Ever wonder the difference between Google Nexus, iPad, and Microsoft Surface?
We took a look at the product specifications, as described on the Apple, Microsoft, and Google Web sites, and compared the information to help you decide which tablet is best for you. All tablets are based off of the 32 GB:
|iPad Air||Microsoft Surface 2||Google Nexus 10|
|Battery:||10 hours||10 hours||10 hours|
|Weight:||1 to 1.05 lbs||1.5 lbs||1.32 lbs|
|Printing:||Only with AirPrint||On most computers||Only with Google Cloud|
If you have other apple products, sticking with the iPad will be beneficial so that you can sync all devices. Also, you can download and have access to textbooks on the iPad, whereas the other tablets you have the ability to download books, but there is no indication of the ability to read and download textbooks. Microsoft Surface 2 does supply you with Microsoft Office, however, you can download the Office apps on iTunes and Google Play. In addition to the cost of the tablet, expect to spend at least $100 in accessories. Each tablet brings something different to the table. It is important to do your own research and find the tablet that is best suited for you.
The benefit to having a tablet is that you do not have to carry or purchase a laptop. These devices are lighter and easier to transport. The Downside: Printing your notes or documents may be challenging.