• Good option for seniors
• Simple interface
• Plug and play, out of the box
• Large, clear monitor
• Touch screen
• Excellent tech support and customer service
• Large print keyboard
• Limited ability to connect to printers or download files
• Poor sound quality
• Can't use Mac or Windows programs
• Less powerful than current computers
• Proprietary software and operating system
Telikin is advertised as one of the world’s easiest computers. It includes video chat, photo sharing, and other popular features in a full-featured computer system.
Claims & Features
- World’s easiest computer
- No learning curve
- Ideal for seniors
Cost & Availability
You can find Telikin on the official website or Amazon. Prices range by model. The 15-inch Freedom Laptop is $799, the Breeze is $699, and the Ellite II is $1079.
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Telikin is a line of computers which are marketed primarily to seniors. It offers an all-in-one solution that works right out of the box, and is advertised as “Quite possibly the world’s easiest computer.” Games, video chat, picture sharing, email, and other home computing essentials are included. Setup is easy, with only a couple of cords to plug in.
Those who have evaluated Telikin tend to focus either on its technical limitations or its user-friendly interface. While reviews such as those on Amazon tend to average a positive rating, the positives and negatives should be considered equally, as both sides make compelling cases.
The Telikin is not a high-end computer, although some may say it is priced like one. A dual-core 1.8GHz processor and 2 gig of RAM are hardly up to par with even mid-level computers currently on the market. Another limitation is that this is not a Windows PC or Mac, and cannot install programs for those systems. Other potential problems include playing flash-based videos or connecting to printers.
Telikin boasts a very user-friendly, intuitive interface. There is virtually no learning curve, and it does seem to be well-designed with seniors in mind. The screen is sharp and the touchscreen is responsive. It includes most of the essential programs right out of the box.
A competing brand called A Plus Senior Computer is also geared toward seniors and claims to be twice as fast with double the memory as Telikin models. It may be worthwhile to shop around.
Telikin computers are designed with seniors in mind. It is ideal for those who have never used a computer or have found PC/Mac systems to be confusing. For the included hardware and proprietary software, however, Telikin is quite expensive. If you are comfortable with a PC or Mac, Telkin may not offer enough bang for the buck.
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