The good-looking Samsung Galaxy Tab A offers great value and is ultra-portable, weighing in at under 500g. The screen, with its 4:3 aspect ratio, is designed with media consumption in mind. It's ideal for reading books, magazines and browsing online.

    The Galaxy Tab A has a 5MP main camera with auto-focus that will be great for snapping photos on the go. If you use the tablet for work, it's a nifty way to take photos of slides at conferences or workshops. 

    The best part about the Samsung Galaxy Tab A is that it comes with the S Pen. This digital stylus is designed to work almost as though you're using an actual pen. It responds to pressure and is great for note-taking, drawing and sketching. A new feature is the inclusion of a calligraphy mode that will make your digital handwriting look even better.

    Under the hood is a 1.2 GHz Quad Core processor, 2 GB RAM and Lollipop, the latest version of Android OS. It delivers decent performance with a simple user interface.

    If your kids are going to be using the tablet, download and activate Kids Mode. The child-friendly environment is packed with safe and educational apps. When the tablet is in this mode, you can also set a time limit.