Should I Buy a Tablet this Christmas?
One of the most common questions we get here at the Tech Pros is about tablets. I think the reason for this is that tablets are tweeners, they are bigger than a smartphone but smaller than a full blown laptop. Here are some things to consider about a tablet and whether or not a tablet is a fit for you.
Create Vs Consume
This is the biggest question in the world of tablets. Are you looking to use a tablet to create content (emails, blog posts) or to consume content (Facebook, web browsing, play games, watch movies)? This should be your guide and you know what you intend to use it for.
For the small business owner or independent/freelancer you know, there are some additional related questions like:
Do you want to/can you access your CRM with a tablet app?
Do you have other web based apps that help make your work easier?
Do you already have other cloud based or automated tools you use? Do they have apps you can download for a tablet?
For the student in your life, these questions would look like:
Can you access your homework assignments or syllabus online or in the cloud?
Do you have online discussion groups for your classes?
Do you take classes online?
Or will you just be consuming online or cloud based content and watching tv/movies/sports on the go. These are factors that determine both the why, the what and the how much to spend on a tablet.
These are just some of the questions you want to think about when determining whether you want to get a tablet for yourself or as a special gift this holiday season.