Before you go buy your tablet PC, here are some rules to follow so you can be sure that you get something you won’t regret:
The best advice you can get on any device is from people who’ve actually used one or own one. Sites like CNet, Engadget and Yugatech have great reviews and are pretty reliable when it comes to looking at tablet PCs.
YouTube users can put any video up online and you can find someone who’s posted a clip of them opening the device you want. This way, you can see what’s in the box and any first impressions. The more you know about a device before you buy it, the better prepared you are in making your decision.
Depending on where you buy the device, the prices listed for it can have up to $50 difference. Buying online can be more expensive or cheaper depending on the location of the store you’re buying from. If you plan to go to an actual store and buy it, checking the prices gives you an idea whether that particular store has a good price or not. This may be a difficult rule to follow, but it can save you $50 that can be a case or accessory.
A common misconception is that there is the best phone, the best PC, the best media player. There are devices that are a cut above the rest, but you must understand that complicated gadgets like tablets have different specifications and capabilities that may not fit your needs. Always think of something that’s right for you and what you need instead of the one with the fastest processor, the sharpest screen or the largest storage space.
If you have specific apps in mind like Evernote, RingCentral, Teamviewer or Instagram, make sure that the device you’re looking at can run them. This is an especially important rule if you’re looking to buy earlier models of new devices to save some money. Android tablets can get a little complicated with different OS versions so make sure you understand what OS the tablet uses.
Keep in mind that the biggest storage available is only 64 gigabytes and that’s hardly enough to take all your apps and movies around.
Even if you take all the care in the world, things just happen that may damage your device. Make sure you know where to go to fix the device up and for how long you have a warranty.