Everything you need to consider when buying a tablet

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Due to their portability, comfort and versatility, smart tablets are a very good option when it comes to technological devices., because according to data from the International Data Corporation (IDC), a firm dedicated to conducting research in the technological field, The tablet segment has increased considerably, since in the first quarter of 2021 around 39.9 million of these devices were sold worldwide, representing an increase of more than 55 percent compared to the same period of the previous year.

Faced with this panorama of consumption and In the face of massive purchase dates such as Black Friday or Christmas, it has become important for users to choose a device that meets their needs and in addition to that, that provides added value to the purchase, for this reason, Infobae brings a series of recommendations to take into account when buying a tablet:

To generate an acquisition that meets all your expectations, it is necessary to be clear about the function you want the tablet to fulfill, since the price, characteristics and benefits of it will depend on this.

For example, you must define if you will only use the tablet to watch series, browse social networks and entertainment or if, on the contrary, you will use it as a work tool for design and others.

There is a great variety of offers and tablet sizes that go from 8 to 12 inches (it does not mean that you cannot find references that are outside this range); However, it must be taken into account that both to view content or to work, a size that is comfortable for the eye should be found, normally, a 10-inch option is sufficient (measurement of most references).

Stock Photo |  Credit: REUTERS / Annegret Hilse
Stock Photo | Credit: REUTERS / Annegret Hilse (ANNEGRET HILSE /)

The resolution of the screen is a very important aspect to take into account, HD or full HD screens are the cheapest and most abundant on the market, resolutions that should be sufficient to enjoy audiovisual content without seeing defects in their quality; However, for tasks that require a higher resolution such as design, graphics and others, devices with higher resolutions (2K, 4K) could be taken into account, bearing in mind that the price usually rises a lot.

Most of these devices usually include the same processors as some smartphones on the market, with the Snapdragon being the most in existence, this type of processor generally delivers good performance.

For casual use, a mid-range processor and 3GB of RAM should suffice. As a work and study tool, things will be different, because you must have a more powerful processor and this time storage will be a more important factor to consider and you should opt for a device of at least 64 GB, or else, see if the tablet has the possibility of expansion through Micro SD cards.

Although the camera is not the strong point of this type of device, if you are going to use it for video calls or recording videos, you should find one that meets your needs.

Another essential factor that should not be overlooked is the battery level, as you will need sufficient autonomy to enjoy it for many hours, although there are many variants that can make the battery drain slower or faster than usual. a battery that does not drop below 7,000 mAh capacity is recommended.

Although it is an aspect that many people overlook, some references may include a keyboard or stylus that can greatly facilitate work, study or design activities.

File photo.  |  Credit: Lenovo
File photo. | Credit: Lenovo (LENOVO /)

The tablet market will continue to grow

Infobae interviewed Santiago Holguín, general manager of Lenovo Colombia, a multinational dedicated to the design and manufacture of technological devices, who provided an overview of the growth of the tablet market in the region.

In the first place, contrary to what many people would think, compared to these devices the economy is not the first factor to take into account, since everything seems to indicate that consumers are looking for a higher range tablet that allows them to develop the greatest number of functions. “We went from having an average purchase of $ 90 before the pandemic, to an average of $ 150 per ticket, this means that people are buying tablets with better benefits even if they have a higher cost,” explained Holguín.

In addition, Holguín also stated that in the months of July, August and September, in Colombia, the tablet market increased 65% compared to other periods, “this increase will continue to be seen for at least another two years.”

In turn, he gave an example of the changes in the market, recently announced the Yoga Tab 11 and Yoga Tab 13 tablets, which promise power and features of premium mid-range, and high-end in the case of the most advanced model.

The Yoga Tab 11 and 13 are aimed at those who work and have leisure time on the same device. These have Android 11 operating system and Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. The first, with an 8 MP front camera with fixed focus and an 8 MP rear camera with automatic focus, and the second, with an 8 MP camera.


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