From grade school through college, tablets are proving to be very useful technology for students. Kids can use their tablets to do research, find homework help, read books and more. Plus, there is no shortage of educational apps and games for tablets. College students can even use tablets to view e-textbooks. We have been given the chance to review the Nextbook 8 Android tablet, and I think it is a fantastic and affordable tablet for back to school.
Tablets are great for kids who are tactile learners, and learn best from hands on lessons. Using a touchscreen helps many children stay more focused and interested in the task at hand.
There are many free resources and educational sites online for kids.
E FUN has made it more affordable for kids to go back to school with the Nextbook 8 Android tablet, by introducing three limited edition colors of its popular Nextbook 8 Android tablet for back to school – red, blue and silver – available at Walmart stores nationwide for just $79.99. If you prefer, the black Nextbook 8 is available in stores and online for $100.
The Nextbook 8 Android tablet is lightweight and the perfect size for students. It can comfortably be held, even by kids with smaller hands. It can easily be tucked away into a backpack or locker. I have found the battery life of the Nextbook 8 to be great, so students won’t have to worry about carrying around a charger.
I love that the Nextbook 8 comes preloaded with the Barnes and Noble NOOK for Android app so you can buy your child’s favorite books for them to read with the touch of a finger.
The slim and portable Nextbook 8 Android tablet features a 7.85” high-definition color touch screen, the Android 4.2 Jelly bean operating system and a high-performance quad-core processor for quick and easy navigation between tasks. It is preloaded with Google Play and Android apps from Google such as Gmail, Chrome, Google Talk, Google+, Google Maps, YouTube, and more.
Additional features of the Nextbook 8 Android tablet include:
1024×768 capacitive touch screen
1GB DDR3 system memory
8GB internal memory, expandable via microSD card to 64GB
Dual webcams with microphone: 2-megapixel back-facing and 0.3-megapixel front-facing
Micro HDMI port to send 1080p HD video to an HDTV or computer
USB 2.0 High speed slot and microSD card slot for memory expansion up to 64GB
Built-in G sensor
Rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery
Built-in b/g/n 802.11 Wi-Fi connection
The Nextbook 8 Android tablet isn’t just for kids. It’s great for adults too, and the price point can’t be beat. Would you like to have this tablet for your family? How would you use it?
One lucky About A Mom reader will win a Nextbook 8 Android Tablet. This giveaway is open to U.S. readers, ages 18+, and ends on September 9, 2014 at 11:59pm ET.
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