2017’s Best Pocket-Friendly Tablets for College Students

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On my previous blog entry, I mentioned how technology nowadays goes hand in hand with education.

Laptops used to be a necessity, but times have changed – tablets have now become one of the, if not THE, must-have gadget for college students.  It’s lighter, less bulky and more portable without sacrificing functionality.

Although The New York Times recommends the newest iPad to be the best tablet of choice (costs around $400!), umm you don’t really have to go for that.  There are other cheaper alternatives for that.

So let’s take a look at the best, pocket-friendly tablets for college students this year.

The New Amazon Fire HD 8 ($80)

This bestselling tablet from Amazon is designed for entertainment, learning and smart living.  It has an excellent battery life, expandable storage for up to 256 GB and the best part?  It comes with Alexa!  With Alexa, you have quick access to any information and entertainment you may need – ask questions, check your calendar, know the weather, play music, control your smart home (or should I say, dorm) devices, call an Uber, order a pizza and so much more, with just your voice!  Who says college students can’t have their own personal assistant?

Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 ($170)

A tablet that screams innovation – designed with a rotatable 8 MP camera with excellent gesture controls (like simply open-close your hand to take a picture), multi-mode positions (has a kickstand to stand, tilt, hold or even hang your tablet!) and an “AnyPen” technology that detects any conductive object as a pen (very useful for sketching and taking notes at school).  Its modern and innovative design on top of its pocket-friendly price is for sure Millennial-approved! (My personal favorite!)

iRULU Walknbook ($200)

This may cost you a little more but it gives you the best of both worlds – it comes with a detachable keyboard to easily switch from a laptop to tablet.  You can run multiple programs at the same time just like a laptop and boasts Microsoft Office internally, supporting Word, Powerpoint and Excel.  It also comes with a mini HDMI and a type-C port for charging and file transfers.  To sum up the specs, it has an expandable storage of up to 128 GB, runs on Windows 10 and is powered by the latest Intel Barry Trail Quad-core processor paired with 2 GB of DDR3 RAM.

This line-up  is for sure, a bang for your buck.  Highly-recommended tablets not just for college students but for anyone who’s in a market for a new must-have gadget!