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Vinci Tab III M Kids Tablet Review

SUMMARY

This review is for the Vinci Tab III 5 inch tablet, sold by Vinci. The Vinci company helps children learn from a very young age. In fact, the Vinci Tab III is suitable for kids from 1.5 to 9 years old. This 5 inch tablet is the newer version of the previous 7 inch tablet by Vinci. Unlike most of the tablets reviewed on this site, this one does not have wifi on the kids account, so it must be connected to your computer via USB in order to download the learning curriculum.

PROS

  • Sturdy outer shell
  • Advanced educational apps and games
  • Parents can track kids progress

CONS

  • Slow processor and bad graphics
  • Games and other apps are boring to children
  • Sound is muffled and low quality
  • Apps must be downloaded and must pay extra for them
  • No wifi access on kids account
Vinci Tab III M Kids Tablet


Vinci Tab III M Kids Tablet
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Overall Rating 1.0 Stars (1.0 / 5)
Manufacturer Tabeo
Operating System Android

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Review By: Adriana

Adriana is a mother and tech enthusiast from Bridgeport, Connecticut. She blogs about the latest kids tech trends.

Our Vinci Tab III M Tablet Review is a summary of the most important aspects of a tablet. Read the following for our full specs review for the Vinci Tab Tablet.

Learning Apps

As previously mentioned, this tablet is geared towards very young children, as are the apps. Unlike many of the other kids tablets, it does not come preloaded with educational apps; they must be downloaded directly from Vinci.

The learning apps are divided into 3 categories; toddlers, preschool, and kindergarten. They have an extensive library of apps and educational games, and that is said to be their main strong point. On the other side of the coin, people have reported that these apps are not interesting enough to capture kids attention.

Nevertheless, this tablet’s curriculum spans a wide spectrum, including subjects such as social and emotional learning, logic and math, literacy, and general knowledge. These apps are offered in English, Spanish, French, and Chinese so that your kids can be exposed to various languages.

Parents can track kids progress by using the Age Norm reference guide for each category. Apparently, parents are able to compose a storybook of their child’s progress, although we believe that storybooks should constitute something of a more personal nature.

According to the Vinci website, the Vinci Tab III can be switched to parent mode. However, if you want to use a tablet for yourself, you are perhaps better off with a Kindle Fire HD. The Kindle Fire is suitable for kids and has a similar price point to the Vinci as compared to the iPad.

Since this tablet is made for small children, it only becomes wifi-enabled when in parent mode.

The Hardware

The specs on this tablet leave much to be desired. Although it’s screen is only 5 inches, the 800 X 480 dpi resolution renders graphics that are not quite as smooth as some of the other kids tablets.

It has a Cortex A8 1.2 GHz processor with only 512 MB of RAM. The processing power alone is slow, and loading games on this tablet is a bit of a hassle.

An even greater disadvantage to this tablet is the mere 3 hour battery life. Most other kids tablets boast a 6-8 hour battery life. If kids are to truly be immersed in educational games, what will happen when the tablet suddenly turns itself off hallway through? This can’t be pleasant for either the child or the parent.

It has a front and back 0.3 pixel camera, which is pretty low in resolution. Its sound is not that great, and the speakers become muffled with the protective bumper.

On the brighter side of the coin, this tablet is sturdy and features a rubber guard to prevent damage from drops.

The Verdict

The Vinci Tab III has overall, not much to be desired. Its hardware is flimsy, with low processing power and bad graphics. This tablet is advertised as having an advanced curriculum of educational apps and games, which is thought of as being its strong point. However, even the apps are said to be boring to children and they cannot keep their attention.

Very young children that fit this demographic are better off with the Nabi Jr. or the Nabi 2.

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Hardware Specs

Age Range 1.5 to 9 Years Old
Connection Wifi and USB
Screen Size 5 Inches
Memory 8 GB, with 32GB extra with micro SD card
Weight 1024 X 768
Battery Life 2-3 hours

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