Apple's iPad is one of the most popular tablets on the market, but there are plenty of other options out there too.
Companies like Google and Amazon have tablets that can do most of the same things as the iPad do for a lot less.
Check out the top 11 alternatives to the iPad if you want to save a few bucks.
Barnes & Noble Nook HD ($129)
Barnes & Noble has two kinds of tablets you can choose from. The Nook HD is the cheapest. This tablet is equipped with a bright 720p HD display and access to the Google Play store for Android apps and other content.
The Nook HD+ has a 9-inch HD display, so it is a bit bulkier than its cheaper cousin. Since this tablet has a 1080p HD display, it is better suited for watching videos. You can download a variety of apps and games from the Google Play Store too.
The Nexus 7 is probably the best budget tablet you can buy. Google partnered with Asus to make a 7-inch tablet with a gorgeous, high-resolution display. The only major downside? Battery life is pretty lame. You'll only get about 6 hours out of the battery, versus the 10 hours you can get out of Apple's iPad Mini.
Price: It varies based on internal storage. The 16GB will cost $229 while the 32GB is $269. You can order it from Google here.