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Tablet: Which tablet is right for me?

Tablets are among the hottest tech gadgets on the market today and with loads of multimedia functionality and on-the-go portability, many of us are looking to tablets to complement our laptop or desktop PCs.

Choosing a tablet can be a bit confusing given how many have flooded the market recently. In addition to the iPad 2, new powerful tablets have launched including the Motorola XOOM, BlackBerry Playbook, Samsung Galaxy Tab and Acer Iconia A500. But how do you choose?

Ask yourself the following question, "I want my tablet to..."

  • Keep me Connected to friends, family members and work buddies as well as my favorite go-to news, celebrity gossip and social networking sites while I am on the go.
    You should choose a smaller sized tablet for greater portability and multi-tasking computing power so you can stay connected to multiple applications at once.
  • Entertain and house my favorite movies, games and music.
    Look for a tablet that supports HD video, greater computing power and substantial internal storage and/or USB-supported external storage. This will ensure your entertainment looks great and you never have to worry about running out of storage for your favorite movies, music or games.
  • Help manage my 9-to-5 (or 9-Whenever) workload like reading and reviewing documents, spreadsheets and presentations and e-mail.
    You need a tablet with the computing power, user interface and productivity apps that allow you to work on the go. Additionally, verify the tablet's battery life is sufficient to ensure you can power through your to do-list without worrying about running out of power before you run out of action items.

If you're still not sure what you want from your tablet, Staples has thousands of certified EasyTech associates in more than 1,500 U.S. stores and online tools such as to help you research, compare and choose the right tablet. To learn more, visit a Staples store or

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