Please help me xmas shopping

righto i swear this is the last time i ask any silly tablet/ipad questions.and i am eternally greatfull in advance.

im buying darling daughter a tablet or ipad for xmas.she will mainly use it for games, youtube, googling nonsense stuff.i will be pinching it at times but only for menial things like email etc etc.she will use it for schoolwork too. please tell me in your opinion would be the best tablet/ipad

geek_mums.toys, Oct 24, 1:38 pm

by the way i had thought approx $450 budget

geek_mums.toys, Oct 24, 1:39 pm

School work at school!

geek_jancemord, Oct 24, 2:26 pm

yes they use them at school, and would be used for homework too

geek_mums.toys, Oct 24, 2:28 pm

check with the school as they will possibly have specs on what is required and what works with there systems,Possibly an iPad only,You could also look at the new iPad Mini but I think that would be a bit too small for med to heavy use.

geek_jancemord, Oct 24, 2:44 pm

524672198 is this one outdated!

geek_mums.toys, Oct 24, 4:13 pm

I am unsure but check with the school some are Apple iPad Only

geek_jancemord, Oct 24, 6:09 pm

Yes.

You should buy new anyway with that budget: http://www.dicksmith.co.nz/product/XC8132/asus-google-nexus-7-quot-tablet and there will soon be a small iPad available for marginally more than $450

e. Neither of those options are 3G, but with how expensive that is here its best avoided anyway

geek_vtecintegra, Oct 24, 6:14 pm

thanks heaps vtecintegra everyone says great things about the nexus but i realllly want a bigger screen what is the next best thing but with a bigger screen

geek_mums.toys, Oct 24, 6:17 pm

The most basic iPad 2 is the best option at the cheapish end

geek_vtecintegra, Oct 24, 6:19 pm

so you dont rate a samsung or asus or acer! oh man this is a head ache and a half i just want to get it bought and paid for so im organised

thanks so much your always so helpful

geek_mums.toys, Oct 24, 6:23 pm

i read on here someone saying you couldnt expand the memory if i bought a 16g ipad

geek_mums.toys, Oct 24, 6:24 pm

That's correct you get whatever you initially pay for.

As for other brands Asus makes some nice stuff as do Acer but they're much more than you want to spend.

geek_vtecintegra, Oct 24, 6:27 pm

and you dont think i could get a reasonable secondhand one off here for that much or a bit more

geek_mums.toys, Oct 24, 6:28 pm

The ones worth having a fairly new models so there aren't all that many listed

This is the best option I can see http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/other/auction-526271004.htm but really at that price you're better off with something new with an actual warranty

geek_vtecintegra, Oct 24, 6:33 pm

thanks vtec, so sounds like an ipad 2 is the go

geek_mums.toys, Oct 24, 6:38 pm