I remember once while in a grocery store watching a senior woman squinting at her I-phone. She poked slowly at her phone. I assumed she was trying to type out a text message.
It seemed like the keypad was almost too small for her to make out the letters. It was then I realized that seniors might need something bigger than an I-phone 8. That’s why I decided to write this post about the best tablet for seniors-stay connected.
There are many choices and most will do an adequate job and will help seniors stay connected with family, friends, and the world around them. Here are a few of the most reliable and well-known tablet products.
- 9.7-inch Retina display
- A10 Fusion chip with 64-bit desktop-class architecture
- Touch ID fingerprint sensor
- 8MP camera with 1080p video and 1.2MP FaceTime HD camera
- 802.11ac Wi-Fi with MIMO
- Up to 10 hours of battery life
- Two speaker audio. Bluetooth 4.2 technology
- 1.2MP FaceTime HD front camera with HDR
- iPad, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter
- Height 9.4 inches (240 mm)
- Width 6.6 inches (169.5mm)
- Depth 0.29 inches (7.5mm)
- Wi-Fi Model Weight 1.03 pounds (469 grams)
- Wi-Fi and cellular model 1.05 (478 grams)
The best tablet for most people is Apple’s iPad. This speedy device boasts solid battery life, sports a good 9.7-inch display, and is very affordable. With more than 100 tablet reviews under our belt, Digital Trends is well-placed to deliver a verdict you can trust. We test drive tablets for weeks, diving deep into their capabilities and limitations to find the cream of the crop.
The iPad has dominated the tablet scene for years now, and the sixth-generation iPad (2018) is the culmination of all of Apple’s experience. There are no bells and whistles here. If you want innovation, keep looking. This is a solid, accessible all-around device that delivers a really good tablet experience at a reasonable price. It replaces the previous year’s iPad as the top of this list, adding support for the Apple Pencil (sold separately for $100) and a newer processor — it’s identical in every other respect.
The bright 9.7-inch display is perfect for watching videos. It feels slim and light to handle, with Apple’s usual high standards shining through in terms of build quality, though the thick bezels are beginning to look dated. Inside, there’s Apple’s A10 processor with an embedded M10 co-processor and 2GB of RAM, but all you really need to know is that it runs smoothly. Whether you’re skipping in and out of apps, browsing the web, watching a movie, or playing the latest games, the iPad delivers lag-free performance.
If you must take photos with your tablet, there’s an excellent 8-megapixel rear camera with an f/2.4 aperture that’s fast and capable of capturing plenty of detail. The 1.2-megapixel selfie camera has an f/2.2 aperture, which is adequate for FaceTime as 720p, but little else.
The battery life is fantastic. You can expect more than 10 hours of HD video playback from a single charge, and with normal use on Wi-Fi, you might reasonably expect to go a week between charges.
SAMSUNG GALAXY TABLET
Ultra-light for on-the-go. Lighter than a pound, our slimmest tablet won’t add weight to your load. Stream, browse and more on eye-catching metal design.
Crisp. Clear. Captivating. Get drawn into the 10. 5″ Super AMOLED display with an immersive 16: 10 ratio widescreen. Shows and movies come to life in true-to-life color and crisp, clear details.
Smartly connected. Control all your connected devices from your tablet. Adjust lights, control your TV, lock doors and even adjust the thermostat. Plus, get the details If you get a security camera alert.
Charge Fast and go. Get up to 15 hours of video on a full charge and power up quickly with fast charging.
Take in your favorites on a screen that looks good in any light on a sleek metal frame that’s comfortable to hold power through movies, games, emails and more with a long-lasting battery that gives you up to 14 hours of video playback.
Get 16GB of Built-in storage and expand your Memory up to 256GB with a Micro SD card (16GB microSD Card included). Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4+5GHz, HT40Internet use time: up to 15 hours, music playtime: up to 153 hours; Bluetooth v4.2
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