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Tablets are a big thing in the market because of its portability, awesome screen and functionality. Indeed, we’ve come to an age where everyone can do everything they need to – from shopping to working and everything in between – in a tablet. And since the holiday season is just around the corner, this is one of the things that can be found in everyone’s to-buy list. There are so many tablets released out there and it may be hard to choose. So here is a tablet buying guide to help you out.

Tip 1: Know What Your Needs

Different tablets have different uses. For example, the iPad holds 94% of the education market, meaning that this is the right tablet for users who are students. Those who work and need a big screen can go for bigger tablets such as the iPad Air or the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 which is great for working and multitasking. So before you start shopping for a tablet, make sure that you have listed down things that you will use it for so you can match it with the specs and reviews of devices available.

 

Tip 2: Establish your Budget

Before even looking for the perfect tablet, you have to make sure that your budget will be able to accommodate it. There are tablets that are affordable and may be purchased below 400 dollars and there are high end, top of the line ones that are expensive but worth your cash. So, the question is, how much are you willing to spend for a tablet? Don’t worry because no matter how much you spend, a tablet is always a good investment. Just make sure that you buy brand new ones instead of used ones so you can make use of the warranty.

 

Tip 3: Know Your Operating System

Apple IOS is a really popular OS and many people use it. But it does not necessarily mean that it is the OS for you. If you are a little bit techier than you can definitely go for an Android OS such as Jelly Bean, or just recently, the new one which is Kit Kat Android. The best way to determine which OS fits your personality is to try out these tablets first hand. Consider as well the applications available in the operating systems. There are apps that are not available to Android but available in the Apple OS and vice versa.

Tip 4: Check The Features of Each Tablet

When you have established what you will be using your tablet for, it will be easier for you to find one. For instance, if you will be using it for recreational purposes such as watching, taking and editing pictures and reading, then you are better off with an iPad rather a Samsung Galaxy Note because the Samsung Galaxy has great apps but are not optimized for bigger screens while the iPad promises and HD experience. Another example is if you want something that can handle your files for work, then you are better off with a Microsoft tablet that allows multitasking and has an operating system that is really meant for working.

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