Which tablet is the best tablet in 2013 for kids? Should you buy an expensive iPad tablet or go for a more affordable Android Mini Tablet? We think that 2013 is a great year for the best tablet for kids. This year there is a huge focus on developing smaller more affordable tablets to garner mass market appeal. In fact a number of these tablets are geared towards the younger more price sensitive crowd. The best tablets of 2013 all seem to sport a 7 inch to 8 inch form factor. These sizes are the best tablets for kids but also the most affordable for parents who are spending the money.
A number of parents, aunties and uncles bought the best mini tablets for kids in 2013 coming out of the last holiday season. One very successful mini tablet was the Google Nexus 7 which did very well flying off the shelves with its very affordable price tag. The Apple iPad Mini also did well and for the first time made itself available to a large subset of consumers who would have probably never gotten around to shelling out hundreds of dollars on a regular sized iPad.
However when you stack them up which is the best tablets 2013 for kids? First and foremost the best tablets 2013 need to be affordable enough to warrant giving it to your kids. This gives the cheaper Android tablets like the Samsung Galaxy an edge over more expensive tablets like the iPad and Windows Pro. However what about software and applications? We have heard about universities testing iPads as an essential tool however we never heard any discussions around other Android tablets. In the end most would agree that Apple has better quality apps due to the higher standards they set in their wall gardened approach to app development. The opposite can be said about Android which manages the quality and relevance of apps more loosely. I guess the key difference here between the two are functionality. If you seek something affordable and everyday user friendly for early stage tablet use then the best tablets 2013 for kids would be the Google Nexus 7. However if you need something with a bit more functionality for example university grade apps, then the more expensive iPad would be the best tablet of 2013 for your kids.