To Buy or Not to Buy; That is the question
August 14, 2012 8:15 AM Subscribe
What is a good mini tablet to gift an 8-yr old? External Storage is critical as this will be used primarily as a wi-fi device and on long drives.
posted by theobserver to Technology (16 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
My kid's B'day is coming up and we are looking for a sub $200 mini-tablet for her. She will use it to primarily read books, watch movies on Netflix and Youtube, check her school emails and play games.
The requirements from this device are pretty simple: decent screen, responsive processor, long battery life and external storage (for music and movies).
The external storage option stumps me, since both the Kindle Fire and Nexus 7 don't have the option to connect a USB flash drive or an SD Card and [the inbuilt storage is pathetic], while the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2.0 7" does not have the recent Android OS and is dual core.
The other factor that kind of scares me is that there might be new Amazon Kindle Fires, iPad minis and even the Microsoft tablets coming out soon and I don't want to be feel foolish with an older device (recently happened with a DSLR purchase).
What device should I buy? or should I wait for a couple of months?
I have both Netflix and Amazon Prime, if that matters.