Tablets under 500 dollars come in handy at schools, colleges, or business premises. Their large screen makes reading notes less eye strainful, and taking notes with a digital stylus with the tablets is a breeze. When you’re bored, the tablets will let you install games or entertainment apps from the Play Store or iTunes and enjoy games at full settings as the tabs under 500 dollars have a powerful GPU. If you’re in a studying mood, you can install educational apps and use them. If you’re at work, you can connect the tab with a keyboard or a mouse and use it as a PC or connect the tablet to a television via HDMI cable to show the presentation. Here are the best tablets you can buy below $500:
Best tablets under 500 dollars
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
Galaxy Tab S7 has an 11-inch edge-to-edge TFT LCD display with 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution. It is 6.51-inch wide and 0.25-inch thin. Tab 7 contains a 128GB storage drive and includes 6GB RAM. Typically, Samsung ships its tablets with Exynos series processors, but this tablet under 500 dollars has a 1.8 to 2.4 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor. Tab 7’s weight is 498 grams. It has a USB 3.2 Gen Type-C port and a Bluetooth 5.0 system. It comes with a Bluetooth-enabled magnetic S Pen. This tablet by Samsung sports a 13MP + 5MP back camera, 8000 mAh battery, and an 8MP front camera. According to Samsung, you can watch videos or use the internet continuously for up to 15 hours with the Tab S7.
Apple iPad Air Pro 2018
iPad Pro is a powerful mid-range tablet. It sports an Apple Neural engine powered A12x Bionic processor, M12 co-processor. It has an 11-inch Liquid retina LCD multi-touch IPS display with 2360 x 1640 pixel resolution, oleophobic/anti-reflective coating, 500 nits brightness, and 264 PPI. The iPad Pro supports the Apple 2nd Generation pencil, Magic keyboard, and Smart Keyboard Folio 3. It contains a USB Type C port and the latest iPad OS. It has 64GB storage memory, an HD Facetime HD F2.2 camera, 12MP eyesight rear camera. The iPad Pro tablet weighs 458 grams. It is 7-inch wide and has a 0.24-inch depth. You can use iPad Pro for 10 hours after charging it once.
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active PRO
The Galaxy Tab Active PRO is a rugged tablet under 500 by Samsung that contains a programmable button and a 10.1-inch display with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution. It has 15 hours battery backup and an Android 9.0 operating system. The Tab Active PRO tablet has an octa-core processor, a POGO pin for connecting keyboards, and 4GB RAM. Samsung’s Knox security technology powers Tab Active Pro. This rugged Samsung tablet is 6.69-inch wide and 0.39-inch thin. Its weight is 450 grams only. It has a 13MP UHD rear camera and an 8.0 MP front camera.
iPad Mini 2021
iPad Mini 2019 is a cellular tablet from a top brand you can purchase for a price of around $500. It sports an Apple A15 Bionic processor, lighting connector, and Apple five core graphics processor. iPad Mini 2021 is 5.3-inch wide, and it is 0.25-inch thick. It has a 5120 mAH battery, 300.5 grams weight, and an HDR-activated Facetime 7MP camera. This iPad has a Retina 8.3-inch liquid retina display, iOS 12.3 OS, 64GB storage memory, and an 8MP back camera. It is a 5G ready tablet that supports the 2nd Generation Apple Pencil.
Microsoft Surface Go 2
The Surface Go 2 Microsoft tablet under 500 dollars was launched in May 2020. It is one of the best rated Windows 10 tablets of Microsoft corporation. GO 2 contains an Intel Pentium Gold 4425Y processor and Intel HD 615 graphics system. It sports 8GB RAM and runs on S mode enabled Windows 10 operating system. This tablet by Microsoft has a specially designed kickstand, 10 hours battery backup, USB Type-C port, FHD rear & FHD front camera.
Chuwi Ubook X12
X12 is a 2 in 1 Windows tablet PC that Chuwi sells for below 500 dollars in the US. It has an N4100 quad-core Intel processor and 8GB RAM. Ubook X12 contains 256GB SSD and has 8GB LPDDR4 RAM. According to the manufacturer, this tablet PC by Chuwi has a 38 Whr battery that lasts for 5 hours after a full charge. X12 sports a 12-inch IPS multi-touch display with 2160 x 1440 pixel resolution, and 3:2 aspect ratio. Ubook X12 has a USB Type-A port and HDMI port. It has an aluminum body and a 2MP front camera. X12 sports a 5MP back camera. It is 0.35-inch thick and has 769 grams weight. Chuwi bundles X12 with a keyboard and a stylus.
Google Pixel Slate
Pixel Slate is the only Google convertible tablet you can buy for a price of around 500 dollars. Although Slate is a convertible device, Google doesn’t ship it with a keyboard or a stylus. You will have to purchase these two accessories separately. Pixel Slate boasts a molecular 12.3-inch display and contains a 48 WHr battery. It contains an Intel Core M3 processor, dual left/right speakers, and has 8GB RAM. Pixel Slate runs on Google Chrome OS and has a screen resolution of 3000 x 3000 pixels. Pixel Slate has 64GB of storage memory and it is slightly heavier than other tablets under 500 dollars we’ve shared above. According to Google, Slate’s weight is around 720 grams.