12 Low Priced Alternatives for An IPad

ipad alternativesOkay people; stop lusting after the iPad 2 already if you can’t afford one! Check out our list of 12 low priced tablets. Then ask yourself if still want to shell out 600+ USD Apple’s iPad.

Under USD 200

Honestly, we’re not kidding. Here’s a bunch of tablets (yes, real tablets), under 200 USD.

1. Coby 4 GB Internet Tablet

At USD 149.99, this Android 2.1 tablet is a real bargain. It offers 4 GB of internal storage (you can upgrade it to 32 GB), 1080p HD TV output and a USB port, full sized. Just don’t expect it to load videos fast or watch HD movies and stuff like that. Available at Best Buy.

coby 4 gb internet tablet ipad alternative

2. CherryPad

This 7 incher Android tablet comes to you from CherryPal, and costs around USD 190. The price is a real bargain for the 256 MB RAM, 800MHz processor, 2GB inbuilt flash storage, 800 by 480 resolution screen. There’s also an SD card slot which you can use for 16GB of extra storage. You can’t tell it by the resolution, but you can play 1080p HD video comfortably on this tablet.

cherry pad ipad alternative

3. Velocity Micro Cruz T301

This Android 2.2 Froyo tablet, at USD 199.99 is even more affordable. You still get a full 7-inch display though. There’s no camera, however, and storage capacity is only 1 GB. If you can overlook these aspects, you still get to enjoy all the benefits of a tablet. A fabulous video player, web browser, music device and of course, email.

Velocity Micro Cruz T301 ipad alternative

4. Samsung Galaxy Tab

The pricing for this 7 inch tablet (Verizon) running Android 2.2 starts at USD 199.99. For this price, you get full access to the Android Market application store as well. It’s USD 349.99 for the Wi-Fi only version, and if you take up a two year contract with T-Mobile, you pay USD 249.99. The best deal is if you buy a two year contract from Verizon or Sprint – then you get the tablet at USD 199.99.

Samsung Galaxy Tab ipad alternative

Under USD 300

Here are tablets that cost less than USD 300. Check out for bargains on Amazon.com or with different carriers to save more money.

5. Nook Color

At USD 249, this fully functional Android tablet is great if you are a casual tablet user. If you love eBooks and watching pictures, this tablet is the best alternative to an expensive iPad. Look up good deals on Amazon and you can save a bit more.

nook color ipad alternative

6. Archos 5 Internet Tablet

Priced at USD 249.99, this tablet has only 16 GB of internal storage. That’s why the price tag is down by more than 100 dollars from the Archos 48 Internet Tablet.

archos 5 internet tablet ipad alternative

7. Huawei Ideos S7 Tablet

This tablet, priced at USD 299.99 runs Android 2.2 Froyo, has Wi-Fi connectivity, a 2 MegaPixel camera and is only 15.5 millimeter in thickness.

Huawei Ideos s7 tablet ipad alternative

8. Archos 70 Internet Tablet

The 7 inch version of the Archos 101 is priced at USD 299.99, which, you’ll agree, is very reasonable for this size. This tablet also gives you a front-facing camera, runs Android 2.2, has 8 GB internal storage and plays HD videos. Here’s a surprise; if you’re willing to pay another 100 dollars more, you get a huge 250 GB drive! No kidding, really. Want to pack a bunch of movies in this tablet and go on that trip?

Archos 70 Internet Tablet ipad alternative

Under USD 400

If you have a little more dough, try these tablets out for under USD 400

9. Archos 48 Internet Tablet

This is a tiny, 4 inch tablet that runs an Archos-optimized version of Android. It costs USD 329.99; for this price you get a 500 GB internal storage drive (that’s true value for money).


10. Archos 101 Internet Tablet 16 GB

This tablet is more reasonably priced, at USD 349.99. This is the biggest among all the Archos tablets, though, which means you can get cheaper ones if you buy lower configurations. This Android tablet is one of the first Android tablets on the market. It has a 10.1-inch screen, plays HD video (a definite plus!), a front-facing camera, and 16 GB of internal storage.

archos 101 internet tablet 16 gb ipad alternative

11. Dell Streak 7

Though we include this one in our ‘cheap alternatives to iPad list’, this tablet that costs USD 399.99 is still a fabulous buy at that price. Apart from the 7-inch screen, you get a 1.3 MegaPixel front-facing camera and a 5 MegaPixel rear-facing camera for video chat. There’s a fantastic storage of 16 GB, T-Mobile’s 4G, GPS and Android Froyo OS. You can get this tablet for less than 200 USD if you pick up a 2 year contract from T-Mobile.

dell streak 7 ipad alternative

12. Asus Eee pad Transformer

This 10.1 inch tablet runs Android Honeycomb on a Tegra 2 processor. For these credentials, USD 399.99 seems more than a reasonable price to pay. For this price, you get 16 GB storage, rear and front facing cameras, a microSD card reader and two USB 2.0 ports. Available at Best Buy.

asus eee pad transformer ipad alternative

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Dean Wood
Dean writes for Invesp Consulting. Invesp is an ecommerce conversion rate optimization company with experience of more than 200 successful conversion optimization projects. Invesp also offers lot of resources to ecommerce webmasters like and landing page relevance tool.
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2 Responses to “12 Low Priced Alternatives for An IPad”

  1. […] able to buy the Ipad We have the best 12 low cost alternatives for an Ipad . Read here about the 12 Low priced alternative for an Ipad. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:LikeBe the first to like this post. This entry was posted in […]

  2. Great article but you forgot to list Kindle Fire in it and I think Samsung Galaxy Tab should be on the 1st rank. Edit the article a bit.
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