What should I look for in a tablet?
The best tablet deals won’t necessarily be the cheapest. You’re looking for a great deal on a tablet that’s equipped with the right technology for you.
For some, it will be a sturdy, parental locked device to be left in the hands of the youngest. For others, it may be a tablet with a super-fast processor, ideal for editing videos or perfecting creative projects. Storage capacity is essential if you take a lot of photos or videos, while weight is important if you spend long periods of time reading or watching.
If you plan to write or email regularly with it, it’s worth paying a little extra for a two-in-one tablet; most come with a removable keyboard and stand, making extended use a bit more comfortable.
Of course, many tablets are primarily used for the YouTube and Netflix frenzy. If this sounds like you, you’ll want to look for a tablet that supports your favorite apps and offers high definition (HD) picture quality. Lenovo tablets and Apple iPads are public favorites on this point.
How do I choose the right operating system?
The four most trusted names in the tablet world are Apple, Android, Windows, and Amazon.
As the creator of the iPad, Apple has long been considered the leader in its category, but the company’s best models are particularly expensive. iOS is a pleasure to use, however, and linking your tablet to your iPhone (if you have one) will definitely prove to be helpful.
Android is next, with its easy access to a wide range of Google apps and features. Android tablets are generally cheaper than Windows tablets and iPads, but some users believe that Android apps are not as well developed as those for iPad.
Amazon’s FireOS is very similar to Android and many of the same apps are available on both. Because Amazon sells Fire tablets with built-in advertising for the lower prices, they are often the cheapest tablets available for the quality.
Finally, we have Windows. Most Windows tablets are two-in-one tablets that run on a tablet-compatible version of Windows 10. Some of the apps available on these tablets are also exclusive to Windows, and their free clip-on keyboards are popular with consumers.
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