5 eBook Readers and Tablet Deals: iPad 2s from $300, Kindle Touch for $109

By , dealnews contributor

While there have already been three iPads released, it's not too late to get in on the action. These five Editors' Choice tablet and eBook reader deals are the best bargains we could find and include some of the lowest prices on iPads and Kindle Touch. If you can't find what you're looking for, check out our daily tablet deals for more sales.

  1. Refurbished HTC Jetstream 32GB 4G LTE 10.1" Android Tablet for AT&T
    Vendor: All4Cellular via eBay
    Price: $249.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $12

    Is It Worth It?: Get in the tablet game with this 32GB tablet. It weighs in at just 1.6 lbs. and features a 10.1" 1280x800 multi-touch LCD, 1.5GHz dual core processor, 1GB RAM, microSD card slot, 4G LTE capability via AT&T, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 3.0, Android 3.1 OS (Honeycomb), and more. Note that no warranty information is provided.

  2. Used Apple iPad 2 16GB WiFi Tablet
    Vendor: CowBoom
    Price: $299.99 via coupon code "DAG10" with free shipping
    Lowest By: $99

    Is It Worth It?: This used Apple iPad 2 16GB WiFi Tablet in Black is just 0.3"-thick and weighs 1.3 lbs. It features an Apple A5 1GHz dual-core processor, 9.7" 1024x768 LCD touchscreen display, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, accelerometer, compass, up to 10 hours of battery life, and more. Note that this used unit may have dents, scratches, or missing parts, and no warranty information is provided.

  3. Amazon Kindle Touch 3G 6" eBook Reader with Kindle Special Offers
    Vendor: Walmart
    Price: $109 in-store
    Lowest By: $40
    Expires: June 9

    Is It Worth It?: Check out page 26 of your local Walmart flyers for the Kindle Touch 3G, which features free global 3G wireless for downloading eBooks and X-Ray (which downloads Wikipedia information along with your books). It boasts a 6" 600x800 eInk display and has room for up to 3,000 books on its 4GB internal memory. The Kindle Special Offers will appear on your Kindle and may include $1 eBooks, $5 off a $10 Amazon purchase, and other offers. CNET raves that this tablet "is a compact, lightweight, and affordable eBook reader with an eInk touchscreen."

  4. iLuv i1166 8.9" Portable Multimedia Tablet for iPod Bundle
    Vendor: Walmart
    Price: $49.98 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $81

    Is It Worth It?: Looking for a nice little multimedia bundle? The i1166 is a CES Best of Innovation award winner in the Portable Multimedia Accessories product category. This iLuv i1166 8.9" Portable Multimedia Tablet for iPod comes bundled with the iLuv Z4000 Carrying Case and the iLuv i1166FLM Screen Protector. This media player, which supports most dockable iPod and iPhone models, allows you to watch video on its 8.9" widescreen LCD. Other features include a built-in DVD player, SD/MMC card slot, USB connectivity, wireless remote control, and more.

  5. Lenovo IdeaPad A1 7" 16GB Touchscreen Android Tablet
    Vendor: Costco
    Price: $149.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $40
    Expires: June 30

    Is It Worth It?: This 14-oz. tablet features a 1GHz processor, 7" 1024x600 LCD touchscreen, 512MB RAM, 16GB of storage, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR capabilities, a microSD card slot, 3-megapixel rear-facing camera, 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera, and runs Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). CNET calls the Lenovo A1 is "a classic Android tablet, at an attractive price." Note that non-Costco members will pay an additional $7.50.

Lou Carlozo is a dealnews contributing writer. He covers personal finance for Reuters Wealth, and was most recently the managing editor of WalletPop.com, and before that a veteran columnist at the Chicago Tribune.

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