Black Friday guide to tablets

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — On Thursday we showed you the results from our survey that highlighted which smart phones you should be looking for deals on come this Black Friday. Now we’re revealing what you said were important features when it comes to tablets.

We asked – and you told us the most important qualities you’re looking for when buying a tablet.


bftablets-battery You told us battery life, storage and processing power are your most important variables.

If battery life is most important to you your best bet is the Amazon Fire HDX 8.9. It’s Amazon’s most powerful tablet and the long battery life is good for someone who watches a lot of movies. It can achieve up to 10 hours of mixed use or 12 hours watching material streamed over WiFi.

Apple’s iPad Air 2 came in at a close second reaching about 10 hours of battery life.

“Because of the processing power, the speed, the memory, the capability of the actual tablet,” explains Alex Nivison of Computer Troubleshooters.


bftablets-storageNext up you chose storage.

Tech experts say one of your best picks is the Microsoft Surface Pro-4. It offers expandable storage options, ranging from 128GB up to 512GB.

Another option would be the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2. It’s storage starts at 32GB and can expand to add another 128GB.

“Those by are the better choices because you can do it all. It’s like having a laptop,” says it expert Jeff Wolfe, also with Computer Troubleshooters.


bftablets-speedAnd for tablet options offering processing power, our tech experts recommend the iPad Pro 9.7-inch. It’s Apple’s fastest tablet and at a couple inches smaller, doesn’t carry the larger price tag of its counterpart the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

“Because of the processing power, the speed, the memory, the capability of the actualy tablet, the things you can do with it. You have a lot more options with the iPad Pro,” says Alex.

Or another options experts recommend is the Google Pixel C. The fast processor makes this tablet known to be great for gaming. Google calls it the most advanced Android tablet made and it offers good battery life in addition to its speed, but it doesn’t come cheap.


Like the smartphones, our tech experts say you also get what you pay for when it comes to a tablet.

Which means cheaper isn’t always better.

“There’s not a whole lot out there that’s gonna last more than a year becaue a lot of people go the cheaper route and with the cheaper route you don’t get much,” explains Jeff.

If you go the Android route when it comes to a tablet – our experts say to make sure the device operates using the “play store” so your kids will have access to games or apps that some other Android devices don’t offer.

You can see our survey results along with all these tech-expert tips by clicking here.