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23rd Jan 19

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Best tablets for school kids (and how to choose one)

23rd Jan 19

Megan Ellis
By Megan Ellis34 Followers

Tablets can be useful for schoolchildren when it comes to taking notes, researching while on the go and passing time while waiting to be picked up. But how do you choose the right one for your child and what are the best devices? Here are a few factors you should consider.

1. Affordability

Children don’t need all the bells and whistles that professionals need on their devices, so you should seriously weigh the affordability of the device against its functionality. If your child is going to take their tablet with them to school, there is also an increased risk of them losing or misplacing it. You don’t want to put a very expensive piece of tech in that situation. There are also many affordable devices that will meet a schoolchild’s needs perfectly. You can always upgrade at a later stage if your child needs a more powerful tablet.

2. Durability

If your child is going to carry their tablet in a school bag, you won’t want an overly fragile device. Luckily, most tablets are more durable than the displays of modern smartphones. Avoid devices with edge-to-edge displays. Devices that are plastic or have large bezels may not necessarily look as good, but they’ll be less likely to crack when dropped. You should consider buying a protective cover or carry case when you buy a tablet, as this will help protect it from accidental drops.

3. Questions to ask yourself

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