LeapFrog LeapPad Ultra Tablet vs Nabi 2 Kids Tablet
The new LeapFrog LeapPad Ultra tablet vs the Nabi 2 kids tablet are now a very fair comparison because the Ultra tablet has raised it’s price to $150. Once you enter the price realm of kids tablets you will now find the competition even greater LeapFrog. The Nabi 2 runs about $180 and is a full Android tablet.
The Nabi 2 blows all kids tablets away with the most impressive NVIDIA TEGRA 3 Processor. I have seen tests that show it is even comparable and better than most adult’s tablets. It beats most of them as far as load times and graphics processing. With the 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich running you will be able to play all the newest games available in either the Nabi App Zone or Amazon Market. It can also very easily be formatted and have full access to all of Google Play Store apps.
This is more or less a draw with both of them having the same resolution of 1024 x 600 and 7″. I’ve not seen any major color or contrast flaws in either of these kids tablets. Both tablets are also very responsive to touch for a child but don’t compare it to your iPad, it’s a kids tablet.
Although LeapFrog has been known for it’s durability through the years you wouldn’t believe how durable the Nabi 2 is unless you watch this video. Another draw in this category.
The LeapFrog LeapPad’s are backwards compatible and therefore have a quite extensive library right out of the gate. There are over 800 kids apps, games, and books available with LeapPad. The Nabi 2 is quickly catching up because it is an Android tablet and has a lot more publishers available. I don’t see either of these tablets with an exact curriculum like the Vinci tablet. I’ll give this one to LeapFrog because they have acquired very good publishers like Disney and they closely inspect and approve all of their cartridges for their educational value.
WiFi or Internet Connection
LeapFrog has finally upgraded to a WiFi connection but they fail to mention upfront that you cannot connect to public access points like McDonalds because it will not allow the terms and conditions page to be visible. If you don’t plan on ever needing to connect to public access points it’s not a big deal but if you don’t have your own network it may be a major disadvantage.
The LeapPad Ultra now has a Lithium ion battery that is rechargeable and that has been a major complaint of prior models. They are very comparable in battery life between charges, about 8 to 9 hours.
Another tie between these 2 models with both having web safe browsers inside the parental control apps. You will see more flexibility in the Nabi 2 though.
They both have 8 GB standard memory but the Nabi 2 has made their kids tablet expandable with a micro SD card so this makes them the clear winner.
The Final Decision
In the battle between the LeapFrog LeapPad Ultra tablet vs the Nabi 2 Kids tablet I would spend the extra $30 and get a Nabi 2 tablet, especially if you have multiple kids at different ages. The Nabi tablet will grow with both children and offer education and entertainment. You may end up having to purchase a second one because they will fight whose turn it is.
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