1. AC Question's Avatar
    I am a senior citizen and I need a very simple tablet to buy and use. All I do on my laptop now is read the news, order things from eBay, Amazon, etc. I store very little, only a few pictures and really enjoy sending and receiving emails and really not much more. I've looked at a NEXUS 7 and heard that a KINDLE HD is senior friendly. I would appreciate anyone's help on which tablet would be the best and mostly, the easiest for this ole man to use. All advice would be very much appreciated, sincerely, olefletch
    11-03-2014 11:10 AM
  2. KCAndroid1's Avatar
    This may not be the right website to say what I'm about to say: I'm an Android enthusiast myself, but for my parents and their friends, I always recommend the iPad. They have found it easy, intuitive, and they don't phone me for help.
    11-03-2014 01:54 PM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    As another senior citizen, I'd recommend that you go to a store that has them working (Best Buy, Verizon, etc.) and play with them. There are different web browsers (Dolphin, Firefox, Chrome, Opera ... many more) and many email programs (I'm still, after years, not sure which one I like - I keep switching as they "improve" one or the other.

    The best one for you, within your price range, is the one you feel most comfortable with. I'd stick to name brands (the $50 ones they sell at Big Lots don't last long, and if you need help no one has that brand, so no one knows exactly what tricks to use with it), but Samsung, Nexus, Apple - they're all good quality. The iPad is totally different than your laptop, so is any Android tablet. But email is email, a web browser is a web browser and you can install news reading apps from the Play Store (for Android devices) or the App Store (for iPads).

    The Kindle is really designed as a book reader, which is why it's so simple. But if you want email, web browsing, etc., I'd get something more like a laptop - an iPad or an Android tablet. But, as I said, play with them and you make the decision. I can't tell you which is most "senior friendly" - I've been a computer geek since we had to design our own computers (and that big guy from Texas got the White House by inheritance). Windows is still too far from the bare metal for my taste.
    11-03-2014 04:46 PM

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