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The Ematic Genesis 7" touchscreen with WiFi and a camera - only $59 - link.

Based on the customer reviews has some great selling points.

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You won't have to worry about the kids wanting your CC #.

And it does come with Angry Birds pre-installed.

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...for a kid you can't go wrong it a great price especially due to the fact that kids break things...
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It is a very slow moving tablet but if you have a lot of time on your hands, then this tablet is for you.

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Tom…thanks for the idea!

Can you mention any Pros, Cons. or limitations to getting this versus a Kindle Fire or Nexus 7 (which I know are more expensive).

I have a father-in-law that I was thinking of getting a tablet for Christmas…and I certainly wouldn't be opposed to spending $59 vs. $200+.

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I was looking at getting my little guy some kind of a cheap, basic tablet, but was looking at the Pandigital tablets they often sell for around $100 around Black Friday. Curious as to whether anyone has experimented with them? He really wants an iPad Mini, but Santa Claus does not bring $330 toys to 7-year-olds.... or so he said.

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I wouldn't, not even for my four year old son. Cheap tablets like those are terrible.
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Just be aware that pandigital is no longer in business. So, no support and no warranty.

Heard a rumor when I was in Radio Shack a few days ago, they would have a Black Friday sale on the Kindle Fire - that might get it down to the $130 price range.

And the one I was in still had some original first gen Kindle Fires - didn't try to negotiate a price since we have 2 of those already.

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