The 8 Best Tablets to Buy at Walmart in 2018

See our favorite devices from this retail giant

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If you need portability of a phone but need a device with more power and a bigger screen, then you’ll find that a tablet computer is the best of both worlds. Tablets are compact, easy-to-transport devices that provide online access and support a number of apps, including streaming video and music, eBooks, games, and more. They are an ideal travel companion since they are built for entertainment purposes, but some can also be used for schoolwork or for work when away from the office. With Wi-Fi or a 3-4G broadband connection, a tablet can become a powerful tool to keep you connected on the go. If you’re thinking about adding a tablet to your roster of favorite devices or upgrading to a new one, check out Walmart.com for affordable and functional options. Take a look at some of our favorites.

Our Top Picks

Best Budget Mini: Ematic EGQ780 

Ematic EGQ780
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The Ematic EGQ780 is a powerful little tablet with a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor that runs Android 4.4 KitKat. You’ll love viewing streaming video or editing pictures on this tablet, thanks to the 7.9-inch IPS display that boasts super-sharp resolution and a comfortable 4:3 screen ratio. If you want to listen to some music, built-in Bluetooth makes streaming your favorite songs simple. At only 0.61 pounds, you’ll barely notice the weight of this tablet once you slip it into your backpack, but you’ll find yourself turning to it all day long to check the weather or news, fire off some e-mails, or even to place video calls to friends and family. This affordable tablet also comes equipped with HDMI mirroring, allowing you to connect to your TV and play games, surf the net, and watch HD movies on your HDTV. 

Best for Apple Fans: Apple iPad (Latest Model) 128GB Wi-Fi

Apple iPad (Latest Model) 128GB Wi-Fi
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Thanks to Walmart.com, Apple fans can get their hands on the newest and shiniest Apple products without the hassle of waiting in line. Everyone is familiar with Apple’s signature tablet, the iPad, but with each model, this tablet keeps getting better and better thanks to new features and upgrades. The latest model features a huge 9.7-inch screen and a powerful A10 Fusion chip making it easier than ever to multitask. Thanks to iOS 11, iPad can do more than ever when it comes to running the latest apps, including some that feature augmented reality experiences.

This iPad also boasts more advanced cameras (including a 1.2-megapixel FaceTime HD camera and an 8-megapixel iSight camera), a better display, improved security thanks to Touch ID, and support for Apple Pencil 2. Plus, with access to the App Store, you can customize your tablet however you want thanks to over one million apps available there for games, photo editing, video streaming, drawing, writing, finance, and more. 

Best Mini: Apple iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi 128GB

Apple iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi 128GB
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If you would love to have an Apple iPad but are looking for something a little smaller and more portable, check out the iPad mini 4. The iPad mini 4 has a fantastic-looking 7.9-inch Retina display, yet it's only 6.1mm thin and weighs just .65 pounds, allowing most users to hold it in one hand just like a smartphone. It has a powerful A8 chip with 64-bit desktop-class architecture for better multitasking and more reliable streaming.

Plus, you can take great pictures or enjoy videochatting with friends and family thanks to advanced iSight and FaceTime HD cameras. Stay in touch thanks to Wi-Fi and LTE connectivity and iCloud. Worried about data security? The iPad mini 4 boasts Apple’s breakthrough Touch ID fingerprint sensor so your private information will stay that way even if your device is lost or stolen. You’ll find yourself reaching for this tablet all the time, which makes the powerful battery life – up to 10 hours when fully charged – even more convenient.

Best for Productivity: Samsung Galaxy Tab A -10.1" 16GB tablet

Samsung Galaxy Tab A
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If you are looking for a tablet to help you keep up with work on the go, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A might be a great choice for you. Many offices still use the Microsoft Office suite of products, so it can be extremely helpful to be able to use Office products while you are away from the office. This tablet lets you do just that without having to deal with cumbersome substitutes. Somewhat more affordable than an iPad, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A has a generously-sized screen and 16GB of storage space for all your favorite music and photos. You can enjoy using your tablet with an even larger screen though thanks to the easy-to-use Samsung SideSync feature that allows you to view your content on any screen after connecting your Samsung devices. And, you can switch to Kids' mode in order to safely entertain your children on car trips or in waiting rooms without having to worry about them accessing content you don’t want them to see or accidentally deleting important information or apps from your tablet.

Best Value: iView 733TPC with WiFi 7" Touchscreen Tablet PC

iView 733TPC
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After a long day at work, hitting the gym, and commuting, sometimes the best evening plans involve your couch or bed and an entertainment source. Whether you love to catch up with friends and family on social networks, pin new recipe or craft ideas, video chat with loved ones, read e-books, or stream some funny videos, a great tablet lets you do that from the comfort of your pillow fort with ease. This budget-friendly tablet, the iView 7TPC, runs Android 4.4 OS and is powered by a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, so despite its small price tag it can run video games, load Web pages, and manage all your favorite apps. For less than $50, you can enjoy your scrolling to your heart’s content on a seven-inch touchscreen that boasts 1024 x 600 resolution and built-in Wi-Fi.

Best for Families: Lenovo Tab 4 10" Android Tablet

Lenovo Tab 4
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Designed with busy families in mind, the Lenovo Tab 4 10-inch Android tablet was made for a modern household filled with multiple users that all have different needs. Up to seven different users can create a specialized account that sections off each user’s own customized space on the tablet. This device can transform depending on the user to be anything from a productivity powerhouse to a kid’s entertainment specialist. In fact, with the Lenovo Kid’s Pack, you can add a shock-resistant bumper, blue-light screen filter, and fun stickers to make this even more special for the youngest members of your family, or switch to productivity mode and add a Bluetooth keyboard for instant 2-in-1 tablet functionality. The 10-inch tablet has a brilliant HD display with great-sounding Dolby Atmos Audio and built-in dual-stereo front-facing speakers that make video streaming super enjoyable. Don’t be surprised when this tablet becomes the most sought-after item in the house. However, at the relatively affordable price-point, if sharing becomes too hard, you could always just get a second.

Best for Business Travel: RCA Viking Pro 10.1" Android 2-in-1 Tablet 32GB Quad Core

RCA Viking Pro
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If you love your laptop but need something more versatile for business travel, the RCA Viking Pro 10.1-inch 2-in-1 tablet may be a great choice for you. Take your e-mails, presentations, or writing assignments anywhere thanks to the easy-to-use detachable keyboard and built-in trackpad that make using this tablet almost like having a laptop with you. The 10 Viking Pro operates on Android 5.0 (Lollipop) and runs on a powerful 1.3GHz quad-core processor that allows you to multitask seamlessly.

The WPS Office app comes standard so you can create documents and spreadsheets with ease. The large, 10.1-inch high-definition screen makes viewing everything at once easy, and when the workday is over it’s great for viewing and editing photos or streaming video. Detach the keyboard and or dock the tablet to the keyboard in many positions to suit your preference or intended use. Built-in Bluetooth and up to six hours of run time on a single charge are additional features that make this tablet a star for work travel.

Best for Teens: RCA Voyager 7" 16GB Tablet with Keyboard Case

RCA Voyager 7
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If your teen is begging for their own tablet, check out the RCA Voyager seven-inch 16G tablet. It’s affordable enough that you can entrust it to even a young teenager without causing too much stress, but it has lots of fun features that will help your child stay in touch with friends, inspire their creativity, and maybe even get some schoolwork done.

This Google-certified tablet operates on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) so you can access even more apps on the Google Play store. The built-in front camera is great for selfies or videochatting, and Bluetooth capability means it’s easy to connect and share with other compatible devices like portable speakers for impromptu after-school get-togethers. Despite its budget-friendly price this tablet also boasts a quad-core processor and 16GB of flash storage, as well as a battery life of up to six hours on a single charge.

Our Process

Our writers spent 3 hours researching the most popular Walmart tablets on the market. Before making their final recommendations, they considered 18 different tablets overall, screened options from 10 different brands and manufacturers, read over 30 user reviews (both positive and negative), and tested 4 of the tablets themselves. All of this research adds up to recommendations you can trust.