Tablet Choices: 10 Factors for Picking the Model That's Right for You
NEWS ANALYSIS: Apple's iPad, Samsung's Galaxy Note, the Surface Pro? Which tablet is right for individual tablet customers? Here are the factors to consider.The Microsoft Surface Pro’s entry into the tablet market has made it much harder for consumers and enterprise users to determine which product is right for them. The device adds a new design and operating system to the mix, plus it has some extra features, such as a magnesium finish, that could actually get some tablet users to question their love for the Apple iPad. Choice was once the desire of tablet customers, but now, it’s hindering the decision-making process. Unfortunately for today’s consumers and enterprise customers, trying to decide which tablet is right for their needs isn’t simple there days. There are more attractive models on the market than ever. Unless you already have a favorite in mind, just taking a quick glance at the candidates won’t be enough to make an informed decision on what’s good, what’s bad and what needs some improving. Worst of all, there’s no single place for folks to consider all of the things they might care about before making a purchase.
Until now, that is.
4. Think about the apps Not all tablets are created equal when it comes time to evaluate app availability. Apple’s App Store is filled with hundreds of thousand of applications for iPad owners, but the Amazon Kindle Fire has far fewer programs available. The Google Play marketplace is growing rapidly, which helps the search giant’s Nexus line. Samsung Apps running on the Galaxy Note and Galaxy Tab has most of what customers want. In other words, it’s a good idea to evaluate app stores before making a decision.