NVIDIA Shield K1 Tablet
While our list is in no particular order, next up is the NVIDIA Shield K1 Tablet. Along with all the media consumption and video watching we mentioned above, the SHIELD does one more thing most tablet buyers want -- gaming.
NVIDIA's main focus with the Shield K1 tablet is gaming, but it's a great all around tablet too. There's even an option Stylus if you want to get some work done in-between watching videos and playing Asphalt or Call of Duty. Yes, this tablet works with the NVIDIA GeForce Now cloud gaming and streaming service. So you can stream top-tier games from your PC to the tablet.
The NVIDIA Shield K1 tablet has an 8-inch 1920 x 1200 Quad-HD display and runs on a powerful NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor. There's 2GB of RAM and only 16GB of space, but a microSD slot allows for expansion up to 256GB. The front and rear cameras are only 5MP, but cameras aren't all that important on a tablet.
Just know the SHIELD K1 tablet has a bright and crisp 8-inch screen, loud dual front facing speakers, stock Android, and fast software updates. The design isn't extremely sleek and eye-pleasing, but this is hands-down one of the best Android tablets under $200. It also has a battery that's almost 1/4 bigger than the ASUS ZenPad 8.
Keep in mind, there's no charger in the box with that $199 price tag but any regular microUSB cable can charge it.
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