Best tablet under $500 for grandma?

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  1. galvascream

    galvascream Apple Junkie

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    My grandmother has never owned a computer. She's never had a cell phone, either. She always complains about not having a computer, so I think I'll probably get her some sort of tablet for her birthday. The refurbished iPad is $430, so that's definitely on the lis of possibilities. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Gen. Magnus

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    Most tablets, in my opinion, are going to work best in conjunction with a computer (for updates and such). While I love my iPad, I would have to recommend a net book. One can be had for $300 or so and can easily be accessorized for a total of less than $500.
     
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    If it's for your grandmother, I'd say get here the cheapest one you can that has Android. There are some basic ones for under $200. If you want something better, you can get the Galaxy Tab for $300 if you get a data plan.
     
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    The easiest tablet to master would be the iPad. As much as it pains me to say that. Problem is, she'll need access to a PC for first time start up. At least I think she will, I'm assuming it works like an iPod does.

    Or a Netbook. But make sure it comes with Windows 7 Starter and not XP. I speak from personal experience when I tell you that the Acer Aspires with XP are awful. Slow as hell.
     
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    Just get the iPad and set it up yourself on your home computer. Load up as many apps/games that you can find that you think she'd be willing/able to use. Be a good grandson and show her how to connect to wifi at McDonalds and your local library. :) 
     
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    iPad. If my mom can master one, your grandma can use it with no problem.
     

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