The Specs To Look Out For When Shopping For Tablet
If you are comparing the storage space between netbooks or laptop computers with that of tablet
computers, you'll find that the latter doesn't provide you that much room for growth. Where storage space is
concerned, the capacity of tablet computers is much closer to smartphones actually.
The storage capacities commonly found in tablet pc are:
Adding More Storage
If you are planning to use the tablet pc for quite a while, it'll be a good idea to think ahead
and look into the possibility of adding more storage in future. Don't be surprised to find that many tablet
computers, including the iPad, don't provide a memory slot for you to add more storage space when the need arises.
If you are looking at a tablet pc which does provide this feature, find out what is the maximum possible storage
capacity it can handle.
Determining The Storage Space You Need
In general, app files are actually rather small. What this means is that you will be able to
download quite a large amount of apps onto your tablet pc. Looking at the typical average user, even 50 apps will
hardly eat into the storage allowance.
The storage space will get used up quickly when you download movies or keep a large music
collection. To have a gauge of your storage requirements, you can first take a look at the amount of space that you
currently have on your MP3 player or the iPod. Using that as a guideline, go for at least 2 times that amount of
storage space for your tablet pc. But if you already know that you will be storing many large files on your tablet
pc, you should try to get the maximum storage space that you can afford now.
Before getting a tablet pc, make sure to check out its app store. You certainly want to be
doubly sure that it offers the kind of apps that you need to use.
It's important that you look for anything that you may possibly use the tablet pc for. The
common apps include:
- Web browsing
- Word processing
- Video playback
- Music playback
- Presentation software
- Social networking
While most tablet computers will have apps which provide basic functionalities like web
browsing, social networking, playing music, etc, the bigger app stores actually give you a much wider choice.
The largest app store right now is the Apple App Store and what this means is that iPad users
get to enjoy the widest range of choices of free and paid apps. It is also common to find that developers typically
prefer to focus on the iPad app store first.
Do note that the Android Market is coming up very quickly, offering lots of flexibility and a
big array of tablet computers for you to choose from. This indirectly means that the app store is poised to grow
just as quickly. Moreover it offers you the benefit of synching the apps wirelessly when you are logged into your
While smaller app stores offer a limited range for you to pick from, you should not ignore them
totally. Check out what they have to offer; if it really fits what you're looking for and you like the device, then
they may still be worth your consideration.
Next, we take a look at the other specs - connectivity, camera, music, video