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Tablet buyer's guide

Discussion in 'Tech, Gadgets & Science Forum' started by Tanzanites, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. Tanzanites

    Tanzanites Member

    Jan 17, 2012
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    Thanks to X-Paster for the excellent computer guides but we also need a Tablet guide.

    While we are waiting I found this on IT-Depot:

    How to select your Android Tablet

    What Android Tablet should you select? Is the most expensive always
    the best to meet your need. This guide will provide some simple ways to
    compare different models and make sure that your Tablet match your need
    and budget. As the tablet market is moving fast we will try to keep this
    page updated.


    The size of the screen is a compromise between mobility and
    convenience. A big screen is nice but not very handy if you want to
    carry you Tablet with your everywhere. You can get Tablets with screens
    from 5" to 10" but 7" and 10" is most popular.

    There are two main types of screens Resistive Touch and Capacitive.
    Resistive Touch is more common on less expensive devices and requires
    some pressure from your finger to operate. It does not support
    multi-touch. Capacitive has a shiny glass surface and supports
    multi-touch gestures. This is the most common type on higher priced
    devices. This type of display requires skin contact


    In general the faster the processor the faster the Laptop. The speed
    is measure in GHz and for most usage between 0.8 and 1GHz is sufficient.
    Some newer model are now supplied with Dual Core and Quad Core
    Processors but a single core processor is sufficient for most users and
    is more gentle to your battery life.


    There are two forms of memories. RAM and Storage. But again the more the better.


    RAM is used when the processor is working to execute your orders. It
    is normally measured in MB. 512MB is sufficient for most purposes.


    This is also called Hard Disk and NAND Flash. It is measured in GB
    and this is where you save all your programs and data. You know the
    general rule: The more is better. But Android Tablets use storage very
    efficient and if you just use your Tablet for email, simple games and
    some browsing you might find that 4 GB is more than sufficient. If you
    however want to have all your music and films on your Tablet you need
    space. 16GB is a good choice and if that is not enough you can SD Micro
    card to store additional data. SD Micro Cards are rather Cheap and have
    the advantage that you can have several with different data and just
    change them as you need.

    External Connectors

    At least one USB port is a must. 2 is better and 3 is fantastic. You
    also need a TF card slot for you SD Micro Card and then of course a plug
    for your earphones. Many Tablets are now also coming with a HDMI port.
    This is essential if you want to transfer High Definition movies etc. to
    your TV or music to your HiFi.
  2. K

    Kaiquinq Member

    Feb 14, 2012
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    Very helpful guide. Thank you!