It’s not hard to find a cheap tablet… but it can be tough to find a cheap tablet worth buying. But right now there are a few good options.
The Asus MeMO Pad HD 7 ME176CX is an Android tablet with a 7 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel IPS display, an Intel Atom Bay Trail Z3745 processor, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage.
Asus charged $149 for the tablet when it launched, but right now you can pick one up for just $40.
Update: The Asus tablets are out of stock, but there are some great deals on Microsoft Surface tablets, Toshiba and HP Chromebooks, and a number of other products in today’s roundup of bargains.
Want something a little bigger? The MeMo Pad 8 has nearly identical specs, but an 8 inch display and right now you can snag one for $50.
Note that these tablets ship with Google Android 4.4 KitKat software. While there’s an Android 5.0 Lollipop update, users have complained that it’s pretty buggy, so you might want to stick with KitKat. At these prices, it’s hard to complain.
Here are some of the day’s best deals.
- Asus MeMO Pad HD 7 w/Atom Z3745, Android 4.4 for $40 – GameStop
- Asus MeMO Pad 8 for $85 – GameStop
Windows tablets and notebooks
- Microsoft Surface Pro 3 w/Core i3 for $699 – Microsoft Store
- Refurb Microsoft Surface Pro 3 w/Core i3 for $639 – Microsoft Store
- Microsoft Surface 3 for $400 (price in cart) – Quill
- Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 14″ ultrabook (2nd gen) for $850 and up – Woot
- Dell Latitude E7240 12.5″ ultrabook w/Core i5 Haswell for $540 after rebate – TigerDirect
- Toshiba Chromebook 2 (1st gen) w/4GB RAM, 1080p display for $270 – Best Buy
- HP Chromebook 11 G4 w/Celeron N2840 for $140 – Newegg
- Refurb Samsung Galaxy S5 for $180 – MobilePros1 (via eBay)
- Refurb Amazon Fire Phone + 1 year Prime membership for $110 – QualityCellz (via eBay)
- ASRock Beebox N300/B barebones mini PC w/Celeron N3000 for $110 – Newegg
- Save up to 50% on select Logitech products – Amazon
- Microsoft Band wearable (1st gen) for $100 – Best Buy
- PNY 256GB USB 3.0 flash drive for $70 – TigerDirect
- Oontz Curve Bluetooth speaker for $15 – Amazon (coupon: 40OFFWOW)
- 1-year Amazon Prime subscription for $67 – Amazon (Friday, Sept 25th for new members only)
You can find more bargains in our daily deals section.