Tablets are fantastic portable multipurpose devices with a wide range of computing functions for work and play, so it's no wonder they're growing so popular.
The ever-popular Apple iPad is now available in a range of models, so you can choose the one that best meets your needs. The iPad Air has a full 9.7-inch display and is light and thin but very powerful, and it's available with 16 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB capacity. The iPad mini also offers great power and speed with a 7.9-inch display, and it's a terrific option if you'll be using your iPad a lot on the go.
If you're looking for a tablet PC, you'll find lots of choices, including highly economical ones. Look for a tablet with at least 8GB capacity and get one with an SD slot if you want to expand storage later on. And pay attention to speed: 1.5GHz or more is best if you'll be running multiple apps at once.
Even the youngest members of the family can get in on the tablet game with tablets for kids. As you're reviewing the specs on kids' tablets, pay attention to screen size, parental controls, the types of games and apps that are built in, the educational content and the operating system.
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