5 Best Affordable Ipad Alternatives For Kids

If you are looking for the best iPad alternatives for kids, here are my top reasonably priced tablet PCs  for Christmas 2013.

When choosing I’ve looked for exceptional value, low-cost, high specification and good customer reviews. You won’t be spending a lot of money here for something that is going to get dropped, spilled on and stood on, but you will get all the features that kids need in a tablet: gaming, apps, music, reading, internet surfing, taking photos & video and watching movies.

With that in mind, here are 5 of the best kids’ tablets for Christmas 2013.

Best Tablet PC for kids

Rapido Eco Tablet PC (£53.95) 

For an exceptionally low-priced Android tablet, the 7″ Rapid 5 certainly comes with a lot of features. it uses a dual core cortex A7 processor which can run at 2x 1.5 GHz and has 4 GB  of built-in storage which can be increased using a micro SD card. It has dual cameras and runs on Android Jelly Bean 4.2.

Like all android devices you will be able to download and use all the apps from the Google Play store as well as sync it to any other Google service.

Amazon Review Rating of 4.6/5

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Best iPad alternative for kids

Lelik Tec Avalon 7″ HD Tablet PC ($63 / £56)

Again, this is very inexpensive Android tablet that comes packed with hi-specification features. These include a 1.2 GHz dual core processor, IGB RAM/ 8GB Flash memory, 1024 x 600 resolution and HDMI output, besides the usual USB connector. It runs on JellyBean 4.2.2.

It comes pre-installed with a range of apps, but all Android apps can be installed via the Play Store.

For kids, this is a particularly good design as it has a rubber coating to protect it from those accidental drops which are bound to happen.

Besides wi-fi, this tablet can also be connected via 3G using a dongle.

Amazon Review Rating 4.4/5

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Best Tablet PC for children 2013

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (£140 / $179)

For a high quality brand this 7″ tablet really is exceptional value for money. It runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and has a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor with up to eight hours of battery life. Features include dual cameras, of much better quality than the products above, and a 1024 x 600 resolution screen which provides excellent picture quality.

There is 8GB built-in storage with the capacity to increase this to 64GB with an SD card which means you can store lots of apps, music, movies and ebooks. Perfect for browsing the net, watching films or playing on apps and helping your kids with their reading.

This is the wi-fi only version but there is also a 3G version available for an extra cost. The tablet also comes in a 10.1″ version.

Amazon Review Rating 4.3/5

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Best Tablet for kids 2013

Amazon Kindle Fire HD  (£119 / $139)

The more I see of the Amazon Kindle Fire, the more I am attracted to them. This is especially so for children’s use, because although they are a tablet PC, they are the quintessential book reader and for the many kids who seem to have developed an allergy to physical books, they are a perfect alternative that might just get them engaged.

Book reader aside, Kindle Fire an exceptional piece of kit.  Despite being less expensive, it has a higher resolution than the Samsung at 1280 x 800 and a faster processor at 1.5GHz. It also boasts excellent 3D graphics, Dolby audio, and features galore that you really need to visit Amazon to read about in full.

For clumsy kids, the Kindle is made from materials that are  20 times stiffer and 30 times harder than plastic.

The there is a wide range of Kindle Fire versions available including larger models.

Amazon User Rating 3.9/5

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Best iPad alternative for kids Christmas 2013Acer Ionica Tablet PC (£140 / $170)

Once again, here is hi-spec, top brand tablet for a really reasonable price.  Slightly larger than the rest of the models here at 7.9″, the Acer Ionica boasts a quad-core 1.2GHz Processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB memory (expandable to 32GB with SD card), Wi-fi, two cameras and the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system.

With a 1024  x 768 resolution, it’s the best of the Android devices for picture quality and only slightly less than the Kindle Fire. The cameras have a 5 MP resolution and there is also a mini HDMI connection. Lots of other features.

Amazon User Rating 4.5 / 5

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All opinions in this review are our own, however, we may be compensated should you make a purchase through the links provided.

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