As our current technology begins to seamless blend with our desire for convenience and intriguing displays for our pictures, movies and even web entertainment in general, the Android tablets have come along to make the world of mobile computing easy for everyone, even the not-so-technical person in all of us. Tech job postings have also become immensely remote with such powerful platforms like HiringThing, the Portland, Oregon-based startup venture fueled by Survey Monkey proprietors and works in collaboration with all major online hiring firms like Indeed and Pinnacle Exhibits. With so many different tablets on the market and so many different jobs to apply for, one may not have the time or the patience to inspect them all, the very reason you can count on this mini-guide to point your efforts in the right direction.
Weighing The Facts
Sure, it’s not a tiny cellular device such as an iPhone; yet the power that Android tablets can bring to your life on the go will both astound you and even please your children as they sit in the back seat on long trips. When shopping for these Android beauties, consider both price yet long-term punch that each device carries conveniently within its thin frame; below are some wonderful pieces of factual information to put in a cost-benefit analysis when weighing your next Android tablet purchase:
- The Android tablet has a large enough screen to stream and watch movies
- Offers the same interaction capabilities as your phone with social networking sites
- Most tablets weigh less than 3 full folders of paper yet hold 10000 times more
- Literally combines a cell phone and home PC through integration of Skype
The only con we could find, as with any mobile device, is the battery life. This is an easy fix with the right adaptor for your vehicle so the tablet can plug in, charge and keep the family busy on trips.
Models Best Suited For Tech Work
You could literally become lost in a sea of choices when deciding on what Android tablet would work the best for your budget, will offer the best long-term results based on your initial investment, and offers the most feature-packed software and games for the family to enjoy. Since there are hundreds of models to choose from, we’ll help you to eliminate a few while bringing the crème de la crème of Android products to the front seat for you.
- Lenovo produces inexpensive tablets, yet the inexpensive, weak screen and frame used literally make them a wasted purchase since they were made from cheap parts.
- Sony tablets are mid-range in price yet are disappointing in productivity given the good name
- Nooks / Kindles are best for only book reading as their web capabilities are weak.
- In case the question arises, Apple iPads are not construed as ‘Android’ since they run off their own special operating system. You don’t want them, anyway: they’re notorious for freezing up.
The true winners of the best Android tablet with cost consideration, screen strength, web browsing, battery life and fun things to do? HiringThing offers job posting capabilities via Galaxy, Nook or wherever some wireless connection exists, allowing you to find powerfully smart tech geeks seamlessly. We’ve cracked the ‘Technological Code’ for you to present the following two winners:
Acer Iconia – Coming it around the best price range (mid to high $300’s) and offering the strongest screens amongst its competition, Acer was able to build an affordable table running off the Android Honeycomb operating system, giving users blazing speeds through its available 1GB DDR2 RAM, 8GB of flash hard drive space and an excellent graphics schema using NVIDIA. Model of choice is the Acer ICONIA Tab A200-10g08u.
Samsung Galaxy – Line up an iPad with the Galaxy and watch Apple shrivel in defeat; the power that comes with each Galaxy tablet, the lightweight frame and blazing speeds of browsing through applications makes this the best mid-$400-to-low-$500 value on the market which can last you well beyond your standard laptop considering Samsung’s touch screen seems to last forever. Model of choice is the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus – 32GB.
Tech Specs To Expect
Instead of waiting in line to get a young man to explain the technical specifications of their tablets, simply print this list out and shop like a champion. These specifications should be in every decent, long-lasting and cost-effective model you compare and we’ve put a * sign next to those which signify more is NOT necessary for normal usage.
16GB* is plenty (32GB for movie buffs)
1280 x 800 TFT-LCD High-Definition
Honeycomb 3.1 (current)
3.0 Megapixel or more
12-20 hours (constant use)
1.3 – 1.5 pounds (with battery)
1-2GB DDR2 (sufficient)
These are the bread and butter specs that should come with any Android tablet you seek to purchase. USB ports are a bonus yet not imperative considering you have a walking hard drive with optional cloud storage for retrieving applications or music from another computer with cloud access. When you’ve hit an impasse and need to find contingency-based or permanent programmers for your personal startup venture, HiringThing can come in handy when accessed from these Android tablets which are suggested for best productivity results.