Tablets are quite costly nowadays, and we can’t afford to buy a new tablet within a span of 2 to 3 years. Hence our first tablet should be the best so that it remains our last.
Many brands and models are available in the market, and many of them don’t have useful features. Some tablets are incredibly costly and have very less longevity. These models can quickly empty your pocket as you get addicted to it.
Then you will be compelled to buy a new one when the old machine doesn’t work anymore.
Here we provide you with the tips to select the tablet according to your choice.
Decide the appropriate size and accessories you want
Numerous tablets with different size, shapes, body type are available in the market.
All these specifications play a significant role as it profoundly influences your usage. As you use the tablets for multi-tasking like using in office, for watching a movie, reading books, etc., you have to choose the tablet accordingly.
No need to compromise on these specifications as they may not look important to you. But the reality is they are essential while using the tablet. They define your comfort in the usage.
Term#1 screen size and resolution
Different screen size tablets are sold in the gadget market ranging from 7 to 13 inches.
- 7 inches: this size can be considered to be equivalent to a larger Smartphone size. Hence if you are of a profession that demands travelling from place to place almost daily, then this size of tablets are best suited to you. Especially this size is useful when you travel on public transport. As the public transportation is often crowded the small size aids a more comfortable handling and carrying. Carrying it during vacations is also probable as it readily fits in less space giving less luggage burden.
- 8 to 9 inches: this size is useful if the purpose of buying is only for playing games and watching movies. Especially the tablets for kids are generally bought in this range of size. As the smaller size affects their eyes 8 to 9 inches of a tablet is OK to go with.
- 10 to 13 inches: this size is like a mini laptop hence majorly used for official purposes. Working on PowerPoint presentations, preparing excel sheets, writing content in Google Doc. all these activities are suggested to be done with a tablet of size 10 to 13 inches. So choose based on your purpose of buying the tablet.
Resolution: It is observed that larger screen and higher resolution help the operator to use tablets more effectively. Select the tablet with at least 1280×800 pixels for a decent experience. More resolution (1920×1080 pixels) is also better. You can check for the PPI to know how sharp the picture will be. iPad Air 2 is of 2048×1536 pixel resolution and 264 PPI. Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 has 339 PPI with 2560×1600 of screen resolution.
Additional accessories are also essential. If your work needs a lot of typing, then choose the tablets which provide you with the keyboard. This can easily replace your laptop.
Performance of the tablet defines its standard
All of us want our work to be done fast. Slow response is not entertained in any field. Whether it is housework, official jobs or a competition, everywhere it implies the same. Fast you is a better you. But along with speed efficiency also matters.
The same concept is applied for tables. Processor performance is one factor that defines how fast a tablet works or processes data. Processor performance depends on the chip’s speed which is measured in gigahertz (GHz).
Higher the GHz, more smoothly the latest apps and games are run. A quad-core processor is considered a better one. However, it is better if you check some reviews and have a look at benchmarks to get a clear understanding of tablet’s performance. Apple has good reviews in this section.
We often need to save our work for further use, and hence we store it by saving it on our tablets. Storage in tablets is of two types first is internal storage and second is the storage we get on inserting a micro SD card in the slot provided for it in the tablet.
Many times we need to save a lot of data, for example, we need to save our presentations, documents, mail, etc. related to our official work. Other than this sometimes we save our details, some of our writings, etc. Data needed to save also include our favorite movies, songs, videos, short clips among several others.
Some tablets though have low internal storage. Such devices often provide storage expansion option with a micro SD card. But it is not successful in all cases. For example on the devices with an Android version of marshmallow, data that can be stored in the micro SD card is different than that which can be stored in an internal storage or phone storage.
Entire app cannot be moved to micro SD card, this is why even if we insert our SD card we run out of storage resulting in the lagging of the mobile phone.
Hence make a smart choice depending on the quantity of storage you need.
Apple and Amazon are the brands known for not supporting micro SD cards in their tablets.
Every free cloud storage on each platform is not suitable for everyone.
One more aspect or specification which affects the performance of the tablets is its battery. Suppose the tablet is so efficient that it readily responds to your touch and also has a massive capacity with both big internal storage and supports a micro SD card but only after 5-6 hours of your usage the battery dies. Again you have to wait to recharge it thoroughly and then resume your work. Here your work duration is depending on your tablet.
So this is what I want to say. A battery is one of the most crucial parts of every electronic gadget whether it is a tablet, a Smartphone, a laptop or something else.
The number of cycles a battery can go through should also be considered. For example, if you use a tablet for some months or a year and then it is inevitable that your battery is give some problem like discharging within few hours, unlike the initial year. Again this is not satisfying. So to conclude we need a battery which needs to be long-lasting and can bear any number of cycle, i.e. it works efficiently even after several cycles.
10-12 hours of usage in one charge is being considered as efficient. Hence go through the tablets with this much of battery life. Do not neglect this or compromise on this as you might not be able to use your tablet only after few days of buying if you neglect the factor about battery life.
Connectivity is what you need to walk along the developing world and not lag behind
Wireless technologies play a significant role in making the electronic devices accessible over vast distances. It is making the world free from all those complicated, tangled wires.
3G, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth are the conventional technologies that are offered by the tablets. In addition to them, there are also some other technologies which are needed in this advanced developed world. Before talking about them let us first have a look over the 3G, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth facilities. All these are offering seamless connectivity and enabling us to share information and data with other devices.
One more advantage of this is we can store our data in different devices increasing their safety, i.e., if one device is damaged there is a relief that we have the data stored on another device.
Coming to Wi-Fi, it is like we cannot imagine our life without internet now. It has become the fundamental need for us. Just like water, food, and shelter.
Many new gadgets are supporting the latest 802.11 ac standard, which uses the 5GHz band exclusively and is capable of multi-station WLAN.
I don’t think any of the gadgets exist today without a Wi-Fi provision.
Give priority to a tablet with dual-band support and the latest 802.11 ac standard.
Tablet with a data connection is better, but if not, it is not a problem as you can find many open Wi-Fi networks in the present market.
The highest priority should be given to the tablet with latest upgraded technologies.
Android – 5.0(lollipop) or more updated one like marshmallow, nougat.
iPad- should be at least 4th generation model.
windows-> windows 10.
Make sure the tablet is equipped with an operating system which is being used currently.
Thus check all these before you the tablet
->screen size, resolution, keyboard, performance, storage, battery, connectivity.
Recommendation: The top 5 top list
- Apple iPad Air 2
- HTC Nexus 9
- Apple iPad Air
- Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
- Samsung Galaxy Tabs 10.5
So these were the tips to check upon the list of things you need to consider while buying a tablet. It will help you to choose the best tablet for yourself without getting miss-guided by the shopkeepers.