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Whether it’s a state-of-the-art model, a modestly priced Amazon Kindle Fire or any model in between, the tablet has been one of the most sought-after gifts since Apple released the first iPad in 2010.
Though there were tablet computers before the iPad, Apple was the first company to really get it right. Naturally, other brands, such as Samsung, Sony, Microsoft, Google and Amazon quickly followed.
But with so many options, how do you know which one to buy? Here are factors to weigh when choosing a tablet:
- What will your recipient be using it for? The sister who intends to use it as a laptop replacement has much different needs than the uncle who wants to use it primarily as a reader.
- Does it need to be compatible with a cellular network or is Wi-Fi enough? If it’s the former, will the recipient be happy about paying for a data plan?
- Finally, what’s your budget? Regardless of how much you plan on spending, Black Friday will probably get you the best pricing of the year.
Best Black Friday tablet deals 2017
Still waiting for the best 2017 tablet Black Friday deals? So are we. Keep checking back, because we’ll post them here as soon as we get the details.
Before you purchase an extra warranty for a tablet (or any electronics you buy on Black Friday), see if your credit card offers a complimentary extended warranty.
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