Top 7 Tablets for Teens and Kids Under $150TECH
Top 7 Tablets for Teens and Kids Under $150
Whether as a gift, for school, or for both, a tablet can be a great buy for kids of all ages, including very young children if you purchase correctly. With parental controls, safety features, waterproofing, and relatively low pricing, tablets are affordable, as useful as a computer for most, and allow kids to use everything from apps to code engines, and can be used with a keyboard for typing up homework and school papers. While there are a few name brands that come to mind when you hear the word ‘tablet, not everyone has money for an iPad of a Samsung Galaxy tablet, so we’ll focus on budget, affordable options that offer the most bang for your buck.
Kindle Fire Kids – The Kindle Fire Kids comes in two sizes, priced at $99 and $119, and include a couple of things that make them really great for kids. Kindle Free Time is one of the best parental control apps out there, and it’s built into the tablets, allowing you to decide how much of what your kids can do, what they can access, and whether they have conditional access (like 2 hours of study before they can access games). You also get a two year warranty, a built in protective rubber case, and your choice of pink or blue.
Kindle Fire 6″ – The Kindle Fire 6″ is a $100 tablet with 8GB of storage, an HD screen, four color options, and a 1.5Ghz core, Iit’s good enough for kids and teens. It’s also integrated into Amazon’s store, so if you have Amazon Prime, it doubles for entertainment, study, reading, and more.
Amazon Fire – At just $50, the Amazon Fire tablet is hard to beat in terms of price and quality, is built around books and reading and therefore perfect for studying, includes Kindle Free Time, and plays movies as well. Just like the Fire 6″ and the Kids, it integrates with the Amazon store, and if you’re willing to pay for a family Amazon Prime account, it’s one of the best bargains you can get in terms of the media you can access for the money.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7″ – The Samsung Galaxy Tab may be one of the most coveted tablets out there, but the 7″ is nearly $300 cheaper than the largest version, and can usually be found for under $150. With a kids version, multiple colors, WiFi & 3G available, and pretty decent specs, plus an SD card slot (so kids can swap out the data on their tablet for when it’s for work or play), it’s also a good bargain.
DigiLand 8 – As one of the few Windows tablets available for a budget, the DigiLand is worth paying attention to. It features Windows 10 which integrates with Windows 10 computers for easy data sharing, access to Microsoft Apps like Office, and has a micro SD card slot. However, the screen quality isnt’ superb, but at $99, that’s not really a huge issue.
Dragon Touch Y88X – The Y88X is not a well known tablet, but for $99 you get Android Kit Kat, two cameras, an HD screen, built in parental control, 8GB of storage (only 512 mb of memory), and a 1.2 Ghz processor. It’s not the best quality tablet out there, but it has plenty of processing power for most kids needs, and you can find it as low as $50 if you look around.
HP 7 G2 – The HP Stream 7 is a $99 tablet from one of the world’s largest computer manufacturers, features 1GB of memory, 8GB of storage, a micro SD slot, built in GPS, and a multi-touch screen. It runs on Android Kit Kat, and works with almost all Google products.
There are plenty of affordable tablets available for teens and kids, and this list is just some of the best options. You can also save money by shopping around, looking for sales, waiting for electronics sales, or shopping on Amazon or eBay to get a better deal.