A Rookie’s Guide To Choosing A Tablet


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Let’s face it. There are just too many tablets available in the market today. While a lot of tech savvy’s are rejoicing, others find it frustrating to pick one that best suits their standards. 


Well, you’re in luck because for this post, I’m going to let you in on a rookie’s guide to choosing the best tablet you can buy. So don’t be too hasty boxing yourself on getting the newest iPad. Below are some tips to ease your tablet purchase experience.

Is it for work or play? 

Apart from some adjustments that you need to adapt to when using a tablet, you need to first qualify the need for one. Are you going to buy a tablet because you want entertainment to be within handheld reach? Or do you intend to use it for taking notes in a meeting or to document one?

While some brands guarantee their tablets to suffice any purposes, some are built to incline more on work than play. If you’re on the lookout for a device to help you out in the office, then a BlackBerry PlayBook is a wise choice. If you’re aiming to elevate your couch potato level, then have a go at the Sony S Tablet.

Consider the tablet model

Tablets come in different forms. Slate models are the common ones that use touch recognition and are more compact. Convertible ones are those that come with keyboards, similar to notebooks but with rotating screens. Hybrid models are tablets that combine both slate and convertible features. 

Whichever model you choose, ensure your lifestyle and personality are well compensated by it. 

Yes, size does matter

Tablets that have a 5-inch display are obviously more compact and easier to carry. Those with bigger sizes of screens are in need of greater security and safety. 

Consider the size carefully as it entails the effort of having to hold one for a long period of time. If you’re someone who doesn’t necessarily need a big one and will only use it for games and basic browsing, then settle for the more compact ones. If you’re one who’s quite picky with better screen quality, then a 10-inch is swell enough. 

Will you need a lot of space?

Another thing you need to ask yourself is whether or not you want a large storage space. Some have laptops and mobile phones they can store their information into. The ideal solution is to go for a tablet that has an 8GB memory for lighter files.

On the other hand if you need a tablet that will act as the main storage for all your files, then go for those that allow up to 64GB space. 

Availability of apps

Apple has over 200,000 apps that can be used with their devices. Some androids have well built-in apps but are struggling in the third party department. So assess if you need a tablet that can be loaded with a variety of apps or if you just need a more exclusive one. 

How much are you willing to spend?

Windows tablets can run up to $800 while some androids sell as low as $99. While you need to assess the features and functionality of a tablet, your budget should also be one of the factors you need to consider.

What you can do is compare prices online and see which the best deal for you is.

A tablet is one tech investment you wouldn’t want to miscalculate on. So make sure you know at the very least the basic standards of choosing one. From there, it’s going to be a lot easier and possible one of the best-delayed gratifications you can indulge in.

Samantha Nicole Samonte is a Content Specialist for Webcada, an SEO company in Singapore. She spends the rest of her time guest-blogging for various websites. 

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