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Review: LeapFrog Epic Tablet

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LeapFrog recently released the LeapFrog Epic Android Based Kids Tablet, and here is our review.

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LeapFrog’s most advanced Android-based tablet, uniquely designed to grow with your child, to ignite endless learning and creative play. It’s aimed at children between the ages of 3 and 9.

Choose from hundreds of fun learning games, eBooks, apps, videos, music and more—designed by learning experts, just for children! The learning library draws from 2,600 skills beyond core subject areas.

Specifications

Display 7-inch capacitive touchscreen
Resolution 1024×600
Operating System Based on Android 4.4
Processor Quad-core, 1.3 GHz
Memory 1GB RAM
Storage 16GB
Micro SD Card Slot Yes, expandable up to 32GB
Camera – Rear 2MP
Camera – Front 2MP
Audio 3.5mm stereo jack with microphone
Wireless Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
Battery Type Rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery Life 6+ hours; results will vary based on usage and settings
Port Micro USB
Motion Sensor Accelerometer
Tablet Color White with gray and green trim
Protective Bumper Color Green

What’s in the Box?

The box contains the Epic tablet (with stylus and bumper), a USB cable, manual and charger.

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A Closer Look

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Final Thoughts

The LeapPad Epic is designed to provide a safe and fun experience for children aged 3 – 9 years old.

The Epic is designed to be handled by children, meaning LeapFrog have drop tested it so that if you drop it, unlike an iPad, it won’t shatter!

There is a removable bumper that helps with this – it feels very sturdy so you shouldn’t have to worry about it breaking.

The screen is a very clear 7” touchscreen and I found it to be very responsive. Previous LeapPad’s, such as the LeapPad3 had a 5″ screen so this one is bigger and easier to use.

You get around 6 hours of constant use on the battery, and the Epic can be charged either from the charger or via USB (so you can charge it on the go).

There is also a 2MP front and rear camera which works well, and even the ability to record video at 480p. There is 16GB of on-board memory too so you won’t run out of room too quickly, but if you are concerned you can expand it up to 32GB using a MicroSD card.

The Epic is very easy to setup and within no time at all your child can be using it safely. The LeapFrog Epic comes with 20+ apps, including games, eBooks, utilities and more which will get you started. And with a massive library to choose from you will never run out of things to do or play.

And don’t worry about children seeing inappropriate content when surfing the web on the Epic as it uses LeapSearch powered by Zui. What that means is that only content that is appropriate is displayed, and that content has been approved by “learning experts”, so after watching that Sesame Street video you don’t have to worry about something else being shown!

The LeapFrog Epic retails for £119.99 but as usual look around for a good deal.

If you are looking for your child’s first tablet, then look no further than the LeapFrog Epic.

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You can learn more from the LeapFrog website.

Andrew Edneyhttps://moviesgamesandtech.com
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.

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