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There's no doubt that the Nabi 2 is the absolute best tablet on the market designed just for kids. When I reviewed it back in June, I came away impressed with everything that Fuhu was able to pack into this device, all while keeping the price around $200 (that was, of course, before the Nexus 7 was announced, so a $200 tablet that didn't suck was impressive in itself). The build is solid, it's packed to the brim with educational software, and the Monarch UI is a fantastic and intuitive interface for kids. In short, it's a great little piece of kit for children.

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As I've already said, this device normally sells for around $200. But, if you hit up Wal-Mart starting at 8PM Thanksgiving night, you can score one for just $130. That's an insane deal on a real tablet - not some crap thrown together from two-year old hardware that manufacturer X had laying around.

Specs

  • Display: 7" 1024x600
  • Processor: 1.3Ghz quad-core Tegra 3
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Storage: 8GB, microSD card slot
  • Camera: 2MP front-facing camera with 720p video capture
  • Ports: microUSB, miniHDMI, 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • OS: Android 4.0.4
  • Dimensions: 6.05" x 8.69" x 1.14" (with bumper case); 1.31 pounds
  • Price: $199
  • Age Range: The Nabi 2 caters to age groups from Pre-K to around fifth grade, but certain aspects go a bit above that range.

I'm sure this deal will sell out relatively quickly, so if you've been planning on getting your little one a tablet for Christmas, you better be in line early. You'll be happy you did.

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Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, and musician. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6- or 7-string, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • coversnails

    Plus if you want to play with it yourself it has root and all the google apps thanks to xda.

  • http://twitter.com/palladinosaurjr Tommy Palladino

    Is there really a big advantage to getting this as opposed to a Nexus 7? My kids are 10 and 7, and my wife and I are planning to get them each a tablet for Christmas. They have had no problem navigating my Nexus 7 when I permit them to do so. I feel like they may already have outgrown the age range this was meant for. Plus, I've got a pretty good stockpile of games from the various fire sales on Google Play and a season of Adventure Time for them to use and view, and I don't feel like rooting and adding the Google apps (and rooting would break the Play Movies functionality anyway).

    • sdny8

      For that age range I would recommend a n7

  • btod

    Yesterday David Ruddock specifically advised against tablets like these in the Black Friday/Cyber Monday Android Buyer's Guide article, even saying, "It doesn't matter if it was $80 and it's for a child / grandma / the dog - no one likes these things. They're terrible - let us show you what to buy instead"

    Now I'm confused Android Police!

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      He was talking about knock-off tablet. "No-name" brands. I personally reviewed this, and have a couple of them for the kids. It doesn't fall into the category he was talking about.

  • http://bliynd.com/ Mike

    oh man, I just bought this a couple days ago, should i return it and buy again on black friday? or will walmart go good on the price?

    • Kathy Weppner Wilhelm

      Wal-Mart is supposed to make good on it if within 30 days of purchase it goes on sale.

  • Skipper

    Our Walmart Black Friday not showing this as available. Too bad because it would be perfect for our developmentally challenged son.

  • AML

    I bought one on Black Friday from Walmart, played with it a bit that evening to set it up so it is ready xmass morning and I think it is perfect for kids. I like the mommy mode where i can go in and set things up. I still need to look at it more and everything it has to offer but so far Im very happy with it.

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii