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1 Tablet Computers Georgia 4- H Cotton Boll and Consumer Judging 2013

2  Tablets are a small mobile computers that are primarily touch-screen operated. They can be used for reading, watching movies, using apps, listening to music, taking photos, surfing the Internet and more.

3  Price  Hardware  Preferences for Use  Average Battery Life  Dimensions  Internal Storage Capacity  WiFi & 3G/4G  Resolution  Camera

4 Tablet computers vary greatly in price - around $200 up to $2,000 depending on features. Important to consider the quality of the tablet associated with the price. More expensive tablet may have more capabilities and last longer than a cheaper tablet Choosing a tablet will depend on the budget you have to spend on a tablet computer

5  Compare the hardware  Speed and processor: A tablet worth purchasing should be able to open a webpage, launch an app, or adjust settings within a few seconds. Processors of 1GHz speed or more are optimum and will be your best bet for fast performance.  RAM: Tablets within the range of 512MB or more of RAM will produce better performance and overall improved interface. Ram is the storage that holds data

6 Ask yourself...  Will you use the tablet on the go, or primarily at your home?  Will you use it for entertainment purposes only, or for taking notes in class?  These are important considerations when deciding on a tablet. Some operating systems have more elaborate app choices.

7  Tablet computers can have a battery life for anywhere from 2 to 16 hours.  Will you take your tablet on the go frequently without access to a power outlet?  Or, will you use it at home and be able to plug it in if needed?

8  Tablet screen sizes range from 2.8 inches to 14 inches  Screen size can affect which cases you are able purchase and how you transport them.  The screen size impacts how easy the tablet is to hold and use with one or both hands.  The weight of a tablet ranges from around.15 lb. to 5 lb.  The weight of a tablet computer is a key factor to consider, especially if you plan on carrying your tablet computer with you.

9  Internal storage is the amount of data the tablet can hold.  Internal storage capacity ranges from 0 GB to 500 GB.  You can sometimes add additional storage through removable storage.

10  Tablets can connect to the internet through WiFi &/or 3G/4G data services depending on the features of the tablet  If you will be using your tablet in an area where WiFi is available, you may not want to purchase a 3G/4G data plan  If you want to use Internet on your tablet anywhere, you may want to purchase 3G/4G plan

11  The resolution of the screen affects how sharp the image will appear on the screen.  It is measured in dimensions of pixels.  The higher the numbers, the higher the resolution.

12  Would you use your tablet computer as a camera?  Is it important that a camera is featured on both the front and the back of the tablet computer?  Is the quality of the camera important to you?  These are important questions to consider when considering the use of your tablet computer as a camera.

13  Two Types:  Traditional desktop-based Windows, OS X Post-PC mobile based (“phone-like”) Apple iOS, BlackBerry, Google Android

14  Open Model vs Closed Model  Open model OS allows anyone to make an app for the app market (ex. Android)  Closed model requires apps be approved before being sold (ex. Apple)  This difference is important if you are a programmer

15  Android  BlackBerry tablet OS  Apple iOS 6  Choice of tablet affects the operating system it is able to use, so you should consider which OS you prefer

16  Small motion sensors inside tablet  Detect orientation of device  ex. when you rotate your tablet, accelerometers are what changes tablet from landscape to portrait orientation  Important when interacting with apps that use accelerometer technology or when reading

17  Some tablets are now becoming GPS capable  They currently require a 3G/4G plan  Consider as an option if you plan on using a data plan

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