The tablet market has increased substantially in size since Apple began the ball truly rolling in 2010, although the concept had existed for decades before that. Although the Apple iPad is said to be the most successful tablet, it certainly is not an option for the more budget conscious consumer. Fortunately, there are numbers of excellent options available for those who don’t like to pay an arm and a leg for their electronic gadgets.
Those budget friendly tablet options tend to run an Android operating system, and as a consequence, the market share for Android tablets in 2013 accounted for 62.6% of the tablet market share according to IDC, compared to iOS’ share of 32.5%. That’s a pretty impressive figure given Apple’s perceived dominance of the market, and whilst no one is debating the quality of Apple’s iPad or iPad Mini offerings, there are some excellent Android alternatives which provide exceptional value for money.
Where, then, should the average consumer begin when looking for a new tablet? If you need help choosing the right gadget for you, then the internet is an invaluable resource that you can’t afford to ignore.
First off, it is recommended that you check out reviews of android tablets online, or in helpful consumer guides found online. These are invaluable sources when it comes to picking any consumer goods. These reviews should give you an idea of what’s good, and what’s not.
Things to look out for in reviews are comments on how well the touch screen performs and how quickly the tablet runs. Some cheaper models will have inferior touch screens that aren’t as responsive, and may run a lot more sluggishly than better built models. Once you’ve educated yourself on which models to think about and which ones to avoid, hit the high street and see if you can check out recommended models first hand. Reading a review should give you a good impression, but actually using a tablet will really tell you what you need to know.
Finally, when you’ve made your choice out of the many Android tablets, hit the net once more. This time check out shopping comparison sites and deal websites which will show you the cheapest price of your chosen tablet. Don’t forget to check out cash back offers and websites too, as this can potentially bring down the price of your purchase even more.
So, armed with the above tips, seek out and secure the best budget-friendly Android tablets you can lay your hands on!