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October 13, 2023

Nabi's Big Tab 20-Inch and 24-Inch Tablet

Tablet maker Nabi has a new approach to making kids tablets. Dubbed the not-so-surprisingly Big Tab, these massive Android slates (available in 20-inch or 24-inch models) were designed with family time and collaboration in mind.

Both are loaded with Nabi-centric software and content, including the nabi Game Room suite that brings a host of two-player games like air hockey, chess, and backgammon to those massive displays. There's also Story Time, which makes it easy for kids to read books on their big screens and Big Canvas, which gives them a chance to play with paint - without any of the mess.

These huge tablets also run a custom version of Android called Blue Morpho that's overlaid on top of the regular KitKat operating system. This version allows parents to control what apps kids can use and includes a first-of-its-kind COPPA compliant friend network for kids that's parent approved and child-safe.

Performance is decent, too. On the An3DBench graphics test, the Nabi 2 scored 7,386. That's lower than the Kindle Fire HD and Nexus 7's scores of 7,783 and 7,782, but still well ahead of the category average of 6,053. And its 1.2 GHz dual-core TI OMAP 4460 processor is up to the task, putting it in the same league as the techno Source Kurio 7 and Arnova ChildPad. All of this is enough to make the $199 Nabi 2 our favorite kid-friendly tablet overall. The Nook HD and Kindle Fire HD are cheaper, but they're not as intuitive when it comes to parental controls and don't include as comprehensive a learning system.