Tablet for beginner - best brand

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  1. rrusty

    rrusty Funster

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    My mother is 80 years old and my father died 18 months ago and she is lonely and has never used a computer, she wants to keep in touch with some of the family through facebook and also has a digital camera with hundreds of photos that she want to put on. She can not be bothered to understand how to start up a laptop and she has seen my Ipad and likes how I just flip the cover open and swipe the screen and its ready. what is the best kind and simplest to use. Also what is the easiest way to transfer all the photos.
     
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    I don't know how you'd transfer the photos onto an ipad. I blue toothed a load from one phone to a new one. Can you do that with a camera?

    For tablet ipad standard and mini both easy to use. The mini is light in weight but smaller screen of course. Kindle Fire also seems good and very reasonable price.
     
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    Not sure that any tablet would be any good for storing photos because of the lack of memory.

    iPads are dead easy to use.

    As for the Kindle Fire we bought one for my Father in Law and he couldn't get on with it and nor could I. It just isn't as good as the iPad.
     
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    For ease of use, it has to be an iPad. Facebook is easy on the iPad too. You can always set up an online album on drop box for all the photos so she can see them easily enough. (y)
     
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    iPad, you can load photos on easily by just plugging in an attachment I have 64 GB version and have over 10,000 photos and 100, of music CD's and lots of storage spare, I think most people could get away with 32 GB.

    Jen's Mum and Dad have an iPad and live on it.

    I think that I am right in saying it has to be connected to a desktop first time to set it up and it is worth doing this now and again to back up if the photos that are going on are not stored somewhere else as well.

    Martin
     
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    My daughters ipad ( one of the original ones so it had had a long life) died after my grandson was sick on it in the car! Insurance provided them with a new iPad Air and photos were retrieved via Cloud and transferred very easily.
     
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    Slightly off topic but has a bearing on transferring photo's. I recently purchased a 5 in 1 camera connector for my Ipad Air, it works brilliantly and may be of interest.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/380922381303?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

    And to save both removing my tablet case and making the reader much easier to use I purchased a "lightening" cable extension.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/8Pin-Ligh...rg=20140221143856&rk=3&rkt=10&sd=221480873292

    No connection with either seller.
     
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