Monday, 13 August 2012

The Tablet: Not Just For Taking Notes Anymore

The Tablet: Not Just For Taking Notes Anymore

Few people think of the iPad as an overgrown mp3 player anymore, though this was a common joke when Apple released its revolutionary tablet.
More and more people are buying tablets every day; in fact, they’re one of the hottest commodities that tech stores have to offer. It’s no wonder why either with their small size, ease of use and low price tag, tablets are ideal tools for businesses and consumers alike.
Whether you run drug and alcohol rehab centers, a web design company or a home appliance store, tablets are practical tools that can keep your business running smoothly.
Here are a few things to consider if you’re thinking about making the switch from a laptop to a tablet for your business.


Tablets are much smaller and lighter than laptops, making them easier to carry with you. Standard tablets have a 7 or 10-inch screen, whereas laptops can go as large as 17 inches. The smallest tablets weigh as little as 8 or 9 ounces, while bigger laptops can weigh up to 8 pounds. If you move around a lot during the day, or frequently travel, the tablet’s small size is definitely a plus.

Comparable Features

Tablets are getting closer and closer to laptops with every new model. They have great graphics, durable hardware and easy-to-use software. They still may not have quite the speed or power of a laptop, but for most people they are plenty fast enough.
The tablet’s processor is more than adequate for quick web browsing, email, games, office applications and more. Many tablets even have a full-sized on-screen keyboard, allowing you to type just as fast as you would on a laptop.


One thing tablets have that PC laptops don’t is the option to purchase apps. Whether you prefer Google, Apple or Amazon, these days there really is an app for anything.
Besides the standard games and entertainment options, there are also many apps designed to help you manage your business. All of the app stores offer options to help track spending, analyze trends and even view your website’s SEO information. You can also get an add-on to accept credit cards, swiping right on your iPad or iPhone.

Internet Access

Another great feature some tablets have that laptops don’t is the option for constant internet access. Many cell phone companies offer data packages specifically for tablets. Buying a data package doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be charged every time you browse the web or download apps. Rather, you can use Wi-Fi when it’s available and keep the 3G or 4G network as a backup.
If you know you’re going to be in areas without internet access often, the ability to purchase a data package makes tablets a great option.

Guest Author Byline:  As you can see, tablets are wonderful for managing any business, whether you have an online clothing store, tutoring facility or drug and alcohol rehab centers. This post is brought to you by guest blogger Carly Fierro.

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