Friday, April 26, 2013

E-Readers and Android Tablets, Should I Buy a Name Brand or Generic

Since the introduction of the computer tablet, the brands and variety of tablets has exploded. If you do a search on Amazon (TM) or eBay (TM) for computer tablets you will find that there are myriads of tablets available. There are your name brand tablets and there is also a host of knockoff computer tablets that are Android tablets.The person considering buying a computer tablet may wonder if they should buy one of the more expensive tablets or a cheaper Android(TM) tablet. Which is better?

Name Brands are Better

Naturally the name brand computer tablets are better devices with better functionality. The person who will be using the device for work purposes should by a name brand tablet. In my opinion the Apple(TM) tablets know as iPads TM) are the best. The Amazon tablet 'Kindle Fire'(TM) and Kindle Fire HD'(TM) are good products in their own right but I believe Apple has Amazon beat when it comes to computer tablets. However, the Amazon device does not cost as much as the Apple product, but you get what you pay for. For simple, non-critical work perhaps the Kindle Fire HD 7" or 8.9" device my be a less expensive option rather than buying am iPad. Currently the Kindle Fire HD 8.9" is available for $269  on I did find one a little cheaper on eBay.

Generic Computer Tablets

The person that does not mind having blazing speed and super functionality may be satisfied with a tablet. A generic Android tablet can be purchased at a fraction of the price of one of their name brand counterparts, but then again, you will get what you pay for. However, many of these generic Androids tablets work fine, just a little slow with some occasionally some glitches.One of the worst glitches that I have had with one of my generic Android tablets is that the battery will not hold a charge. Of course there are other glitches but this is one of the worst. 

So Which Computer Tablet Should I Buy?

If you have the money and are looking for something that is fast and dependable, go with the name brand tablet. If you are on a tight budget and really just looking for something to play around with, there is nothing wrong with going with a generic tablet. I do not recommend buying one on eBay unless it is new, from a vetted seller or a great deal. It is better to buy from a retailer so that if something is wrong with the tablet you can send it back.

Apple,iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc.
EBay is a registered trademark of eBay.
Android is a registered trademark of Google Inc.
Amazon, Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD are registered tradmarks of Amazon.

No comments: