We were looking for a tablet for my boys for christmas and first opted for this 7x curio extreme tablet because it looked like it was geared toward children. I quickly found out that there are so many better options out there. They kept them for a year, but we found that the Kindle Fire was a much better option for them. Just to compare the two, the Fire had an extensive app store, whereas the curio tablet did not. The curio tablet is not made with the gorilla glass that the fire is made with, thus making it a much more fragile option. Cases and replacement chargers and accessories are much harder to find for the curio tablet because they are not as well known and popular. As for the price, with all of the new Kindle Fires coming out, they are actually very affordable and are actually not much more than the cheaper version tablets are. If you are looking for a tablet for your child, I would recommend searching around at the more popular brands because they are going to give you much more for your dollar and are going to be used far more than if you try to save a few dollars and purchase a tablet like this one. I would not recommend this tablet.