AARP RealPad addresses newcomers to the world of technology with an easy to use operating system and competitive to stand out from other economic tablets low price.
There are a variety of easy to use models with competitive prices around, however, this 8 inch tablet intentionally takes you by the hand through the process of knowing your new device. There is easy access to guides and a manual depth that add appeal. Add to that a year membership to AARP and its price of US $ 189 could be the gift that you have wanted you to do all this time.
Sadly, the poor construction and low-resolution screen makes it difficult to recommend in an oversaturated market with better options. AARP RealPad is currently only available in the US and you can be purchased at the AARP Web site, Wal-Mart and other online retailers.
From afar, the RealPad looks like an Apple iPad Mini. In your hands, the difference is more distinguishable. It’s something bulky – compared to similar-sized tablets — but feels solid. Thanks to the rounded edges fit comfortably in your grip is easy to hold the tablet. The back of the tablet is also comfortable, with a smooth silver finish.
In a vertical position, the bezels on the left and right side are elegant and fine. Bezels on the top and bottom are considerably thicker, but this gives your thumbs a place to rest when used horizontally. With a weight of 0.84 pounds (381g), it is not one of the lightest tablets. Despite this, I still found it easy to sustain for elongated periods of time.
AARP RealPad is far from the elegant aesthetic feeling and high quality of high-end models, but who are attracted to the RealPad for its affordable price can not be too picky about aesthetics. For a cheap buy, it is not all bad.
When you run a simplified version of Android 4.4 KitKat, AARP RealPad starts with a simple guide and easy prendes as soon as the first. It is a step by step guide the most basic features and such help is what makes this tablet is distinguished from the others.
The RealPad ships with many pre-loaded so you can start organizing yourself and folders into categories applications. The categories include social networking, games and learning, entertainment and news. It also has the GooglePlay store so you can download other applications.
The AARP toolbar is key to the process of learning to navigate your tablet. Accessible by touching the green arrow in the lower left corner of the screen, the toolbar has easy access to materials AARP, video guides, customer support, settings and more. There are also free service customer service all day – is another attraction for beginners.
Unlike tablets Amazon Fire HDX, which have the service instantly Mayday that quickly connects you to a representative customer service through video chat, AARP tablet requires calling an 800 number or send an email to support team.
AARP RealPad has a 1.5GHz dual core processor and 16GB internal storage, with 9GB of free space. The tablet also has a slot for microSD with which you can easily increase your storage capacity using a card memory.
Communicate via email, watch YouTube videos, play games and surf the Web runs smoothly. The change from one task to another can slow performance, especially if a lot of applications are left open in the background. It also delays the time to download applications and updates. To be so basic, I found its performance satisfactorily good, though not very fast.
The 7.8 inch screen has a resolution of 1,024×768 pixels, low if you think about today’s standards. The screen looks pixelated, though legible, and the range of colors is boring. Its maximum brightness is also a bit dark, so it is difficult to use outside.
On the back you’ll find a 5-megapixel camera above a pair of stereo speakers. Both have a disappointing performance. Pictures taken with the camera back out a bit washed out and details tend to be fuzzy at full resolution.
There is also a 2-megapixel front camera. While it may be sufficient for video chats over Skype, the quality is pretty abysmal. The faces are overexposed in bright environments and sharpness lacks clarity.
The battery life of the AARP RealPad is slightly below average. With a casual use I could get about five to six hours.
Technology is advancing at a fast paced and exciting, but if you are new on the play, can be difficult to catch up on everything. If you are unsure about your ability to learn new technology, you best I suggest the tablet Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7. 7-inch tablet is smaller than the RealPad, but is thinner and lighter and gives you faster performance and better display quality.
Currently on sale for US $ 179, the Fire HDX 7 is also cheaper than the $ 189 it costs RealPad. If you really want to save money, then Amazon has the Fire HD6 US $ 99.
The RealPad tablet is a valiant effort AARP and a way to help release in this world novice. Unfortunately, its disappointing hardware prevents the best choice on the market.
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