2. Amazon Fire 7
The best gaming tablet on a budget
Operating system: FireScreen: 7-inch IPS (1024 x 600)CPU: Quad-coreStorage: 16GB / 32GBRear camera: 2MPFront camera: 2MPWeight: 0.63lbs (286g)
REASONS TO BUY
+ Very affordable
+ Sleek design
+ Light and portable
REASONS TO AVOID
– Poor storage
Searching for a tablet on the cheap? Hoping to get one for your kids? The Amazon Fire 7 is pleased to make your acquaintance. It’s the best gaming tablet for anyone on a budget, and it still brings the goods in terms of performance despite costing much less than the competition.
With a quad-core processor under the hood, the Fire 7 is no slouch when it comes to hardware. In fact, it’s better than it has any right to be. Throw in a dainty seven-inch screen to go with that sturdy design and you’ve got the ideal travel companion. Because the 7 can handle anything from streaming to books, it’s not just for games either.
We’ll admit that its Amazon Fire operating system is awkward, but that can’t detract from the value on offer here. The 7 is a perfect device for everyday usage, and it’ll cost you less than the average video game (just be aware that the least expensive version comes with lock-screen ads).
Don’t worry about being held back by a lack of bells and whistles, either. Few mobile games require the horsepower you’ll find on pricier tablets, so cutting costs and going for the Amazon Fire 7 won’t get in your way all that much.