Which Tablet Computer Gives You the Most Bang for Your Money?
In most lists of the best tablet computers, iPads and Samsung Galaxy models dominate the top slots. These are undoubtedly great tablet computers, but they are also among the most expensive. Even with a voucher code or other discount offer they are still pricey. So if you are looking for the most bang for your buck, what is the best tablet computer?
How to Choose
We are not necessarily looking to buy the absolute best tablet available. At the other end of the spectrum we are not looking for the cheapest. Instead we are looking for the tablet that offers the best of both worlds.
Here are some things you should consider.
- Screen: Bigger screens are easier to see, but smaller screens are more portable, so it is not all about size. The quality and resolution of the screen are important though.
- Hardware Specifications: Look out for things such as storage, the quality of the camera, and the processor speed. For example, if you want to use the tablet to take loads of photos and videos, you will need a good camera and a decent amount of storage (unless you store your files in the cloud).
- Software: Most tablets run either Apple software (on iPads) or Android. Android is Google’s operating system; it is on Samsung Galaxy tablets, for example. Make sure the model that you buy has the functionality that you need. For instance, the Amazon range of tablets doesn’t give you full access to the Google Play store like other Android devices.
- Deal: Finally, look at the overall deal you are getting. Is the price the lowest you can find? Do you have a promotional code or coupon code that will make it cheaper elsewhere? Does the website offer free shipping, or can you get a free shipping code? The answers to these questions could sway your decision.
- iPad Air 2: This is the most expensive tablet on the list but it is one of the cheapest in the Apple range. It makes it onto the list because of its specifications. First, you get the brilliant iOS 8 operating system. The screen is 9.7 inches, it is lightweight and compact, and its functionality is slick.
- Amazon Fire HD: You need to know the limitations of this tablet before buying it (such as not being able to access as many apps as you can with other tablets), but if that doesn’t bother you it is a fantastic tablet for the price.
- LG G Pad 7: If you want to move up a few steps from the Amazon Fire HD in order to get a bit more flexibility, the LG G Pad is a good option. It is still low cost and comes with good specifications. Plus you can access a much wider range of apps.
You don’t have to spend a fortune to get a tablet that will meet your needs—it is about getting good value and the best possible deal.