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Tablets for kids: A quick Ebuyer guide

The benefits of ensuring your child’s first engagement with the world of computers is a happy and productive one are pretty obvious. We’d definitely say ‘go tablet’ for your child’s first computer – but what are great tablets for kids?

Tablets are often seen as a sort of ‘midway point’ between mobile phones and laptops. With the convenient touchscreen tech of a smartphone but something at least approaching the screen size of a laptop, a tablet is a great way to introduce your child to the world of computers.

One of the main benefits of a laptop is the portability factor. A tablet is often smaller, slimmer and lighter so that all makes a huge amount of difference to your child being able to handle it.

At first you may think it sounds ridiculous to mention it, but let’s not forget that children are smaller than us, so their relationship with the size of their device is different to ours as adults. Can you imagine a five year old trying to handle and transport a 15” laptop about the home, or from house to house (if they take it with them when they’re wanting to go stay with Granny and Grandad for a night, for instance).

Obviously, tablets with a decent array of apps and functions are ideal for your kids. Tablets which will enable your children to interface at an educational level, or allow them to cut loose and have some kid time, watching cartoons or gaming…

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 – great tablets for kids

Tablets come in a variety of screen sizes, ranging from something like the 8” Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite. This is a neat and nicely designed tablet with access to loads of apps like YouTube, as well as addictive games that can keed your kids occupied or help pass some time. Like most tablets it can be viewed in either portrait or landscape mode (a brilliant feature brought over to the world of tablets from smartphones).

Lenovo ThinkPad Tab 10

For something a little more ‘involved’ (possibly for homework, for slightly older children), how about a Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 10? This sleek 10.1” tablet has not only a decent screen size, but runs Windows 10 and can convert into a PC due to the optional keyboard and USB-C dock. It’s an impressive and versatile device built to withstand all the knocks and bumps of modern family life! Okay, it’s a little more pricey, but it’s top notch.

Kan’t go wrong with a Kano!

Of course, you could always go for a Kano. Interestingly, these brilliant new-to-market devices are almost hybrids. The Kano is a two-in-one tablet and laptop, which has an 11.6” touchscreen, an Intel processor, a touchscreen facility, a precision keyboard and an innovative cover.

They’re fantastic educational devices, teaching your child design, coding and creativity in a simple, highly interactive and fun way. Read more about the Kano here. We think it’s a great option.

Okay, so in this blog we’ve given you a couple of ideas for tablet-based computing for your children. And, of course, if you are looking for a new PC or laptop for yourself then check out our website.

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