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The Tablet Conundrum – Part 1


Over the next few posts, we’ll be taking a look at the features of, uses for and benefits of one of the most popular and evolving forms of computer technology at present – the tablet.


Some of us love it, some of us hate it. Whatever your feelings towards it, we are rapidly approaching the gift-giving holiday season.

At the top of many lists this year will be one device – a tablet. Whether you’re buying for yourself, your family, friends, or for your business, we hope our short guides will assist you in choosing a suitable device. Since there’s a good possibility that thousands of tablets will be purchased as gifts, we’ll look at some factors for personal use as well as those for business.

The tablet market is really quite a minefield at present. There are so many makes and models of tablet out there that it’s difficult to know what’s good and what’s not. Fear not, however, as the Geeks have done some trawling through reviews and tech specs (and have done some of their own internal testing, too).

Whether you want to go for Apple’s iPad series, Android, or Microsoft’s Surface Pro, we’ll have the lowdown on the current devices available and how they are faring at the moment.

There’s something to suit everyone, from age 3 to 103, and because of their simple, often quite intuitive touch-screen controls, they’re usually suitable even for those who aren’t so technologically minded – although we can’t guarantee you won’t be asked to give a few lessons first!

Whatever your budget is, there’s likely a tablet to suit. Through entry-level, mid-range and high-end tablets, we’ll give you our pick of the bunch in terms of price, features, usability and performance.

We’ll also take a look at some of the available accessories such as keyboards, headsets and some of the cases available to protect your new device.

There are a few things that should be considered before choosing a tablet:

  • Who will it be primarily used by?
  • How will it be used?
  • What will it be used for?

For instance, we would not recommend getting a super high-end tablet with the best possible processor and tons of RAM and other features if it’s just going to be used to watch Netflix or play Angry Birds.

In the same vein, trying to use a 7” entry-level tablet to play demanding 3D games, perform many simultaneous complex tasks, or write/draw with any great accuracy may be quite a challenge.

Our next post will focus on budget and features – two things that are obviously linked closely together!


If you’d like more help, advice or information on choosing a tablet, if you’d like to discuss joining one of our support packages, or if you’d like to talk about anything else IT-related with us, give us a call or drop us an email!

Call us on 0845 234 0580 or email us at

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