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Best tablet for grandma?

by maxpowers_37 / May 28, 2015 4:42 AM PDT

My grandmother doesn't have a computer (couldn't figure it out), but loves looking at pictures on facebook and pictures relatives send her on her phone.

I feel bad she's sitting there for hours with that tiny screen, so I'd like to get her a tablet that can share the internet connection from the phone and would be very simple to use and have good picture quality.

I'd imagine at some point she'd probably figure out how to use the camera too, so that would probably be a good feature. I've tried reading cnet reviews, but it's tough to figure out what would meet her needs.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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What's the budget?
by Dafydd Forum moderator / May 28, 2015 4:52 AM PDT

Don't go for a cheap knockoff tablet.

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Have to give a nod to the Kindle Fire models.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 28, 2015 4:54 AM PDT
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As to the phone.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 28, 2015 6:01 AM PDT

Without knowing the phone and plan, that's not going to get far. It also may be too hard to support.

The usual Kindle can be used in hotspots like Panera, McDs and other places.

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any tablet will work
by renegade600 / May 28, 2015 4:58 AM PDT

just about any tablet will work but I would not get one to run off the phone as you asked for. If she does not have internet service - just mobile, then get a tablet that can access the mobile network on its own. IMO that is what you should be looking for and getting for her.

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Can you suggest any?
by maxpowers_37 / May 28, 2015 5:39 AM PDT
In reply to: any tablet will work

Why not get one that works off her phone internet she already has?

If I got one with it's own connection what would be a good one?

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does she have cable TV?
by James Denison / May 28, 2015 5:21 AM PDT

If so, does it have internet access? Maybe she'd prefer to see the images on it instead?

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No internet access
by maxpowers_37 / May 28, 2015 5:38 AM PDT

She does have cable TV, but no internet access

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Best tablet for grandma
by alexstingmaster / May 29, 2015 11:04 PM PDT

Gave my old iPad 2 to the grandmother. She uses it to view photos via Facebook and for FaceTime. Fairly intuitive for them to use.

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iPad mini
by mysacrifeyes / May 30, 2015 7:11 PM PDT

I wanted to buy an iPad Air to my granddad but since the budget is limited I got him an iPad mini. Most of the old people think that the iOS tablets are easier to understand than the Android tablets.

He's very happy with it.

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