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9 Things to Consider When Buying a Windows Tablet

9 Things to Consider When Buying a Windows Tablet

9 Things to Consider When Buying a Windows Tablet

GLOBAL DIGITAL TIMES | Tablets bridge the gap between Laptops and Smartphones in size and functionality. Tablets are very comfortable to use for sending emails, browsing, and taking them on long trips. Many people also use Tablets to play portable versions of games. This device replaces many Laptop tasks when high performance is not required. This article covers the main specifications and features that you should consider before buying a Windows Tablet and for any other OS.

9 Tips When You Want to Buy a New Windows Tablet

1. How Much Money Should You Prepare to Buy a Tablet?

The old adage: "You get what you pay for" applies here too. So first decide what you need from a Tablet, then see if you can afford it. If what you want is outside your budget range, of course there are many other models that can be purchased according to your budget.

2. What is the Weight and Dimensions of the Tablet?

Tablets are designed for mobile activity. Therefore, you should consider the Weight and Dimensions of the Tablet. In some cases, you will be holding the Tablet for a long time, so you don't want a heavy Tablet. The lighter, the better. Still, choose a tablet that is strong and durable even when used frequently.

Dimensions are also a top priority, because the dimensions or size determine how well the Tablet fits in your hand. For example, a Tablet that is wide at the top would be difficult to hold in portrait mode.

3. What Display Types Are Offered on Tablets?

Since the screen is the main interface on your Tablet, it plays an important role in your buying decision. Consider screen size, resolution, viewing angles, brightness, and coatings. Size determines how big the tablet is. Screen size and resolution determine how easy or difficult it is to read text on a Tablet.

Resolution matters if you're watching Full HD (1080p) media on your device. A minimum of 720 lines (720p) is required in portrait orientation. Viewing angle is important when the device is being viewed by more than one person.

The screen brightness on the Tablet is something to consider if you are frequently using it outdoors. The brighter the screen, the easier it will be for you to see the screen when you encounter glare. The screen coating must be durable so it won't scratch and is easy to clean.

4. Connectivity and Network Options Available on Tablets

Since Tablets are mobile devices , their ability to connect to the internet is also very important. There are two types of connectivity found in Tablets: Wi-Fi and cellular or wireless.

Currently, Wi-Fi networks are very easy to find in public areas. What matters here is the Wi-Fi mode the Tablet supports. Any tablet must support 802.11n. The best option is to support both 2.4GHz and 5GHz radio bands. Mobile networks are a bit more complicated. You have to consider the carrier brand, signal coverage, and the rate per month.

Meanwhile, Bluetooth connectivity can be used for local peer-to-peer connections between tablets or for peripherals, such as keyboards.

5. How Long is the Battery Life of the Tablet?

If you carry your Tablet around all day, the battery life is a must-know. These specifications are difficult to judge for a Tablet because the number of installed applications can draw different power loads.

There are 2 ways the most standard method of measuring battery life. The first is through consistent browsing activity, and the second is based on the time spent watching videos. Watching videos tends to suck up more power. Good battery life should be at least eight hours for browsing or watching videos.

6. What Kind of Processor Does the Tablet Have?

Processors used in Windows Tablets can vary depending on the series. This has to do with how the processors in most Windows Tablets are designed and licensed. Some tablets only list the clock speed and the number of cores. You sometimes need to know more than that, as chip architecture can have implications for performance, battery life, and Tablet size.

7. How Much Storage Space Do You Need?

While you may not use as much data on your Tablet as you do on your Laptop, the amount of data storage space on your Tablet is an important feature to consider. All tablets use solid-state storage because of their low power consumption, small size, and durability. The downside is limited storage space.

Most of the Tablets come with between 8GB and 64GB of RAM, which is less compared to Laptops. If you're just browsing the web on Google, streaming videos, and reading books, a large storage space doesn't really matter. On the other hand, if you store a lot of high-definition movies or games, consider purchasing a higher-capacity Windows Tablet model. This way, you don't need to delete or move data to another device.

Tablets with flash memory slots can expand their storage space. You can also increase storage with cloud storage, but this is only accessible when the tablet is connected to the internet.

8. Who Should Use Tablets?

Tablets are a great alternative to laptops for kids or anyone who needs a portable device, especially for media consumption. If you spend a lot of time on the go, using a Tablet to watch movies and play games is better than carrying around a heavy Laptop. Tablets also double as e-readers. The people who can benefit the most from a Tablet include: casual gamers, international travelers, avid news readers and bored on long journeys.

Tablets can also be helpful for school and work, but most students and professionals still need a PC or laptop to type and run certain productivity software.

9. What to Do After Buying a Tablet?

You must connect your new Tablet to a Wi-Fi network to get started. After that, here are the next steps you should take:
  • Keep your tablet safe - Make sure to protect your Tablet with a strong password.
  • Access your data - If you already use a service like Google Drive, you can connect to that account so you can use the app to access the files, photos, music, etc. stored there.
  • Connect to your computer - Transfer files between your PC and Tablet via USB cable, Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, to check connectivity normally.
  • Purchase Tablet peripherals or enhancements - Purchase compatible Bluetooth earphones, screen protectors, and stylus pens, if you need them.