What do you get when you get a more expensive Android tablet?
August 13, 2014 10:07 AM Subscribe
I need to buy an Android tablet for academic use. I went to BestBuy to check them out and they range in price from $100 to close to $600 with no obvious rhyme or reason to the variation. What do you get when you pay more for a tablet and is it worth it?
The two most obvious differences among tablets are their memory sizes and their screen sizes. I would like to hear some thoughts on how much these matter, but it also seems to be the case that tablets with the same memory sizes and similar screen sizes vary greatly in price. What am I missing in comparing these? Specific recommendations for tablets to get or avoid are also welcome, but I'm mostly asking about how I should be comparing/evaluating tablets and what is worth paying for.
My main reason for getting an android tablet is to work with an android app I've made. This includes:
- Continuing development and optimizing for tablet.
- Demonstrating the app to potential users at venus/events designed for this purpose. I assume a larger screen size would be better here. I will also bring my phone to demonstrate that the app works well at phone size, also.
In addition, I would probably use the tablet for:
- working with pdfs and maybe word files (if there's a grading app, for example!)
- evernote use
- media consumption: e-magazines from the library and maybe online movie rentals from the library, if I can hook this up to my TV or Blu-Ray player somehow (Samsung smart TV (now older gen and Phillips Wi-FI DVD player). This would be a bonus though and is not my primary interest.
My current technology set includes:
- A windows 8 desktop and windows 8 laptop,
- A Google Nexus phone
- An ipad (yes, but the app is android).