If you are keeping your eyes out for cheap tablet options, the Visual Land device, while basic, is regularly priced in the $149 range with occasional sales in the $100 range. If you need an affordable choice for your tween or preteen, then this may work well, though reviews at Best Buy (Visual Land – Prestige 7 Tablet with 8GB Memory – Red) are mixed. Some think it’s great for what it offers at the price. Others find it insufficient. Google Play isn’t available, but reviewers state that the Amazon App Store works well. You can explore further firsthand reviews of the device at Amazon.
In coming weeks, many parents will be thinking about cheap tablet options for tweens, teens and kids. There are lots of possibilities. The most important thing to remember is that cheaper tablets aren’t going to be the equivalent of an iPad. There are some affordable devices that have rave reviews, but most cheap tablets have very mixed reviews. One of the more affordable tablets that has excellent reviews is Kindle Fire. The new family of tablets in this series have been improved upon from last year’s highly successful original Fire, and the original is $40 cheaper at $159. I know tweens who have saved allowances and made a Fire purchase, and the device seems to be well-received at the preteen and teen age range. It’s worth considering if it’s in your budget. If you are thinking about a tech device in the below 100 range, my daughter really loves her Kindle ereader, and I have to say that it’s a great option for giving your preteen or tween something useful to learn tech responsibility.