AARP RealPad: Inexpensive tablet a simple solution for going digital (video review)

Have you been considering the AARP RealPad tablet as a gift for Mom or Dad in hopes of helping them get online this holiday season?

Or perhaps you've thought about picking up one as a handy dandy tablet for yourself?

AARP Real Pad review

I received an AARP RealPad from AARP free for review, and to help those still in the "considering" phase — and those who haven't yet heard of the device at all — I offer here my thoughts on the RealPad in a (not so brief) video review:


(Shew... that's a darn long review. But there's so very much to share!) One correction: Instagram does not work on the RealPad as there is no Instagram version that works with it.


The RealPad comes with:

  • AARP RealPad™
  • RealPad Getting Started Guide
  • AARP Membership Insert
  • USB Charging Adapter
  • Micro USB Cable

  • RealPad Tablet specifications:

  • 16GB hard drive
  • 2MP front-facing camera
  • 5MP rear-facing camera
  • Micro SD card slot
  • 7.85" HD screen
  • Google Play Store
  • Intel Processor
  • Android KitKat 4.4.2
  • 1GB RAM
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth
  • 1 year AARP Membership
    Visit the AARP RealPad site to learn more or to purchase a RealPad ($189). The RealPad can also be purchased from Walmart. 

    Disclosure: I received this product free for review; all opinions are my own.