Last Updated on April 7, 2016 by Tim
Tablets have come a long way since the release of the first iPad in 2010, with the technology becoming better and more affordable each year. If you’re looking for a tablet primarily to watch movies and read ebooks on you can even find several good models under $300.
Check out these awesome and affordable tablets:
Best 10 Inch Tablets Under $300
- Kindle Fire HD 10, 10.1″ Display
The Kindle Fire is a tablet optimized for digital media of all kinds. It comes with full HD 1280×800 resolution and a quad core processor that will allow you to enjoy any movie. You can also choose between a 16GB version and a 32GB version. There’s also space for a MicroSD card allowing you to increase the memory up to a maximum total of 128GB.
Another perk of the Kindle Fire is that it gives you access to special offers from Amazon including free unlimited cloud storage and sometimes a trial subscription for Kindle Unlimited. This gives you access to over 38 million books, movies and games.
The Kindle Fire HD 10 is one of the best entertainment tablets on the market, and at a price of $259 it is also an incredible deal.
- Microsoft Surface 2
If you’re looking for something you can also use for work related tasks the Microsoft Surface 2 is one of your best options. It features a 10.6″ screen with an incredible resolution of 1920×1080. The Microsoft Surface 2 also offers complete Windows 8.1 functionality and all Microsoft Office programs pre-installed(some functionality may be limited).
You can find the Microsoft Surface 2 for exactly $300 new or you can buy a used Surface 2 for as little as $114.
- Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7″
Samsung has become one of the most popular brands for affordable tablets and the Galaxy Tab A 9.7″ is one of their best models. It features a quad core processor and Android Lollipop OS that make it compatible with Android office software and thousands of mobile games. The 1024×720 resolution is excellent for watching movies on and there’s a MicroSD card so you can store up to 128GB worth of movies.
You can buy the Galaxy Tab A for $297 new or for $225 used.
- ASUS Transformer Pad
If you want a tablet that easily connects with a Bluetooth keyboard to transform into a small laptop for office work the ASUS Transformer Pad is one of the best options. It runs on an older version of Android, KitKat, but is still compatible with many mobile games and certain Android office software. The ASUS Transformer Pad also features a 16GB memory with a MicroSD slot that allows you to increase the total memory to 64GB.
You can buy the ASUS Transformer Pad for $278 new or $139 used with the keyboard attachment.
- Lenovo Yoga 3 Tablet
This tablet has a unique shape that makes it easier to prop up for watching movies or shows. The 10.1″ display has a 1280×800 resolution that’s great for watching pretty much any movie and playing all types of mobile games. It uses an Android operating system and comes with a battery life unmatched by other tablets in the same price range.
You can purchase the Lenovo Yoga 3 Tablet for $289 new or $199.99 used.
- ASUS ZenPad 10 Z300-A1-BK-10.1″
Run on Android Lollipop, the ASUS ZenPad 10.1″ tablet features 1280x800P resolution and 16GB of memory with a MicroSD card slot. The quad core processor ensures that this tablet runs fast enough to watch most movies and play any compatible mobile games. And this tablet only costs $175 new or $109 used.
- iRULU WalknBook 10.1″
The 32GB iRULU WalknBook tablet is the newest tablet on this list, featuring full 1280x800P resolution and the new Windows 10 OS. It comes with a quad core processor so you can run a variety of games and apps as well as 7 hours of battery life to get you through long flights. You’ll also get a full terabyte of free OneDrive storage with this tablet.
You can purchase the iRULU WalknBook 10.1″ tablet for $216.99. This tablet comes with its own detachable keyboard and carrying case.
More and more tablets are falling below the $300 mark, becoming accessible to every family. Never be bored on the train or airplane again with one of these amazing 10-inch entertainment tablets.