In today’s technology market, it can be daunting to come up with the perfect solution to a technology problem. What complicates things even more is when you are purchasing a costly gadget for your kids.
Parents far and wide are looking for the perfect kids tablet. A kids tablet in a perfect way to keep your kids occupied while serving as a learning tool at the same time. But as with all great developments, there comes choices. And as with all choices, it is best to simplify and narrow down the exact qualities that make a decision the right one.
So what do you look for in a tablet?
The answer will vary from one parent to another, but this website is about giving you the necessary comparison tools to be able to make a decision based on your own tastes and requirements.
Here is a recap on the fundamentals for picking out a kids wifi tablet, and why they are important:
- The Processor: Processors come in single core, dual core, and quad core. And their speed can range from 1.0 GHz to 2.5 GHz. This is purely based on the specs for kids tablets. The higher the speed, and the more cores there are, the faster the load times. As you might have guessed, the money you spend on a tablet, the better the processor. But as a general rule, I would advise to stick with at least dual core with 1.5 GHz. Otherwise, the tablet will be very sluggish.
- The Screen Resolution: The screen resolution of a tablet dictates the graphic quality in terms of smoothness and color depth. The lower the resolution, the more pixelation there is. Pixelation simply refers to how crisp the images are. However, you cannot determine what the image quality will be just by the resolution. Another factor is the screen size; the bigger the screen, the more area the pixels have to spread into. So a 1290 x 1200 dpi screen will look better on a 7 inch tablet than a 10.1 inch tablet. Resolution may not be of much importance if your kids are not used to using higher resolution electronics
- The Battery Life: Battery life on kids tablets range anywhere between 2 hours to 10 hours. This is a big difference, and unless you are planning to leave your kids tablet plugged in at all times, I would not suggest a 2 hour battery life tablet. Such a tablet will turn itself off at importuned times and the kids will not be happy.
- The Screen Size: The importance of the size of the screen is completely dependant on you. There are 7 inch tablets, and 10.1 inch tablets. Which do you think your kids will be most comfortable with? Many parents prefer the 7 inch tablets because they are lighter and are less likely to slip out of kids hands, which can happen quite often. Drops can result in breakage, and you don’t want to have to send it back for a replacement. On the other hand, your kids may prefer a bigger screen, but may get tired of holding it while playing games
- The Software: There is much to be considered when it comes the the software. There are basically two types of kids tablets when it comes to software; tablets with proprietary apps, and tablets that give access to Google Play. Most tablets are built on the Android interface, but some only have access to the manufacturer’s app store. The benefit of this is that all of the apps and games from the stores are child oriented and can be extensive. They can features apps based on age groups and abilities. Conversely, if the tablet uses Google Play as its main source, you have access to thousands of apps but some are adult oriented. On the bright side, most kids tablets come with parental controls, so you can allow or disallow access to any particular app.
There are many more elements you will consider when it comes to choosing a tablet for your kids. But this was a short list of the fundamentals.
If you have a specific question about to consider when choosing a kids tablet, please leave your question below: