Don't judge PLEASE we want to buy a tablet for child for Christmas... he is 10 which one??

(34 Posts)

the children's one seem too babyish
the adult ones are v expensive

any tips or idea;s

thanks

Amrapaali Fri 04-Oct-13 09:05:56

Saw a new Tesco one called "hudl", if you want to go for a less costly version. It is£119, I think. Had a play on it while doing the weekly shop. Seemed good and actually perfect for a child.

And why would anyone judge you? confused

just cos it is quite an extravagant gift for a child (and I am reeling at the cost)

indignatio Fri 04-Oct-13 09:09:06

If you have tesco club card vouchers then you can effectively buy it for half price at the mo. I don't know how good it is, but at £60 in vouchers, it seems like a bargain.

angelinterceptor Fri 04-Oct-13 13:12:48

I got the Nexus 7 last year for my DS and DD - it came with lots of recommendations. They have both lasted well, and are played with loads.

I bought them from Currys i think, and there was an offer on last December.

My DD is only 9 and she gets great use out of it.

She would have preferred an ipad or ipad mini - but its out of our price range

HerrenaHarridan Fri 04-Oct-13 14:13:54

No judging here smile

I am currently saving for a refurbished iPad for my 2yo birthday

The touchscreens and simplistic app designs are great for tiny tots to be able to work them.
She's growing up in a world of technology and I want her to be confident using it

derektheladyhamster Fri 04-Oct-13 14:17:56

I've just book the nook hd for my 10 yr old. They start at £79 nook hd

both mine got the samsung galaxy tablets last christmas (when they were age 6 and 9)

hoppingmad Fri 04-Oct-13 14:23:52

I got my 8 yr old one last Christmas! It's just an 8" joypad I bought off groupon in the run up to Christmas last year. Think it was about £55 and they had sent me a voucher for £5 off my next purchase so ended up quite reasonable.

It's still going strong, she downloads free apps and does lots of different things on it. Can research things for school topics etc.

I think it's a great gift as they have new games on tap and plenty of free ones to choose from so better value then £30+ for ds games or the like

50shadesofknackered Fri 04-Oct-13 16:32:57

I'm not judging, we're getting dd1 who's 6 a tablet for Christmas (we already have an iPad they both use all the time, but I'm sick of the arguing over it) we were thinking of a Kindle fire but think we may now go for the new Tesco one. Plus you can apparantly use your club card points to pay and Tesco will double the points u already have, so that could be quite a good saving

Lizzylou Fri 04-Oct-13 16:56:08

Our 2 (9 & 7) have the Samsung Galaxys. They're great.

JakeBullet Fri 04-Oct-13 17:04:27

The Teaco Hudl has had a good write up and looks very drop proof too. You can apparently buy it with £60 worth of Clubcard vouchers when offers are on as well.

jezzasjockstrap Fri 04-Oct-13 17:13:40

Carphone warehouse have Nexus 7 old stock for £139. Only in brown though.

Loolah Fri 04-Oct-13 19:54:09

Got my Dd a tablet from eBay, new very basic she plays games, watches films and looks at YouTube. It cost about £40 it's pretty good for the price as I didn't want to get an expensive one until I was sure she would look after it

ScornedWoman Sat 05-Oct-13 09:23:50

I'm thinking of buying a nook. The 8gb one is only £79. DS1 says that's not enough memory/storage though. Reviews are generally positive. Does anyone have a nook?

ThingsThatMakeYouGoHmmmmmmmmm Sun 06-Oct-13 17:52:26

Nook HD and Nook HD+ will both take an sd card, to increase storage up to an additional 32gb. If he needs more than that, you seriously need to know what he's downloading.wink

hifi Sun 06-Oct-13 18:13:35

iPad mini, anything else I think they will be disappointed

that is what I was wondering HiFi, we have a family iPad so it is the comparison that I was thinking about weighed up against it being his.

DiaryOfAWimpyMum Sun 06-Oct-13 18:26:49

I tried to get the one from Tesco but it sold out in 2 hours, so I got one from ToysRUS £99.99 down from £149.

I got DS2 a cheaper one from Amazon for £50

moldingsunbeams Sun 06-Oct-13 18:28:51

We have just got a second hand galaxy tab 2 off ebay , well my parents have paid for it and I need to make payments towards it.

I cannot afford an ipad mini at £269 and tbh from what I have seen of my mums dd will be quite happy with the samsung and the games on google play.

Lizzylou Sun 06-Oct-13 18:29:10

The Samsung Galaxy is every bit as good as an Ipad Mini, and half the price. We read all the reviews first before buying them.
Meant we could get them one each instead of a shared Ipad. Which would have created mayhem.

moldingsunbeams Sun 06-Oct-13 18:32:47

Thanks Lizzy thats good to know!
Feeling a bit crap as dd asked for an ipad and I have barely stretched to a 2nd hand samsung!

milk Sun 06-Oct-13 18:41:07

www.ebuyer.com/519624-sumvision-cyclone-explorer-tablet-pc-cycexp7

My dad just bought this. It is £49.98 and he says it is very good smile

Lizzylou Sun 06-Oct-13 18:57:53

Moldibg, your dd will be thrilled, bet you anything smile

emlu67 Sun 06-Oct-13 20:33:57

DS (6) teacher who is in charge of IT for the whole school asked his class how many had an Ipad/Ipad mini. DS upset as only two of them didn't have one and he hates to be left out. Now wants one for Christmas but my budget doesn't run to that. Watching this thread with interest, no thanks to teacher!

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