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ITS and Tablets

October  17, 2012

E-tablets are becoming very popular for people. There are several different e-tablets to choose from. Picking the one for you can be a challenging experience and expense. The first thing to do before buying any electronic device is to decide, "What do I want this tool to do for me?" "What operating system do I want to use?" Some people enjoy having devices with different operating systems to continue learning and stay current with both. Others prefer to synch all electronic devices with one another and enjoy the compatibility. Once you have made these decisions you can begin to narrow the field and find the best e-tablet for you. Below I have reviewed a few.

The iPad has come out with a newer version. The 9.7" screen has 1080p and HD recording. You can synch your iPhone or iPad or other Apple device and utilize apps you already have. It has a 10 hour battery life, iOS 5 operating system, and iCloud Camera(which is a dual webcam, front and back). You can also purchase other accessories, such as a Bluetooth keyboard, an AV cable to connect to a projector or smart TV, and a stylus. Since, it only weighs 1.44 lbs. leaving your MacBook and camera at home is a more efficient solution.  Cost $499.99 16GB.

The Amazon Kindlefire HD is considerably cheaper for a 16GB tablet, at $199.99. With that price you still get some good features.  It has a 7" screen with 1280x800p display, front facing video camera, Dolby audio surround sound, and unlimited cloud storage. Coming soon is "Kindle Free Time". With this future feature you can change settings just for kids and limit screen time and content. It has an 11 hour battery life and weighs only 13.9 oz.

The Samsung Galaxy Note with a 10.1" screen has a unique feature. This comes with its own stylus pen, also called the S pen. The S pen can be used for easy sketching, annotation and note taking. Other features include: front facing 5.0 MP camera, micro SD card slot, Bluetooth, Android - Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. This also comes with preloaded Apps: Google Play, Google Talk, YouTube and more. It weighs 1.3 lbs. with a battery life of 8 hours. Cost $499.99 16GB.

The Lenovo 16GB Idea Pad A2109 is a middle of the road price for an Android tablet at $299.99. With a 9.7" screen it is priced competitively. The Lenovo has Tegra 3 graphics, a micro HDMI port to connect with HDTV, micro SD card, USB port, a 1.3MP front facing camera, 3.0MP rear camera, Bluetooth and a 10 hour battery life. It weighs 1.3 lbs. and is loaded with Google Store.

Google Nexus 7'' Tablet From Asus AndroidTM 4.1, Jelly Bean is getting a lot of discussion. This 16GB tablet is the first Google tablet. It has, a 1280 x 800 high-resolution display, scratch resistant Corning glass, Quad-core Tegra 3 processor, 16 GB internal storage, Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean),Memory: Slots: Onboard, Installed: 1GB, Up to 8 hours of active use, and only weighs 12 oz. It also includes Google Now, while Google Play gives you access to all the best entertainment, including e-books, songs, TV shows, movies, magazines, and over 600,000 apps and games. Cost around $250.00 and up. Android users are giving this one great reviews.

We have in our check-out inventory i-Pad 2 with and without keyboards, a 7" Google Android Tablet, a Kindlefire and a 5" Samsung Galaxy Tablet. These items can be checked out for research before purchasing.

All of the above tablets mentioned are equipped with Wi-Fi so you can access you favorite browser wherever Wi-Fi services are available. There are several add-ons for every tablet, including cables for projecting, keyboards and tripod holders. To read about even more tablets and simply compare facts you can visit - http://tablets.venturebeat.com/ .