Buying an Android Tablet

While tablets have been in existence for decades, Apple kicked the tablet market into high gear in 2010 with the introduction of the Apple iPad, making tablets a common household gadget. Shortly after iPad hit the scene, several manufacturers started churning out Android-based tablets to compete with the more expensive iPad, offering their tablets at significantly lower prices. Well-known brands like Samsung, Asus and even Google and Microsoft have joined the tablet bandwagon and have produced high-quality tablets that easily rival iPads. Today, there are hundreds of different Android tablets available on the market at every price range. Choosing the right one for your needs will depend on how you intend to use your tablet, as well as your budget. Keep reading to learn more about Android tablets, so you can pick the one that's right for your needs. 

 

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  1. Can I use an Android tablet like a computer?
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    Some Android tablets can be used much like a computer, especially if you connect the tablet to a Bluetooth keyboard. However, there are still some limitations to what a tablet can do compared to a computer. Make sure you fully understand the tablet's capabilities before you make your purchase. 

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  2. What internet connectivity options are available on Android tablets?
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    Some Android tablets connect to the internet only through WiFi, while others are able to connect through 4G wireless. Keep in mind that tablets with 4G connectivity may be a bit more expensive and usually require a line of service through a cell phone provider. 

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  3. What can I use my Android tablet for?
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    Android tablets are great for a variety of tasks, and are especially good for people who want a larger screen than smartphones offer, but don't want to use a full computer. Tablets are a great solution for people who want an innovative way to run aspects of their business, as well as people who simply want to browse social media, play games or manage household finances. How you can use your tablet is only limited by your imagination!

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  4. Why are some Android tablets so inexpensive, while others cost hundreds of dollars?
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    Just like with cell phones, some Android tablets may cost significantly more than others. Oftentimes, this has to do with internal processors, memory size, internet connectivity options, screen size, quality and build. Make sure you fully research any tablet you want to buy, so you get something that's right for your budget, while still ensuring you get a quality tablet that will last a long time and can handle the tasks you're buying the tablet for.

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  5. Where will I find the best deals on Android tablets?
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    There are plenty of great deals to be found when shopping for an Android tablet, depending on the type of tablet you need. If you're looking for a tablet with 4G capabilities, check out the deals found through your cell phone provider. If you're looking for a WiFi-only tablet, major electronics stores often have great deals on a variety of Android tablets. Make sure to shop around before you buy, so you can find the best deal possible.

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  6. What specs should I look for in a new Android tablet?
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    The specs you need on your new Android tablet will depend entirely on how you intend to use the tablet. For example, if you're using the tablet to browse the internet and social media, you won't require a stronger processor or graphics, but if you're planning to use your tablet for business or multitasking, you may want a tablet with a better processor. For gaming, choose a tablet that has great graphics performance. 

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  7. How much should I expect to pay for a new Android tablet?
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    Android tablets can be purchased for as little as $50 up to hundreds of dollars, depending on which type of tablet you choose. However, it should be noted that tablets on the lower end of the price range tend to be lower quality, as well, so if you want a tablet that will last you a while and perform well, you may want to look into something more toward the middle of the price ranges.

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  8. What screen sizes are available on Android tablets?
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    Android tablets commonly come in screen sizes as small as seven inches and go up to around 10 inches. Deciding what you need to use your tablet for before you make your purchase will help you determine which screen size is right for you.

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