After fruit and vegetable sellers have created their own tablets basically, or better said branded them, it’s time for various associations to get such products branded. The American Association of Retired Persons is now selling a tablet meant for people over 50.

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The AARP RealPad is the name of the product, a $189 tablet that’s about the same size as an iPad Mini. It runs Android 4.4 with a custom launcher, that features large icons. There are also some AARP apps, games, tools and a few other features on board. The price tag is a bit steep considering what we get for it.

The software platform here is basically Android with a custom skin. There’s still a few perks for getting this tablet, like the AARP 24/7 live customer support. The product is up for preorder at Walmart and the specs are underwhelming: a 7.85 inch 1024 x 768 pixel display, a 1.2 GHz Intel Atom Z2520 dual core CPU, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage, a 5 MP back camera and a front 2 MP shooter.

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  • MWNation

    Thanks for the info. The tablet may seem technically underwhelming, but a lot of seniors (not all) value the customer support and low price more than high tech specs. Many need just email, ebooks, basic Web, etc (Candy Crush).