus 7 offers a razor-sharp full HD screen, long battery life and a light design. It also has excellent performance for an affordable price. Many analysts agree that it is one of the best on the market. The Nexus 7 runs on Android 4.3 but can now be upgraded to Android 4.4. However, users will have to settle for lack of micro SD support. 

The device starts at $200. 

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