Best Windows Tablets For Seniors

Tablets are being used by anyone and everyone regardless of age, technology experience or lifestyle. That said, if you are a senior or are looking to purchase a tablet for a senior, there are some features that you want to focus on – including a good, clear, and responsive screen that makes it easy to do everything that wants to be done on a tablet. Many seniors enjoy reading e-books, solving crossword puzzles, and catching up on TV and movies on tablets. Many seniors also enjoy being able to chat with grandkids using the software apps available on many of the tablets. Among the many tablets on the market, Windows Tablets are a great choice to consider.

For anyone who has used a computer that has the Windows operating system, these Windows tablets are easy to pick up and begin using without any kind of training. That is because they all have Windows 8 installed on them. Going into the apps are just like going into the software programs on a computer. The only difference that may take some getting used to is touching the screen instead of using a mouse and keyboard – though some of the tablets have the capability of adding a keyboard to turn it into a laptop, too.

Lenovo IdeaPad K3 Lynx

Model #: K3 Lynx

Screen size: 11.6 inches

Memory: 2 GB RAM

Touchscreen: Yes

Wi-Fi: Yes

Camera: 2MP front facing webcam

Battery life: 8 hours

Why it should be considered: This folds up more like a computer than a tablet, which offers a keyboard. For seniors who don’t like the idea of typing on a screen, this is going to offer the ability to type and stay connected.

ASUS Vivotab

Model #:ME400C-C2-BK

Screen size: 10.1 inches

Memory: 2 GB RAM

Touchscreen: Yes

Wi-Fi: Yes

Camera: 8 MP rear camera and 2 MP front camera

Battery life: 8.5 hours

Why it should be considered: This is a tablet that weighs just over 1 pound and has a lot of performance. Microsoft Office is included and two cameras make it easy to take pictures and chat with video apps like Skype.

Microsoft Surface Pro

Model #: 9UR-00001

Screen size: 10.6 inches

Memory: 4 GB RAM

Touchscreen: Yes

Wi-Fi: Yes

Camera: Front and rear facing HD cameras

Battery life: 8 hours

Why it should be considered: The tablet has a significant amount of RAM which offers a lot of performance when it comes to watching movies and shows. There’s also a stand to make it easy to watch movies without holding the tablet in your hands.

Pyle Astro

Model #: PTBL9C

Screen size: 9 inches

Memory: 512 GB RAM

Touchscreen: Yes

Wi-Fi: Yes

Camera: 2MP rear facing and .3 MP front facing

Battery life: 8 hours

Why it should be considered: With four processors and a graphic accelerator, the tablet is capable of anything, including watching movies, playing games, and Skyping. It’s also affordably priced.

Acer Iconia

Model #: W510-1837

Screen size: 10.1 inches

Memory: 2 GB RAM

Touchscreen: Yes

Wi-Fi: Yes

Camera: 8 MP rear camera, 2 MP front camera

Battery life: 9 hours

Why it should be considered: There are many ways to use this tablet including on the go as well as snapping it into the keyboard dock to use it just like a traditional laptop. Both cameras have a high resolution for great photo and video taking functions.

Dell XPS 10

Model #: XPS10-2727BLK

Screen size: 10.1 inches

Memory: 2 GB RAM

Touchscreen: Yes

Wi-Fi: Yes

Camera: front and rear facing HD cameras

Battery life: 8 hours

Why it should be considered: This tablet allows you to dock to a mobile keyboard, enjoy Office Home and be able to enjoy audio-visual experiences to a higher level – including Skype, movies, and music.

HP Touchpad

Model #: FB356UT#ABA

Screen size: 9.7 inches

Memory: 1 GB RAM

Touchscreen: Yes

Wi-Fi: Yes

Camera: Front and rear facing cameras

Battery life: 8 hours

Why it should be considered: This tablet allows you to work in a way that you are familiar with. Multitasking is easy and you can connect to the Internet quickly. The design is made to avoid complications.

Samsung ATIV Smart PC

Model #: XE500T1C-HA2US

Screen size: 11.6 inches

Memory: 2 GB RAM

Touchscreen: Yes

Wi-Fi: Yes

Camera: Integrated webcam

Battery life: 14.5 hours

Why it should be considered: This tablet is convertible into an ultrabook with a keyboard. It also has an extra-long battery life to make sure you have the ability to have entertainment wherever you go without finding a charger.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3

Model #: Galaxy Tab 3

Screen size: 7 inches

Memory: 1 GB RAM

Touchscreen: Yes

Wi-Fi: Yes

Camera: 3 MP rear facing, 1.3 MP front facing

Battery life: 8 hours

Why it should be considered: The tablet is easy to use and provides over $300 in free content. There’s the ability to use the tablet for photos, videos, music, and access a variety of unique apps for everything from playing games to chatting on video.

Dell Latitude

Model #: LAT10e-2633BK

Screen size: 10.1 inches

Memory: 2 GB SDRAM

Touchscreen: Yes

Wi-Fi: Yes

Camera: Front and rear facing cameras

Battery life: 8 hours

Why it should be considered: This Dell tablet features a solid-state drive to offer a significant amount of performance. It’s a sturdy tablet to offer fun on the go and stay connected with anyone you want.


Choosing the Right Tablet

In the end, comparisons have to be made. With so many different manufacturers to choose from, it can be an overwhelming process to locate a tablet that is right for you or the senior you are buying for. Remember that it will all greatly depend upon what you will be doing on the tablet. You may want to focus on having a large screen to be able to see all of your favorite movies. Or you may want a tablet that is going to give you a really long battery life so you don’t have to worry about remembering to charge it each and every day.

  • Screensize – To make accurate comparisons and choose a tablet that you will enjoy, you will want to consider the screen size first and foremost. The screens can vary from 7 inches to 12 inches. 5 inches may not seem like a lot, but when you are talking about watching movies, surfing the Internet, and chatting with people, that 5 inches can make a dramatic difference. Figure out what size screen you feel the most comfortable with holding and then narrow down your options from there.
  • Camera – In addition to screen size, you will want to look at the cameras. Front facing cameras, also known as webcams, are designed for being able to take self-portraits and to be able to chat with people on programs like Skype. The rear-facing cameras are designed to take pictures of everything and everyone else in your life.
  • Cost – The tablet you buy can cost anywhere from $100 to $800. It doesn’t matter how much you spend as long as you are happy with the purchase. Look at what you are getting for the money and make sure it is providing you with everything you want. Even if you think there is a chance of you wanting a feature, it’s better to get a tablet that has more than what you plan on using rather than less. This will allow you to grow into the tablet and begin to take advantage of the other features as you grow more comfortable with it.

No matter what tablet you decide on, you will have access to a large library of apps – and many of these apps can be downloaded absolutely free. The apps will help you do even more with your tablet. You can download apps to play games, do work, stay connected with social media and even turn your tablet into such things as a telescope, a flashlight, an e-reader and much more.


What will you do with the tablet?

When you find the right tablet, you won’t need anything else. But before you commit to buying one, make sure you think about your interests and make sure the tablet you invest in has the features that you will be most happy with. For instance, if you enjoy taking photos or videos of nature, the grandkids, or anything else, look for one that has great camera and video quality and functionality; this way there’s no need to cart a camera, a video camera, and a tablet with you. Likewise if you are one to want access to the latest games and apps – find a tablet that has great internet connectivity and access to a app store that has what you need.

The Benefit of Windows 8…

Tablets featuring Windows 8 as the operating system have received high reviews by seniors because of the ease of access. If you know how to use a computer with Windows installed on it, there will be absolutely no learning curve. If it takes a while to adjust to new technology, there is nothing to worry about these simply because it is just like a computer – only smaller and more handheld.

Plenty of tablets are out there for seniors – you simply have to go through all of the options and make the best choice that fits your needs.

 

Best Samsung Tablets for Seniors

One of the things about getting older is that we become more and more reluctant to try out new technologies — particularly when those of former days hold special fond memories for us. But the elderly are increasingly taking to these things — and certainly tablet computers for many of them are preferable to desktop computers because of their lesser weight and because they take up less space. True, the size of the screen and type may be hard on the eyes of some old people, but that’s why they allow you to expand and zoom in. This article will describe a number of tablets that seniors might find particularly appealing. In the table given with each product, dimensions are given in inches, weight in pounds, screen resolution in pixels, battery life in hours and memory in gigabytes. Only the best customer reviews are given.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7-Inch, Wi-Fi)

Our first tablet features AllShare Play, which “melds digital content from different networked devices into one seamless flow” almost as if they were one device. Data can be uploaded and stored conveniently and securely, and stored later. Books and music can be read and listened to on Readers Hub and Music Hub respectively — and not just the latest either: As with any music Web service, you can listen to recordings that were made long before there was an Internet. This is a wonderful thing to know if you are elderly and longing for memories of bygone days.

  • screen size: 7
  • maximum screen resolution: 1024 × 600
  • average battery life: 8
  • internal memory: 8 (microSD expansion up to 32)
  • average customer rating: four and a half stars
  • customer reviews: “It’s fast, slick, has a great screen and even has Android 4.03 (Ice Cream Sandwich);” “went from an iPad 1 to Galaxy Tab 2 and love it”

 

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (10.1-inch, white)

Since this version is larger than the one just discussed, it might provide less strain on the eyes for older adults who might have vision problems. It comes with two cameras — a 1.3-megapixel front-facing one and a 3-megapixel rear-facing one. There are many advantages being offered with it, too, including membership in Hulu Plus (where you can watch all kinds of movies and TV programs), Boingo wi-fi access and credit for Google Play — all for free.

  • screen size: 10.1
  • maximum screen resolution: 1280 × 800
  • average battery life: 8
  • internal memory: 1 RAM, 16 flash
  • average customer rating: three and a half stars
  • customer reviews: “Great all around tablet… Videos play without delay and it makes a great business companion device;” ”So far so good”

 

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Bundle: 10.1-Inch 16 GB Tablet (White), Bluetooth Keyboard and Desktop Dock

Now here is a tablet that comes with a separate keyboard, which might be easier on the hands of an older user, since holding the device with one hand and tapping the virtual keypad with the index finger of the other might prove to be too strenuous.

  • screen size: 10.1
  • maximum screen resolution: 1280 × 800
  • average battery life: n/a; takes lithium polymer battery
  • internal memory: 16
  • average customer rating: four stars
  • customer reviews: “So delighted with this… jewel of a tablet… The graphics are so clear;” “This is a very responsive tablet and very sensitive to the touch.”

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (32GB, Deep Grey)

Another 10.1-inch tablet, the Note uses the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system. Its front and back cameras have 1.9 and 5 MP resolution respectively, and the tablet features the “unique” S-pen technology for creating graphics (I am sure some old people will get a thrill out of this!), editing photos and taking notes. But best of all is a feature called Cascade View, with which you can see and access as many as sixteen apps at a time — something not found in older versions, which are also not as fast or as smooth in their operations as the Note is.

  • screen size: 10.l
  • maximum screen resolution: n/a
  • average battery life: n/a
  • internal memory: 2
  • average customer rating: four stars
  • customer reviews: There have been almost a thousand of these, of which some of the best are: “THE Tablet for Students, but Great for All;” “It does everything… Love this thing so far

 

Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro XE700T1C-HA1US Tablet PC

The ATIV Smart, one of the most expensive products in the Samsung Galaxy line, is more like a smaller form of the laptop than a tablet — it comes equipped with a docking keyboard, plus a stylus and an AC adapter.

  • screen size: 11.6″ screen mode
  • maximum screen resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • average battery life: n/a
  • internal memory: 3 MB Standard Memory: 4 GB Maximum Memory
  • average customer rating: not yet rated. Has only been on the market for three months.
  • customer reviews: none

 

Samsung Series 7 XE700T1A-A03US 11.6″ Slate (128 GB, Win 7 HP)

Series 7 is of the same type of device as the one previously discussed; it also costs about the same. It “offers all of the features of a full-sized laptop in an extremely portable package, providing highly mobile users with the computing power they need for maximum productivity anywhere they go.” Users can run their favorite office software from this machine. A newer version of the same item, costing only in the $600 range, has come out, but it has been rated with only three and a half stars.

  • screen size: 11.6
  • maximum screen resolution: 1366 × 768
  • average battery life: 7
  • internal memory: 128
  • average customer rating: four and a half stars
  • customer reviews: “It has replaced both [my desktop PC and my iPad] quite well;” “It’s more than a tablet; it’s a full computer.”

 

Samsung XE700T1C-A03US 11.6 LED Tablet PC

The XE700T1C-A03US is a mere tablet computer — no physical keyboard here — but its price is in the same range as those of the products discussed in the two previous sections and is an option for those who want to try something newer to the market.

  • screen size: 11.6
  • maximum screen resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • average battery life: n/a. Uses lithium polymer battery.
  • internal memory: 4

 

Samsung Galaxy Tab (10.1-Inch, 32GB, Wi-Fi) GT-P7510MAVXAB Tablet

The GT-P7510MAVXAB is one of the most powerful devices of its kind. With its dual-core processor, it can download at an amazing speed — the games graphics are much sharper, movies can be played faster and video chats are “crystal clear.” The body is light and sleek, the user has access to the more than 200,000 apps that make up the Android Market (which has been growing faster than any other app market), multitasking is made possible by a Quick App Tray and multiscreen scrolling, and a built-in GPS locater enables you to find where you are and get directions to any place. The cameras also deliver pictures that are exceptionally crisp and clear.

  • screen size: 10.1
  • maximum screen resolution: 1280 × 800
  • average battery life: 14. This is significantly longer than those of most of the other tablets discussed in this article.
  • internal memory: 32
  • average customer rating: four stars
  • customer reviews: “My wife love it and very easy to carry and use. When you browsing online it’s very fast and the screen is big enough;” “Great for use around the house to view vids, streaming content and other uses that call for a larger screen.”

 

Samsung GT-P6200 Galaxy Tab 7.0 (Plus) 16GB Tablet PC (White)

Our last tablet is one of the highest rated and looks to be overall one of the best performing of the serious of Samsung tablets. This means only positive things for seniors looking for a great, all-around high quality Samsung tablet, because there’s less chance of any problems and headache – the last thing you’re looking for when you’re in the market for a tablet.

  • screen size: 7
  • maximum screen resolution: n/a
  • average battery life: n/a
  • internal memory: n/a
  • average customer rating: five stars
  • customer reviews: “Top of the line product;” “If you want full phone functionality in a Tablet, this is the way to go.”

Remember, too, that a time will come when the young tablet users of today are in their 70s and over. Technology will have evolved greatly by then.

 

Best Notebook Tablet For Seniors

Tablet computers might appeal to the elderly more than desktop PCs for a number of reasons. They are much smaller and lighter, and can be used while reclining on a sofa or in bed, rather than sitting up in a chair at a desk. The smaller size of the screen may be a handicap, but often it is more than compensated for by the high screen resolution; and besides, users can zoom in with their fingers. This article discusses ten tablets, from different lines, all of which have been rated with four or five stars. The heading of each section links to an image of the tablet under discussion.

Samsung Galaxy Note

The Samsung company has been making computers and other electronic devices since the late 1960s, and is even older than that, having been founded in 1938. The Galaxy Note is meant to help bring creativity and productivity to a maximum. One of its biggest innovations is the S Pen, which is a boon to seniors whose hands may be weakening. The screen is sensitive to pressure so the slightest touch is effective. Using the S Pen, the owner can make pictures and edit photos with great precision.

  • screen size: 10.1″
  • maximum screen resolution:
  • operating platform: Android Jelly Bean
  • internal memory: 32GB
  • average battery life:
  • average Amazon rating: 4.5 stars

 

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2

Another Samsung tablet, this second-generation Galaxy is designed to help the owner achieve “maximum usage” across all of its applications, which can be demanding. The Ice Cream Sandwich platform has introduced a new search experience with Google: You can notify everyone concerned if you will be late for a meeting, look at important emails and photos on Google+, and otherwise remain notified of things that of top priority to you.

The Galaxy’s video connection, called Media Hub, is no less attractive: Here you can buy over a thousand titles and download them without having to wait! You can also arrange the home screen so as to be able to access most easily the apps that you use the most. One drawback though: The SIM card is not included.

  • screen size: 7″
  • maximum screen resolution: 1024 × 600 pixels
  • operating platform: Android Ice Cream Sandwich
  • internal memory: 8GB
  • average battery life: n/a
  • average Amazon rating: 4.4 stars

 

Apple iPad (First Generation) MC497LL/A

Our next tablet is from the first generation of the iPad. The built-in apps on the machine are arranged to work in any orientation so you can do things on it that are not possible on any other device. When the iPad was first introduced in 2010, it was a completely new kind of computer, with a highly responsive multi-touch screen and an extremely powerful chip designed by Apple itself. You can order it with a set of three styluses.

  • screen size: 9.7″
  • maximum screen resolution: 1024 × 768 pixels (132 per inch)
  • operating platform: n/a
  • internal memory: 64
  • average battery life: 10 hours
  • average Amazon rating: 4 stars

 

Digital2

Thousands of apps are available on the Digital2, which is also one of the cheapest tablet devices on the market, with new ones selling for only $70! It uses Jelly Bean, which is the smoothest and fastest Android platform thus far. The orientation changes quickly, as does transition between apps. By activating the wi-fi sensor you can visit your favorite websites, access your email, download apps and do everything else that you do online! Another plus for the Digital2 is the screen, which offers the maximum viewing range possible on a device of its size. Viewing can be enhanced even more with the G Sensor, by which you can easily switch between portrait and landscape views. There are video-calling apps available for sharing photos.

  • screen size: 7
  • maximum screen resolution: 800 × 480
  • operating platform: Android Jelly Bean
  • internal memory:
  • average battery life:
  • average Amazon rating: 3.8 stars

 

Archos Elements 80 TITANIUM

It is quite appropriate that a tablet of as high quality as this should have a name that commemorates both all the elements and one that is preeminent among them (the metal is widely used in jet engines and missiles). Kindle, Facebook and other popular functions work very well on the computer, whose build quality is also excellent. Except for the camera and display, the TITANIUM is even better than the iPad Mini in all respects.

  • screen size: 8″
  • maximum screen resolution: 1024 × 768 pixels
  • operating platform: Android Jelly Bean
  • internal memory: 8
  • average battery life: n/a
  • average Amazon rating: 4.1 stars

 

FORTRESS 7″ Google Android 4.0 Tablet

The FORTRESS tablet, a product of Google, is more “portable and cost effective” than those produced by other major brands. It is ideal for many of the things that people do online, including checking email, Skyping, Facebook and just plain “sofa surfing.” Apps also operate unusually fast on the FORTRESS. You can even store your data (email contacts, calendar, etc.) in the cloud so that the tablet will automatically make any updates that you perform on your laptop or smartphone.

  • screen size: 7″
  • maximum screen resolution: n/a
  • operating platform: Android 4.0 Support HD Flash 11
  • internal memory: 4GB
  • average battery life: 8 hours for music, 5 for video
  • average Amazon rating: 4.2 stars

 

FastTouch 9″ Tablet PC by Google

FastTouch is a more-than-appropriate name for this device, which sports a five-points touch screen and on which it takes nothing more than a simple touch of the finger to edit running apps and games, go to your home page or control the volume, and where wi-fi can be accessed quickly. Other things that you can do is Skype with your family and friends, watch movies and play games. It is the “perfect size” and easy to use. Foreign language support is also available on the FastTouch.

  • screen size: 9
  • maximum screen resolution: n/a
  • operating platform: Android 4.1
  • internal memory: 8GB
  • average battery life: n/a
  • average Amazon rating: 5 stars

 

Blackberry Playbook

This is a device of which I myself can give a first-hand review, since it is the kind that I bought for myself, after seeing its high rating in Customer Reports. It is a great device for knowing when you have emails because it rings a bell each time a new message arrives and continues to flash a red light until you answer it. Of course, you have to sync your email to the Playbook in order for this to be possible. You can also open and save word processing files, take and save photographs and download PDF files. The range of apps is more limited than for the iPad but includes games, art and even facial construction!

  • screen size: 7″
  • maximum screen resolution: 1024 × 600 pixels
  • oeprating platform: BlackBerry
  • internal memory: 64
  • average battery life: 10
  • average Amazon rating: 4

 

Acer Iconia W700-6831

Unlike the other machines discussed here, the Acer Iconia comes with a detachable Bluetooth keyboard that can be used to convert it into a full-sized PC. The viewing quality of the ten-point multi-touch screen is exceptionally brilliant, with viewing angles of up to 178°. The Iconia gives you instant access to your files, apps and other things so you can spend less time searching for them and more time working or playing with them, as the case might be. Even more attractive is that cloud storage comes fully integrated with the system, enabling you to access your word files, music, videos and photographs from wherever you may be!

  • screen size: 11.6″
  • maximum screen resolution: 1920 × 1080 pixels
  • operating system:
  • internal memory: 64GB
  • average battery life: 9 hours
  • average Amazon rating: 4.1 stars

 

HP Slate 7

The HP Slate is one of the most beautiful tablets on the market. The batteries last long and the device can be held comfortably in one hand. It was made by Hewlett-Packard, the same company that has been producing printers and computer hardware since 1939.

  • screen size: 7″
  • maximum screen resolution: 1024 × 600 pixels
  • operating platform: Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • internal memory: 16GB
  • average battery life: n/a
  • average Amazon rating: 4.5 stars

Best Galaxy Tablets for Seniors

Technology is meant to be accessible to everybody, and this is certainly the case with tablet computers. While sometimes unfairly left out of the ever-evolving world of mobile technology, seniors can enjoy the many benefits associated with the use of sleek tablet computers as much as any other demographic of users. By and large, these devices are easy to carry and lighter than laptops. Samsung has been a leader in technology for more than 70 years and offers some cutting edge tablets that have many appealing features for senior users. Samsung Galaxy tablets come in various stylish designs in a variety of price ranges that seniors are sure to appreciate. Here are some of the best Galaxy tablets for seniors:

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (7-Inch, White)

• Display: 7 inches
• Operating System: Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS
• Power: 1.2 GHz dual-core processor
• Memory: 8 GB Flash Memory, 1 GB RAM Memory
• Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal (included)
• Amazon list price: $199.99

This thin, lightweight Android tablet stores videos, photos, music and other files and features front and rear cameras. It also has an easy-to-use touch display that seniors will find convenient. It can be used to browse the Web with ease, capture and display photos and watch complete movies and TV shows. Navigation is simple with easy access to help features. Seniors will appreciate the versatility of this tablet along with the convenience of using it for browsing or viewing books, magazines and newspapers without worrying about lugging around heavy or bulky reading materials.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1-Inch, Wi-Fi)

• Display: 10.1 inches
• Operating System: Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 OS
• Power: 1GHz Dual-Core Processor
• Memory: 16GB Internal Memory, microSD expansion up to 32GB
• Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal (included)
• Amazon list price: $329

Basic features include wireless N Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0,GPS, Smart Remote app and built-in IR Blaster to watch and control TV content and the ability to store videos, photos and more. Access to Google Maps allows for easy navigation. This tablet is designed to support multiple applications without impacting speed and overall operation. Progressive downloads and access to a library of literally thousands of videos, apps and other fun features provide plenty of content. Seniors will love the availability of content and the fact that it can be easily held in one hand so that the other hand can touch the screen to access various browsing and viewing choices.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (10.1-Inch, White)

• Display: 10.1 inches
• Operating System: Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS
• Power: 1.6 GHz Intel Atom Z2560 Processor
• Memory: 16 GB Flash Memory, 1 GB RAM Memory
• Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal (included)
• Amazon list price: $379

This tablet allows videos, photos, music and other files to be easily stored without running out of storage space. Users also get access to free content through Google Play and Hulu. Front and rear cameras are included. Seniors looking for a larger display area will appreciate the 10-inch screen and the ability to view content via a standard TV screen. This tablet can easily be carried from place to place and is easy to use with convenient touch features. It has a similar interface found on other Samsung devices, making it easier to get used to for seniors already familiar with Samsung products. It can function as an e-reader or be used to view videos, movies and other streaming or downloaded content.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (32GB, Deep Grey)

• Display: 10.1 inches
• Operating System: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS
• Power: Samsung Tablet 1.4 GHz Quad-Core Processor
• Memory: 2 GB RAM Memory, 32GB On-Board Memory
• Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal (included)
• Amazon list price: $499

Seniors will appreciate the unique S Pen technology that comes with this tablet. The “pen” that comes with this tablet makes it easy to take notes and literally use the device as an old school writing tablet with many convenient options and uses. The pen can also be used to click on menu items, browse the Internet and work through various images. Simply hoover the pen over an app to get a summary of its contents before clicking or downloading it. Front and back cameras and wireless connectivity are also included. Creative seniors can also use the pen for various tablet-based art projects.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Bundle: 10.1-Inch 16 GB Tablet (White), Bluetooth Keyboard and Desktop Dock

• Display: 10.1 inches
• Operating System: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS
• Power: Texas Instruments OMAP 4400 1.0 GHz Processor
• Memory: 16 GB Flash Memory, 1 GB RAM Memory
• Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal
• Amazon list price: $349.99

Designed to fit in one hand, this tablet is easy to hold and operate. Rear and front cameras make photo capturing a breeze. Images can easily be organized with a few simple screen touches. This tablet also has wireless access and other typical features ranging from video playback to GPS for navigation and location services. A universal dock allows the device to be charged while still checking emails or browsing through digital photos. A sleek, wireless Bluetooth keyboard is included. AllShare Play makes it possible to bring in content from other devices with ease.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (8-Inch, White)

• Display: 8 inches
• Operating System: Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS
• Power: 1.5GHz Dual-Core Processor
• Memory: 16 GB Flash Memory, 1.5 GB RAM Memory
• Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal
• Amazon list price: $299.99

This thin, lightweight tablet has a similar interface used by other Samsung Galaxy devices, which makes it easy to operate for seniors already familiar with the brand. There’s plenty of content to choose from, ranging from videos and movies to e-books and apps from Google Play. Samsung’s WatchON app makes it possible to share content between this tablet and a standard television. Performance is fast and there are front and rear cameras to make it relatively simple to capture pics or share video footage.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (16GB, White)

• Display: 10.1 inches
• Operating System: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
• Power: Samsung Tablet Processor 1.4 GHz
• Memory: 2 GB RAM Memory, 16GB On-Board Memory
• Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal
• Amazon list price: $449.99

This model also has a precision and pressure sensitive pen that can be used to take notes, make drawings, write on your saved photos and do lots of other fun things with the control of a pen. For further ease-of-use, content can be viewed in three modes: timeline view, grid view and spiral view. Pop Up Play is a unique feature that allows viewing windows to collapse into smaller versions so the user can browse and use other tablet features while watching video content. The easy touch screen abilities and availability of help features make it fairly simple for seniors to jump on board and get the most out of tablet technology.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7-Inch, Wi-Fi)

• Display: 7 inches
• Operating System: Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS
• Power: 1GHz Dual-Core Processor, 1GB RAM
• Memory: 8GB Internal Memory, microSD expansion up to 32GB
• Batteries: 1 Lithium-Ion
• Amazon list price: $169

Seniors new to tablet technology will appreciate this affordable Samsung Galaxy tablet. Like the other models, it’s lightweight and has a bright, vibrant touch screen. Bluetooth 3.0 wireless connectivity allows for convenient hands-free use of the device. It’s easy to connect to friends and family already using similar devices to share messages, photos and other digital data.