Dear Amy: My parents said I could buy a tablet over the summer. How do I choose the right one? — Janie T., Norman, Oklahoma
Dear Janie: The first thing I would recommend you do when shopping for a tablet is to figure out what you will be using it for. It is likely you will have this item for a long time, and it’s important that you choose a device that will meet your specific needs.
For instance, will you be using it for homework help, Internet research, playing games, taking pictures, recording videos or listening to music? This list will help you determine whether you need a tablet with extra storage if you plan to accumulate lots of apps or music.
It’s important to determine your budget, because there is a wide range of tablet features, and tablets typically cost from $100 to more than $1,000. Your mom or dad can help you do some Internet research to begin comparing features and prices.
You can compare many of the features of tablets and the age ranges for which they are appropriate at Best Tablet for Kids: The Ultimate Guide, tabletsforkidsguide.com.
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