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Arnova ChildPad
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Arnova ChildPad 1GHz 4GB 7" Tablet

1GHz Android 4GB 7" Oct 2012
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ARNOVA launches a 7 tablet made for kids running the latest Android1 version, 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS). With its compact size, light weight and ideal form factor, the ChildPad offers a great... More
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3 Reasons For

Flash Storage Medium

This tablet computer supports a Flash storage medium, which is the most frequently supported storage medium on tablet computers of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Flash Storage Medium

This tablet computer has a Flash storage medium, which is typical of many tablet computers that came out around the same time as it.

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Very Narrow

At only 142 millimeters, the ChildPad is fairly narrow compared to most of the other tablet computers of a similar spec and age to the ChildPad. The average width of similar spec tablets that were released more than two years ago is 210mm, and the widths range from 100mm to 470mm.

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6 Reasons Against

Only One Processor Core

The ChildPad is a one processor core tablet. Most of the other similar spec tablets that came out around the same time as the ChildPad have between one and seven processor cores.

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Quite Small Internal Storage Capacity

The internal storage capacity of tablets of this age and spec range from 0.25GB to 260GB. When compared to other tablet computers that were released around the same time as the ChildPad that we have checked, the ChildPad's internal storage capacity of only 4 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Not 3G Compatible

The ChildPad is not 3G compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other tablets of this age and type are also not 3G compatible.

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Not 4G Compatible

The Arnova ChildPad is not 4G compatible. Most of the other tablet computers of this type and age are also not 4G compatible.

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Only 800 X 480 Pixels Display Resolution

The ChildPad has a maximum display resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. That's 38% less display resolution than a 1024 x 600 pixels tablet, which is the most common display resolution.

An 800 x 480 pixels display resolution is actually the worst display resolution across all similar spec tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the ChildPad.

A 2560 x 1600 pixels display resolution is the best display resolution amongst comparable types of tablet computer.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The ChildPad has one of the slowest processor clock speeds (only 1 gigahertz) amongst similar spec tablet computers of this age. Tablets of this type and age have processor clock speeds of between 1GHz and 2.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 1.4GHz.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Arnova ChildPad

Released Over Four Years Ago

Arnova released the ChildPad over four years ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 7 inches, the Arnova ChildPad has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other tablet computers that are a similar age to the ChildPad.

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Kids Tablet
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USB Mass Storage

Expert Reviews

15 April 2013

We can't help thinking that there's a huge gap in the market for a good tablet with a child-specific OS that's designed for kids yet easy for a parent to control. The Archos ChildPad, however,...

Low price
Search engines banned
Digital file support
Pre, installed games
Kid-friendly design
Some bugs
Low, res screen
Poor battery life
No rear camera
Dim screen
21 September 2012

This 7-inch Android tablet may have a child-friendly design, but there's little else to recommend it...

8 August 2012

The Archos Arnova ChildPad claims to be an Android tablet designed for children. However, its kid-friendly optimisations don't go far enough to make this palatable for a young crowd. Android is...

6 July 2012

The ChildPad looks the part but we can?t recommend it to parents because of its sub-standard games and fiddly interface. The range of games and learning apps on the Leapfrog LeapPad and VTech...

28 June 2012

A good buy if you are looking to give a child a tablet...

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Barcodes 00690590521537, 00690590521711