The iPad has opened the gates of the tablet industry. After its premiere, a multitude of tablet options appeared, making the new and old users alike confused at what the best option actually is. Check out the guide below to see what to pay attention to when obtaining a tablet.
The primary concern of the tablets is having tablets that are light and thing – this is what sets them apart from laptops. The iPad standard is at 10 inches, but there are users who consider iPad too bulky. Other tablets, such as Samsung Galaxy Tab have 7-inch screen size, while others go for staggering 12 inches.
iPads have 16, 32 or 64 GB of internal storage — but you can’t have more without buying a new tablet.. Android and Windows 7 tablets generally have this feature. This is important because it limits just how many apps you can install.
- Battery Life
Why is iPad so popular? Simple – battery life. iPad can go on for 12 hours of constant usage without charging. Samsung’s Galaxy Tab can go for around 10 hours, whereas Windows 7 tablets don’t shine in this departments. If you need to go for high battery life, go for Apple or Android.
- 3G or Wi-Fi Only
This comes option mostly comes down to cost vs. flexibility. 3G models offer more flexibility, whereas Wi-Fi only models are cheaper. Of course, if you have a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot with your provider, you’re probably better off using the second option.
- Open or Closed
Open devices (Android, for example) allow their users much more flexibility – different tweaks and themes. Closed devices (Apple) don’t have as nearly as much as flexibility, but they offer consistent user experience. It all boils down to the matter of personal preference.
Of course, the price is one of the fundamental categories when obtaining anything new. iPads range from $500 to $830; Samsung Galaxy Tab starts off with $600. Some tabs can be obtained for as little as $300 when signing up two year contracts with a provider.
Camera is one category where Apple’s tablet fails miserably. If you are a huge fan of Apple products, you’re probably better off using their smartphones for your photography or conference calling – tablet lacks these functions. On the other hand, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab offers both front and rear facing cameras. Windows 7 CTL tablet has only the front facing camera.
Apps are every tablet’s pride and joy. Apple’s App Store has hundreds of thousands of apps – but the ones made specifically for iPad is somewhat lacking when compared to iPhone, and iPhone apps may not display as well on iPad. The overall number of Android apps is smaller, but they fit both the phones and the tablets equally well. As it is to be expected of Microsoft corporation, their Windows 7 apps run smoothly on the tablet as well as on any desktop computer.