Why Buy a Tablet?

child playing on tablet

There are many reasons to buy a tablet: perhaps you need a home computer replacement, e-reader or something for entertaining your kids. How you plan to use your tablet will impact which type of tablet you should buy. We’ve outlined some of the most common tablet uses with suggestions for the best tablet to buy to accomplish your goal. You can also check out our helpful holiday tablet buying guide for more information!

Replace your home computer

A tablet may be the only computer you need in your home. You can work on and edit documents, watch movies, browse the web and more with a higher-end tablet. These models offer lots of storage, powerful processors and high screen resolutions. A 2-in-1 tablet/laptop is also a great option because it is equipped with a keyboard and larger screen.

Try: Apple iPad or Samsung Galaxy Tab

Supplement your home computer

If you already have a home computer, or just aren’t ready to do away with your desktop or laptop altogether, tablets are great supplements. That’s because your tablet can easily be taken anywhere in the house or on the go for surfing the Internet, watching videos, playing music, taking photos and more. The tablet is becoming a staple of the American living room.

Try: Asus Jelly Bean Tablet or Amazon Fire

Use it as an e-reader

Still, others wonder why they should buy a tablet if they already have a smartphone and home computer: yet another use for a tablet is an e-reader. Keep your books in one place in your digital library and read them anywhere when you have a tablet e-reader. They are often compact enough to easily fit in the palm of your hand for on-the-go convenience. You can purchase electronic books from many sources, or even download free versions from your local library.

Try: Kindle Paperwhite e-Reader

Entertain the kids

If you have kids, you know how much they LOVE using tablets (see our related blog post, Top Tablets for Kids). From keeping kids occupied during long car rides to providing a fun learning experience, tablets have many uses for children. Plus, many tablets designed with kids in mind have helpful parental controls to ensure the most kid-friendly experience!

Try: Nabi Jr. Learning Tablet for Kids

No matter what your reasons for buying a tablet, hhgregg has you covered. Browse a large selection of tablets for every use and budget at hhgregg.

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