Buying electronics is not easy deal today not because of their availability but because of so many options available to buy. Same goes with the tablets. Since the birth of the tablets in the form of Ipad, today we have unlimited number of options to choose from with various screen sizes, specifications, OS, etc. Selecting a tablet thus becomes a real tough task so we are here to make your Tablet Buying exercise a cakewalk.
All you need to do is to Note Down what you expect from your Tablet / What type of tablet user you are: Tablets even after being well established in the market can never replace smart phones or PC. So your decision will be affected by your usage like you just want to use it as a business tablet for mail, notes, apps, etc. Or if you do love playing high end games then obviously you will have to spend bucks on high-end specs, what screen size you want, least battery backup you need, OS (does matter a lot).
Features to consider before buying
OS (Operating System):
- iOS 8: Choosing the operating system is of prime importance because once you get habitual of any OS, it takes you time to shuffle to another and that could be a little irritating at times. When it comes to clean and intuitive interface, Apple’s iOS 8 always takes an edge. Apple also offers huge no. of apps specially customized for larger tablet screens. Without any doubt apple has the best looking Smartphone in the market. If you have got Mac on your PC, then it is really easy to integrate with Apple iOS.
- Android: Android has always been more customizable compared to iOS 8 and is covering more than 50% of the whole market through different manufacturers and specifications. When it comes to hardware options, different budget ranges and customizability of User Interface, Android without a doubt takes an edge. Android has a lot of resources because every smart phone manufacturer uses android and does innovation; moreover it is really cheap when compared to Apple iOS. Also, the apps for android are much cheaper than that of Apple iOS.
- Windows: Now a days Windows Convertible tablets are also becoming big players in the tablet market. With the launch of Windows 8.1, Microsoft has significantly improved its UI with the help of Live Tile Interface. If you want to use your tablet for business purpose and you also have a windows computer then all your desktops apps will work well on tablet. So your work can shift here smoothly.
Second most important factor to consider while buying a tablet is screen size. You need to decide whether you are comfortable with 11-12 inches tablets or you need that 7 inch just a little bigger than Smartphone tablet. Normally tablets are categorized in small (around 5 inches), mid-size (7-8 inches) and large ones (10-12 inches).
If you are more of a business user and you want your tablet to be in pocket all the time then small and mid-sized are best options for you. Midsized would obviously mean a little more resolution (who doesn’t like watching some HD movies or videos).
If you are more of a typical gamer type, you should go with mid-sized and large ones to get into the real fun.
Take my words: If you are a common user and are not taking tablet to replace your Smartphone or laptop, you should go with mid-sized tablets like iPad mini, Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, Nexus 9 or Nvidia Shield Tablet
Cellular or Wi-Fi only: The next big question to ask yourself is whether you want a Wi-Fi only tablet or cellular one. If you want to be online 24 hours then obviously a Wi-Fi + Cellular one is best for you. You can go for a small data plan and use it whenever Wi-Fi is not available. Most of the above mentioned tablets are available in both versions.
Battery Life: Battery Life is another very important factor to consider because you never want your tablet to die in between work or a long flight journey. Generally on continuous Internet surfing, tablets last for around 8 hour. If battery life matters a lot for you then check the list of biggies in terms of battery life here.
Other Specs: Other specifications to be considered include Processor, Memory and RAM. If you are going to play high end games, then you must take special care about the processor and RAM. When it comes to gaming, the processors which surely win are A8x from Apple and 64 bit Tegra K1 in Nvidia Shield. Make sure the tablet you are going to buy has at least 1GB of RAM. You can multi-task and play games more smoothly if you have at least 1 GB of RAM, otherwise, tablets with less than 1 GB of RAM usually lags in speed and performance.
Camera: Going with a tablet with both primary and secondary Camera always helps a lot. Primary camera helps in clicking good pictures and video whereas Secondary camera always comes handy when you are having some really alive video conversations. Also, the secondary camera enables you to take selfie.
Memory: Out of many reasons to buy a tablet, content always play a big role? Either it be in form of eBooks, music, videos, movies, etc. So to store all this content you surely need a big memory space. IPad from Apple comes with a range of memory options from 16 GB to 128GB. Fire HDX 8.9 from Amazon offers 16, 32 or 64 GB variants. You should consider a tablet with at least 4 GB of internal storage with an extra SD card slot.
So all you have to do now is to see your budget and select the right tablet with the help of this article. You will find a little more help here, just decide your budget and jump.
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