The selection of tablets is large, and you can save a lot of money by choosing a cheap tablet – whether the name on the cover is iPad or maybe Sony, Samsung, Acer, ASUS or Lenovo.
If you want a great bargain on for instance an iPad, at the lowest price, the need must be met. If you do not want room for a SIM card but only want to connect your iPad to the internet via your iPhone / other smartphone, or available wireless networks (Wi-Fi), the price of the iPad may be reduced considerably.
An iPad is available with 16, 64, 128 and 256 GB (gigabyte) memory. The cheapest iPad has 16 GB. Therefore, it is crucial to consider how much memory you need. If you mostly use your iPad for news browsing and e-mail reading, and not so much for images and apps, the 16GB version is a great choice. If you have a lot of images and are mad about apps, you should consider the one with 64 GB.
Apple uses the iOS operating system on iPad and iPhone. The products therefore have good interaction and good integration across the devices.
Tablets from Samsung and Sony, amongst others, use the Android system also known from smartphones. The selection of applications especially fitted for large screens is not as large as on an iPad, but all the apps you use on your phone are also available on an Android tablet.
Android tablets have screens in many different sizes all the way from approximately 8 inches up to 18.4 inches, coming close to being a small TV. There is also a big difference in weight, which you should take into the consideration, if you sit with your tablet in your hand a lot rather than putting it on the table.
All tablets, iPad or Android (such as Lenovo, Acer, ASUS and many others), can access the internet via wireless network (Wi-Fi). Therefore, it is not always necessary to buy one that has space for a SIM card, which in itself also brings some costs to the telecom company.
On many Android tablets, the memory can be expanded with a Micro-SD card, meaning that you do not have to buy the the largest models with extra space.
Prices vary greatly on tablets. The very cheap models may have limitations when it comes to how well specifically games are run. In addition, graphics are often not nearly as good and detailed as on the more expensive models.