What to consider when buying a tablet

With so much choice out there, it can be difficult to choose the right tablet. Never fear though, as the tombola team has come to the rescue with a handy buying guide for tablets that suit a whole range of budgets and needs. From what to consider when making your choice, to the plus points of each make and model. You can find out everything you need to know.

What to consider when buying a tablet

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With so much choice out there, it can be difficult to choose the right tablet. Never fear though, as the tombola team has come to the rescue with a handy buying guide for tablets that suit a whole range of budgets and needs. From what to consider when making your choice, to the plus points of each make and model. You can find out everything you need to know.

Screen Size

Screen Size

Screen size all depends on what you will be using your tablet for. Tablets with 7" screens are easily portable – in fact, they can even slot into your pocket! They're also much lighter than larger tablets, making them great for bookworms, blog lovers and mobile gamers who'll be holding their device upright for long periods of time. 10" inch tablets on the other hand, are just that bit heavier, but that doesn't mean they can't be your perfect device! They're more expensive than smaller tablets, but the bigger screen and memory suit film buffs and those who do a lot of typing; a larger screen means a larger keyboard.
Operating System

Operating System

You don't have to be a tech whizz to choose between tablet operating systems – here are the key benefits of the two biggies. iOS is great for those who already own other Apple devices, like an iPhone. You can sync your data between each device, and access it on each one – the software is really easy to use. There are far more apps available for iOS than other operating systems, too. Android is perfect for people who want to be able to customise their new toy, as you can change how virtually everything on your tablet is displayed. You'll also be greeted with lots of pre-installed apps, not to mention an app store that's catching up to Apple in terms of the number of apps available. Android also syncs with Google devices, so you can access everything in one place.
Internet Connection

Internet Connection

All tablets come complete with wi-fi access, but some include 3G and 4G access too! If you're using your tablet to watch films or television programmes that you haven't downloaded, you'll be in big trouble when you're out of wi-fi range! However, with 3G or 4G as backup, you'll still be able to binge on Netflix while on the move. The downside is that 3G/4G enabled tablets cost more than those that use wi-fi alone, and come with the extra cost of a mobile contract.
Price

Price

Price can be a big barrier for many people wanting a tablet, but the good news is there are now plenty of budget models on the market that will do the job. Again, it all comes down to what your tablet will be used for, and the kind of extra features you might need. If you decide to invest in a cheaper model, just make sure that it doesn't skimp on battery life or screen resolution.

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1 Comment on What to consider when buying a tablet

  1. i would love to have iPad air 2 so i could face time my grand children

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