The market for the tablet PC is growing ever since the advent of the Apple iPad in 2010. Although the iPad was not the first ever invented tablet device, its sleek design and incredible marketing methods made it popular among high end gadget lovers. Today, you get to see a wide range of tablet models in the market with different players introducing their tablet devices. While sounds incredibly exciting for a prospective customer, there are some hiccups that accompany the good news. For instance, how do you pick a tablet PC that suits your requirements, both in technical terms and budget-wise. We attempt to break this down for you in simpler terms so that choosing a tablet PC will be easy and fun. Here are our killer tips to choosing a good quality Tablet PC.
Tips to Choosing a Tablet PC
Check your requirements
The basic thing you need to analyze is how you are going to use this device.
- Are you going to use tablets for your professional work or it is simply meant for personal use?
- Are you simply going to browse the internet, check your emails or simply watch a few videos and stream content?
- Will your Tablet PC replace the laptop or are you going to use it to supplement your PC or laptop?
- Are you going to play loads of games on it or it would be simply for your general home usage?
Once you answer all these questions, you can then decide upon the next factor.
One of the important factors to consider when you choose a tablet PC concerns the operating system. You need to make a choice between Android, iOS, Windows and QNX from BlackBerry. The iOS is limited to the iPad whereas as the QNX is meant for the PlayBook. Android and Windows are available on a number of tablets from several players. Generally, if you are keen to have a tablet for creating and editing spreadsheets and documents, a Windows based tablet would be a better choice. Android and iOS based tablets only feature paid applications (Quickoffice for iOS and Documents to Go for Android). If you are keen on playing games and other forms of media, the iPad is the best option, even though Android tablets like Motorola Xoom and Samsung Galaxy come with larger screens.
Most tablet devices offer both Wi-Fi, 3G and 4G for internet accessibility and come with storage options of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. These devices come both rear and front cameras for making videos and capturing pictures. When you choose a tablet, make a comparative list of all the features for each operating system. Check specifications like battery life, and processing speed. Also, check the number of accessories you get from different tablets like remote controls, wall mounts, stands, speakers and good external keyboards, which can turn your tablet device into a media center or an efficient workstation.
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Size and Appearance
Are you looking for a big screen tablet or do you want one that you can carry in your backpack or purse? Are you looking for a rugged one that you can carry anywhere or one that is light and thin? The tablet screen usually range from 7 to 10 inches and weighs from 1 to 2.5 pounds, So consider one that will offer you the best comfort.
The most important factor that you need to consider now is the budget. You may not be able to afford the one that you have chosen based on the above factors, so you need to decide if losing the accessories can match your price. Next, consider the 3G or 4G element, since you will have to pay for it on a monthly basis. Also, consider if you can avoid buying paid applications. If the price is still outside your budget, you may have to consider lowering your feature-specific requirements.
Lastly, it is always recommended to check other reviews on Tablet PC performance especially with regards to stability and reliability before choosing the best Tablet for your needs.
About The Author: Brianne loves writing, travelling and reading books. She occasionally contributes to Hydroxycut.