If you’ve ever tried to teach someone who you consider to be “older” how to use certain pieces of newer technology, then you know the process can be frustrating and hilarious at the same time. What seems so easy to us “young folks” seems like some form of rocket science to others who just aren’t used to all of the smart devices that keep coming out. But the people over at AARP are trying to do something about the technology gap that now exists between the younger tech-savvy generation and those who grew up in a completely different world. In an effort to help everyone get with the digital times, AARP has created a new tablet that is perfect for seniors or anyone else who might not be quite up to snuff with the workings of a tablet. They’re calling it the RealPad.
For the relatively low-price of $190, those who are “scared” of current technology can get a 16GB tablet with a 1.5GHz dual-core Intel Atom processor and a screen which sports a resolution of 1024 x 768. The RealPad also comes with 24/7 tech support, helpful videos, and a “Quickfix” tool that should fix just about any troubleshooting problem which might arise during normal use. AARP has done everything they can to make this tablet as easy for anyone to use as possible.
While it’s certainly no iPad, it also doesn’t come with the heftily price tag of an iPad! Something tells me AARP might just have a hit on their hands.
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