Pls recommend tablet for elderly use

Eric

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Hi, everybody,

(Background: I have no experience with tablets on any platform. I use SwordSearcher on a Mac via VirtualBox.)

I would love recommendations for a tablet that will run the full version of Windows.

I think my elderly mother would benefit from the Bible reading audio. The tablet would need to have good speakers (if possible) since I hate pairing and later troubleshooting things with Bluetooth. External speakers that plug in with a cord are a better option than Bluetooth, IMO, since one can see the connection.

An absolutely wonderful thing would be some kind of interface / shell that would only allow her to pick the place where she wanted to read and/or would pick up on the reading program where she left off. I guess that would be programming / macro and be out of the question.

Price / budget is important :) But functionality more so.

Thanks,
Eric
 

wsbones

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For your mother - maybe an 8 GB Kindle Fire tablet ($40) and the Bible app (free) from the Amazon app store. You can listen to Max Maclean audio for free. It syncs with the verses as you read. It has a lot of features. If you set up a free account it will sync across all platforms. Note: the Kindle does not run Windows.

You can try it with a browser here:

My wife has it on her iPad from the Apple app store.

It runs on Windows, Mac, Linux, and any browser. The browser version doesn't sync the verses with the audio as you listen, but the app store versions do.

It's not SwordSearcher, but it's good and easy to use.
 
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Johnny NL

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Good to know ! !
 

djmarko53

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Best tablet would be the 10 inch kindle fire HD with 128 GB.
I have several 7 inch and 8 inch tablets that are all kindle fire,
But the 10 inch HD kindle fire has better color and graphics
Plus, the audio is far superior and works great for use with
Online zoom video conferencing and chatting. Should be
Able to pick it up fairly cheap from Amazon. $149 or less. I pair
Mine with Bluetooth stereo speakers for sound that is second to
None. I also bought a Nextbook tablet for same price and it has
Windows 10 and can run SwordSearcher. Has a detachable
Keyboard but works better as a tablet than as a laptop. Prefer
The kindle HD Fire 10" its front and real cameras are a great
Asset. Also has Alexa built in and can use it to turn my table lamp off and
On when I away from home with my tablet. Best bet for the money.

Mark
 

djmarko53

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Right now, Amazon is selling their 10 inch Kindle Fire HD starting at $99.00. That is a fantastic deal!! Especially if you can put a 256GB memory chip in it for storing music, video, and/or audio files...I find putting my Alexander Scorby's KJV Audio (mp3s) on my Kindle Fire HD 10 is a winning combination. .. .Plus, I have a bunch of books on Logos which I access from the Kindle. The only thing missing from that scenario is an Android version of SwordSearcher. How about an emulator app that will run SwordSearcher on the Kindle Fire HD?? Oh well, beggars can't be choosers.....

Mark
 
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dale

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I have a RCA tablet with Windows 10.
My SS runs very good on it
 
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