What tablet should I buy?
Tablet PCs are a great devices. They give a fun wireless experience and allow you to treat the web more like an interactive magazine or newspaper, instead of just another desktop application. It's also easy to watch movies, play games, and a ton of other functions. Which one is right for you?
Well, for Android tablets, one of the most important features is the processor. Double and quad core CPUs in tablets make a big difference in the speed of the tablet, but you also want to make sure there is enough RAM. 512GB of RAM is a good amount of RAM for tablets, but for the best performance you'll want 1GB of RAM or more. Other features to look for are screen size, MicroSD slot for expandable storage, Bluetooth connectivity, Android operating system version, USB connectivity and Mini HDMI or Micro HDMI to connect right to your TV or monitor.
What is an Android Tablet for Kids?
A tablet for kids, like the ones that we stock, is one where the manufacturer has taken an operating system (such as Android) and secured it so that only certain applications can be installed and only certain functions can be used. Some childrens' tablet PCs will allow the parent to log out of the kids version of the tablet to allow for full functionality. They also usually have a soft, child-safe exterior to protect the child and the device.
What is so great about a tablet?
What's great about a tablet is that in a 7 inch to 10 inch device you have all the power of apps, email, social networking, videos, pictures, office apps, etc. They truly have become fully functional "PC's" versus the old days of them being limited devices. With a capacitive touchscreen tablet you can fill it up with all your touchscreen games, movies, books, and other apps to get the most out your mobile experience! With built in wireless support these devices can stream videos from apps like Netflix, Amazon prime, and Hulu Plus. Many have support for 3G/4G Wireless natively or via dongle and output ports such as HDMI, Micro USB, and 3.5mm audio.
What is the difference between a cheap tablet and an expensive one?
Tablets are just like any other computer device - to a large degree you get what you pay for. Discount tablets are typically more useful as entertainment devices. These "entry level" tablets are good for playing games, watching movies, browsing the web, etc. Usually the lower the cost on a tablet, the lower the screen resolution, touch responsiveness, and processor speed. But that doesn't make a budget tablet a bad thing - they still run the same OS as a more powerful/more expensive counterpart would. They simply have lower specifications available to them.
On the flip side, higher end tablets like iPads, Asus Zenpads, Microsoft Surface, Google Nexus, etc. are completely functional mini touchscreen computers to a large degree. You'll see that these tablets have processors powerful enough to run all your office applications, programs, and more. The gaming capabilities of these devices are also enhanced past just being able to run basic apps to now being able to play fully functional 3D and multi-player/online games.
What is the difference a tablet and a laptop?
Tablets are usually a single piece of hardware with an integrated touchscreen that you can control using your finger or a stylus. Laptops are typically larger devices with fully integrated keyboards and desktop grade hardware/software shrunk down to fit a smaller chassis.