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Best Kids Tablets to Buy in the UK

Updated on April 6, 2017

Introduction

Children always seem to love to play with the newest tech gadgets and also love to get their hands on everyone’s smartphones and tablets! When looking to invest in a dedicated tablet for your children, you want to ensure that they are safe and secure enough for everyday use.

You also want to make sure they are inexpensive, as a tablet for a child would not necessarily need the same features and functionalities that a tablet for business purposes would need. With the Easter holidays approaching, if you’re worrying about how to keep the kids entertained then read on for our pick of the best Kids tablets to buy in the UK.

Linx 7

  • Processor: Intel Atom Z3735G Quad-Core 1.30 GHz / 1.83GHz Turbo
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Storage: 32GB eMMC
  • Display: 7-inch Multi-Touch (1280 x 800 Resolution)
  • Cameras: 2MP Rear + 2MP Front Camera
  • Operating System: Windows 8.1

The Linx 7 comes with the widely popular Windows 8.1 operating system, making this little tablet extra secure and perfect for your children to use; not only does it protect against malware and virus attacks but it also has an array of added security features like the option of adding a separate child user friendly account which allows you to have different settings and restrictions. So, you can limit the time your children spend on the tablet and restrict certain apps and websites, saving you time as well as giving you added peace of mind.

The Windows App Store gives your kids access to 1000’s of child friendly apps to keep themselves entertained, and the 32GB storage space means they can download as many as they want!

This 7 inch tablet is also ultra-portable and lightweight, so kids carry it around themselves or you can pop it in your bags for easy and simple transportability on your day trips, without it feeling like a chore to carry around! It is one of the cheapest tablets and certainly delivers as a versatile tablet.

ASUS ZenPad Z370C

  • Processor: Intel Atom x3-C3200 1.1GHz Quad Core
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Storage: 16GB
  • Display: 7" Touchscreen (1280x800) Resolution
  • Cameras: 5MP Back + 0.3MP Front
  • Operating System: Android 5.0 Lollipop

The ASUS ZenPad is an entertaining tablet that is smooth running and easy to use, making it great for kids who want to play their games or access their favourite apps comfortably. The Android 5.0 (Lollipop) operating system is what makes this tablet more fun and appealing to children; and the user interface which is visually appealing will most definitely make the ZenPad Z370C a favourite amongst kids.

The Quad Core processor and 5MP rear camera, make it a good balance between being a tablet suitable for children as well as being a powerful tablet with great specs. Its 10 point multi-touch screen and vivid display make it enjoyable for kids to play their games on it and they can play for hours on end as a full charge lasts around 9 hours so gameplay won’t need to be interrupted for a re-charge!

Also, notifications show on the lock screen as well as the drop down menu, without intruding on the main screen, so even if it is primarily a tablet for an adult, children can use it too without notifications and messages coming in their way.

Lenovo Kids Tab 3

  • Processor: MediaTek MT8127 Quad Core 1.3GHz
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Storage: 16GB eMMC
  • Display: 7-inch Multi-Touch (1024 x 600 Resolution)
  • Cameras: 2MP Rear + 0.3MP Front Camera
  • Operating System: Android 5.0

The ultimate in kid’s tablets comes from Lenovo with the Lenovo Kids Tab 3; a tablet that is designed with children in mind. In order for a tablet to appeal to children it has to be fun and immersive enough to keep them from getting bored of it before they’ve even got the hang of it.

The Kids Tab 3 is fun and simple to use as it runs on Android 5.0, it comes with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, which is more than enough for apps and games.

It comes with a specialised ‘kids mode’ to allow for safer browsing and its perfect for taking on long drives as it is small and light. The 9 hour battery life means you can travel with it and keep the kids entertained as they watch their favourite films. It comes with a case included for extra protection as it’s likely to endure some wear and tear along the way, and the multiple user modes mean you can use it too!

It is splash proof so the kids can use it near water without causing any damage. As a parent you don’t necessarily want to let your kids stay on their tablets too long, damaging their sensitive eyes, and that’s why the Lenovo Kids Tab 3 includes a ‘safe mode’ feature which reduces the blue light emitted from the tablet.

Linx Vision 8

  • Processor: Intel Atom x5-Z8300 1.44 GHz / 1.84GHz Turbo
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Storage: 32GB eMMC
  • Display: 8-inch Multi-Touch (1280 x 800 Resolution)
  • Cameras: 5MP Rear + 2MP Front Camera
  • Operating System: Windows 10

We all know kids love gaming, and the Linx Vision 8 provides the perfect solution for gaming on the go, when travelling on road trips or even plane rides, where the kids can’t take their home consoles around with them, this provides a great alternative and is therefore one of the best kids tablets to buy in the UK!

Although it is a tablet, the technology included in this little device doesn’t let it fall short and there is no compromise on the technology included in this tablet. Remote play allows you to pick up gameplay on your Linx Vision 8, freeing up the TV, stopping the kids’ gameplay from interjecting between your favourite soaps or films and they can continue playing right next to you!

As well as letting you stream your games from your Xbox One console and letting you play offline without a network connection, the Linx Vision also comes with the amazing Windows 10 operating system, giving you access to a great user interface and all of your favourite apps and programs; and the 32GB of storage means you can store all of your apps and documents in one place.

You can even detach the controller and use it as a powerful tablet on its own with Cortana, a voice activated assistant, and Continuum allowing you to have an exceptionally useful tablet.

ASUS MeMO Pad 7

  • Processor: Intel Atom Dual-Core
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Storage: 8GB eMMC
  • Display: 7-inch Multi-Touch (1024 x 500 Resolution)
  • Cameras: 2MP Rear + VGA Front Camera
  • Operating System: Android 4.3 JellyBean

The ASUS MeMO Pad 7 is another great kids tablet to buy in the UK. It is inexpensive and comes with great features such as a 2MP rear camera as well as a 1024 x 500 Resolution display making it great for taking, and viewing pictures on. It has integrated SonicMaster speakers, so kids can watch their favourite movies on it to keep themselves entertained.

It comes in fun colours that kids will love and has an Android Jelly Bean operating system that features a simple and easy to use design suitable for children. The dual core processor makes it fast and it has an excellent battery life of 7-8 hours that will see you through the day.

The ASUS Splendid video technology produces a rich and vibrant experience and it comes with an anti-fingerprint coating, which will resist greasy fingerprint marks for when children make a mess whilst eating and using their tablet.

Conclusion

Whether your children like to spend time on their tablets playing their favourite games, watching their favourite movies or videos or simply just enjoy using a tablet, we hope our list of the best kids tablets to buy in the UK helped you to find a perfect match for your little ones to help them learn and develop and be able to use technology in a fun and safe way!

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