Tablet PCs meant for kids are usually low on resolution and are low powered devices which manufacturers justified with a relatively low price tag. The Nabi 2 aims to change all of that, packed as it is with all the latest hardware bits while still priced at a convenient $200.
What Nabi 2 offers for that amount is the latest NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad core chip having a clock speed of 1.3 GHz. RAM strength of the tablet stands at 1 GB while on-board storage amounts to 8 GB. The screen resolution has also been enhanced to 1024 x 600 pixels.
Compare the above with the 533 MHz ARM cortex A9 dual core processor that powered the Nabi which the current version replaces. The resolution used to be a dismal 800 x 480 pixels for the 7 inch display in the first gen Nabi.
Other features of the Nabi 2 include a dual camera setup with the front facing one having a 2 megapixel resolution. Then there are the standard microSD card slot, microUSB, and a mini HDMI ports as well. The OS is Android 4.0 and the battery pack has a rating of 4,000mAh, which the company claims will allow for 6 hours of operation.
Also, with the kid community being the intended clientele, the tablet has been given a rugged casing as well as some software tweaks to help parents have an idea of the way their children are using the tablet.
However, the tablet does not have Google Play Store or the usual set of Google apps such as Gmail, Google Talk, or Google Maps which could have further added to the tablet’s appeal.
The tablet scores on the pricing front, priced as it is at the same $199.99 as its predecessor while still sporting greatly enhanced specs. At least the kids won’t complain of having to use a downgraded device while their parents are glued to the Nexus 7.
The Nabi 2 can picked up from retailers such as Best Buy, GameStop, and Walmart at the above mentioned price.