If it’s time to buy a new tablet or you’ve never had one before, you might wonder what type you should get. You don’t want to waste money on bells and whistles that you don’t need, but you also don’t want to spend a lot of money on a device only to find that it doesn’t actually do the things you needed it to do. There’s a huge variety in what kind of tasks tablets can perform for you, and below are a few of the things you should take into consideration before you make your purchase.

New Tablet Choosing Tips


Budget for new tablet

The first consideration is budget. If you don’t have the money for it, you can’t buy it no matter how much it fits your specifications. However, this is definitely a case where going for the cheapest option is a false economy if that ends up being a device that isn’t really useful to you. For a purchase like this, if you’re short on the cash you need, you might want to consider taking out a personal loan, particularly if your other option is to put on a credit card. You may find that the interest rate and repayment plan for the personal loan are much more favorable to you.


Using tablet

Perhaps the most important consideration is what you are going to use your new tablet for. If you just want to read eBooks and check your email, your needs are going to be very different from someone who needs the best tech for college or wants to use it for creative work or as a primary work machine. For the latter, you may want to get a good external keyboard. You may also need to make sure that the tablet you choose can run all of the apps that you need for your art or your work.

If gaming is your thing, you can spend a lot for a premium tablet experience, but it might be better used as a portable backup with that money put toward a large console. The same goes for using it to watch movies. You can choose a top-of-the-line tablet, but if that is your main purpose, you may want to invest in a good TV or projector and use the tablet for backup. Another thing to consider is whether you will be using the tablet more at home or when you’re on the move. This may affect the size that you buy.

Operating System And Aesthetics

Operating System

If you are devoted to one operating system, there won’t be any question here, but plenty of users are more agnostic. If you are replacing an existing tablet, you might want to get the same kind since it may make it easier to switch apps over. Otherwise, you may want to go by price and other functionality depending on your needs. Aesthetics may or may not matter to you, but even if you plan to buy online, you may want to check out tablets in a store to get a sense of different weights. You might find that some are uncomfortable to hold for a long period.

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