Slate tablets are simply tablet computers that have a large display screen, build-in battery, and a touchscreen interface. They have become quite popular in recent years and are available in a variety of configurations. Many include on-screen pop-up keyboards for creating documents and texting, graphically enhanced interactive games and applications for augmenting children’s learning, while others are simply intended to be reading devices. Slate tablets can be rather pricey which may be a deterrent for many households. Included here is a look at budget friendly slate tablets priced under $100.
Most slate tablets used as reading devices are priced well over $100, but the Nook Simple Touch, made by Barnes & Noble is a great introductory e-reader. The Nook is available with a six inch black and white screen that comes with a screen protector which is very handy so as not to mar the touch-screen itself and hinder reading capability.Screen font size is adaptable for those that prefer to read large print and some models come with a build-in glow light for illuminating the screen. An additional benefit of the Nook is that it does not included advertising ad pop-ups and has free Wi-Fi connectivity for accessing additional reading material.
A popular Android slate tablet priced under $100, is the HiSense Sero 7LT which can be purchased at Walmart. The HiSense Sero 7LT comes with a seven inch screen, moderate image resolution of 1024 x 600, a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, and 1GB RAM and 4GB storage capability, which is sizable fora tablet in this price range. The HiSense Sero 7 LT inadequate as an introductory slate tablet but disappoints when it comes to clarity. Reviewer comments indicate that the screen images lack clarity and sharpness, but the Android 4.1 operating system is a bonus.
There are some super slate tablets priced under $100 geared for children of toddler and elementary school ages.Their intent is to provide a fun, interactive learning environment that children will find engaging and appealing. The Fuhu Nabi Jr. is one such slate tablet. This five inch device is handy for young toddler hands and comes with a sturdy drop-proof bumper. The Nabi Jr comes with a 2 mega-pixel camera for young photographer fun,30 learning and game apps for singing fun, playtime games, and interactive learning, plus it also has easy to configure parental controls. The only noticeable downside to the Nabi Jr. is its poor battery life. It is recommended to purchase a back-up battery so the tablet can be powered up when the child is ready to play.
Slate tablets are terrific devices for reading, writing, playing, and learning. The three models included here are great introductory devices as they are each budget friendly priced under $100.