VTech InnoTab Max Kids 7-inch

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The VTech InnoTab Max Kids is a bestselling 7-inch kids tablet that was released in 2014. It received overwhelming praise for its adaptable child-friendly design, which features a useful handle and a robust cover that not only offers the much needed protection, but can be removed for a more grown-up feel. Reviewers also praised the android-based software for offering an ever-expanding selection of expert-supported and age-appropriate apps, as well as adequate parental controls for effective parent supervision. On the flip side, the tablet faced considerable criticism for its low resolution screen, relatively poor general performance and average battery life. Nonetheless, the VTech InnoTab Max is a decent device that does well to offer the best learning and playing experience, particularly for kids aged 3-9.

LeapFrog LeapPad Platinum Kids Tablet 7-inch

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The LeapFrog LeapPad Platinum Kids is a 2015 7-inch tablet that received praise for its emphasis on durability which is enhanced by a tough plastic case and a “shatter-safe screen”. The kid-friendly software garnered positive reviews and parents loved the well-integrated, versatile parental controls. However, the device suffers sluggish performance and an average 5-hour battery life. Parents also criticized the LeapFrog’s limited app collection. Furthermore, there are no free apps in the app store meaning you will have to spend up to $20 to get full versions of the offered game-demos. Nonetheless, the LeapFrog LeapPad Platinum promises to offer decent educational value for kids between the age of 3 and 9.

Orbo Jr. OJ3311 7-inch

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The Orbo Jr is a bestselling 2014 7-inch tablet that received positive reviews for its responsive multi-touch screen, lightweight design, a fast dual-core processor and usage of Android Jelly Bean as its operating system with full access to the Google Play Store. On the downside, its CPU isn’t capable of running multiple apps simultaneously, the camera is only good for Skype calls and the average battery life isn’t very good if you’re planning on using it all day. For a low-end tablet, the Orbo Jr is well built and a decent option if you are in the market for a basic kids system with all the essential features of a modern tablet at an extremely competitive price.

nabi DreamTab HD8

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The nabi DreamTab HD8 is a 2014 bestselling 8-inch tablet designed for children that has received positive reviews for it’s large screen running an impressive resolution of 1920×1200, large selection of apps designed specifically for children, and its secure systems designed to introduce kids to the world of tablets and technology. It has received some criticism for its credit card requirement before you can access games and many of the games are listed as coming soon. The nabi DreamTab HD8 is a tablet that is made specifically for children so if you have been looking for a way to introduce your child to the world of tablets safely, this is the choice for you.

Zeepad 7

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The Zeepad 7 is a bestselling 2012 mini tablet that received positive reviews for it’s low price and relatively good performance. On the downside the Zeepad battery life leaves a lot to be desired, and it’s best suited as a kids or beginners tablet rather than for someone looking to experience the best of what the tablet world has to offer. Features include a decent media playback and gaming performance, though some users reported connectivity issues as well as short battery life and a few glitches with battery charging. While the Zeepad isn’t necessarily a rock solid investment it will do the job for anyone who can’t afford anything better and would like to give themselves or their loved ones a test run in the tablet world.

LeapFrog LeapPad2 Explorer

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The LeapFrog LeapPad2 Explorer is a bestselling 5-inch 2013 kids tablet that received positive reviews for solid and durable build quality, a great selection of kid friendly apps and games, a rechargeable battery with up to 9 hours battery life, improving on the original LeapPad to provide an even better children’s tablet experience.  On the downside the LeapPad 2 is hardly suitable for adult use, with no WiFi and relatively slow hardware performance, though as an educational kids tablet it is currently the leader of the pack providing endless hours of entertainment and learning for youngsters of all walks of life.