The Specs To Look Out For When Shopping For Tablet
If you're already a smartphone user right now, you will understand how quickly your battery gets
depleted due to processing multiple functions. This is exactly the reason why it is important to include battery
life as one of the selection criteria when you're shopping around for a tablet pc.
Your tablet pc's battery life depends a lot on what you use it for:
- For example if you use the tablet pc mainly to listen to music and the internet connection is
usually off, then the battery is likely to last you quite a long time.
- But if you tend to watch videos or surf the internet often, then this will certainly drain off your battery very
- If reading eBooks is the main function that you use on the tablet pc, you will be interested to know that
dedicated eBook readers have much better battery life. For instance, the Kindle can last for about 3 weeks whereas
iPad will probably last only 10 hours.
You will find that the average battery life for most tablet computers is in the range of 8 to 10
hours. But realistically it may actually be slightly lesser as you will be using your tablet pc for many
Most tablet computers are able to connect to a PC or Mac using USB. While standard or mini USB
sockets are included in certain tablet computers, others like the iPad utilize their very own connector. Obviously
there're several advantages to having USB ports, one of which is that you can connect many different external
devices, such as storage or keyboard, without being limited to your tablet pc manufacturer's range of products.
A headphone jack for you to attach external speakers or headphones comes standard with most
tablet computers. Other than this, you will need to check to see whether the tablet pc which has caught your eye
provides for the ports that you may need:
- Card reader slots. You will need these to add extra memory.
- USB connection. It's required in order to attach USB peripherals or storage devices.
- SIM card slot. This is meant for 3G or 4G tablets.
- HDMI output. This is necessary for connecting to a television.
Accessories For Connections
Here are some of the common accessories people look for:
- Docking stations
- External keyboards
- HDMI connections
- Camera connections
Other than looking at accessories for connections, you will also want to consider the range of
accessories that is available for the tablet pc you are thinking of buying.
One of the most common accessories people look for is a case which will help prevent the tablet
pc from getting damaged. Finding a suitable case shouldn't pose too much of a problem as there are many tablet
computers which come in pretty similar sizes.
Having said that, you will find that it is the more popular tablet computers such as the iPad
which offer a wider range of accessories for you to choose from. Some accessories, like the iPad magnetic cover,
are not available with all tablet computers.