Gaming is no longer confined to laptops and consoles. Now you can game on the go using a high-performance tablet.
If you are an extremely casual gamer, a regular work tablet will suit your needs. However, if you expect to play something more hardcore, you will need a top-notch gaming tablet.
You can get a good tablet under $200 that is wonderfully suited for gaming needs. Performance may vary depending on price, with the best performance being offered by those close to $200.
However, what these budget gaming tablets offer is similar to what the more expensive, branded one’s offer.
For example, the best gaming tablet under 200 I found, the Dragon Touch X10, offers functionality on par with the Apple and Samsung ones. Without further adieu, here’s the list of best budget gaming tablets:
List of Best Gaming Tablet Under 200 – 2018
Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 - HD 8" Android Tablet Computer (Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8009, 2GB RAM, 16GB SSD) ZA090094US
KOCASO 8 Inch Windows 10 HD Tablet PC Computer (1.8GHz Quad Core Intel Processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB Internal Storage, 800x 1280 HD IPS Screen, Bluetooth 4.0, 1 Month Microsoft Office Subscription) - Black
10'' Windows 10 by Fusion5 Ultra Slim Design Windows Tablet PC - 32GB Storage, 2GB RAM - Complete with Touch Screen, Dual Camera, Bluetooth Tablet PC
Elecost E10.6 IPS ULTIMATE 2GB RAM - 10.6 inch Best Android Tablet PC Lollipop 5.1.1 Octa Core CPU 16GB Storage Twin Camera 1366 x 768 Touchscreen 178 degree viewing angle Bluetooth 4.0 Google Play
10.1" Fusion5 104 GPS Android Tablet PC - 32GB Storage - Android 5.1 Lollipop - Bluetooth 4.0 - FM - 1280800 IPS Screen - 5000mAh - 2MP front and rear camera - Supports OTA Updates
9.7 inch Tablet Octa Core 2560X1600 IPS Bluetooth RAM 4GB ROM 64GB 8.0MP 3G MTK6592 Dual sim card Phone Call Tablets PC Android 5.1 GPS electronics 7 9 10
10.1 inch Tablet Octa Core 2560X1600 IPS Bluetooth RAM 4GB ROM 64GB 8.0MP 3G MTK6592 Dual sim card Phone Call Tablets PC Android 5.1 Lollipop GPS electronics 9 10 White
Tips for Buying a Gaming Tablet with a $200 Budget
Here are tips for hunting down the best gaming tablet, even if all you have is $200:
Making sure the tablet you are purchasing is optimized for gaming. This means better processing power than average, better GPUs and more memory. So, check the specs before you buy.
For gaming, it’s best to have a tablet with a bigger screen like 10 inches. So you can see the graphics more clearly.
However, keep in mind that bigger screens require higher resolutions to display graphics with minimal pixelation. For example, if you see a 5-inch screen tablet and a 10-inch screen tablet both with 1200×700 resolution, the pictures will be more detailed on the 5-inch screen.
Do not expect the same gaming quality as a laptop or a TV screen. Tablets are smaller, so naturally, they offer less quality than computers and consoles.