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Help to decide which tablet to buy for a child, please!

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KidProofTablet Fri 29-Jul-16 09:39:36

I've posted this thread here

Any help greatly appreciated!

KidProofTablet Fri 29-Jul-16 09:48:45

Copy & paste in case anyone doesn't want to venture into AIBU!

(I've name changed for this as there's stuff I'll happily tell you lot, that I don't want my friend having to visualise over a cuppa!)

My friend needs a tablet for his DS. For reasons I can't go into, his 7 year old DS uses it for several hours a day, playing games and watching LOTS of YouTube type videos about the games (Minecraft/boom beach etc).

The tablets they've had keep failing within a few days/couple of weeks.

The screens go black & start flashing the brand names (ALBA & Bush). Various things eventually get them going again, but it happens all the time and isn't really workable. A couple of them have had charging issues too.

His DS is a good kid, really not messing about with it or adjusting settings or anything, he just wants to watch his game videos. They have all had virus software, it doesn't appear to be a virus anyway.

He does try to watch it with the tablet stood up on the table rather than on his lap or on a cushion etc so we don't think it's overheating!? But can't totally rule that out, but it happens when on the table too. Is one incidence of over heating enough to cause this reaction long term?

When we were talking about it the other day I suggested the Hudl, but he needs a new tablet today & Tesco aren't selling Hudl's anymore. He's seen some reconditioned ones on eBay but I'm not sure it's a good idea.

He really doesn't want to spend more than £80/£100.

Any suggestions oh wise ones?

KidProofTablet Fri 29-Jul-16 10:23:26


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