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Tablets & eBook readers

Inexpensive tablets and eBook readers – touchscreen devices you can rely on.

Explore our range of tablets and eBook readers from Apple, Samsung, Microsoft and more.

Tablets and their slightly more niche cousins, eBook readers, have become very popular with consumers, giving people a more powerful computing option compared to smartphones while keeping the key touchscreen interface and innate sense of portability. Thinking of picking up one? Take a look at our guide below.

Buying an Android tablet PC
As with smartphones, Google's Android operating system features a wide range of tablets from brands such as Acer, Asus, and Samsung. From budget, 8-inch offerings, through to top-of-the-line devices with designer styling, they offer seamless integration with Google applications like Gmail and Google maps.

Being feature-packed, Android allows users to tweak and change basic settings, making it more complex to use initially. However, a benefit of this OS is the inclusion of support for multiple user logins so you can share your tablet with friends or family. In short, Android is arguably the most configurable OS, serving also as a staging platform for many of the newest hardware features on the market.

Opting for the most recent versions of Android (Lollipop 5.1. and Marshmallow 6.0) can avoid problems affecting battery life and applications management. In addition, larger manufacturers often adapt Android's standard user interface, adding their own features, media libraries and app stores.

Buying an Apple iOS tablet
Apple's own operating system has, until now, set the standard for usability, with the iOS providing a flexible, clean and intuitive platform that spans its range of iPad Air and iPad mini tablets. Seamlessly integrating with hundreds of thousands of tablet-optimised apps, its user interface is among the easiest to use. This makes it a great choice for anyone new to computing who wants to enjoy their product without having to overcome a steeper learning curve.

Buying a Windows tablet
Not to be outdone, Windows 10 tablets have full support for all of your Windows desktop software, and provide full versions of Microsoft Office on their latest Surface Pro tablet range. For business, the Surface family enjoys all the familiarity and functionality of a full Windows laptop combined with the sleekness and portability you would expect from a tablet.

How do you intend to use your tablet?
Even the least expensive new generation tablets offer adequate performance -although for multitasking and intensive apps, a dual or quad-core processor is highly recommended. Typically, processor speeds for budget models range from 1.3 GHz, all the way through to 2.2 GHz and 2.4 GHz models such as the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 - 12.3").

Lesser known brands may also lack the software support and hardware quality control offered by market-leading products, not to mention long-term durability and the choice of apps associated with the stores of larger vendors.

So if daily (rather than occasional) use is intended, a faster processor and higher storage capacity is recommended.

Typically, battery life, display size (and resolution) coupled with wireless connectivity and 3G or 4G network options are the other main factors to look out for when browsing.

Deciding on tablet screen size
For smaller sized tablets, an eight-inch screen with a 720p display is the perfectly acceptable norm, whereas for anyone intending to watch movies or be productive on the go, 10" tablets with a 1080p, 1280p or higher screen resolution are now the minimum.

Even then, the display technology used varies with IPS LCD and AMOLED displays offering the best contrast, viewing angles and colour depth.

Battery life on tablet PCs
With portability being the main attraction of a tablet, battery efficiency is of key importance. Depending upon its configuration, battery life can typically range from around 5 hours and 30 minutes to over 9 hours - although it's important to note that with heavy Wi-Fi, 3G or 4G usage, a battery will deplete more quickly than through simple use of productivity applications such as Word, or by watching (an already downloaded) movie.

What to look for in an eBook
Compared to tablets, there are far fewer eBook brands and products to decide between. The thing that unites eBooks is that the devices use E Ink displays. These are created out of millions of microcapsules the diameter of a human hair, within which are many white and black particles – the whites positively charged, the blacks negative.

The screen works by applying a positive or negative electric field to the capsules which changes their colour and allows images and text to be shown. The display technology makes text easier to read in sunlight, although it must be lit in the dark, either by an on-board backlight, or from an external light source.

Most eBooks are touchscreen, although some feature a built-in keyboard. Most screens are around six inches in size, have good battery life (due to the screen only needing to be refreshed when a new page is loaded), and some are even made waterproof to allow for safe reading in the bath.

In terms of storage, most eBooks can hold thousands of reads, and will come with a Wi-Fi, 3G or 4G wireless connection to allow you to access online libraries and download new titles.

Which brand should you choose?
Unlike tablets, your experience with an eBook very much depends on the particular brand you choose. Each eBook manufacturer has its own online library service which provides books in a non-transferrable file format – you can't read Kindle titles on a Nook, for example.

There are differences between each library of course – price, size, book selection and so forth – so the best thing you can do before committing to a certain eBook is to look through the various online libraries and find out which works best for you.

For more information on our selection of eBooks and tablets, our Technical Support team are always on hand to help you find the right products. Simply call 0800 294 4516 today to speak with one of our experts.

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