It's not the latest 10-incher on the market, but the Nexus 10 still impressively holds its own against its competition -- trust me, it's a long list.
The Google Nexus 10 rocks a super-high resolution screen and comfortably lightweight design - especially for a 10-inch slate -- and since it's a Google branded tablet, it gets the latest OS upgrades as soon as they're available.
If your dad sometimes confuses you for tech support, then the Kindle Fire HDX tablets will provide you (and him) with some relief. The Amazon slates come with a Mayday button that almost instantaneously connects you with tech support, however, its simple OS tries to nip any problems in the bud with a user-friendly interface.
The 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HDX offers one of the most pixel-packed screens on a tablet and its ultra-lightweight and thin design give it a high-end feel. It's also pretty affordable to-boot.
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For the bookworm
Tell dad to put the paper down and pick up the Kindle Paperwhite. The e-reader is the best at replicating the easy-to-read pages of a book -- or newspaper -- without any of the cumbersome girth and weight.
If dad is a bookworm, or if you're just upgrading his old e-reader, the Kindle Paperwhite offers one of the best reading experiences out of any tablet, gadget, or doo-dad.