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Tablet Decision Guide

The first step to purchasing a tablet device is knowing what you want to do with it. Price is what most people will think of first, but would you rather pay less for something that does not do what you want or pay for features you will never use? That’s why we are here to help you get just what you need to make the most of your money. Knowing what you will be using the Tablet for is key.

Tablets come in all levels from the basic Kindle thru the Kindle HD Fire, then through all different kind of Android based devices, the iPad family and then into Tablet PC’s running Windows RT and FULL Windows 8. And that is just being general. 

So what do you want to do with it?!? Are you looking to just read E-books, maybe some news? Then the basic Kindle might fill your needs. Or maybe you want to play games. In that case the Kindle Fire with a color screen will get you more ability at a reasonable price. 

Is that not powerful enough? Then you may want to look at the Android tablets. These are similar to the Operating System (OS) on a cell phone. They can be an E-reader, but can run more in depth applications (apps) and games too. Even performing some functions you may need for work. These come in all shapes, sizes, and brands, including the Google Nexus line, Samsung Galaxy Note, Asus Transformer Pads and many more! 

Apple iPad’s are also great for games, picture taking and App based programs. They have a couple different sizes and most apps will cross over to your iPhone. In recent years Apple is starting to lose out to Android, but they still offer lots advantages depending on what you want. 

Want more? OK, you must be an on the go worker or just don’t want to be limited by your tablet. Maybe taking a laptop is just not always feasible. The tablet you might want is one running Windows RT or a Full Version of Windows 8! 

Tablet PC’s are becoming very popular. They do not have the limitations that Kindle, Android or iOS have. They do not need connected to a computer… Because they are a computer!!! This type of device can do anything from word processing, pictures, email, and anything else you can do with a computer. Tablets such as the Microsoft Surface, HP ElitePad, HP Envy, Acer Iconia, Lenovo ThinkPad, and more are some to look at. 

Next week we will have a comparison of the different Operating Systems and Applications for these devices.

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