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Looking to Buy a Tablet? Choose the Right One by Following These Tips

By June 21, 2013March 6th, 2023Technology News

With the mobile industry growing each and every day, it makes sense that you’re looking to see if you might be able to harness the power of owning a tablet. An estimated 265 million tablets will ship this year across the world, and by 2017, experts estimate that tablets will outsell PCs by a 3 to 1 margin. As more companies realize they don’t need to replace their PCs with new PCs and can replace them with tablets instead, it will become more important than ever to know what you’re doing when you decide to buy a tablet.

Full Windows Compatibility

While we already know that the iOS on the iPad has full Apple technology capabilities, not all Windows tablets support the entirety of Windows functions. Because these tablets are being used for business, it’s important to make sure they support the functionality of Windows completely. Surface Pro is one of the many tablets that run fully functioning applications for Windows, but there are many Windows tablets that allow the same. Tablets like the IdeaPad will convert into fully functioning laptops at a flip of a switch, for example.

Expandable Storage

One of the biggest gripes about the Kindle 2 when it was released several years ago is that it didn’t have the capability of expanding storage. What was on it was on it, and while it held an ample amount of books, it wasn’t enough for some. With that being said, while many tablets have ample space, it may not be enough for you. Verify that the tablet you want to purchase not only has a good memory to start with, but allows for expansion as well.


Consumer tablets that are meant for the regular person are often built to withstand normal use. However, enterprise durability and security often has to come first when you’re buying a tablet meant for a business. Hardware encryption is just as important as physical durability, and both should be considered when purchasing a tablet – especially if you’re buying a whole fleet of them.

Consider your tablet purchase carefully, and choose one that makes sense for both you and your company.

Jason Manteiga

Jason J. Manteiga, Vice President of Olmec Systems, has been part of the company for over the past 20 years. He believes that having a great work environment and supportive team, is the ultimate key to success. Since being in the IT realm for over 25 years, Jason, along with Olmec Systems, has been on the Inc. 5000 “List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies” and Channel Futures MSP 501 “Top Managed Service Providers in North America,” along with other awards and nominations. Jason earned his Bachelor Degree in Information Systems from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He also holds certifications in Microsoft MCSE, VMWare VCP, and Cisco CCNA. In his spare time, Jason is a contributor for The Center for Social & Legal Research (Privacy Exchange) and a member of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce. His hobbies include cycling and kayaking. He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife, two daughters and son.