Best Tablet For Under $400-2015

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Here we have a list of the best tablets for less than $400-2015 in case you are thinking about upgrading to one for the first time, but are not sure what you want in a tablet.  With all the reviews and videos on the internet showcasing each feature of every single tablet, there can be some confusion when it comes to getting what you want.  The best part is that because tablets are so popular, you have many companies that are trying to lure you in with the best features for less money.

Best Tablet For Under 400 Dollars Tips in 2015

If you are looking to buy a tablet for less than $400, you might want to keep a couple of things in mind. First, remember that the screen size and processor size are likely to up the price a little bit.  Depending on what you want the tablet for, you might want to realize what a 7-inch and a 10-inch tablet look like before putting one on your list.  All tablets come with their own operating system, but Android is certainly the most popular and widely used throughout the tablet market.  Microsoft has Windows and Apple develops tablets with the iOS software.

Popular Best Tablets Under 400 Dollars-2015

No.1. Apple iPad Air MD788LL/A

Apple iPad Air MD788LL/A deal

The Apple iPad Air MD788LL/A is the number 1 best tablet under $400.  It features a gorgeous 9.7-inch retina display with an incredible 2048 x 1536 resolution.  Operating on iOS7, it also includes an Apple A7 1.5 GHz Processor, 16GB of flash memory, and Wi-Fi capabilities.  This iPad Air boasts a 10-hour battery life and is ultra-thin. It weighs just a single pound, making it great for travel and on-the-go needs.


Customers who purchased the Apple iPad Air MD788LL/A and reviewed it were thrilled with its incredibly clear and crisp display, saying that it has some of the best graphics available.  Some were very pleased with its thin, lightweight design, while others specifically commented on its strong Wi-Fi connection.  A few reported that the device remains cool (even after heavy use), has fast web browsing capabilities, and maintains dual speakers.


Of those who left more critical reviews of the Apple iPad Air MD788LL/A, most commented on its lack of memory and storage, which makes storing numerous apps, videos, and music a challenge.  Some consumers said that their devices’ browsers failed occasionally and that its design seemed to be somewhat fragile.  Others were disappointed with all the junkware that came pre-installed on it.  A few also experienced problems when trying to transfer data from older tablets.

No.2. Kindle Fire HDX 8.9” tablet

Fire HDX 8.9 -Top 10 Tablets Under 400Next on our list is the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9” tablet from Amazon.  The tablet is a nice size, boasts one of the best resolutions on the market and allow you to complete tasks at super fast speeds since it is equipped with a 2.5Ghz quad core processor.  The camera on the back side is just an 8MP version, if you have to find one bad thing about the tablet.  On the other hand, it can record video in 1080p HD.  This tablet can be picked up for under $400 and that comes with free two-day shipping if you are an Amazon Prime Member.

Technical data

ProcessorQuad-core 2.5 GHz
Operating SystemFire OS 4
Hard drive32 GB
Screen Size8.9" HDX touchscreen
Resolution2560 x 1600
Graphics CoprocessorAdreno 420 graphics processor
CameraFront:720p HD, Back: 8 MP
Battery Life12 hours
Weight13.2 oz (0.825 pounds)

No.3. Apple iPad 2 MC769LL/A Tablet

Apple iPad 2 MC769LL/A Tablet priceApple recently put the iPad Air on the market and that is the fifth generation tablet from the company.  You are not likely to pick one up because you are not going to get one for less than $400.  You can, however, pick up the older, iPad 2 for just around $300 on Amazon right now and at least experience much of what Apple has to offer for an affordable price.  The iPad 2 comes with 16GB of internal memory which should be enough to get you started, Apple A5 processor and a 9.7-inch IPS TFT display.  The iPad 2 comes with Wi-Fi, but is a little heavier at about 21 ounces.  More than 2,200 reviews on Amazon contribute to a 4.5 out of 5 star review.



Technical data

Processor1 GHz Apple A5
Operating SystemApple IOS 7
RAM0.512 GB DDR2
Hard drive16 GB
Screen Size9.7 inches
Resolution1024 x 768
Graphics CoprocessorPowerVR SGX543MP2
CameraFront: 0.7 MP, Back: 0.7 MP
Weight-Battery Life1.3 pounds-12 hours

No.4.Google Nexus 9 Tablet (8.9-Inch, 16 GB, Black)

Google Nexus 9 TabletGoogle Nexus 9 Tablet is the fourth best tablet under 400 dollars. The screen is 8.9’’ with a maximum resolution of 1536 x 2048 taking care of the perfect display. Google Nexus 9 Tablet processor is a  2.3 GHz Tegra and the RAM 2 GB (DDR3).



Technical data

ProcessorNVIDIA Tegra K1 2.3 GHz x64 Processor
Operating SystemAndroid 5.0 Lollipop
Hard drive16 GB Flash Memory
Screen Size8.9-Inch IPS LCD TFT Display
Graphics CoprocessorKepler DX1
Camera1.6MP Front Camera; 8MP Rear Camera
Battery Life7 hours
Weight0.96 pounds


· Efficient speed, performance and slim.

· Ultimate power of up to 7 hrs battery life

· Good GPU for gaming

No.5.Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4-Inch Tablet (16 GB, Titanium Bronze)

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4Fifth best tablet under 400 dollars  is the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4-inch tablet in the titanium bronze.  The tablet comes fairly cheap compared to others on the market with a price tag that reads less than $400.  The device comes with latest Android Kit Kat software pre-installed.  It comes with a 1.9GHz processor, 3GB of RAM, and it has a microSD card slot that gives you the choice to expand the memory if you need to.  The good news is that you only get a 8MP camera on the back side with an even smaller 2.1 MP camera on the front side of the device.  With more than 500 reviews on Amazon and a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 inches seems to be liked by many.

Technical data

Processor1.9 GHz Exynos 5 Octa Processor
Operating SystemAndroid 4.4 Kit Kat OS
Hard drive16 GB Flash Memory
Screen Size8.4-inch
Resolution2560x1600 WQXGA
Graphics CoprocessorARM Mali-T628 MP6
Camera8MP Rear with LED Flash + 2.1MP Front
Battery Life12 hours
Weight1.2 pounds

 No.6.NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet (WiFi)

NVIDIA SHIELD TabletThe NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet (WiFi) is a powerful 8’’ tablet with integrated stylus. This is a gaming tablet. This 16GB tablet has a 2.2 GHz NVIDIA Tegra K1 Processor, 2GB RAM (DDR3 SDRAM), a 5MP front camera and a 5MP rear camera.


This tablet has a very compelling price compared to other tablets. The display is excellent and the browsing performance effective. This tablet is great for gaming with Advanced Android Gaming and GRID Game Streaming Service.


The power button is mushy, and the camera is not the best one.

Conclusion About Best Tablet Under 400 Dollars-2015

No matter what you are looking for, whether it be a certain company, operating system, features or specs, you can get a nice, high end tablet for less than $400.  Use this list as a good starting point and then just go for the features and specs depending on what you want the tablet for.

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