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#1 Johnny Rockets

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 02:25 PM

So my 8 year old daughter wants an I-pad for Christmas but she is 8 so she is not getting one. I would however like to get her a tablet in the $200 range if there is one that is good that would be easy to use and somewhat durable. She uses my iphone constantly downloading apps and watching youtube videos and such. That is really all that I would need the tablet to do, but would like something that if it lasts, she can continue to use as she gets older.

Was thinking about the Nexus 7 but I honestly don't know sh*t about them. What tablet would work similar to what she is using my iphone for and would be the best bang for the buck?

Thanks in advance for the help and the most helpful post will win absolutely nothing.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 02:38 PM

heard nothing but good stuff about nexus 7... looking to get one myself.


kindle fire would probably be good for a kid too.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 02:59 PM

I don't know much about the Kindle Fire....isn't that just for reading ebooks mostly or will it also do the stuff that I mentioned?

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:09 PM

Kindle Fire.


Friend picked up one for himself a bit ago. It's now in sole possession of his 4 and 6 year old girls.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:14 PM

you can get the "old" kindle fire (ie last years model) for less than 200 new, I'm sure less than that used. I have one and it would be fine for an 8 year old.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:15 PM

I just got the Kindle Fire for $199 and love it. You can watch movies, surf the internet, play games, read. I've never used anything else so I cant say its better or worse than the others.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:25 PM

Kindle Fire huh? Great....I noticed they have different versions. Is this the one I am looking for?


http://www.ebay.com/...119625854&ps=54

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:27 PM

The boys got their kindle fires last Christmas and still use them every day.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:28 PM

Buy right from amazon

http://www.amazon.co...t/dp/B0083Q04IQ

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:29 PM

Kindle Fire huh? Great....I noticed they have different versions. Is this the one I am looking for?


http://www.ebay.com/...119625854&ps=54


Thats the new version, which is better than the one that I have. you can't go wrong either way, but the older version is likely cheaper.

#11 Johnny Rockets

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:30 PM

Buy right from amazon

http://www.amazon.co...t/dp/B0083Q04IQ



You da man....doing it now.

Thanks everyone!

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:30 PM

Kindle Fire huh? Great....I noticed they have different versions. Is this the one I am looking for?


http://www.ebay.com/...119625854&ps=54


This is on the link Zod provided, might interest you:

Kindle FreeTime - a free, personalized tablet experience just for kids on the new Kindle Fire. Set daily screen limits, and give access to appropriate content for each child

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:40 PM

You can get good deals on refurb Kindle Fires on Amazon...same warranty. Was $150 bucks...now cheaper. It's not their latest greatest though.

#14 Johnny Rockets

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:44 PM

This is on the link Zod provided, might interest you:

Kindle FreeTime - a free, personalized tablet experience just for kids on the new Kindle Fire. Set daily screen limits, and give access to appropriate content for each child


Interesting thanks. Truth be told I probably won't bother restricting anything. If I let her go to public school, free range internet can't be much worse right?

(kidding...I was just about to look up how to limit access)

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:47 PM

Last I looked FreeTime was in Beta, if it's in production we've solved one of our Christmas goals!


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