Tablet buying guide

Tablets let you keep up with your digital world wherever you are – they’re the definition of portable, connected technology, great for email, entertainment and web surfing.

Our guide goes through the various operating systems available to you and explains some of the key technologies you might find interesting.

Get educated on all things tablet and find the device that’s sure to become the best portable partner you can have.

To check out the differences up close, call into one of our stores and we’ll be happy to help find the ideal tablet for you.

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.

Find out more about operating systems

Operating system


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..

Find out more about key features


Tablets we love, in the colour you love

Choose the perfect device to suit your style from our exciting range of colourful tablets. Combine the colour you love with the performance you need.

Available in

black white red blue pink
yellow brown silver

Our experts love

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.

Read our expert Knowhow articles

Knowhow experts

Shop By Brand

Shopping with PC World

  • Price promise

    Price promise

    Our price promise means we won't be beaten on price, If you find Argos, Asda, John lewis, Tesco or has the same product at a cheaper price,we'll match it - even up to 7 days after purchase.

  • Discover the latest technology in store

    Discover the latest technology in store

    Over 450 Currys PC World stores nationwide with expert advice and demonstrations available, plus extended opening hours making shopping even easier. Look out for a range of products available for 'take home today' in the stores.

  • Shop your way

    Shop your way

    Its easy to shop online, with our largest range of products available to order for delivery to your home or local store, plus Reserve and Collect from your nearest store within an hour.

  • Credit options

    Credit options

    Spread the cost of major purchases. A range of flexible credit options is available.

  • Returns policy

    Returns policy

    Peace of mind with our 21 day returns policy. Just return your product unopened, with your receipt and we'll exchange it for something more suitable or refund in full.

Unbeatable services brought to you by KNOWHOW logo

  • Free delivery

    Free delivery

    Delivery starts from free. You can also choose next day delivery or a day and time to suit you.

  • Set up and show how

    Set Up & Showhow

    We can set up and personalise your tablet, and give you a 30 minute one-to-one tutorial on everything it has to offer.

  • Protect your data & identity

    Protect your data & identity

    Automatically back up files, photos, music and videos securely online with Knowhow Cloud. Protect your tabet from viruses with our range of anti-virus solutions.

  • Product Protection

    Tablet support & protection

    With a Care Plan, we'll fix or replace your tablet if anything goes wrong. You'll also benefit from 24/7 freephone help and advice.

    View all our Knowhow services