Android tablets with Office - it's a free app? And which machine would you recommend?

A small client is looking to have a couple tablets that they can use around their restaurant for the managers to be able to create, edit,  view, update word and Excel documents and that another user at a windows desktop will also be able to work on (not concurrently).

From what I can see, Office for Android is free?

Does anyone have recommendations on a tablet for this type of use? I would describe the spreadsheets they are looking to use on the tablets as relatively simple: 1 page, no more than 50 to 100 rows, 20 columns, maybe a column or 2 doing some addition, a total in a couple cells at the bottom.
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Scott CSenior EngineerCommented:
Free?  Sort of.  It looks like you can READ the documents for free but if you want to create/edit (which you do)  you will need Office 365 subscriptions.

http://www.cnet.com/news/microsoft-office-apps-for-android-tablets-go-live-today/

As to the device?  Get good ones.  Meaning those with good features, warranty, memory and speed.

Don't go cheap and get $100 knockoffs.

I'm assuming this is a fairly nice restaurant and they will want good, working, dependable devices.

Here's a 2015 review from cnet.

 http://www.cnet.com/topics/tablets/best-tablets/android-tablets/

You're probably looking at $300-$400 for decent ones.
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Mark OlsenSr. DeveloperCommented:
A free option would be to use Google Docs for the spreadsheet.
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QlemoBatchelor, Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
The Smartphone edition of SoftMaker is free,  and allows to edit.
Working on the tablet or smartphone means to have the files somewhere in the cloud. OneDrive,  Google Drive,  DropBox,  or similar. This is something you need to keep in mind.
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KimputerCommented:
Most flagship tablets from Samsung ALWAYS have an Office app (to be used offline, on files on the tablet) already licensed (hence free for you).
In the past, Samsung gave you a working copy of Polaris Office, SmartOffice or Hancom Office. These apps are delivered through the Samsung app store (which checks if your tablet or phone is eligible, and then puts it in the Free section, which means if you fully reset your phone/tablet, it will still be there to be installed again).
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