The ChildPad made by Archos and branded Arnova (that’s the French company’s even lower cost brand) finally received a capacitive touchscreen. The resistive touchscreen employed so far was one of the only big letdowns concerning Archos’ first children-focused tablet. But now that’s gone, and the ChildPad is even more interesting than before. Especially because this screen tech swap only made it more expensive by $10.
So the ChildPad can now be yours for $139.99. For that amount of dough you get a 7-inch 800×480 touchscreen, a 1 GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB of built-in storage space, a microSD slot, a front camera, and Wi-Fi. It runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Sure, you could spend just $60 more and get your kid a Nexus 7, but that doesn’t come with loads of Alvin and the Chipmunks content or online child protection. So you decide what your priorities are. In case you’ve chosen the ChildPad, you can grab it from the Archos online store.