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We Help A WXDE Listener Choose A WiFi Tablet

Darren in Lewis, Delaware listens on 105.9 News-Talk WXDE asked about a WiFi tablet

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Darren asked: “I’d like to get a decent tablet that works well with Wi-Fi, particularly when I’m out and about.”

 

Darren, any tablet will have WiFi, it’s a “base model” feature on absolutely all tablets, even e-readers have it these days, and all can be expected to get decent reception and work as you would expect from a WiFi device.

If the main thing you’re looking for is internet on the go, you may be better served by looking for an LTE-enabled tablet. Again, just about any tablet will offer a model with mobile internet built in, though it probably won’t be the base model.

There are some drawbacks, the tablet itself will cost a little more and you will be stuck with some kind of monthly data plan, but if you mostly plan to use it while you’re out and about, it may be a good option anyway.

If you plan to use it on the go, you may be better served by a smaller, lighter one.

You can also just get any WiFi tablet and share your phone’s connection, most plans these days offer some kind of tethering.

As for the tablet itself, if you plan to use it on the go, you may be better served by a smaller, lighter one. 7” and 8” models are popular, with the obvious downside being that they’re not that much larger than a smartphone, and the upside being that they’re light, easy to pack anywhere, and they do have a larger screen even if it’s not that much larger.

In terms of brand or operating system, for your requirements that’s all about preference. Every tablet you look at will have WiFi, so if you already use an iPhone maybe look at an iPad, it will work together with your iPhone very nicely and you’ll be able to use some of the apps and features you’re already used to. If you’re on Android, maybe look at some Android options instead, but really it’s all up to you, your requirements will be met by any brand you look at.

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Written by Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline is the founder, Host & Executive Producer of "Into Tomorrow" in addition to being President of the Advanced Media Network".

Dave is also a trusted and familiar voice on many national commercials & narrations in addition to being an authority in consumer tech since 1994. He is also a former Police Officer and an FBI Certified Instructor.

Dave thrives on audience participation!

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