Tablet market is relatively young. However, we can already count several generations of these devices, and each of them dozens of models. Manufacturers try to outdo each other in inventing new solutions or copying of proven technology, but in a better visual setting. As a result, in the maze of available choices sometimes hard to choose a good product that will meet the hopes.Where to start searching for your tablet? From getting to know and understand the most important parameters that affect the smooth operation have different attributes.
Design and ergonomics
The aluminum housing is already standard in tablets costing more than 600-700 dollars.
For some, it is the least important attribute, for others it may decide on the selection of the tablet. It is not, however, the visuals, which is rather a matter of taste. This will include the materials used in the construction and assembly quality. If your tablet has a very powerful processor, but the designers have made a mistake in art, can lead to such a situation that is fully shielded metal case GPS signal, which annihilates its usefulness. This, of course, the radical case, but this occurred in the achievements of one of the popular and respected brands.Asus Google Nexus 7 has a metal frame, and the rear panel is covered with a non-slip material. best to select the device whose body was both plastic and metal alloys. Ideally, the front is covered with glass, and as a protective sheet of Corning Gorilla (or derivative). Aluminium and protective panel not only decide whether the equipment is resistant to scratches, but also give the tablet from the corresponding stiffness and prevent situations in which the touch sensor reacts to touch the underside of the housing. The presence of tempered glass reinforced strongly raises the price and the solution is more common in high-end models. However, the aluminum body is already on the agenda in the tablet costing above 600-700 zlotys . Another indicator of good design is its ergonomics. Tablet is a mobile device. It can not be too heavy (unless you do not plan to travel with him), and the case must not be slippery. It is worth checking whether the designers have introduced some interesting design solutions in the form of molded handles with non-slip material or protective caps ports from dirt and dust. Do not forget the quality of installation. Rarely there are already cases in which the device may cause disintegration in the hands, but sometimes Not exactly fits in the case, crackling items or loose buttons can reduce comfort.
Even the average matrix IPS / PLS falls, in general, better than the matrix TN.
If you can not imagine traveling without an internet shop around for the model equipped with an integrated 3G modem.
Before you buy the tablet, you need to determine what you will use it. Since this is dependent on the desired list of components and modules. For sure we can count on a dedicated power port (which is sometimes part fully microUSB port) Minijack 3,5 mm (to which we connect headphones or speakers), WiFi port and micro-or mini-USB. The latter is in an ideal scenario supports OTG (On-the-Go), and with it the accessories in the form of input devices, memory sticks and external hard drives. Then go to the extras that define the usefulness of the equipment.Modecom FreeTAB 1002 IPS X2 Bluetooth dock. If you intend to connect the tablet to a larger screen (eg TV) to view photos and videos, they should look for models armed with an HDMI port. If you can not imagine traveling without an internet shop around for the model equipped with an integrated 3G modem. Here sometimes there is a function calling and SMS-ing (for people who use the tablet as a phone). With the Bluetooth module will in turn be able to connect a wireless keyboard and / or mouse. MicroSD card slot to expand the internal memory allows the device with additional gigabytes. We can not forget about the less common additives – such as full-size USB port, or a full-size SD card slot (dedicated photographers). A secondary issue is the microphone, speakers, and webcam. Poor speakers can possibly replace handsets. However, a well-collecting microphone and webcam with high resolution have nothing to replace it. If we want a good quality video conferencing, it is better to invest in a model offering the minimum HD picture quality.
Some tablets are capable of playing Full HD video for several hours on a single charge.
Power is a critical point of the technical specifications. Manufacturers do not always share with us information about the capacity of the battery built into the case tablet. Sometimes it is this element falls in practice the worst. What to look for? You should check tests available online, for information about the percentage of battery power in an hour. This will give us an insight into the performance of the power of the model. Best unit can withstand the full HD movie playback for more than ten hours – more if you have a docking station with battery backup.
There is always more cores means better performance.
We come to the point where manufacturers like to brag. Hardware configuration determines whether the tablet will serve us well, or becomes a source of frustration and stress. Now we can choose between models armed with a single-processor, two-or even quad-core. To this is the GPU that will ensure support for 2D and 3D graphics. Paradoxically, the more cores does not always mean better performance. Sometimes it's better to invest in cheaper models, with a proven track configuration than in the experimental devices that have not yet been optimized. What we can suggest? Benchmark performance figures illustrate the various systems, often comparing the results with the top, powerful tablet. They can be found in the published tests, taken at identical, reproducible conditions. It should also be remembered that the other elements of the specification – RAM and memory use. The first creates a buffer for the calculation of the system and running applications. The second is, in turn, magazine, where we can keep our files. In both cases there is the same principle – the more, the better. Models armed with 512 MB of RAM segment represent the cheapest, but they are also the slowest and the most susceptible to frost formation in the screen and downtime. The highest standard currently available is the 2-gigabyte RAM.
The operating system determines to some degree the functionality of the tablet.
When you buy your tablet might want to check on how the operating system works and how the device software support on the part of the manufacturer (in the form of stable updates). For equipment operating on Android standard is now version 4.1 – but you need to pay attention to the smooth operation of the system optimization, overlay film production and the presence of pre-installed applications. We may also invest in one of the newer tablets "armed" in Windows 8 Microsoft's or Apple's iOS.iPad is one of the most recognizable tablets in the world. Which system is better? For there is no clear answer. Windows provides support for applications known from the classic PCs (which means that you can run on the tablet such as Microsoft Office identical to a desktop), Android and iOS, in turn, typically consumer systems, geared mainly for simpler productivity applications. It is worth noting that currently the most friendly interface offers novice users a system known for iPads, which is limited to a minimum the need to intervene in the system settings. Android for a surprising large database of free software and high configurability – features that will suit especially demanding tabletManiaKom.