Don’t Want to Splurge? These Cheap Tablets Rank Best

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An iPad can do wonderful things, but the price tag for the premium version — often around $1,000 — may make you wince.

Fortunately, you don’t have to splurge on Apple’s iPad Pro. Plenty of other great tablets are available — even from Apple itself — for roughly one-third the cost.

Consumer Reports recently highlighted some of its best choices for budget tablets. They are:

So, what makes these models so great? According to CR:

“Those on the list … are more than adequate for web browsing and watching episodes of ‘Glow’ on Netflix.”

Many tablets also allow you to expand storage “quickly and inexpensively” thanks to built-in micro-SD card readers, CR says — although it notes that the iPad does not offer this capability.

Looking for more great tech products? Check out our list of “6 Tech Gadgets That Make Your Daily Life Easier.”

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