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Need a cheap, sturdy 8in tablet for mother, any help?

#1Sk2k52Posted 10/2/2013 2:23:10 PM
Literally all she'll be doing with it is taking pictures, facebook, and dropping it. She's a bit on the clumsy side, and has broken 2 computers thus far.

Seeing my new tablet, she's become infatuated with the idea and bought a 8in tablet case before telling me to find one that'll fit it.

having a ton of difficulty meanwhile, finding a tablet that isn't notorious from breaking when simply dropped on the floor, or is $300+

Could really use some cheap suggestions.
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#2NicodimusPosted 10/2/2013 2:28:13 PM
Tablets are all going to break if you drop them on the floor, really. Just grab the cheapest one you can if she's doing light activities with it. If it breaks, less money lost.
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#3NicodimusPosted 10/2/2013 2:30:59 PM(edited)
http://www.amazon.com/Acer-Iconia-A1-810-L416-7-9-Inch-Tablet/dp/B00D3F9H62/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

Maybe that one?
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#4UnyieldingBRPosted 10/2/2013 3:15:26 PM
Ipad Mini/Ipad + Lifeproof case

Indestructable.
#5DerPancakePosted 10/2/2013 3:16:36 PM
Any tablet, and buy an otter case for it...
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#6bmn2013Posted 10/3/2013 7:02:06 AM
Kindle Fire, Prime and a good case should cost about $250.
#7Jason_25Posted 10/3/2013 2:09:25 PM
Walmart has a $99 (on sale) 8" Android tablet with very respectable specs for the price called Nextbook. I had an earlier version and it seemed very sturdily built. It also does have access to Google Play and has a 1.5 ghz dual core.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Nextbook-8-Tablet-with-8GB-Memory-and-Google-Mobile-Services/23554123

They also have this very cheap deal on a 9" tablet with a slower dual core for only $89 that actually comes with it's own case and keyboard.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Double-Power-M980K-with-WiFi-9-Touchscreen-Tablet-PC-Featuring-Android-4.1-Jelly-Bean-Operating-System-Black/24458226

The first tablet you should be able to find in store.
#8Cade6669Posted 10/3/2013 2:24:02 PM
I could give your mom a full 8 inches....






How about this one someone else suggested?

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-Iconia-A1-810-L416-7-9-Inch-Tablet/dp/B00D3F9H62/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top
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#9RapierLordPosted 10/3/2013 2:28:38 PM
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