Consumers are always looking for improved technologies in their handheld devices. Since its creation, the tablet has come a long way in the services that it provides. Originally the tablet focused more on the convenience of eReading capabilities. However, todayâs tablets offer web browsing, camera functions, gaming capabilities, and clearer screens. Important 2013 trends in tablets include improved operating systems, experimentation with screen sizes, and lower prices.
Tablets are replacing Laptops
With the need for convenience comes the trend of tablets replacing laptops. Most laptops are bulky, heavy, and use up battery life more quickly. For these reasons the tablets are being made to handle programs, such as Microsoft Office and artistic software. The ability to attach keyboards and a mouse are becoming more common in new tablet designs. With this ability comes the realization that a laptop may not be needed anymore. The newer tablets are also being quipped with more memory that will better compete with laptop storage capabilities. The apps that are continually made available for tablets also give the tablet an edge over the laptop.
Experimentation with Screen Size
Another trend in the 2013 tablet is to experiment with the screen size. While some consumers prefer to have a larger screen on their tablet, most consumers prefer to have a smaller screen. Tablets such as the Nook UK 6 inch touchscreen with E Ink, have provided consumers with an easy product to transport. The larger tablets that are available are mostly used at home or when travel times are shorter. The smaller tablets allow you to carry your tablet with ease, which can be beneficial if you travel a lot. The 2013 screen trend proves that bigger isnât necessarily better.
Another trend in the 2013 tablet is that they are becoming more inexpensive. The price cuts are mainly due to inexpensive materials being used to make the tablet, and the consumers’ ability to afford a tablet. When the tablet was first released, the prices were well over $300. Today, however, it is common to be able to find a tablet that is in the $100 range. This cut in price has made it possible for more consumers to afford a tablet, which has led to product growth in the market. As the tablet becomes more common, it is likely that the prices will continue to stay low and affordable for consumers.
The trends in 2013 work together to make the tablet more appealing to consumers that have resisted the devices charm. In order for the tablet to be seen as a suitable substitute for a laptop, they have been equipped with more memory and improved functions. The screen size of the standard tablet has shrunk, which makes traveling with the device more convenient. The lower prices that are being offered make the device more accessible to customers. With these trends comes the realization that the tablet will have to continue to improve and push technical boundaries in order for the device to stay relevant.
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