Whether you are looking for your first tablet or an upgrade or even considering one for a gift, it can be difficult to choose one from among so many options. You look at display resolution, storage space, screen size, and many other features and it can be overwhelming. Here is a guide to help you know the best tablet for you.choosing the best tablet for you

Know How You Will Use It

Think about how you will use the tablet to determine what features you will need. Will it be mostly for browsing, checking email, and other general tasks or will you use it to replace a laptop for business? A tablet for viewing movies and playing games will be different than one that is just used for browsing the web.

Compare Apps and Operating Systems

Apple has the most apps in their store, but Android may have what you need. If apps are a priority for you, you might want to check out the different stores to see what options you like best.

The operating systems are also different. Apple’s system is still considered the best for gaming and viewing movies, while Windows is ideal for documents, spreadsheets, and other business apps. Android has fast processing speeds to allow  you to multitask and can open documents.

Consider Connectivity

Do you want to pay for connectivity or use WiFi to access the internet?  This will be a big deciding factor on which tablet you purchase and at what price.  WiFi is cheaper than tablets with 4G access, plus you will have to pay for monthly data plans.

Look at Your Budget

The Apple top of the line product is quite an expense, while you can find other options such as the Amazon Kindle for less than half the price at $199 for the latest edition. You can find a wide range of tablets in between to fit any budget.

Once you determine the answers to these questions, the only thing left to do is to look at reviews of tablets that match your needs and find the one that you like best.

 

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