"Tablet”- This name adds brightness to the face of gadget
lovers. A small device that is slightly larger than a mobile phone with a flat
touch screen is craved by many throughout the world. The stylus pen or the
digital pen stands as a style icon. The absence of a physical keyboard makes it
lighter and feasible to carry around. This techie slate grabs the attention of many
with its tantalizing features. Internet browsing, GPS navigation, video camera
functions and the ability to serve the purpose of a phone has made the tablet
hit limelight. Anybody and everybody would love to own one. But before
purchasing an expensive tablet several things need to be analyzed. Check out
the following before becoming the proud owner of a tablet.
Numerous operating systems are available for the tablets. The
most popular of all is the iOS that is found in the iPad and iPhone. Android
3.0 by Google is the new OS. Blackberry and HP tablets use a few other
operating systems. Although a few of them use Windows 7 this is not for tablet
use. Decide on the operating system that your tablet needs.
Comfort and portability are the two factors that influence
the screen size. The original iPad that hit the market came at the size of about
9.7 inches. There are tablets that have a display which vary from 5 inches to
10.1 inches. However, there is only a thin line of difference between the 5-
inch tablet and the smartphone. You need to be extra careful while choosing the
Similar to mobile phones, the ARM processor technology is
used in tablets. ARM chips are being designed by several companies and release
in various versions. Most of them are dual-core, similar to PC processors. The Apple
A5 chip is used in the Apple iPad 2. Nvidia’s Tegra 2 processor is used in the
Android 3.0 tablets.
Wi-Fi is available in all tablets that can be connected to
the wireless home network. Some tablets have two versions, where one version
supports 3G. A mobile internet-enabled SIM card can be inserted and you can
enjoy internet on the go. These tablets are expensive and a data contract needs
to be signed.
Companies run their own App store. The Apple App store tops
the list with over 300, 000 apps available. In addition to this 65,000 apps are
specially designed for the iPad 2 which runs most of them. Android has thousands
of Apps and it works with Honeycomb as well. Other operating systems carry only
a few apps.
The weight and thickness of a tablet is the concern of many.
Well, it has a close connection with its stylish looks. iPad 2 weighs just 601
g and is 8.8mm thick. The Blackberry Playbook which is the smallest tablet
weighs 400 g and is 9.7mm thick. If you are a person who holds the tablet for a
long time, thin tablets would suit you the best.
Are you a person who would like to pursue work through the
tablet? I would say it is a bad idea. The Tablet is a lovely innovation. But,
they can never replace a laptop or a desktop.