Everything is going mobile. Period.
That’s why Intel is reinstating their presence, not just on our laptops and desktops, but also on mobile smart devices.
Without us knowing much about it, the processor giant has been in the mobile computing scene more than we know it. In a recent event, Intel executives showed to the press how their company has been powering many of tablets and phablets available in the market today.
Intel execs showed the media on how better can anyone choose the right smart gadget for you, particularly, a tablet.
Aside from the cosmetic for your eyes and hands, Intel execs advise to look under the hood to know more how a tablet can better suit your lifestyle. Performance, depends on both the hardware and software, your gadget has.
Here are a few tips that Intel advised to help you make the right decision when buying your next mobile smart computing system.
Portability – Make sure you pick a tablet size that’s practical and suited to how you will use it. Consider how you will carry it – in a pocket, handbag, or briefcase.
Processor – This is the ‘brain’ of your tablet. While tablets don’t differ much on the surface, it is what’s inside that will determine the overall performance of the device. When it comes to the number of “cores” in a processor, fewer cores can be more efficient or powerful than more. Few applications these days use more than two cores1, so like with a calculator, having multiple calculators doesn’t help solve simple sums. Keep in mind, not all cores are created equal.
Battery life – Typical battery life for tablets range from eight to ten hours, depending on how you use them. Lower-power processors will give you a longer battery life, so keep an eye out for Intel® Atom™ processor-based tablets in stores.
Storage – This is where you save your work, research, photos, music and movies. Tablets are generally more restricted in storage space when compared to laptops. Check out what’s built-in (e.g. Intel® Atom™ Z2760 processor based tablets come with Embedded Multimedia Card 4.41 (eMMC 4.41)), and if you need more, it is advisable to look for models that offer expandable storage such as micro-SD, micro-USB ports, or look at convertible laptop options.
Features – Tablets have become tremendously versatile with a variety of features available to suit your needs. Tablets with attachable keyboards (“convertibles”) can instantaneously allow you to create content with your device. High quality cameras and advanced graphics allow you to capture photos and videos on the go and quality visual and audio capabilities can turn your tablet into an immersive entertainment device. Built-in security is also important to ensure you have a secured tablet experience. These features vary within each tablet and should be considered based on your usage requirements. As a backup to WiFi connection, you might consider to need to get a tablet that has built-in 3G or LTE connectivity.
So whether you’re a techie, regular reader or into the smart mobile for the first time, the above tips can definitely help you be a better consumer.