Selecting a Tablet

There are many factors to consider when selecting a tablet.  Maybe a few years ago, when there was only the iPad, you really didn’t have to think.  Now there are dozens of tablets, so you have to carefully weigh your needs (and wants) against price.

This article talks about some basic tablet selection criteria.  Here are some of them:

  • Operating System: If you are an Apple devotee than and Apple tablet makes sense for you.  Otherwise most people go for an Android type of tablet.  There is also the Microsoft Surface, which is not too popular, but is a very good tablet nonetheless.
  • Amazon or not: If you don’t mind being tied into the Amazon system then a Kindle might make the best sense for you.  You give up some bells and whistles, but get a lot of benefits from the Kindle.
  • Size: The sizes of tablets vary a lot.  Do you want something as small as an iPad Mini (for portability), or a large tablet for watching movies.
  • App Selections:  Apple offers many thousands of quality apps, as do mainstream Android tablets.  Other Android tablets like Kindle have a smaller library.  There are even fewer for the Surface.
  • Price:  You can spend less than $400, or even more than $1000 for a tablet.  It all depends on what you’re looking for.

So if you looking for a tablet for christmas, spend a lot of time weighing all of the factors before buying.

Ipad Mini – Still a Great Choice for Kids

display_heroThe Apple iPad Mini is still a red-hot seller for Apple. Kids love these, because they can play all of the games they want to, and it fits their hands much better than a full-sized tablet.  Also if the adults in the house have Apple products the Minis will fit right in.  If you’re looking to give a tablet for Christmas then this may be the choice for you!

The iPad mini with Retina display is simply amazing to hold. Every photo is incredibly detailed and vibrant, and every line of text is remarkably crisp and clear. With higher resolution than an HDTV, it’s stunning.  If you don’t believe me drive to a Best Buy (or electronics retailer of your choice) right now and play with one.  You will be amazed.

iPad apps are like none other.  Because they’re designed just for the iPad series of tablets they look amazing and use every display pixel. The iPad mini comes with great built-in apps for the everyday things you do, like checking email and surfing the web. To help you be even more creative and productive, iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote are now available for free. And over 500,000 other incredible iPad apps are just a tap away in the App Store.2 With apps like these, iPad mini can do just about anything — which means you can, too.