Let's be honest, in general, there's a clear price threshold for tablet quality. By and large, you'll want to avoid anything under $100, as the problems you'll run into with a sub-$100 tablet aren't worth what relatively little money you'll save.
Like with most products, in general there's long-term benefit to paying a little bit extra if it means you'll get a better product. Luckily, when it comes to tablets, you don't have to look too high above $100 -- actually, quality starts at about $139 thanks to Amazon -- to get something that won't give you buyer's remorse. At least hopefully not for the first few months or so.
To that end, here are the best tablets currently available with prices under $250. If any of the products here interest you, be sure to read the full reviews for details on the quirks and idiosyncrasies of each. Also, check out our Tablets Buying Guide for an overview on tablet-buying best practices. … Read more