Android Tablet Computers - How To Choose A Quality Slate PC

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Buying Android tablet computers can be daunting. Here are a few factors to consider to ensure you choose the right slate PC for your particular needs.


If you would like to store most of your content on your slate PC, it is best to purchase a device with high on board storage. Most Android tablet computers come with storage capacities ranging from 8Gb to 64Gb depending on the brand you choose.

8Gb onboard storage is enough to hold 80 apps plus either 10 movies or 800 songs or 6,000 books. The price of slate PCs increases pro rata with the increase in storage capacity. However, a touch tablet PC that supports a microSD memory card will enable you to increase the storage without spending a lot of money.

Before making a purchase it is also a good idea to check out the cloud storage package that the manufacturer offers. Most manufacturers will give you say 2Gb of free cloud storage and charge you an annual fee for additional storage.


10 inch Android tablet computers are the most popular large-screen slate PCs. They are ideal for reading magazines, newspapers and comics because the text is legible and you do not have to scroll or zoom a lot to get text and images to fit on the screen, like it is the case with 7 inch and 8 inch slate PCs.

10 inch tablet PCs are better for typing, surfing the Internet, watching videos, and playing games. These advantages are at the cost of portability. 7 inch and 8 inch touch tablet PCs on the other hand are more portable and ideal for reading, textbooks, novels and A5 size e-books.


The majority of Android tablet computers have a virtual keyboard. If you prefer using a physical keyboard, you can connect one to your slate PC via a USB cable or Bluetooth. Purchasing a physical keyboard will cost you from $25 to $45. Alternatively you can purchase a top tablet computer(s) that has a pull out keyboard for instance the Asus Eee Pad Slider.


Android tablet computers allow you to connect to fast cellular networks and send email, browse websites, purchase books, play online games and stream TV shows and movies. If you want to have access to the Internet throughout, you should purchase a slate PC that supports 3G or 4G LTE cellular networks. Although it will cost you more than purchasing a Wi-Fi only version, the convenience of not having to look for a hotspot or set up connections is worth the additional expense.

Start your quest for a slate PC by checking out the 3 top tablet computers and 7 inch & 10 inch Android tablet computers.

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