7 Best Gaming Tablets Under $200 [2018 Update]

Best Gaming Tablets Under $200

Gaming is no longer confined to laptops and consoles. Now more and more people are gaming 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 ones 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.

So without further ado, here’s the list of best budget gaming tablets:

List of Best Gaming Tablet Under $200 – 2018

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Dragon Touch X10 10.6 inch Octa Core CPU Android Tablet 16GB Storage Mini HDMI Tablet
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Dragon Touch X10 10.6 inch Octa Core CPU Android Tablet 16GB Storage Mini HDMI Tablet
This is the best gaming tablet under $200 in my opinion for several reasons.

I bought this after a more expensive Samsung tablet and didn’t have many high expectations. However, this gadget managed to surprise me.

The tablet is huge so it displays graphics without cropping. There’s plenty of space to move the controls too.

The CPU/GPU was good for intensive gaming. If you have a heavy game, the load file might take up to a minute to finish loading.

However, I didn’t experience any lag.

The only complaint I have is the screen resolution. Though it’s still 1366x768, it was too pixilated for the 10-inch screen.

But it’s not too low res so I highly recommend this tablet for gaming.

Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 - HD 8' Android Tablet Computer (Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8009, 2GB RAM, 16GB SSD) ZA090094US
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Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 - HD 8" Android Tablet Computer (Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8009, 2GB RAM, 16GB SSD) ZA090094US
Lenovo’s Yoga tablet is one of the hottest media tablets out there.

It has a bigger than average screen that is optimized for media playback. So you know from the get-go this is perfect for gaming.

The screen has 10 multi-touch points, so customizing commands in the game is super easy. The tablet has dual, built-in speakers that are really loud.

Plus, the tablet weighs less than 2 pounds. It has 15 hours of battery life on a single charge.

But with intensive gaming, expect the charge to drop to between 8 to 10 hours. It has a 13MP rear camera too.

This multimedia tablet is quite perfect for graphics-rich, immersive gaming experiences.

NPOLE Android Tablet 16G IPS 10.6' Android 5.1 Quad Core 1366x768 Display 3D Game Supported Black
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NPOLE Android Tablet 16G IPS 10.6" Android 5.1 Quad Core 1366x768 Display 3D Game Supported Black
At 10.6 inches, this is a generously large tablet that gamers will love.

It comes with a vibrant 1366 x 768 HD LCD screen that can make even small details stand out.

I was impressed because this screen was almost as good as my gaming laptop screen.

This tablet has two front speakers and two phone jacks so that two people can co-play without a problem.

If you play offline multiplayer games, this tablet would be perfect for your needs. It also has two front and rear cameras each.

The solid quad pro processor is definitely trustworthy and I enjoyed a great 3D gaming experience this tablet gave.

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
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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
Screen quality wise, this is one of the best gaming tablets under $200.

Considering that this tablet comes with only 2GB of RAM, I wasn’t a big fan of the performance.

However, the 10-inch IPS display with 1366x768 resolution is surprisingly extremely detailed. I recommend it for watching movies as well as playing games.

The processor is an Octa Core Allwinner A83T, which is suitable for intense gaming sessions. However, with the low RAM, speed takes a hit.

I had to close all other applications when playing games to avoid screen freezing. Other than that, this is a solid cheap tablet for gaming.

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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
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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
Though the brand is relatively unknown, the main reason I bought this tablet is for the MediaTek MT8163 processor.

It is a powerful Quad-core System-on-chip (SoC) that supports 3D graphics and high-definition 1080p video decoding.

Therefore, this tablet is uniquely suited for 3D gaming.

It also supports 5Ghz Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and FM. The resolutions and screen picture quality is truly amazing.

Though some of the specs are not up to date to support the processor’s power, this would be a wonderful gaming tablet to have still.

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
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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
This phablet has an octa-core chipset, so it’s really made for smooth gaming.

It runs on Android KitKat, which delivers enhanced performance for gaming. The tablet has essentials like built-in Bluetooth to pair with gaming headsets or keyboards.

It has 64GB flash memory storage that is expandable with an SD card. The screen is also really high res.

A word of caution, however: While the octa-core processor can run intensive games, the tablet isn’t designed with a gaming PC style heating system.

So the device can get heated real fast with graphics-intensive games.

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
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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
What I liked about this relatively unknown gaming tablet is the Octa-Core CPU.

This tablet, much like the Dragon Touch, offers a smooth, lag-free gaming experience. The list price is surprisingly cheap.

It’s available for Android 5.1 and above, so I could multitask on the tablet, without having to worry about performance.

This is also great for those who like to stay connected, as the tablet has Bluetooth functionality to pair up with speakers, a keyboard or similar devices.

It’s also great for listening to music and watching TV shows at a decent resolution. As for the downside, storage is expandable, but it limited to 64GB

Tips for Buying a Gaming Tablet with a $200 Budget

On a final note, here are some core tips for hunting down the best gaming tablet, even with a $200 budget:

Make 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.

Try to buy a gaming laptop with Bluetooth connectivity. You will be able to connect external speakers or controllers for a better gaming experience.

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.

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