Tablets are one of our strongest ranges here at Clove. We are a UK specialist retailer, but we ship our products worldwide via reliable postal and courier delivery.
Over the last few years, tablets have risen in popularity be they running Android, iOS or Windows. Many people now prefer to use a tablet to a home computer - it's more portable and more comfortable to use in front of the TV!
If you've landed on this page your likely deciding which tablet to buy. We are happy to assist should you have any questions pre-purchase; many of us at Clove are tablet users ourselves and we have plenty of experience with the Android operating system.
The first step in choosing a tablet is deciding on the size - they come in quite a variety. Typically you will be choosing between a 7 inch and a 10-inch model, but there are other dimensions available as well. For example, the latest Nexus tablet is 9 inches. In terms of its practicality, we would consider this to be closer to a 10" than a 7" tablet, but read the descriptions below and decide which will be more suited to your needs.
7-inch tablets are naturally smaller and more portable. This means they're great for taking out and about with you - many can still fit in a pocket if it's large enough. Those with telephone capability built in can even be used as a phone if necessary, although you may prefer to attach a Bluetooth headset than hold the tablet itself up to your ear.
The downside of a 7-inch tablet is that you don't have as much screen real estate for web browsing. However, their smaller size does make them slightly better for handheld games that make use of built-in sensors.
If you opt for a 10-inch tablet, naturally you'll have a larger screen to play with. Most 10" tablets are now thin and light enough that they can be held one-handed, which leaves your other hand free for web browsing and playing games. Alternatively, you can connect accessories such as console gamepads if you want to have greater control.
Another advantage of a 10" tablet is that it will have a larger battery, which typically results in better overall battery life. A larger device is, of course, less portable, but the technology is such that these gadgets do not add a huge amount of weight should you opt to carry them or stow them in a rucksack.
As a pointer to get started, consider the Nexus tablets for an all round Android experience, the Samsung Galaxy Tab range for affordability, Sony's water and dust resistant tablets for durability and the Apple iPads for style and app availability, including games.
If you would like reliable, friendly advice when it comes to choosing a tablet, please call us on 44(0)1202 552936, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We're experienced tablets users and will be happy to help you choose which tablet is best for you.