Specs: 10.1-inch 1280-by-800 display, 1.83GHz Intel Atom Z3735G processor, 1GB RAM, 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, micro HDMI, micro USB 2.0, 32GB onboard storage, microSD slot, Windows 8.1
The deal: Okay, let’s be honest here. You probably won’t want to upgrade this tablet to Windows 10, which isn’t as finger-friendly as Windows 8.1, but at least the Toshiba Encore 2 is designed to live in Microsoft’s touch-centric modern UI universe. If you choose to skip the free Windows 10 upgrade, the downside is a Windows 8.1 tablet cannot take advantage of Microsoft’s universal apps.
Nevertheless, at a mere $90—about 50 percent off its typical price—it’s hard to go wrong with the Encore 2 if you want a solid, affordable tablet for Netflix, Facebook, email, and the like.