Looking for the latest and greatest tablet that won’t break your bank and that’s just right under the $300 mark? We’ve prepared a fresh selection in this article.

When it comes to budget tablets, we tend to focus on a few key points before adding them to our list: Display quality, battery life, storage, build quality, other user reviews & brand reputation.

So here’s our top list of the best tablets under 300 USD.

Top 9 Tablets Under $300

So, let’s dive straight in and look at your future dream tablet of choice.

Editor’s Choice
1. Lenovo Tab P11 Gen 2

Specs:
OS: Android 12L
Screen Size: 11.5-inches
Resolution: 1200 x 2000 pixels
Processor: Mediatek MT8781 Helio G99 (6nm)
RAM: 4GB/6GB
Storage: 64GB/128GB
Camera: Front: 8MP | Rear: 13MP
Dimensions: 10.59 x 6.67 x 0.29 in
Weight: 1.15lbs (520g)
Battery Life: Up to 6 hours

Pros
  • Impressive 11.5-inch Display
  • Classic Lenovo Design
  • Powerful Processo
  • Quad Speakers
  • LTE Connectivity
Cons
  • Struggles with multitasking
  • Not the Latest Android Version

Yes! The Lenovo Tab P11 Gen 2 – has some serious upgrades over its predecessor, overcoming previous drawbacks and using advanced technology.

First off, that 11.5-inch display with a resolution of 2000 x 1200 pixels is quite impressive. It’s larger than most tablets in its price range, offering an immersive viewing experience that’s hard to beat.

Now, you know how Lenovo maintains its classic signature style, right? Well, they’ve stuck to it with the Tab P11 Gen 2. It looks very stylish.

Under the hood, this Tab packs a MediaTek Helio G99 processor, supported by either 4GB or 6GB of RAM and up to 128GB of storage. And here’s the kicker – it even comes with an LTE option, perfect for those always on the move. 

Let’s talk about sound – the quad speakers deliver some serious audio punch, making your media experience truly immersive.

It supports Stylus pen, which is not included in the price, but you can take notes on it for school, or work or just use it as a notebook. For that, it’s good if you want to sketch something – fine, but if you want to create professional art, I would recommend a different tablet, even with that 120Hz screen.

Front-facing 8-megapixel webcam, center placement – not the sharpest, but perfect for video calls. Now, the 13-megapixel main camera seems to do quite a decent job.

All in all, the Lenovo Tab P11 Gen 2 is a solid performer with some excellent features. The larger display, powerful speakers, and keyboard option make it stand out. Sure! There are some drawbacks, but still, it’s worth considering.

Has Keyboard and Stylus Support
2. Amazon Fire Max 11

Specs:
OS: Fire OS
Screen Size: 11.5-inches
Resolution: 2000 x 1200 pixels
Processor: Mediatek MT8188J
RAM: 4GB
Storage: 64GB/128GB
Camera: Front: 8MP | Rear: 8MP
Dimensions: 10.20 x 6.44 x 0.30 in
Weight: 1.08lbs
Battery Life: Up to 13 hours

Pros
  • Low price
  • Versatile Stylus
  • Good battery life
  • LTE Connectivity
  • Decent Performance
Cons
  • Lack of Google service
  • Performance-wise not great

The Amazon Fire Max 11 is a tablet with impressive features that set it apart. Its standout feature is the 11-inch display, which offers sharp and vivid visuals with a resolution of 2,000 by 1,200 pixels and a pixel density of 213 ppi.

The Amazon Fire Max 11 tablet is simple and fancy-looking in its design. Completely fresh compared to other Amazon Tablets. That super cool and polished look. None of the Amazon tablets were compatible with Stylus, but this one is.

The stylus, known as a USI 2.0 pointer, exhibits a slight lag when used for note-taking. While it’s not overly disruptive and remains enjoyable for general use, it may not meet the demands of professional artists who require ultra-smooth performance. However, if your primary objective is note-taking, it offers a very commendable option within its price range.

I must mention the absence of Google services. The tab runs on its own FireOS, and it lacks a lot of apps. 

The battery life is commendable. It lasted nearly 8 hours in my testing. So, no need to worry about frequent recharging; it’ll get you through most of your daily tasks without a hitch.

The cameras did a decent job, but I wouldn’t say they’re anything extraordinary compared to other tablet cameras in this price range.

After examining everything, I’d say the Amazon Fire Max 11 offers excellent value for money, starting at $229 for the tablet alone. And if you’re looking to boost productivity, the $329 bundle with the Keyboard Case and Stylus Pen is worth considering.

3. Nokia T21

Specs:
OS: Android 12
Screen Size: 10.4-inches
Resolution: 1200 x 2000 pixels
Processor: Unisoc Tiger T612 (12 nm)
RAM: 4GB
Storage: 64GB/128GB
Camera: Front: 8MP | Rear: 8MP
Dimensions: 9.74 x 6.19 x 0.30 in
Weight: 1.03lbs (466g)
Battery Life: Up to 7 hours (they claim 3 days)

Pros
  • Huge Display
  • Impressive visuals
  • LTE and WiFi variants
Cons
  • Performance-wise slow
  • Weak hardware

Nokia has recently stepped into the tablet business, let’s see if they have worked on reliability or not. 

In the past, they were known only for their long-lasting phones. And guess what? They are bringing the same strength and reliability to their tablets now!

Firstly, they have given this tablet a huge 10.36-inch display boasting a 2K resolution and 360 nits of peak brightness.

The toughened glass and Widevine L1 certification ensure that it’s not only durable but also delivers impressive color reproduction for an LCD panel.

Performance-wise, the UniSoC T612, with its octa-core CPU and Mali G52 GPU, handles everyday tasks with ease. A small upgrade from T20, but still not good for gaming. You can use it for light gaming.

Even though it ships with Android 12, don’t worry; it’s eligible for updates to Android 13 and Android 14, so you’ll stay up-to-date.

The camera setup may not be the highlight, but an 8 MP rear camera with LED flash and an 8 MP front shooter for video calls and selfies are there for your occasional photography moments.

The audio experience with those two speakers is quite satisfying indoors, providing a pleasant ambiance. Just keep in mind that it might feel slightly inadequate in noisy environments. But hey, the 3.5mm jack is there for your headphones.

Here’s the icing on the cake – stylus support! With Wacom WGP or Wacom Active ES 2.0 technology compatibility, you can use some third-party styluses on the tablet. I wish there were any official styluses from Nokia, but for now there aren’t.

While the lack of a fingerprint scanner might raise an eyebrow, the software-based face unlock function works like a charm, ensuring quick and secure access.

Overall, Nokia’s tablet is designed for users seeking a reliable and versatile device for everyday use, content consumption, productivity, and occasional creativity with stylus support.

Best Seller
4. Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus

Specs:
OS: Fire OS
Screen Size: 10.1-inch
Resolution: 1280x 800
Processor: Mediatek MT8183 Helio P60T, Octa-core 2.0 GHz
RAM: 4GB
Storage: 32GB/64GB
Camera: Front: 2MP | Rear: 5MP
Dimensions: 9.72 x 6.54 x 0.36in
Weight: 1.03lbs
Battery Life: Up to 13 hours

Pros
  • Great battery life
  • Great price
  • Sharp screen
  • Decent performance
  • Alexa(voice assistant)
  • Wireless charging
Cons
  • Limited to Fire OS apps
  • The camera could be better
  • The speakers could be better

The Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus stands as a top choice in the budget tablet category, and its popularity reflects why. This 10-inch model boasts a faster processor compared to its 8-inch and 7-inch counterparts, enhancing your overall productivity and user experience.

You can play a bit heavier games and use a bit heavier apps, but with limitations, of course, it’s still a budget tablet, and it won’t be able to handle the heaviest apps like Lightroom, Photoshop, PUBG, etc. These apps require heavy processing power.

It has a great big screen and a good battery life of up to 13 hours, which allows you to watch movies with ease, TV shows, YouTube, TikToks, and other video materials.

Good for ebook reading, comics, social media, etc.

Certainly, one significant advantage is the integrated Alexa assistant, which enables hands-free web searches, setting timers, reminders, and even shopping. Additionally, it offers parental controls, making it an excellent choice for parents who occasionally need to keep their kids entertained.

Best Samsung Tablet Under $300
5. Samsung Galaxy Tab A8

OS: Android 11
Screen Size: 10.5-inch
Resolution: 1920 x 1200
Processor: Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
RAM: 3/4GB
Storage: 32GB/64GB/128GB
Camera: Front: 5MP | Rear: 8MP
Dimensions: 9.72 x 6.37 x 0.27in
Weight: 1.12lbs
Battery Life: Up to 9 hours

Pros
  • Sleek, aluminum body
  • Supports 15W fast charging
  • Good battery life
  • Affordable price
  • LTE option
Cons
  • The rear camera is not great
  • Slow charger in the box
  • Speakers lose quality with volume
  • Laggy on multitasking
  • No S pen support

This is the latest budget tab from Samsung. It comes at a low price range, making it a perfect contender. It comes with a 10.5-inch screen with some broad bezels to rest your fingers.

The body is an aluminum build, and the back has a round camera module which gives it a very premium look. It comes in gray, silver, and pink gold colors. It’s a lightweight tablet, making it very easy to carry anywhere, either in your backpack or in your handbag.

The tablet screen is impressively bright, whether you’re indoors or outdoors. And the media viewing experience gets even better thanks to the fantastic speakers that provide surround sound.

It doesn’t have DeX mode like Samsung premium tablets and it also doesn’t have Stylus support, unfortunately.

Overall a great budget tablet that will handle the expected – Movies, TV, music, web, social media, ebooks, light games, video calls, etc.

Full Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 Review

Best Chrome OS Tablet Under $300
6. Lenovo Chromebook Duet

OS: Chrome OS
Screen Size: 10.1-inch
Resolution: 1920×1200
Processor: MediaTek P60T
RAM: 4GB
Storage: 128GB
Camera: Front: 2MP | Rear: 8MP
Dimensions: 9.44 x 6.29 x 0.29in
Weight: 0.99lbs/ with keyboards 2.03lbs
Battery Life: Up to 10 hours

Pros
  • Keyboard, kickstand & stylus support
  • Solid performance
  • Long battery life
  • Great price
  • Good display
Cons
  • The keyboard isn’t the best
  • No MicroSD card support
  • No headphone jack

The all-new Lenovo Chromebook Duet is a 2-in-1 notebook built for work and play. Powered by the latest Chrome OS, it delivers exceptional battery life of up to 10 hours. With its ultra-light and thin chassis, you will get everything you need from a laptop. 

With a detachable keyboard and touchscreen, it’s perfect for productivity tasks like word processing, web browsing, and email. Its compact size and long battery life make it an excellent companion for travel and daily use.

Some standout features include its vibrant display, responsive performance, and the ability to run Android apps from the Google Play Store. The device also comes with a stylus(not included in price) for added versatility and creativity.

Keep in mind that it runs Chrome OS, which relies on an internet connection for many tasks, so it’s best suited for users with consistent access to the web. Overall, the Lenovo Chromebook Duet is a budget-friendly, lightweight, and versatile device that excels in portability and ease of use.

Best Windows Tablet Under $300
7. Microsoft Surface Go 2

OS: Windows 10
Screen Size: 10.5-inch
Resolution: 1920 x 1200
Processor: Intel® Pentium® Gold Processor 4425Y, 8th Gen Intel® Core™ m3 Processor
RAM: 4/8GB
Storage: 64GB/128GB
Camera: Front: 5MP | Rear: 8MP
Dimensions: 9.65 x 6.9 x 0.33in
Weight: 1.2lbs(544g)
Battery Life: Up to 10 hours

Pros
  • Lightweight
  • Keyboard & Stylus support
  • Affordable
  • Magnetic charging cable
  • Good display
  • Good video camera for video calls
Cons
  • 64GB for windows is a bit low
  • Accessories not included in the price

The Microsoft Surface Go2 is your everyday tablet. It is a small, easy-to-use device that’s great for browsing the web, reading, watching videos, or playing music. It has a 10-inch screen that features a 3:2 aspect ratio, as well as a multi-position kickstand so you can set the Go 2 up at the right angle for your work and entertainment needs. 

It offers a choice of colors and can connect to WiFi and 4G LTE cellular internet. The Intel Pentium Gold processor provides reliable performance.

I have been using it for around six months on and off, and I seriously love everything about it. The display is beautiful, the performance is decent, the full Windows experience is amazing, and I love the portable nature. You can also get the type of cover that makes it a great portable laptop replacement, which helps you to get things done quickly.

Note: Microsoft has released the 3rd generation of the Surface Go lineup, but it will be a little more expensive, taking your budget up to the $400 price mark. 

8. Lenovo Tab P11 Plus

OS: Android 11
Screen Size: 11-inch
Resolution: 2000×1200
Processor: MediaTek® Helio G90T
RAM: 4GB/6GB
Storage: 64GB/128GB
Camera: Front: 8MP | Rear: 13MP
Dimensions: 10.17 x 6.42 x 0.3in
Weight: 1.08lbs
Battery Life: Up to 10 hours

Pros
  • Keyboard & Stylus support
  • Good display
  • Good performance
  • Good camera
Cons
  • No fingerprint sensor
  • No headphone jack

Featuring a sleek and stylish design with powerful performance and battery life to go, the Tab P11 Plus lets you leave your charger at home — it has an all-day battery. The new multi-sensor 13MP rear camera provides high resolution, bright colors, sharp focus, and better low-light performance. 

It also supports 4K (UHD) video recording and can capture breathtaking images with a depth-of-field effect. Lenovo Tab P11 Plus runs on the Android operating system, and the Google Play store is installed so that you can enjoy your favorite music, movies, books, and games. 

The Tab P11 Plus is a great tablet for both work and play. This Windows tablet features 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and precision ink so you can write up everything. Tab P11 Plus can help you take notes while you’re on the go with its Microsoft Pen.

9. Chuwi HiPad PRO

OS: Android 11
Screen Size: 10.8-inch
Resolution: 2560×1600
Processor: Mediatek Helio G95 Octa-core processor
RAM: 8GB
Storage: 128GB
Camera: Front: 5MP | Rear: 13MP
Dimensions: 9.6 x 6.2 x 0.29in
Weight: 1.0lbs
Battery Life: Up to 10 hours

Pros
  • Keyboard & Stylus support
  • Great display
  • Big screen (10.8-inch)
Cons
  • The camera could be better
  • The battery life could be better
  • No headphone jack

Chuwi is a very well-known name in the Chinese market and specializes in producing tech products. The HiPad Pro is a successor of the HiPad Pro (2021) and is worthy of being the same.

It comes with a 10.8-inch display and has a 2K resolution and a quad stereo speaker setup, making it the best tablet for enjoying multimedia content on it. Also, the tablet’s overall design is very sleek and slim, making it very reliable to use and carry around. 

The front has a very good screen-to-body aspect ratio with not so many broad bezels and has the front camera embedded into the screen itself. Also, the back has a gradient type of color with blue in one half and grey in the other. The screen brightness is up to the mark and can be used easily in daylight conditions. 

Why We Ranked Lenovo Tab P11 Gen 2 Above Amazon Fire Max 11 

There isn’t just one reason to list the P11 Gen 2 first. There are actually a lot of things that might make the Tab P11 Gen 2 a better fit for certain users.

First and foremost, the P11 Gen 2 boasts a higher resolution display of 2000 x 1200 pixels, providing almost same visual experience compared to the Fire Max 11.

Next, the Lenovo Tab P11 Gen 2 has its own perks, like 128GB with a 6GB RAM memory option, a higher screen-to-body ratio, and support for Wi-Fi 6e and GPS positioning.

The Lenovo Tab P11 Gen 2 boasts a 120Hz screen, a noticeable improvement when compared side by side. This higher refresh rate makes it more responsive, especially for tasks like note-taking, where the reduced lag is quite apparent.

Lastly, the most visible feature of the Lenovo Tab P11 Gen 2 is the availability of Google support. The Amazon Fire Max tablet runs on its own FireOS, which lacks a lot of apps. 

Final Verdict: Which is the best tablet under $300?

Choosing the right tablet depends on your specific needs and usage preferences. However, after considering various factors, here are my recommendations:

  1. Lenovo Tab P11 Gen 2: This tablet offers excellent value for money, making it a top choice for budget-conscious users. With it’s 120Hz screen and Stylus support, it has earned the first place.
  2. Amazon Fire Max 11: Amazon has made significant improvements with this tablet, especially with the introduction of a new keyboard and stylus support. It’s a solid option if you’re looking for a versatile device, but the FireOS limits it to some very popular apps, and that’s a deal breaker for many.

Other tablets on the list are also very good options. Ultimately, the choice boils down to your individual requirements and how you intend to utilize the tablet.

FAQ

Can you get an iPad for under $300?

The newest iPad begins at $459, just significantly surpassing the $300 mark. If you’re working with a tighter budget, you might find a deal on an older model or renewed model for $300.

What are the disadvantages of buying a tablet under $300?

Here, the trade-off comes in the form of performance and hardware, leading to a somewhat sluggish user experience when compared to pricier tablets. You’ll have to accept compromises in areas like camera quality, overall performance, and build quality—everything tends to be on the average side when compared to premium devices. However, one shining aspect is the impressive battery life these tablets offer.

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I'm a writer and editor in iPads & Android Tablets, Windows Tablet section. I'm passionate about technology, especially about tablets. I'm on a mission to assist people in discovering their ideal tablets. In addition, I'm dedicated to producing helpful how-to guides and sharing top-notch tips and tricks. In my early carrier I founded and became and editor at worldoftablet and have been a guest author at many other tech blogs. In wolfoftablet I'm focusing on iPads, Tablets, Apple Pencil, Apps, Reviews, Buyers Guides and Tablet Accessories. In free time I like to play games on my PS5 or iOS.