We’ve seen Apple revolutionize the industry with the iPad, and almost every manufacturer, including smaller and unknown brands, are jumping on the bandwagon. Tablets are comfortable, compact and portable devices that offer the usability of a PC while on the move. The main reason is the intuitive touch screen-based user interface, a powerful processing core within, and wireless networking all in a single small package.
These gadgets range in features and specifications. You can perform regular PC-like tasks such as internet browsing, office documentation, watching videos, music, games, and a lot more. This is where the processing speed of s tablet is given more priority and importance. While some cheaper models are equipped with average speed processors (around 600-800 MHz) and smaller display sizes, other competitors offering dual core processors, large screen sizes and ample built-in storage for advanced users.
All these types are available and your choice depends on the price you can afford to shell out. Since tablets are not up gradable like netbooks or laptops, it is equally important that you buy one for the exact purpose and also keep in mind your future usage. Smaller screen sizes, sluggish processors and lack or sufficient storage space can hamper your work. Prior to the hunt for a tablet, you need to consider a few minor and major details. These tips will help you pick the perfect one.
Tablet PC Buying Guide 2012
1) Operating System
Tablets are available in three variant-Windows, iOS aznd android (the BlackBerry PlayBook is an exception). Those who are accustomed to windows on their PCs might prefer a Windows-based tablet. Android requires less disk space and run faster. iOS is fluid, but Apple hardware is expensive and has feature limitations. Make sure you try each OS before deciding.
2) Display Size
A larger display makes for better ergonomic and is easier on the eye. Tablets with larger display offer better visuals for work, media and gaming. Opt for a higher resolution display for crisper details, but larger displays tend to make the unit bulkier and consume battery power. Hence the cost of models with a higher display size tends to be higher.
3) Processor Power
A single core processor is good enough for causal gaming, Internet browsing, email and office documentation. Dual core processors offer faster speeds with respect to gaming, high-definition videos, quicker office documentation and a lot more. But it equally has an impact on the battery life.
While most tablets offer internal disk 16 to 64 GB of space, opt for the highest capacity you can afford. This ensures that you can carry along your data and media files on the tablet itself eliminating the need of tugging along memory cards and USB drives. Check if the storage is expandable for future needs, especially while travelling.
Most tablets incorporate Wi-Fi, and newer ones have the option of using 3G Internet connections. If you are going to need an internet connection when travelling, opt for a tablet with a 3G option, Newer tablets also feature HDMI ports which can be connected to a large display panel or a projector for presentations or movies.
A factor which should not be ignored is the weight. A heavier tablet will not only hinder your usage, but your mobility as well. Bulkier tablets are difficult to handle and throwing in a protective case, cover or sleeve to it will only add to the problem. Slimmer tablets are lighter and also equally make for better ergonomics.
I hope this list and information of mine helps you buying a good Tablet PC and if you know about some more tips or guide with the mentioned above Please add them by commenting below !