Best Versatility for the Price for

Sometimes, the best purchase criteria aren't power or durability, but rather versatility. The devices below will open the most possibilities per dollar.

If you can't invest this much, scroll down to the budget section for best value at below-average prices.

Best Value for the Price, with no financial restrictions US$250 - US$569

Best Versatility for the Price under $300

Need something cheaper? No worries, here are the most adaptable tablets priced below-average.

There might be some overlap with the list above, but everything down here is considered budget-friendly.

  • #3, Tablets (under $625)
    Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8-inch

    Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8-inch from US$1306% cheaper than usual
    ~$250 with accessories

    Device Ratings

    by Tablets standards

    Bang for the Buck1.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power0.5/5
    Storage2/5
    Portability4.5/5
    Autonomy2/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck0.5/5
    Versatility for the Price5/5
    Power0/5
    Storage0.5/5
    Portability5/5
    Autonomy3/5

    by Small Tablets standards

    Bang for the Buck5/5
    Versatility for the Price5/5
    Power1.5/5
    Storage5/5
    Portability3.5/5
    Autonomy5/5
    Specs
    Processor: Qualcom Snapdragon 429
    Graphics: Qualcom Adreno 504
    Memory: 2.00 GB
    Storage: 32.00 GB
    Screen Size: 8"
    Screen Resolution: 1280×800
    Dimensions: 21.00 x 12.44 x 0.80 cm
    Weight: 0.345 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

    Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Best Buy site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. ×
  • #2, Tablets (under $625)
    Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet (2019) Guillaume's pick; 27 times!

    Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet (2019) from US$170;
    ~$290 with accessories

    Device Ratings

    by Tablets standards

    Bang for the Buck2.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4/5
    Power1/5
    Storage2/5
    Portability3/5
    Autonomy3.5/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck0.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power0.5/5
    Storage0.5/5
    Portability4.5/5
    Autonomy4.5/5

    by Large Tablets standards

    Bang for the Buck1.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4.5/5
    Power0.5/5
    Storage0.5/5
    Portability4.5/5
    Autonomy3/5
    Specs
    Processor: MediaTek MT8183
    Graphics: ARM Mali-G72
    Memory: 2.00 GB
    Storage: 32.00 GB
    Screen Size: 10.1"
    Screen Resolution: 1920×1200
    Dimensions: 26.20 x 15.90 x 0.98 cm
    Weight: 0.504 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

    Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Best Buy site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. ×

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