With the smartphone being a complete, all-purpose device, many people think that getting a tablet is an unnecessary additional expense. After all, both gadgets function as entertainment, communication, and work tools, with size being their main difference.
However, there are still plenty of reasons to own a tablet, whether you already have a smartphone or not. For one, their size makes it easier for the eyes to watch videos, read books, or play games. The bigger screen helps you avoid squinting, which can lead to eye strains and frequent headaches.
The tablet’s larger screen size also makes it a better device for children to use.
What’s more, high-end tablets have as much processing speed as laptops. Because of this, you can store more data on your device. Additionally, your productivity, gaming, and other online activities won’t be affected even if you install plenty of apps on your gadget.
Moreover, these devices are affordable. High-quality refurbished tablets, in particular, cost a fraction of the price of brand new ones and even that of smartphones.
Tips for Purchasing a Tablet
If you are in the market for a tablet, here are four tips that will help you buy the best one:
1. Think about which operating system you feel at ease using
Tablets have different operating systems, with iOS, Android, and Windows being the most popular ones. Because of this, the first factor you have to consider when looking for the best device to get is the OS.
Although you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to learn how to use a new operating system, you will do well to buy a tablet that has the same one as your current smartphone. This means that if you have an iPhone, it will work to your advantage to get an iPad.
By doing so, you won’t have to spend several hours poring over the manual and learning how to use your new device. Moreover, if you encounter any issues with your tablet, you can try the same troubleshooting hacks that work on your smartphone.
When you choose a tablet with the same OS as your smartphone, you will save yourself plenty of time getting accustomed to your new device.
2. Choose the right size
Tablets come in different sizes, with the smallest ones being only a little bigger than a mobile phone, and the largest ones, nearly the size of a laptop.
Larger tablets are excellent additional work, streaming, and gaming devices. The ones with smaller screens, on the other hand, are best for reading, casual browsing, and watching videos on the go.
Both large and small-sized tablets come with different perks. Bigger devices typically have higher storage and power; those with tinier screens are easier to travel with.
If you are not too particular about the size, you won’t go wrong with choosing a standard tablet size between seven and 12 inches since they often do not have any display issues that can affect your user experience.
3. Consider its primary user
If you are buying a tablet for yourself, you can narrow down your choices effectively by thinking about your purpose for getting one. Do you need it as an additional device to get more work done while you are on the road, or do you want one for your video streaming and gaming requirements?
But if you are getting a tablet for the whole family to use, you have to carefully think about the other factors, which include the screen size, battery life, and multiple accounts or user features.
If you want to help your kids avoid eye strain, it would be best to go for the biggest screen size you can buy. Additionally, choose a tablet that allows you and your children to create individual user accounts so that no one intrudes on each other’s privacy. This way, you can ensure that everyone has an age-appropriate digital experience.
You have to be particular with the battery life as well. Look for a tablet that lasts for seven to nine hours so that it does not need constant charging.
4. Factor in your budget
Lastly, your choice of device will be affected significantly by the amount you have set aside for buying one. Generally, tablets with bigger screen sizes are more expensive than with smaller ones.
The good news is that even if you don’t have a big budget for buying your tablet, you can get a good one that meets all your requirements without breaking the bank. You can do this by looking for online stores that sell refurbished ones.
A refurbished Apple iPad works and looks the same way as a brand new one. It passes a strict quality control process, thereby assuring you that you have an authentic, fully functional device.
You will have a tablet that is in great condition without paying a premium since refurbished iPads are less expensive than a brand new one.
Whether you are buying a tablet for yourself or one that everyone in your family can use, follow these tips to ensure you get the best device.
Check out our Apple page to view our selection of iPads for sale and delivery in the UAE.