Are you looking to buy your child a tablet? Or are you considering buying yourself a tablet and letting your kids use it?
Each year we put together a list of best kids tablets – but in this article we are specifically looking at the Apple iPad vs Fire tablet.
iPad vs Fire Tablet
When looking for a tablet for your kids, 2 immediate contenders may come to mind: the Apple iPad and the Amazon Kindle Fire. After researching both, here are the pros and the cons of each when considering purchasing for a child – or for kid use.
This post “Which tablet should I buy my kid?” was originally written in 2011.
We are looking at the Apple iPad vs Fire HD. Apple versus Amazon tablets – here are the specs for each.
The Apple iPad is the end-all-be-all to tablets. With the simple design and intuitive user interface, your children will be able to easily figure out how to work their way around the iPads OS.
- Thousands upon thousands of applications for both fun and education
- Easy to use interface
- Several iPad cases for kids available to protect your device
- Price – even if you were to buy a refurbished 1st generation iPad, you will be spending over $300
- Size – the iPads are quite large, which could be a disadvantage to small hands carrying around
Amazon Fire HD
- The price is right at $199
- Apps are available via the Amazon app store
- The Kindle Fire’s size fits perfectly in the hands of kiddos.
- Easy access to Amazon – great for streaming movies
- The Kindle Fire does not have near the quality of apps that is available to the Apple iPad
- Not as many cases or covers that can protect the fire like there are for the Apple iPad
- No 3G access (there is wifi – but you have to provide your own connection)
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Mom to 4 kids, Molly Thornberg aka Digital Mom is the blogger-in-chief here at digitalmomblog.com. She likes to keep it real, overshares on her personal Insta-stories, tries her best to show grace and always appreciates a funny meme. Molly appreciates the unique things in life, and is a Ennegagram 7w8.