High quality tech products are getting more affordable all the time, and it's no longer necessary shell out hundreds to get a great tablet. The best tablets under $100 still have display sizes ranging from 7 to 10 inches, a storage capacity of at least 16 GB, and plenty of battery life, so you can seamlessly stream videos, read books, and browse the web.
When it comes to the best cheap tablets, there are several worthy Android models that give you access to apps on Google Play as well as Amazon's Appstore for Android, and some of them even have a built-in Google Assistant for voice commands.
If you're primarily using your tablet to access content, the Amazon Fire line has several great options, including a basic 7-inch tablet, as well as a slightly bigger 8-inch model with an upgraded HD display. Amazon tablets also have built-in Amazon Prime support (if you're a member) and integrated Alexa, which is a plus if you're looking to use voice control. However, Amazon Fire tablets do have ads on the lock screen, which may be a drawback for some people (although you can pay to remove them), and you won’t have access to Android’s Google Play app store.
You'll also want to consider storage; the most affordable tablets will offer around 16 GB, which isn't a ton of space so you'll probably need to transfer photos fairly often and stream (instead of download) music and movies. If that sounds like a hassle, it may be worth paying a few extra dollars for at least 32 GB of space.
Last but not least, choose a tablet that gives you enough battery life, so that you're not bothered by the frustration of having to charge more often than you'd like. All of the options below have a battery life of at least six hours.