Which Tablet or Laptop should I buy on Cyber Monday?

Which tablet?

Nexus 7 or 10
Asus Transformer
iPad, iPad mini
Motorola Xoom

Don’t buy cheap tablets. Stick with brand names.Most cheap pads don’t come with Google Play (App Store) and don’t get updates – Again, avoid these.

e-readers that are web capable-
Kindle (Fire) $159- Are you going to watch movies?? Kindle Fire HD $199
(other sizes are available)
Nook HD $199
Great e-readers (basic)
Kindle $69 Kindle paperwhite $119
Nook Simple Touch $99

Most tablets have a microSD slot to expand memory – The Apple iPad family does not.

What about Windows 8 tablets? The RT is great with office preinstalled. However, you may want to wait for Windows 8 pro early next year.

Don’t buy if the processor is below 2Ghz (The processor needs to be a dual core or better) and memory (RAM) should be 2Gb or more. Most laptops are door busters and often are very slow and limited. Even 2Gb is too little RAM in today’s world.
Check to see if the memory is upgradeable. Then make the decision.

Read the reviews.


About TCAT Shelbyville IT Department

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology - is one of 46 institutions in the Tennessee Board of Regents System, the seventh largest system of higher education in the nation. This system comprises six universities, fourteen community colleges, and twenty-six Applied Technology Colleges.
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