What do you want your tablet for?
Once you've decided on your operating system, you can start thinking about the form factor of your tablet. Broadly speaking, there are two types of device, designed to be used in different ways. Smaller 7" devices, such as the Google Nexus 7 and the newly announced iPad Mini, are focused around portability and entertainment.
If you're looking to watch films, or even do a bit of internet browsing, then these are for you. Larger devices, such as the ASUS Transformer Pad or the iPad, while being a bit less portable, are more capable of 'serious' tasks.
Writing long emails, intensive browsing, or even a bit of work, is much easier to carry out on tablets of this size. Samsung's Galaxy Note is a great choice for those who are heavy tablet users as it has a high definition screen and comes with a stylus pen which makes note taking and detailed work much as simple as if you were using paper and pen.
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