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  • Alcatel One Touch Tab 7
  • Amazon Kindle Fire HD
  • Google Nexus 7 (2013)
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0
  • Apple iPad Mini

Looking to treat you kid to a tablet PC this Christmas, but don’t want to shell out a large sum on the latest device? There’s a wide selection of quite affordable tablets, which will serve well as an entry device for children of any age. Starting your child of with a rather cheap device is a good idea allowing them to get acquainted with the techy wonders before moving on to a more serious and expensive tablets. Here’s our selection of top 5 cheap tablets for kids.





5. Alcatel One Touch Tab 7



One Touch Tab 7 from Alcatel might be “old” in modern terms having been launched in May 2013, but its age has one big advantage: it has become a cheap tablet for kids. Despite the age its specs are quite impressive with 1GHz CPU, 1 GB of RAM and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Internal memory is only 4 GB, but it can be further increased by up to 32 GB thanks to a microSD card slot. In order to shield the devices parents can choose among the best Alcatel One Touch Tab 7 tablet cases including Cooper Infinite Cam – a great folio tablet case with impressive protective capabilities and full-suit functionality.

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Alcatel One Touch Tab 7


4. Amazon Kindle Fire HD



Another tablet “veteran” currently offered at a very discounted price is the Amazon Kindle Fire HD available on the market since October 2013. 2.2 GHz Quad-core CPU coupled with 2 GB of RAM and custom Android 4 Jelly Bean is more than enough to run just about anything children will need. There are three models offered with 16, 32, and 64 GB of internal memory capable of storing a ton of apps and multimedia files. One of the best Amazon Kindle Fire HD tablet cases certainly is the Otterbox Defender Series with its rugged protection and built-in screen protector.

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Amazon Kindle Fire HD


3. Google Nexus 7 (2013)



One of the best cheap tablets for kids is certainly the Google Nexus 7 (2013) launched in July of 2013. It’s powered by Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, which can be upgraded to 4.4.4 KitKat, and will most probably receive the 5.0 Lollipop as well. The lack of microSD card slot is made up by the choice between 16 and 32 GB models. The power departments is represented by 1.5GHz Quad-core CPU and 2 GB of RAM making sure the tablet is capable of running just about anything. Choosing among a multitude of accessories is not easy, but one of the best Google Nexus 7 (2013) tablet cases for kids is the Cooper Stack – a no frills envelope tablet case, which magically transforms into an integrated stand offering a variety of angles.

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Google Nexus 7 (2013)


2. Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0



Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 has become one of the best cheap kids tablets ever since its successor has hit the market, seriously discounting this great tablet’s price. Released back in July 2013, the device remains one of the most powerful tablets with 1.2GHz Dual-core CPU, 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory with extension possibilities up to 64 GB. Designed both for entertainment and learning apps, the tablet will serve kids of all ages. As for the best Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 tablet cases buyers can consider getting the BouncePlus+ from Cooper – a secure rugged tablet case with ultra-light body and a comfy integrated stand.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0


1. Apple iPad Mini



Following the launch of iPad Mini 2 and then later iPad Mini 3, the original iPad Mini became arguably the best cheap tablet for kids. With a seriously discounted price and powerful features, the device is certainly a great way for children to enter the world of mobile computing. 1GHz Dual-core CPU is backed by 512 MB of RAM and is capable of running the latest iOS version. There’s no card slot just like on the other iPads, but there’s a 64 GB version capable of storing a massive amount of apps and multimedia. Confirmed by most parents, the iGuy from Speck is the best Apple iPad Mini tablet case when safety and functionality are considered. The play tablet case delivers rugged protection and two handles, besides the stable standing position.

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Apple iPad Mini

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