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Best Tablet Deals: 5 Editors' Choice Tablets, Android From $50


This week's best tablet deals are packed with Editors' Choice prices, from an all-time low on an iPad Air to a Windows tablet bundle that saves you $46. Plus, we've got two budget Android tablets starting at $50.

Apple iPad AirApple iPad Air 128GB WiFi + 4G Tablet for T-Mobile
Store: B&H Photo-Video
Price: $499 with free shipping EXPIRED
Lowest By: $30

Is It Worth It?: If you're tired of your tablet being tied down by WiFi, this Editors' Choice offer has everything you need. B&H Photo-Video offers the previous-gen iPad Air for T-Mobile for $499. To put that price in perspective, Apple traditionally charges $629 for a refurbished unit (this one is new).

The iPad Air features a 9.7" 2048x1536 Retina display, an Apple A7 1.3GHz processor with an M7 motion coprocessor, 128GB of internal storage, a 1.2-megapixel FaceTime HD front camera, a 5-megapixel iSight rear camera, 1080p video capture, 802.11a/n wireless with MIMO, 4G access, and Bluetooth 4.0.

Visual Land PrestigeVisual Land Prestige Elite 9Q 8GB 9" Android Tablet with Keyboard Case
Store: Sears
Price: $49.99 with in-store pickup
Lowest By: $30

Is It Worth It?: At $50, the Editors' Choice Visual Land Prestige Elite 9Q is not only a current low by $30, but also the best price we've ever seen for this tablet. Moreover, it comes bundled with a complimentary Keyboard Case, which protects your tablet from scratches and dust. The case also props up to function as a stand, plus it includes a keyboard and stylus.

It features a quad-core 1.6GHz processor, 9" 1024x600 touchscreen LCD, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage, 802.11n wireless, microSD slot, rear and front cameras, and Android 4.4 (KitKat).

HP Stream 7HP Stream 7 32GB Signature Edition 7" Windows 8 Tablet bundled with Microsoft Office 365 Personal for Windows and a $25 Windows Store Gift Card
Store: Microsoft Store via eBay
Price: $79 with free shipping
Lowest By: $46

Is It Worth It?: Looking for a tablet that can provide a full Windows experience? Assuming you'll use the bundled gift card, this Editors' Choice deal offers a savings of $46. The HP Stream 7 tablet is an especially attractive deal if you despise bloatware, as Microsoft Signature Edition devices feature a clean operating system without any pre-loaded third-party trialware.

The Stream 7 sports an Intel Atom Z3735G 1.33GHz Bay Trail quad-core processor, a 7" 1280x800 touchscreen, 1GB of RAM, a 32GB eMMC, 802.11n wireless, front and rear cameras, Microsoft Office 365 Personal for Windows, and Windows 8.1. The gift card can be used on apps, games, movies, and music.

Dell Venue 11Dell Venue 11 Pro 5000 64GB 10.8" Windows 8.1 Tablet
Store: Dell Home
Price: $299 with free shipping EXPIRED
Lowest By: $212

Is It Worth It?: "Dell's Venue 11 Pro ups the ante in the hybrid arena," says PC World. "The Atom processor is sufficiently powerful — and power efficient — for performing day-to-day tasks all day long." Currently at $299, this device is at its lowest price ever.

Features include an Intel Atom Z3775 1.46GHz quad-core processor, 10.8" 1920x1080 LCD, 2GB RAM, 64GB storage, front- and rear-facing cameras, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, and Windows 8.1 32-bit.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3Unlocked Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 16GB 7" WiFi + 4G Android Tablet
Store: Mobilepros1 via eBay
Price: $99.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $45
Expires: May 11

Is It Worth It?: Although it's now a generation old, this Editors' Choice deal is the cheapest price we've seen for an unlocked Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 4G tablet. It's also a current low for this tablet by $45.

This GSM tablet features a 1.7GHz dual-core processor, 7" touchscreen LCD, 16GB internal memory, 802.11n wireless, 3-megapixel rear camera, 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, microSD card slot, Bluetooth, and Google Android 4.2 OS (Jelly Bean).

Senior Features Writer

With over a decade of experience covering technology, Louis Ramirez has written for CNET, Laptop, Gizmodo, and various other publications. Follow him on Twitter at @louisramirez.
Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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