I would recommend these tablets for you. All are good for some games, media, and notes and below $350
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (The best according to my experience)
Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 3 is a perfect example of a great 8-inch tablet you can pick up for under $300. While its specs aren’t awe inspiring, it will keep you connected throughout the day and provide you with all the features you might need. What makes the Galaxy Tab 3 worth its money is the extras package it ships with, offering a great deal of digital content like 3 months of Hulu Plus membership, $10 Google Play credit and 12 months of free Boingo Wi-Fi Access. Lightweight and slim, the Galaxy Tab 3 is a great e-Book reader and it can double as a remote control thanks to IR blaster.
Lenovo IdeaTab Miix2 (Long battery to play games all day hmmm)
In terms of design, I must say that I find Lenovo’s IdeaTab Miix2 quite pleasing to the eye. The minimalist and stylish design go well with the slim body, and the specs of the device, while not overly-impressive, do make it a good enough device for students or for those who don’t practice too much mobile gaming. As with most Windows 8.1 tables, the Lenovo IdeaTab Miix2 comes with Microsoft Office Home & Student, which is particularly useful since the device offers all-day battery life.
ASUS MeMO Pad 8 (with its ability, it is surprisingly cost-effective)
ASUS has put a lot of time and effort into creating affordable devices, and one perfect example of that is the MeMO Pad 8, which is a very affordable Android 8-inch tablet, priced at the low end of the spectrum. Its decent specs are what you’d expect, scoring a quad-core processor with only 1GB of RAM. Nevertheless, the device looks clean, but its plastic build, although cutting down prices, shows it for what it is: a simple and cheap 8-inch tablet. Long battery life, stereo speakers and expandable memory make it a good, albeit unremarkable, choice for those who want to pick up a cheap 8-inch Android tablet.