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Windows tablet or Android tablet: Which one should you choose?

Walk into most electronics stores and you’ll find a wide array of tablets for sale, running many different operating systems. So how do you choose the right one for you?

Intel processors power many Windows- and Android-based tablets that offer several built-in features^. We’ll discuss some of the pros of these two platforms to help you decide which one suits you best.

Works well with your PCs
With plenty of work-related programs available on Windows tablets, it’s a portable alternative to your home or office PC. Your Windows tablets will be able to run apps similar to those on your PC, making it easier to move work and share files between the two.

Convert it to a PC
Many Windows tablets may be able to function as a PC – you can plug in external monitors and keyboards to turn it into a mini PC system. Some even have docks available that you can pop your tablet into for a more PC-like experience.

Do more things at once
A convenient perk of a Windows-based tablet is that you may be able to have multiple screens open at once. No longer will you have to alternate between apps while working or playing.

Apps for all your needs
If you work hard and play hard, the Google Play Store* has over 1 million apps for productivity and entertainment. Whether you’re looking for a money management tool or games for train rides; you’ll find something for your Android tablet.

Personalize everything
If customization is your thing, Android tablets may be the way to go. Depending on what you prefer, you may be able to overhaul the entire theme, install interactive widgets, and personalize it to your liking.

Easy transition from phone to tablet
Learning your way around an Android tablet is a piece of cake if you already have an Android smartphone as they are both run similar OS. If you don’t want to learn a completely new system, Android tablets may be your answer.

What works best for you

Don’t be tempted into an impulse purchase; keep in mind what you’re going to be using your tablet for the most, and get one that fits your lifestyle. Take a look at some of the latest Windows-based such as Microsoft Surface Pro 3*, Lenovo Yoga 2 Tab 8” and HP ElitePad 900 Business Tablet and Android-based tablets such as ASUS Fonepad 8 (FE380CG) and Acer Iconia A1-830. Happy tablet shopping!

*Other names and brands may belong to others.

^ Intel technologies’ features and benefits depend on system configuration and may require enabled hardware, software or service activation. Learn more at intel.com, or from the OEM or retailer.