Tablet buying guide

A tablet provides expansive computing capabilities in a sleek, lightweight package. Able to handle everyday tasks such as emailing, word processing and browsing the web, they start in seconds and can travel almost anywhere with you.

Tablets are incredibly intuitive, letting you swipe, pinch and tap your way around web pages, multimedia and applications. You can enjoy all your entertainment on a tablet, from watching movies, to playing music and games. Whether it’s connected to a wireless network or roaming via 3G, a tablet can always be connected, providing instantaneous access to the latest news and social updates. Tablets have revolutionised everyday computing, and with hundreds of thousands of apps on offer, even the way we go about our lives.

With our buying guide you can get up to speed on all things tablet, helping you to discover the perfect device for your needs.

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Operating system

Powerful, adaptable and visually stunning, today’s operating systems have been specially designed for the tablet computer. Whether you’re a dedicated ally, a first-time buyer or want a view from the other side, we’ve got the lowdown on operating systems.

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From advanced connectivity options to incredible camera spec, different things matter to different people. Our key features section includes everything you should consider before buying a tablet..

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Tablets we love

We love bringing you the latest technology so why not take a look at our favourite tablets from the range. These inspiring, hand-picked devices represent the very best in tablet computing.

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Top tips from Knowhow experts

From help setting up a new device, to upgrades and repairs, our Knowhow experts are always on hand to offer support. We’ve highlighted some essential Knowhow articles for tablet users - so whether you're getting started or want to know how to get the most out of your tablet, we can help.

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