Video: 3 Things to Know Before Buying a Tablet

These three tips will help you pick the tablet that’s right for you.
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[MUSIC PLAYING] You're going to be able to download apps on them. Play games on it. You can do spreadsheets. You can manage your business off of it. Surf the internet. On a lot of tablets, which is going to give you a really nice, clear, beautiful display on the tablet. A lot of the resolutions on those tablets are remarkable. Read books, magazines. Take video and pictures on your tablet. Do Excel, do PowerPoint, do Word. All those fun Microsoft Office things that you're looking for can be handled on a tablet. There are tablets that you can actually buy that are for younger kids now. The kids' tablets are made to be a little bit more durable. There's a lot of pre-installed educational games and applications on there. But it also gives you, the adult, parental control so you're able to limit viewing time for the kids and different internet access capabilities. The storage space for a tablet starts out at around 8 gigs. 8 gigs would probably be enough for just basic shopping, email, internet, even streaming movies. Streaming movies doesn't take up space because it's just pulling from the internet. If it's, oh, I love my music and you want to take that with you, definitely, I'd consider a larger storage space on that tablet. When I'm going on vacation, I load a bunch of movies and TV shows on there to keep me occupied on the trip. For that I need more storage space. Some of the tablets have options to expand memory. So if you want a little more storage, it gives you the option to put a micro SD card inside of it and take it along with you. The most common way people connect to the internet is probably Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi-based tablets will pick up any wireless signal from any home, coffee shop. Hotels, libraries. Anywhere that has a Wi-Fi signal, really. Another option of tablet would be a 4G LTE tablet. Anywhere that gets a cellphone connection, you can be connected to the internet. So you have a data plan similar to like you do on your cell phone. If you're in the passenger seat, you would easily be able to use it as a GPS, use it to find a nearby restaurant. As long as you have cell phone service, you'll have internet wherever you are.

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