THINGS TO REMEMBER WHILE BUYING A TABLET
A tablet is an effective tool with powerful touch display to boost your productivity and great online experience. A tablet is slightly in between the computer and smart phone your tablet can take it anywhere with you and browse internet, watch movies, share photos, play game, download electronic books, games and videos, stay connected with social media, video conference with customers, create and share presentations and much more activities.
First, you should know the answer to this question…. What do you actually want: Tablet or Laptop?
Tablets are awesome, but while there are productivity applications – like word processors and spreadsheets available – as well as image editing tools and online apps like Google Docs, opening heavy websites, we cannot expect miracles from a tablet in terms of output or work.
A tablet can be a great inclusion to your tech gadget list, but it can’t replace a full-blown Mac or PC with powerful desktop software. Replacing laptops, now that’s a different matter. Tablets truly are amazing computing device.
Here these are the points you should always keep in your mind while choosing a laptop in the market…
1. Operating System: With Windows 8 and Windows RT popularity in the market, the choice is no more a simple one between Android devices, Blackberry and IOS of Apple. Windows 8 and RT too give you a wide range of options with amazing features and apps. Operating system of a tablet must be upgradable as it helps in incensing the performance of tablet with the same hardware configuration. Today Google’s android is most famous among tablets and smart phones. As it is open software and manufacturer can tailor it the way they want it is cheap and many companies are offering it to customers in different flavors. You must prefer to take upgradeable tablets as they can upgrade it to newer versions when available
2. Size: Resolution and Material of the Screen are one the most important factor. You get screen sizes starting from 6 inch to 10 inches and all of these come with touch screen functionalities. Then there are so many different types of screens like Touch resistive, LED, IPS, Retina, TFT touch capacitive, LCD and AMOLED. You can also buy the ones with full HD displays that offer awesome display quality. Make sure you also check the viewing angle of the screen before buying the device. These days curved screen phones are gaining huge popularity
3. Screen: Capacitive or resistive Most of the customers don’t know about what a capacitive or resistive touchscreen is? Capacitive touch uses the electrical property of the human body to detect where and when the user touches the display therefor it can be controlled with a very light touch.As it uses electrical properties of the human body so we cannot operate it with gloves or any outer stick. Now a day’s most of the devices come with capacitive touch screen and it is preferred over resistive as Resistive touchscreen displays are composed of multiple layers which are separated by thin spaces. When Pressure is applied on the surface of the display either by a finger or by stylus causes the layers to meet, which completes electrical circuits and tells the device where the user had touched the display. As resistive type touchscreens require much more pressure to activate than capacitive touchscreens so, it makes easy use capacitive than resistive.
4. Battery Life: Another concern is battery life. Larger tablets usually offer better battery life because they have room for a larger battery. Most small tablets give out after 4 to 6 hours of demanding use (such as gaming or watching a movie). So it is most important to ask about battery life to dealer before buying a tablet.
5. Storage: iPad comes with different memory sizes like 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB. Needless to say the prices go on increasing with the size of the memory. If you don’t want a lot of movies, pictures and stuffs then go for the basic 16 GB. The same holds true for tablets of other companies. Most of the people complain about the limited storage space apples iPad which comes with 16GB,32GB and 64GB. There is no way to increase storage space. It’s better to choose tablet with expendable, a removable storage space, so you want to look at the tablets having a micro SD slot or SD slot.you also have to look at internal memory as all apps stored in the internal memory of the device. Tablets must have internal memory greater than 8GB.
6. Camera: Even if you already have one on your phone (which you’ll probably have with you, anyway), an extra camera is always handy. Editing photos on a tablet’s larger screen is also inherently easier. Measuring a camera by mexapixels is one thing, but remember that real video and photo quality comes from accurate color and the ability to change camera settings for a particular shot. The Samsung Galaxy Tab even has two cameras — one front-facing, one rear-facing — so you can video chat or simply record yourself. The iPad, however, does not have a camera at all. Most of the tablets today come with dual camera. Be it iPad 2 or any new Android 3.0 tablet, you are likely to get two cameras. The front cameras are good for video calling, while the rear one solves the regular purpose of taking pictures. Some of them are even capable of capturing 720p HD video.
7. Hardware Support: Hardware of tablet really matters a lot. So understand and observe hardware parts of tablet carefully before buying it. This is also dependent on the OS you choose. Make sure the supporting hardware is compatible for future OS upgrade. For example the RAM of your tablet should be good to support next the update and the processor should not drain your battery when you tweak to OS upgrades.
8. Weight: While a lot of noise has been made about the iPad 2 weighing just 601g and being 8.8mm thick, other tablets more than hold their own. It’s no longer the thinnest or lightest – the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 weighs 595g and is 8.6mm thick. The 7-inch Blackberry Playbook is a mere 9.7mm thick and weighs just over 400g as it’s smaller. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, meanwhile, is 10.9mm thick and weighs a mere 599g, while the Motorola Xoom is surprisingly heavy at 730g.Weight and thickness is more of an aesthetic concern than anything else, but if you’re going to be holding your tablet for a long period of time (or in one hand) you’ll certainly start to notice heavier models after a while – ditto if you’re going to be carrying it around in a small bag.
9. Connectivity: Buying a tablet may just be the start of your slate. Many users decide they want to later add a keyboard, or play games with a gamepad, or connect their tablet to their television. The connections available depend on the tablet you buy. Android tablets are known for offering better variety. Many of them come with USB ports, HDMI-out and an SD card slot for additional memory, but not all do. On the other hand, Apple tends to limit connectivity – whatever you add will have to go through the proprietary port, which means you need to purchase a purpose built peripherals or expensive adapters. However, because Apple currently dominates the market, there are many products designed to work with specifically with the iPad. All the existing tablets offer WI-Fi connectivity and you can easily connect them to any home network. Many of the tablets come in two versions; WI-Fi and 3G. The 3G tablets allow you to use 3G Internet enabled SIM card, which helps you in being connected on-the-move.
10. Processor:All tablets are based on ARM processor technology – the same as nearly all mobile phones. Various companies have produced their own versions of the ARM chip design and many of them are now dual-core, like a lot of PC processors. All the tabs in the market today have ARM technology as their base, which also holds true for nearly all mobile devices. Various manufacturers have come up with different ARM designs with some of them even having dual-core processors like the ones we see in PCs. IPad 2 uses an Apple A5 chip with google android 3.0 tabs make use of NVidia’s Tegra 2.