E-books are becoming more and more popular as people discover the convenience of buying a book from their home and reading it immediately. As technology improves, the e-readers have also become more sophisticated, and more importantly, cheaper. The benefits of a tablet are that you can do more than just read e-books; you can also check email, surf the web, play games, and a lot more.
You can now buy an e-reader tablet for less than $200. Less than 10 years ago, you’d spend almost $200 on a dedicated e-reader, that didn’t have email, internet or game functionality. What gives you the best value for your money?
Here’s a list of e-reader tablets under $200 taken from TabletNinja’s tablet review guide to tablets under $200:
1. Amazon Kindle Fire (price: $159): Amazon is the big fish in the pond. They have the digital infrastructure, with hundreds of thousands of e-books to choose from, backing up their tablet. Aside from e-books, this tablet will let you play games, watch TV shows and movies, play games and a lot of other cool stuff. The Kindle Fire isn’t the most sophisticated tablet on the market, but if you’re looking for a good tablet that excels at multi-media, then this might be a tablet worth taking a closer look at.
2. Barnes & Noble Nook HD (price: $129): Barnes & Noble has left the tablet computer game, but this is great news for bargain hunters, as you can get their Nook HD tablet for a cool $129. This device sports a great e-reading feature, which takes advantage of Barnes & Noble’s 3 million e-books in their library. And if you run out of room from all those e-books, movies and games you have downloaded, you can use a MicroSD card to give your device added memory.
3. Google Nexus 7 (price: varies): The Google Nexus 7 is a little pricier than the above tablets, coming in right around $200. However, if you shop around online you can definitely find them well below the $200 price point. The Nexus 7 runs on Android and has a massive library of e-books available via Google Play. Like the other tablets, the Nexus 7 is much more than just an e-book reader.
The above are just a sample of e-reader tablets under $200 that you can buy. If you’re looking just to read e-books, you can find a dedicated e-reader for between $50-$100. Like all technology-related products, the price continues to drop year after year and you will get a better device while paying less money and can keep you entertained for hours on end with all of its features.