In September 2013, AGPTek launched the Abot kids wifi tablet. This came out at around the same time as most of the latest kids tablets, and at around $90, it is considered one of the cheaper options. Not surprisingly, one must sacrifice quality if they are going to pay for a more affordable tablet.
Read on for my full product review…
- Very affordable
- Good parental controls
- Grants direct access to Google Play and Amazon AppStore
- Slow processing and freezes during downloads
- Bad graphics
- Small selection of pre-installed apps
AGPTek Abot Tablet
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|Overall Rating||(1.5 / 5)|
Review By: Adriana
Our AGPTek Abot Tablet Review is a summary of the most important aspects of a tablet. Read the following for our full specs review for the AGPTek Abot.
The AGPTek Abot has a 7 inch screen with a 800 X 480 dpi resolution. This is just about the lowest resolution for tablets available today. This results in graininess and pixelation, so if you are going to use the tablet for yourself, and you are already used to your iPad or iPhone, this may prove itself to be annoying.
The battery lasts about 4 hours while reading and watching videos, which is good considering the low price. Others of this price can last only 2 hours, while the higher priced models ($150+) have an 8 hour battery life.
Like most other kids tablets, the AGPTek has a protective rubber bumper. This is important considering that drops can happen on a daily basis. It has been reported that this tablet is very durable even when dropped. So despite its low cost, you can rest assured that it will not go to waste. The tablet weighs 1.55 pounds, which is about average for the newer models.
The AGPTek has 4GB of space, but is expandable to 32GB with a microSD card. Since this device is Bluetooth enabled, you can purchase a wireless joystick to be used for gaming. A keyboard can also be installed, well as a mouse. This will enable your small children to use the tablet on a table as if it were a grownup computer.
Finally, you can also purchase a stylus to be used on the touch screen along with the drawing educational apps.
This device is runs on the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system, and is ready to use out of the box. You do not need to download any content since it comes preloaded with 10 educational apps, 2 reading apps, and 2 games.
The amount of apps preloaded on this tablet is rather low compared to most other tablets. However, the good news is that it also comes preloaded with the Google Play Store and the Amazon AppStore. This grants direct access to some of the most popular tablets apps on the market.
The downside to this is that some of these apps need to be purchased, which may be an additional $5-$10 per app. Other, higher priced tablets can cost an extra $100, but they come with many more preloaded apps, videos, and eBooks. Another thing to consider is that other tablet manufacturers have their own proprietary apps to choose from and it sometimes make the selection a bit easier. For instance, some tablets allow kids to browse the manufacturer’s app store themselves, which sends a notification to parents’ email that a request for download has been made. And the parent can either accept or deny the request via email. Moreover, these other tablets will keep track of kids’ progress and create a report for the parents.
For such a low priced tablet, the parental features on this tablet are excellent. Parents can select which apps kids can have access to, and for how long. This is of great benefit to any parent who doesn’t want their kids to waste to much time on a game. And in this day in age, this tends to be important.
As mentioned previously, the specs on this tablet are not the greatest. The resolution is a low as it can go, and the processing is slow. It has been reported that the tablet locks up during downloads and loading of games.
However, if you are looking for a low cost tablet, this one is about as good as any other of the same price range. Just remember that the higher priced tablets are of much better quality.
|Age Range||3+ Years Old|
|Connection||Wifi and USB|
|Screen Size||7 Inches|
|Memory||4GB, with 32GB extra with micro SD card|
|Batteries life||4 hours|
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