Tablet PCs have suddenly emerged as the most preferred form of portable computers since they are lightweight, ultra portable and extremely fun to use. All over the internet various experts have been covering the best tablet PC for every age and profession but not so for old or elderly people. The reason why I believe even elderly people can enjoy using a tablet PC is because they usually have problems sitting at one place for too long and hence conventional desktop computers might not be the best option. However with tablet PCs, they have the advantage of carrying with them while walking or while sitting and relaxing in the sun in their backyards. On that note, let’s take a look at some of the best tablets that will especially serve older people well.
1. Amazon Kindle Fire
Amazon Kindle Fire is the latest entrant in the tablet PCs category and is currently among the most economical tablets in the market, available at a price tag of just $199. It sports a 7-inch screen and weighs a mere 412 grams (14.5 ounces) which is perfect for elderly people. Not only that, it supports Wi-Fi connectivity and has a microUSB port for mass storage. The device also comes with 8GB of internal memory which can be used to store photos, videos and any other files you might have. Another reason why it has made it to the top of this list is that old people generally like to read books and Amazon Kindle Fire is perfect for ebook reading & comes with a good 8 hours of battery life as well.
2. ASUS Eee Pad Transformer TF101
You can even considering buying Asus Eee Pad Transformer as it is a dual combination of tablet and netbook. This can be quite useful for older people as if they have any issues using the touchscreen, they can attach the keyboard and start accessing it as a netbook. Moreover it runs on the popular Android operating system and can be quite a lot of fun since a number of free as well as paid apps can be downloaded from the Android market. Though Asus Eee Pad is a tad heavier than Kindle Fire at just around 680 grams, it has the added advantage of sporting dual cameras (5MP rear camera and 1.2MP front camera for video calling). Another area where it scores above Kindle Fire is the screen size as it comes with a larger 10.1-inch screen. Also it has a superior processor and a larger storage capacity of 16GB. Though the price is a tad on the higher side – around $392, it is totally worth the money.
I don’t think there is a need to cover any other tablet PC as the above two will be the best suited tablets for old people. To make the decision easier for you, if you willing to spend the extra bucks, then you should go for ASUS Eee Pad Transformer TF101 else you can buy Amazon Kindle Fire without thinking too much.