Let’s face it: Apple products are expensive. They’re high-quality pieces of tech, but when they’re first released; the price tag can be a tad off-putting. There are so many other tablet computers on the market, many of which offer functionality rivalling that of the newest tech. Here are four of our favourites that won’t break your bank account.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
The Samsung Galaxy Note earns a spot on this list thanks to its compact size and fair price point. Retailing for £269 at Amazon, it’s a slim and feature-packed device that’s perfect for those who are constantly on the go. With 16GB of storage, two built-in cameras and a sharp eight-inch display, this is a tablet that’s well suited to long chill-out sessions in your local café. The screen can be optimised for reading, so you can achieve a comfortable level of illumination in a variety of lighting conditions.
Yes, were looking for alternatives to the iPad, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention Apple’s own budget option. Available from retailers like Play for as little as £263, the iPad Mini is fitted with a HD FaceTime camera, a powerful A5 processing chip for smooth multi-tasking and a 7.9-inch display.
A supermarket tablet? Yes, we thought the same thing too, until it came top of The One Show’s family tablet test. Available for the budget price of £119, this tablet stands out for its excellent battery life, high-quality screen and sleek design. Ideal for sharing among the family, the Tesco Hudl is equipped with 16GB of storage, 1GB of RAM and a seven-inch HD screen that’s made from scratch-resistant, anti-smudge glass.
Finally, we have the Disgo 9200. Retailing at £159 from Viking, it is probably the tablet that gives you the most bang for your buck! The 9.7-inch screen makes it the largest tablet on our list and it runs with a sharp 1024x768 pixel resolution. Housed in a stylish aluminium and glass chassis, this is a smart-looking device that’s perfect for reading, surfing the internet and watching video on the move.