Android tablets are sleek, cool and very hot property right now! In just a couple of years they went from nowhere to a big challenger to PC and laptop sales, mainly thanks to Apple's revolutionary iPad.
What Apple did was saw a gap in the market based upon peoples' computer usage. They saw a trend heading towards computers that were aimed simply at content consumption, content being music, video, internet, games and news. Bearing in mind these needs, tablets were born!
A tablet PC is a flat screen PC that looks similar to a laptop's screen. You'll notice that there is no keyboard! In fact, tablets are PCs but without many of the components that make up a traditional computer such as keyboard, heavy battery, fans and mouse or touchpad. In order to check media, internet and the news tablets just need a touchscreen, this makes them cheaper and more lightweight than a big laptop.
But with so many tablets on the market how do you choose the best android tablet? There are a few important points to consider, namely your needs, the screen size and type and cost of the device:
Your needs: If you are a heavy internet browser and are getting fed up with your power-hungry laptop always running out of batteries while you're in the middle of reading a cool blog, then a tablet is for you. If you love watching movies and listening to music while you're out, but don't need to do other work, then a tablet is for you. If you want constant access to your emails and the world online then a tablet is for you. However, if you're planning on doing a lot of work and having loads of documents, spreadsheets and web browser windows at the same time, then the superior horsepower afforded by a laptop would probably be beneficial.
Screen size: There are several different screen sizes available for tablets, ranging from a pocket-sized 5 inches up to a larger 10 inches. The smaller the tablet, the more portable it becomes, but with every inch you drop you are sacrificing potential viewing pleasure as it will become harder to see pages and films. If you're a heavy video consumer then you might want to invest in the largest possible size of touchscreen tablet which is currently around 10 inches.
Tablet type: Most of the big name brands have now released tablets and they are all of the highest possible specification, but that comes at a high cost too. Did you know that if you're prepared to lose the name tag you could save a lot of money by getting a non-name tablet which could be hundreds of dollars cheaper?
Tablet cost: Non-name tablets start from less than 200 dollars which is ridiculously low for new technology, but you can pay more than 600 dollars for the biggest names like Apple. Either way, you'll find that tablets are cheaper than other PCs since you're not paying for extra hardware such as a keyboard and motherboard with fans.
High price tablets are easy to find in any large household name store, but if you are a canny shopper you'll check online where you can find the cheaper non-name versions. Just search online for an Android tablet - it's that simple to save a load of cash!
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