Students will be heading back to school in just a few weeks, and many people are looking to pick up a new tablet to take to class. Tablets are a great way for students to take clear, digital notes that are easy to search through at a future date. Tablets are also lighter and easier to carry than a bulky laptop. If you’re looking for deals on cheap tablets, we’ve compiled a list of tablets on sale right now. Our list attempts to find that sweet spot between tablet quality and tablet price. Students often have tight budgets, so they need a tablet that is not only cheap, but also built to last for more than a year. Here are five notable back to school sales on tablets.
1. Acer Iconia Tab 8 W W1-810-1193 8.0-Inch HD Tablet
If you’re looking for a sweet tablet deal, this Acer model is almost 60 percent off. This tablet runs Windows 8.1, making it easy to switch between a laptop and your tablet when working on term papers. The 8-inch display is large enough to make text easy to read, but not so large that dragging the tablet to class becomes a drag. With 32 GB Flash Memory, 1 GB RAM Memory, and all-day battery life, this is a solid tablet. With a deep discount, the tablet becomes even more desirable for students.
Price: $129 (57 percent off MSRP)
2. LG Electronics E10 LGV700 10.1-Inch Tablet
Need a bigger screen? This 10-inch tab is ideal for people who feel confined by smaller displays. This newer tab runs Android Lollipop 5.0, and boasts a 1.2 GHz Snapdragon Quad-Core processor. This tablet weighs just a hair over one pound, making it a nice option for students who already have a bag that’s heavy with books and gadgets.
Price: $179 (28 percent off MSRP)
3. ASUS MeMO Pad 8 ME181C-A1-LB 8-Inch 16 GB Tablet (Light Blue)
We found the light blue version of this tablet at a healthy discount. This model boasts a 1.33 GHz quad-core Intel Atom processor, and 16GB of storage that can be expanded to 64GB with a microSD card. And with over $270 worth of content and services included, this good deal just got even better.
Price: $125.39 (37 percent off MSRP)
4. Acer Iconia One 7
Another Acer Iconia tab, this model is a bit smaller than the other Acer tab we featured earlier in the article. This is a nice tablet for students who want a smaller form factor and a lightweight design. Memory can be expanded up to 32GB, and battery life lasts up to seven hours. The weight is just .71 pounds, so you can use it one-handed. This is a nice tablet for taking notes, or writing on the go.
Price: $79.99 (38 percent off MSRP)
5. Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (32GB, Black)
Admittedly, this tablet is little more pricy than other options on our list, but the tablet is worth it because of advanced note taking capabilities. The Note Pro series supports multi-tasking in a way that simply outclasses cheap tablets. Plus, the S Pen is great for taking notes in an ergonomic way. The large screen of the 12.2 Note Pro makes it possible to have four apps on the screen at once. While the discount may not be huge, this larger tablet is a smart buy for students who are looking for a tablet that will age gracefully.
Price: $647.99 (14 percent off MSRP)