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Best Tablets for the Money on the Market 2013 - 2014

Updated on December 9, 2013
iPad Air
iPad Air

Tablet computers are superb pieces of technology, no matter what way you decide to look at them.

Something has to be said for a device that makes laptops look bulky.

These machines have not reached the performance level of their more prestigious counterparts; however, there’s a reason why they have carved out such a significant niche in the marketplace.

With a tablet computer, you will have the opportunity to use a device that strips down all the complexities that could people’s understanding of the device their using.

It’s wrong to say that they’re simple because they’re anything but that. On the other hand, they are powerful and efficient enough to get the job done in more ways than one.

ASUS TF701T-B1-GR 10.1-Inch Tablet
ASUS TF701T-B1-GR 10.1-Inch Tablet

Spending the Right Amount on a Tablet

In the case of Apple’s landmark iPad offering, they have produced a device that’s catered towards so many different subsets of users.

You don’t have to spend what the iPad costs to get a good tablet though. You will have to split the options for tablets that you want to purchase into multiple categories.

There are tablets that run on Apple, Android, and Microsoft operating systems. The Apple and Microsoft devices are unique in that one company produces them.

Microsoft’s tablets fall short because they fail to take advantage of the ample Apple and Android application marketplaces. Apple will claim the top spot among tablets because they’re essentially responsible for the tablet marketplace existing.

Android has licensed their operating system to so many different devices. The prevalence of this operating system is good and bad. It’s good because it provides the users of these tablets with devices that have a solid backbone.

It’s bad because it waters down the amount of products from which the users have to select. If every device runs on the Android operating system, it becomes difficult to differentiate between all the devices. This situation underscores the main strength of tablets in general.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

Are Tablets Better than Laptops?

When you used a laptop, you could only go one direction in terms of what you wanted to do with device depending on the performance specifications of that machine.

With tablets, you can take the device into a countless number of directions with the use of mobile applications.

Each tablet marketplace is brimming with hundreds of applications for any category you can think of.

It doesn’t matter what you’re good at. You will be able to find an application that can get the job done. Applications are one of the reasons why so many people have decided to purchase both Android and Apple devices. They want to have the opportunity to take advantage of what’s available in both of these marketplaces.

The best part about mobile applications is the presence of free offerings. Of course, you have the applications that pretend like they’re free when really they will require you to spend some money later on in an effort to turn a trial version application into a full version piece of software.

You need to try to find the free applications that have absolutely no limitations on them. Any company that has attempted to release paid applications will tell you that they’re unable to make much money off of them unless they’re fulfilling a need that the free applications aren’t meeting.

Once a paid application claims a certain part of the marketplace, the other application developers will rush to come up with a free version of it in a hurry. All the applications that you install on your device have to complement one another. As with any device, if you have conflicting applications, you will deal with the consequences stemming from this arrangement.

Microsoft Surface Windows 8 Pro
Microsoft Surface Windows 8 Pro

Tablet Performance

You can’t forget that you need to find a tablet that performs well more than a tablet that comes from a certain brand or costs a certain amount of money.

The tablets that the major brands release are worthy of your attention, but you should avoid making them the sole focus of your search.

You could spend an arm and a leg on your tablet. It doesn’t mean that you’re guaranteeing yourself the best tablet on the market today.

You are investing in a brand and a lot of unproven technology that’s included within the device. People who spend a high amount on their tablet have a tendency to be dissatisfied with their purchase.

ASUS MeMO Pad FHD 10 ME302C-A1-BL 10.1-Inch 16GB Tablet
ASUS MeMO Pad FHD 10 ME302C-A1-BL 10.1-Inch 16GB Tablet

Who Needs a Tablet?

Tablets are an excellent option for anyone who’s on the go. They can bring their tablet with them and get a lot of work done in the process.

Something has to be said about the fact that the business world has stood up and taken notice if what tablets can do.

You would be hard pressed to find too many business professionals that don’t have a tablet that they use on a regular basis.

A culture where a lot of employees can be mobile lends itself to the best aspects of a tablet. Companies should give all of their employees a tablet and laptop to go along with their regular office computer.

This flexibility will allow the employees to operate at the highest possible level of efficiency. Creating an atmosphere where there are no obstacles in place of people getting their work done should be the ultimate goal.

The tablet that you choose is all a matter of your personal preference. There are so many different features in these devices that it might be difficult for the average user to keep track. When a device is release, the information associated with it might be part legitimate and part advertising jargon.

It’s possible to make even the most underperforming of devices excel at their intended purpose as long as you advertise them the right way. You can turn insignificant features into landmark options that you can put on the front page.

It’s important for the user to look past this information and come up with the actual image of the product. Using this information, it’s more possible for the user to make an informed decision as to which product they will bring home with them. Without this knowledge of the situation, the process becomes more difficult.

5 stars for iPad Air

© 2013 James Richton

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