Don't worry, it only seems like everyone has an iPad these days. The truth is, there are other excellent and affordable tablets on the market. These five tablet deals prove that with the least expensive Lenovo IdeaTab S2110, plus savings on two Google-based tablets, and more.
Lenovo IdeaTab S2110 32GB WiFi 10.1" Android Tablet bundled with the Lenovo IdeaTab Keyboard Dock
Price: $349 via coupon code "USPSE5307" with free shipping
Expires: March 15
Is It Worth It? This Editors' Choice deal ties our mention from last week as the lowest total price we've seen for any IdeaTab S2110 tablet; the 16GB version of which was $50 more in September and did not come with the accompanied dock. This tablet's 1280x800 touchscreen LCD displays clear, bright images in high definition, even when looking at it from an angle. And while light and slim, this device boasts a matte-textured back for easy grip. Other features include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.5GHz processor, 1GB RAM, 32GB flash memory, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, 1.3-megapixel front webcam, 5-megapixel rear camera, USB, HDMI, and Google Android 4.0 OS (Ice Cream Sandwich).
Refurbished Google Nexus 7 16GB 7" Android Tablet
Price: $161.99 via coupon code "VMEPROMOMAR13" and payment with V.me by Visa with free shipping
Lowest By: $41
Expires: March 21
Is It Worth It?: Pay with V.me by Visa to redeem this Editors' Choice deal at a savings of $41. This tablet interfaces seamlessly with Google, and CNET proclaims that this device is "still the best small tablet," with an "excellent design, useful software features, and low starting price." The 12-oz. tablet features a 7" 1280x800 touchscreen display, scratch-resistant Corning glass, Tegra 3 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB memory, Bluetooth, GPS, front-facing camera, 802.11n wireless, Google Android 4.1 OS (Jelly Bean), and more. Note that a 90-day warranty applies, although it's unclear who backs it.
Samsung Series 5 ATIV Smart PC Intel Atom 1.8GHz 64GB SSD 11.6" Windows 8 Tablet
$248 via coupon code "VMEPROMOMAR13" and payment with V.me by Visa with free shippingEXPIRED
Lowest By: $50
Expires: March 21
Is It Worth It?: Another Editors' Choice deal from newegg, this Windows 8 tablet has fallen to its lowest price by $50. What's more, having been built with Windows 8 in mind, this tablet exhibits speed in syncing applications and content and can run multiple apps at once. It can also be controlled with a stylus, too. Other features include an Intel Atom Z2760 1.8GHz dual-core processor, 11.6" 1366x768 capacitive touchscreen LED-backlit LCD, 2GB RAM, 64GB SSD, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and 2-megapixel front-facing camera, USB, micro HDMI port, 2-cell battery, and Windows 8 32-bit.
Toshiba Thrive AT1S5-T16 7" 16GB Google Android Tablet
Price: $179.99 via coupon code "Thrive30" with free shipping
Lowest By: $73
Is It Worth It?: This Google tablet boasts a mini-HDMI port and built-in file manager as well as "a very responsive screen." Plus, the price of this 7" has fallen $25 in just a week! Other features include an NVIDIA Tegra 2 1GHz dual-core processor, 7" 1280x800 multi-touch LED-backlit LCD, 1GB RAM, 16GB internal flash storage, 2-megapixel HD front camera and 5-megapixel back-facing camera, Bluetooth 3.0 +HS, 802.11n wireless, SD card slot, GPS, built-in gyroscope, HDMI output, Google Android 3.2 (Honeycomb), and more.
Ematic Pro Series 9.7" 16GB WiFi Android Tablet
Price: $129.99 with $2.97 s&h
Lowest By: $30
Is It Worth It?: Available in Blue (pictured) or Pink, this tablet is available at a price that ties our mention from last week; one that remains the lowest total price we've seen by $10 and provides a current savings of $30. This "value tablet" is affordable without being cheap, and its design and hardware make up for some disappointments in terms of software in the form of pre-loaded apps. Along those lines, it features a 9.7" 1024x768 touchscreen LCD, 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor, 1GB RAM, internal 16GB memory, 802.11n wireless, 1080p video playback, front and rear-facing webcams, 3-axis gyroscope, Kobo eReading app, microSD card slot, HDMI port, and Android 4.0 OS (Ice Cream Sandwich).