Best budget tablets

The best bang for your buck tablets on the market.

Are you on a tight budget? Our best buys are a rank of the top tablets based on perceived value for money.

Whether it's a low outright price or on a cheap plan, you'll find the best value for money tablets on the Australian market right here.

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Nexus 7
4.25

1. Google Nexus 7 Android tablet

When you combine the Nexus 7's low price with its excellent performance, it's easy to see why it represents such outstanding value. The Nexus 7 stacks up superbly against rival devices that command a price tag well above its $249-$299 ...
Review Date: 24th July, 2012
RRP: $ 249.00
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iPad mini
4.25

2. Apple iPad mini

If Apple's iPad mini was equipped with a retina display, we wouldn't hesitate deeming it the best iPad ever. The iPad mini is an exceptionally constructed tablet with excellent battery life and an unsurpassed app ecosystem that the competition simply ...
Review Date: 8th Nov., 2012
RRP: $ 369.00
Editor's Choice
iPad 2
4.00

3. Apple iPad 2

The iPad 2 is faster, thinner and lighter than its predecessor, but it inherits most of the original models flaws. If you liked the original iPad, you'll love the iPad 2, but for current iPad owners the second generation iPad ...
Review Date: 31st March, 2011
RRP: $ 429.00
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Iconia A1-810
3.75

4. Acer Iconia A1-810 Android tablet

The Acer Iconia A1-810 is a low-cost, 7.9in Android tablet that shares many similarities to the Apple iPad mini. There's a few compromises including a below average screen and a thick design, but the Iconia A1 performs reasonably well overall ...
Review Date: 23rd July, 2013
RRP: $ 249.00
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Iconia Tab A200
3.75

5. Acer Iconia Tab A200 Android tablet

Don't let the Acer Iconia Tab A200's budget price fool you. For less than it's $350 asking price you'll get an Android tablet that does what most other Android tablets will. The dull screen and relatively small hard drive are ...
Review Date: 10th Feb., 2012
RRP: $ 349.00
Best Buy
Galaxy Tab 7.7
3.75

6. Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 Android tablet

Samsung deserves plenty of credit for the design of the Galaxy Tab 7.7, one of the thinnest and lightest tablets on the market. However, the Galaxy Tab 7.7 is ultimately hindered by Google's Android 3.2 "Honeycomb" operating system, which makes ...
Review Date: 1st Feb., 2012
RRP: $ 543.00
Transformer Pad TF300T
4.00

7. ASUS Transformer Pad TF300T Android tablet

Despite some software stability issues that need to be ironed out, the ASUS Transformer Pad TF300 is a competitively priced Android tablet that offers plenty of bang for your buck. The keyboard dock is a genuinely impressive add-on and makes ...
Review Date: 1st June, 2012
RRP: $ 599.00
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