"PERFECT For 8 yr old Grandson. Think about people CNET."5.0 starson by bobderek
Pros: Great parental controls! PERFECT size tablet for a child under 13, and many older teens. It has what they want. The ONLY tablet selling on Amazon at a significant premium. Easy FREE in-person Apple support who set up all the parental controls.
Cons: Con about the CNET Review focus. Tablets are more personal devices & are used by kids as well as adults. Where's the review for kids? Most of the review means nothing to them. I have lots of stuff - none Apple - but this is THE best tahblet for him!
Summary: It's interesting to read a techies review. But the review does not even address the main issue for me. Besides that have you noruced that the IPAD Mini is the ONLY Tablet selling on Amazon at a significant premium to its list price.
This the THE correct size tablet for a little kid. I've seen them all and I like the Mini fopr my grandson MUCH more than any other tablet. It looks and works great. His father has an IPAD, and now he'll have one too.
MOST IMPORTANTLY, the Apple Mini has tremendous parental controls. How this was not featured in the review is beyond me.
I was able to set some myself and then it went to the nearby Apple store and where the helpful rep set up everything else for free. Just try doing that for any other tablet.
The browser is blocked by one appropriate for kids. No App downloads without the unguessable code that his father will keep secret. No book or content buys that don;t match his general age level. My grandson probably won't like all of this but he will be safe in one of the most undafe places he can be. And he'll have plenty, with the appropriate limitations that every kid should have. AN adult will be in charge.