Points to Consider When Buying a Tablet
Before buying a technological device, there are always thousands of question marks in our minds. We ask too many questions such as which operating system we should choose, how much it should weigh, whether it should have a long battery life, whether it should be a price-performance product or the most popular model, and so on… These questions are also valid for tablets, which have recently taken up an indispensable place in our lives with the pandemic and helped us in matters such as online lessons and working from home.
You can perform the actions that both laptops and mobile phones can perform on your tablet, and you can do this at a lower cost than laptops. Therefore, what kind of tablet should you buy and what should you pay attention to in order to get these advantages? As the Senyorapp team, we have written the points you should pay attention to when buying a tablet in this article.
Android? iPadOS? Windows? The most important thing to consider when buying a tablet is the operating system. Considering the variety and abundance of applications, Android is the most preferred operating system. Still, the point to be considered here is to choose the tablet with the most up-to-date operating system and, at the same time, make sure that your tablet receives updates. For example, you should avoid choosing tablets with old operating systems because your tablet will not be able to receive the new update, which will cause security vulnerabilities.
Each operating system has its pros and cons. In this case, we can say that determining which operating system will suit your needs is the key to choosing a tablet. If you want your tablet to be like a traditional computer, we suggest choosing the Windows operating system. In order to get the most out of features such as watching videos and playing games, you can consider purchasing a tablet with the iOS operating system. Be sure to consider the types and number of applications available for each platform other than the operating system!
Size and Weight
Tablets are designed to be mobile. In this case, you should consider the size and weight of the tablet when making a potential tablet purchase. You’ll be spending a long time on your tablet, such as following online classes or attending business meetings, so you don’t want your tablet to be too heavy. The lighter your tablet, the better. However, in cases where you drop your tablet, you should make sure that its lightness does not compromise its durability. It would be best if you chose tablets of at least 10 inches to get maximum efficiency in both business and entertainment in terms of screen size.
Internet Connection and Network
Since tablets are mobile devices, it is very important that they can connect to the internet. There are two types of connectivity available on tablets: Wi-Fi and mobile data. What matters here is which Wi-Fi formats your tablet supports. Any tablet should support 802.11n. On the other hand, mobile data is a bit more complicated because you have to consider features such as carriers, coverage, and compatibility with 3G, 4G or 5G networks. And finally, you should make sure that your tablet has Bluetooth capability. You can connect your tablet to other devices via Bluetooth or use the wireless keyboard features (the process of using your Bluetooth keyboard on your tablet without any cables) effectively.
Battery life is an essential detail if you use your tablet all day. Evaluating this feature for tablets can sometimes be challenging as different apps have different power loads. There are two methods to measure battery life. First, through the searches you will make on the internet; the second will be based on watching videos. Watching videos will consume more power for the tablet. If you are doing a lot of work at the same time or playing games, you need to know that the battery life will be less than said. The best criterion here is that you can use your tablet for an average of 8 hours without charging.
Warning! You can’t carry as much data on your tablet as you can on a laptop 🙂 However, when choosing your tablet, you should pay attention to how much memory it has! In contrast to the advantages of low power consumption, small, portable size and durability, tablets have limited storage space, which can be considered a disadvantage. Compared to laptops, most tablets have storage between 8GB-64GB. If you’re just surfing the web, watching videos, or reading a book, you don’t have to worry about your tablet’s storage. But if you’re going to download high-definition movies and lots of games, you need a higher-capacity tablet! Don’t worry! As long as you have a tablet with a USB port, you can download as many movies and games as you want and expand your tablet’s memory or store your data using cloud storage apps!