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I need a tablet for a 13 year old, I need ideas?

by blwilt / April 8, 2012 11:35 PM PDT

I want to get my nephew a tablet for his 13th birthday, but do not want to spend $300.00 for one. I know this limits my choice a lot, but I think it is the best way to go.

I have been looking at the Kindle Fire, Nook Tablet, Blackberry Playbook and the Acer Iconia Tablet A100-07U08U.

This bring me between $200 and $250 which is a good price.

It does not need to be an extensive tablet just something he can facebook, games and surf the net on.

Any suggestions would be great, I am flexible with the OS and am not a hater of other stuff.

Thanks

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Since they'll outgrow a tablet fast, how about Kindel Fire?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 9, 2012 3:27 AM PDT

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by baybreeze / April 15, 2012 4:49 AM PDT

I would go with either the Kindle Fire, the Acer, or the Lenovo IdeaPad. However, if the 13 year old would like a camera on the tablet, then don't get the Kindle Fire since it has no cameras. I know the Lenovo has both a front and rear camera and is the same price as the Kindle Fire.

Unless one roots the Kindle or the Nook, I think, they only have access to either Amazon's or B&N"s app stores. The Acer and Lenovo have access to the Android Market. One can also install the Kindle and Nook readers on these to read their books and such.

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Lenovo IdeaPad - good tablet, bad screen
by KittyLurking / April 27, 2012 1:43 AM PDT
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If not for the rather bad screen quality, Lenovo IdeaPad would be my fave for sure, as it has excellent specs.

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