Tablet Computers for Kids: Which one's right for you?

By: Debra Ronca

Tablet Computers for Kids: Which one's right for you?
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About This Quiz

Is your kid hogging your tablet computer? If so, then perhaps it's best to buy her a tablet of her own. If you've done your research on kids' tablet computers, then maybe you'll ace this quiz.
True or false: Consumer Reports named the Vinci Tab the best tablet computer for games.
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false
False. Consumer Reports favored the Vtech InnoTab for games because it's the only child's tablet on the market with an accelerometer, which means the tablet responds when you tilt it.

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As of February 2012, which of these was the most expensive children's tablet on the market?
Vtech InnoTab
The Vinci Tab takes the biggest bite out of your wallet, with a base price of $390.
Fisher-Price iXL
Vtech Pad

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Which children's tablet comes in a handy clamshell design?
LeapPad
Vtech InnoTab
Fisher-Price iXL
The Fisher-Price iXL comes in a clamshell design, meaning it can be snapped closed and carried around for easy portability.

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This child's tablet is aimed at kids 12 months and older.
Fisher-Price iXL
LeapPad
Vinci Tab
The Vinci Tab is aimed at kids 12 months and older. It has a red protective "bumper" around the screen.

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This child's tablet is aimed at kids aged 3 to 7.
Vtech InnoTab
LeapPad
Fisher-Price iXL
The Fisher-Price iXL is aimed at kids aged 3 to 7, offering up games, a digital reader and an art studio.

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Consumer Reports named this tablet "the most fun overall."
Fisher-Price iXL
LeapPad
The LeapPad was named the most fun overall by Consumer Reports, a claim backed up by its panel of child testers.
Kindle Fire

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True or false: The Fisher-Price iXL has the longest battery life of all tablet computers tested by Consumer Reports.
true
True. With a 13-hour battery life, the Fisher-Price iXL will keep going without a charge for longer than most tablet computers made for adults.
false

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Which tablet comes with a pet avatar that shows your child how to use the tablet?
LeapPad
The LeapPad comes with a customizable pet avatar that shows your child how to navigate the tablet and its functions.
Fisher-Price iXL
Vinci Tab

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With this tablet, you can set up your child's profile without having to connect to a computer first.
Kindle Fire
Vinci Tab
Vtech InnoTab
The Vtech InnoTab allows you to set up your child's profile without having to first connect to a computer, making it truly "out of the box."

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This tablet runs on an Android operating system.
LeapPad
Vinci Tab
The Vinci Tab runs on an Android operating system, which means a wide variety of apps can be downloaded onto it.
Vtech InnoTab

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This tablet stores data in the "cloud," allowing for nearly unlimited storage.
Kindle Fire
The Kindle Fire uses the Amazon "cloud" to store apps, music, books and other data.
Vinci Tab
Vtech InnoTab

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Which children's tablet has the most internal storage?
Fisher-Price iXL
Vinci Tab
The VinciTab has the most internal storage out of these three, coming in at 8GB.
LeapPad

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True or false: None of the children's tablets come with an internal camcorder.
true
false
False. The LeapPad and the Vinci Tab both have internal camcorders.

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Which is the only children's tablet that doesn't come with an MP3/music player?
Vtech InnoTab
Fisher-Price iXL
LeapPad
The LeapPad does not come with its own music player.

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True or false: The Fisher-Price iXL lets you track your child's skills progress online.
true
false
False. With the LeapPad, you can go online and track your child's progress. You can also customize skill levels in learning games.

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Consumer Reports said this tablet had the best display out of the children's tablets it tested.
Vinci Tablet
The Vinci Tab had the highest ratings for screen and display.
Vtech InnoTab
LeapPad

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Which tablet comes encased in a red rubber bumper?
Fisher-Price iXL
Vinci Tablet
The Vinci Tablet is surrounded by a protective red rubber bumper.
Kindle Fire

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This tablet features a 5-inch (12.7-centimeter) screen encased in plastic.
LeapPad
Fisher-Price iXL
Vtech InnoTab
The Vtech InnoTab features a 5-inch screen encased in plastic, making it rugged enough for little hands.

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True or false: The Kindle Fire, a popular tablet for tweens and teens, has a 7-inch (17.78-centimeter) touchscreen.
true
True. It's bigger than most children's tablets, but smaller than the iPad.
false

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