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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-23-2012, 08:47 AM Thread Starter
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A question for you with kids

My girlfriends daughter is 6, and she is always grabbing our phones to play Angry Birds, and Fruit Ninja etc... I was gonna get her a tablet for x-mas, and I was debating on getting her Google Nexus 7 or one of the cheap knock off pads for $79. Do ya guys have any input. Thanks
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My girlfriends daughter is 6, and she is always grabbing our phones to play Angry Birds, and Fruit Ninja etc... I was gonna get her a tablet for x-mas, and I was debating on getting her Google Nexus 7 or one of the cheap knock off pads for $79. Do ya guys have any input. Thanks
At this age, its just going to get broken anyway, so I would go with the low cost option.
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Yup. Id go with the cheap knockoff. Unless you got money to burn.

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save your money and tell them to go outside and play... when i was a kid i saved the world multiple times w/ nothing more than a stick and a piece of string... didnt need a tablet or video game


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The Nexus 7 is a great choice, I mean going the cheap route might not be a bad idea with her age, but the nexus is so cheap, it may be worth the extra hundred.

The nexus 7 in itself is an excellent tablet. I bought one when they first came out and had planned on selling it to my buddy and buying the Ipad mini. However, there is no way in hell ill be giving this up for that overpriced/hyped tablet. It actually convinced me to replace my ipad with the nexus 10 instead of the newest I pad.

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At this age, its just going to get broken anyway, so I would go with the low cost option.
my son is 6, daughter is 3 and neither have broken any of the electronics (tablets, ipads, etc) that they use.

I'd go with the better tablet

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save your money and tell them to go outside and play... when i was a kid i saved the world multiple times w/ nothing more than a stick and a piece of string... didnt need a tablet or video game
My son is getting a PW50 this year to have some fun outside Just need to find a stick and some string and he will really be set

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I purchased a nice tablet for my 7 yo grandson last year for Christmass that cost 169.00 with free shipping after doing a lot of research on specs and such. It had everything all the real expensive units had, full android apps with camera and nice heat sensor touch screen with very clear definition. He's taken very good care of it but it took much guidance when he first got it to make sure he didn't abuse or break it. Well worth the money, he love's the games and drawing apps and even sends an occasional email with a little help.

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My 4 year old has been using an 1st gen ipad (w/otterbox) since he was 2 without issue. It has taken the odd tumble and the screen has a few scratches but it still serves its purpose and the battery life still quite good. In moderation I think it can be a great learning tool.

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avoid those cheap tablets. they will be more of a headache then anything. you may luck out if it has a capacitive touch screen. but if it has a resistive touch then STAY THE FVCK AWAY



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iPad + otterbox or the like. She'll be the coolest kid to her freinds.


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My son is getting a pw50 this year too. Lightly used ones go fairly cheap on Craigslist. Just find one that was bought for a kid with an iPad or Xbox... Seeing as it didn't get used much.


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Decided to get the TT-R, got a deal I couldn't pass on.



Think I'm more excited for Xmas to get here than him.


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Get an iPad. Well worth the jack. I put a Griffin military grade case on mine. Good for a 10 ft drop or something like that. It works as well as if there were nothing even on the screen. My 18 month old girl carries it around the house and it has seen its fair share of drops. Never worried me once.
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post #20 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 07:12 PM
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Go with the cheap brand. She will end up breaking it soon anyway. Nothing against the little one, but I have a 7 year old myself. Trust me, I know
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